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  1. Wow, what a rip off. Why would anyone pay $50 - $100 for some chinese made Bushnell red dots when all the chinese-made red dots probably come from the same factory in China? I have eight of these Firefield red- only red dots and they're just as good as the Bushnell TRS25's I used to have at less than half the price: FieldSport Micro Red Dot Sight, Precision Red Dot Only No Green https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y3SZEJC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_5B6-Db16EV5R9 In all seriousness, this post is definitely bait. You can try to make that argument all day long and there isn't a real answer. Someone could come along with a toilet paper roll with an led bulb inside and call me ostentatious. I think the Bushnell TRS25 is fine. I never did get those two TRS25's to fail, but I did decide I didn't care for the slanted dial and I sold one to a buddy who likes it very much. I don't think I did him any disservice. The other one I think I sold on ebay. I own an Aimpoint T1, several Aimpoint PRO's, two Holosun 403R's, a Vortex SPARC, and several (probably eight or so) of those little Firefields. I don't think I overpaid for any of them. The T1 is a T1 and it's pedigree speaks for itself. It's excellent. The Holosun 403R's are the closest serious low price contender to them and I think mine was about $150 shipped including tax, etc. It's sharp-looking similar to an Aimpoint T2, has the dial controls and better battery life than most chinese made red dots, and seems to be much more rugged in construction compared to other chinese options I've tried. I like it alot, although it sits higher on an Aimpoint mount than an actual Aimpoint Micro does. I settled on LaRue LT751 qd mounts for them which look great, are lightweight and was the only mount I've found which will cowitness correctly with the 403R. The Aimpoint PRO's have a bigger field of view but are heavier. I'm running them with ADM qd mounts and one Scalarworks LEAF mount which saves a noticeable amount of weight. I love the big field of view, the absolute ruggedness and dependability, and the practically forever battery. I've left them on for years between battery changes. The Vortex SPARC annoys me because of the rubber electronics housing and little rubber buttons. I can't say how many times I've tried to use that optic to find the battery dead because those little buttons are easy to accidentally push. The battery life isn't impressive either. I mounted it on a lower 1/3 ARMS mount and one of the crummy screw heads the SPARC came with stripped, so I guess it's stuck on there forever. It's lightweight and it works, but fiddling with those rubber up and down brightness controls is obnoxious compared to the simplicity of the rheostat controls on the Aimpoints, the Holosun 403R, and even the TRS25 and the Firefield red dots. I hate optics with crummy rubber buttons. I had the same problem with the Vortex Strikefire so I should have known better. The little Firefields are dirt cheap, and while I haven't personally failed one yet, the law of averages suggests it's just a matter of time. I've read that people have experienced wiring inside detaching, presumably from recoil, and one guy who pre-emptively "repairs" his when he buys them. I'm not electrical-savvy enough to manage this. My experience has been that they're very, very similar to the Bushnell TRS25, indistinguishable in most ways, and for their role I decided that if I was going to buy chinese made, I was going to pay as little as possible while still getting something lightweight with a dial only control and at around $20, the Firefield fits that role. I like to run them on non-critical / training rifles, so stuff like a dedicated AR15 .22lr CMMG upper or some 5.45 x 39 AR's I bought before prez Obama stopped importation of 7n6 ammo. For a 22lr, this inexpensive red dot is a natural choice. If you've read this far, here's the payoff: if you are running a micro red dot which attaches to a picatinny rail, this Millet quick detach mount is rugged beyond belief, sharp-looking for days and inexplicably reasonably priced: Millett Tactical QRF-S Quick Release Standard Height Red Dot Scope Mount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I00MP0U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_wA6-DbFNXNM24. It will work great on the Bushnell TRS25, the little Firefield, and probably other cheap red dots and will hold your zero without breaking the bank.
  2. Ugh, I have one of their direct gas guns that failed and one of their pistons which is seized. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  3. I've got a CMMG dedicated 22lr upper. The barrel has the right twist rate but apart from that I think the conversion kit has merit. For example, a conversion kit, two mags and a box of 500 rounds of 22lr would really let you stretch out the usefulness of a 5.56 AR in your bugout bag. Mine runs any garbage 22lr I feed it, it's as reliable as my 10/22. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  4. Makes perfect sense, thanks. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  5. Hmmmm. Service Series sounds good, chrome lined, mmmm. ...But no midlength with fixed front sight? No 11.5" pistol upper? Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  6. Anyone pre-visualize their builds on the Gunstruction app? This is AGNeS, because she's All Go and No Show, hahaha. Need to get the flashhider permanently affixed so I can put it on a rifle lower. I wanted a midlength with a conventional front sight post because it gives me enough length to reach forward on the handguard. A pinned front sight post is, from an engineering standpoint, the most reliably affixed / zeroed front sight and gas block. I selected a Midwest Industries handguard so I would have multiple qd sling attachment points that I wouldn't have to buy separately. Rear sight is a KAC because it's very robust and holds zero but can be folded down to declutter my red dot sight picture. Next time I'll just buy a 14.5" midlength BCM upper with a hammer forged barrel and the flashhider pinned and use a Midwest Industries drop in handguard and be done with it. AGNeS is basically a poor man's BCM EAG signature carbine. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  7. I'm running a GG&G mount. It has a long qd lever which is really easy to release in a hurry. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  8. The dropleg holster seems to be sitting kind of low. If you have to move fast it's going to feel like a small bowling ball bobbing back and forth by your knee. I try to run my holster up closer to my hip. It's a Safariland ALS holster attached to a UBL low belt mount. It's on an MLS cleat so I can swap holsters quickly. I still have a leg strap, but only one. My plate carrier sits up a little higher so that my hard plates are centered on my vitals, and that allows me to get some stuff on my beltline. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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