This NC STAR Tactical Red Dot sight is designed to be used in conjunction with a magnified scope. For example, if you have this sight mounted on top of your 4x magnified sight it makes it easier to hit targets that would be too close for your primary optic. The NC STAR Tactical Red Dot sight come with everything you would need to mount and zero the reticle, it also comes with a spare battery for when the first one runs out of juice. The size and weight of this sight also makes it perfect to be mounted on speed competition shooting pistols.
I bought this as a sight for my MP9, compact and lightweight. It's a nice sight, easy to zero in with included allen keys/hex wrenches, and easy to mount on a Picatinny rail. It's small footprint minimizes the risk of it being shot out (but it is still possible). It doesn't add too much weight to you rifle, its extremely lightweight and allows for pairing with several other attachments whether to improve effectiveness on the field or just for looks ;). Made of metal (aluminum?), it can take some abuse, but not as much as real steel sights like Aimpoints. Has a large eye relief, allows for forward mounting for greater field of view and target acquisition. It is't parallax free though, so u have to be directly behind it to see the dot.Hasn't died on me yet, had it for a year already. Pretty cool that it comes with an extra battery and NC Star's warranty out of the box too. Highly recommend sight.
Easy to mount
Easy to find zero
Takes little rail real estate
Comes with extra battery
smaller silhouette minimizes risk of being shot out
speeds target aquisition
can be mounted far forward on your rails to maximize field of view without unbalancing your rifle/slowing raise speed (unless you add a bunch of other stuff to your rails)
Decently sturdy, but can't take huge amounts of abuse
Can be shot out
Another thing that can break on your rifle, it would be wise to have back up iron sights
2009-12-26 18:52:40 A. WRIGHT
For: NC STAR Tactical Red Dot Sight (BLK)
i dont own this sight but i need to know if this requires a sight raiser to see over the standard triangle shaped m4/m16 front sight
2009-10-26 22:35:54 R. GRUNDISH verified buyer
For: NC STAR Tactical Red Dot Sight (BLK)
I bought this for my KWA mp7. The idea was that it would be a nice low profile small red dot. Once I mounted it however I realized that the reflective glass lense was floating around in the front with nothing holding it steady. After a couple spots of crazy glue that was fixed but still left a cheap impression.
Other than that it works pretty well. It mounts nice and tight, made of mostly metal, looks good and is fully adjustable. Uses an easy on off switch in the back.
Looks good, full metal, adjustable, low profile.
over priced for what it is. Lense was loose right out of the box and needed to be glued to function. This red dot has a tiny viewing area and should be mounted close to your face to really see anything.
Not worth the higher cost in my opinion and I would reccomend either:
for a good budget red dot. OR
for a great mid priced red dot.
either one of those would be a much smarter choice. This being said by someone that owns many different red dots.
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