Self Defense Optics: Aimpoint vs Eotech
Rifle: Daniel Defense M4V5.
Choice of optics: Aimpolint Pro or Eotech 512.
My choice (for now) Aimpoint
I own both optics, and like both of them. I will try and make this short. I have settled on the Aimpoint for purely practical reasons. With an effectively forever battery and "constant on" capability, the drill with the Aimpoint against the bad guy goes something like this: See bad guy, put dot on bad guy, pull trigger. With the Eotech, the drill is: see bad guy, fumble around for the buttons to turn the Eotech on, adjust the brightness of sight (maybe), put dot/reticle on bad guy, pull trigger if bad guy has kindly waited long enough for you to do so. Both scenarios are for very CQB situations, and I am not worrying about 100 yard plus shots. However, I have a three power magnifier that works quite well with either optic so that is not a factor. Thoughts?
--Best way to win a gun fight? "That's easy, don't show up." --Wyatt Earp
--If youíre carrying a gun for self-defense, donít practice like a target shooter. Practice like a gunfighter.
--Always be nice until it's time not to be nice.