The NC Star 1x30 Red Dot Scope is a very solid red dot scope. The body of the scope is made of metal, as are the mounts. The illumination switch has 7 brightness settings, and the windage and elevation adjustments are very stiff so they stay in place during use.
This thing ways nothing, and looks insane. Let me start by saying my vision is not great. I was looking for a red dot sight that had a larger window. This sight is easy to install and really is a good deal for the money.
Super easy to mount, Cantilever's actually work correctly. Really clear and allows for a good view of target. Multi settings allow you to adjust for almost any lighting situation.
The only thing that really bugged me was the turrets to adjust and zero out the red dot were really hard to turn. Other than the stiff adjustments this sight is a killer deal.
2010-07-21 23:10:11 A. HAND
For: NC Star 1x30 Red Dot Sight
For the money this is a very god sight. I tested this out on my G4 A3 and a low cost sigle shot shotgun. And from eight meters aaway I hit a sodacan behined two other sodacans with a very small opening. It takes a while to get used tobut it is good.
Full metal (Except for caps)
bright dot (Especially on 7)
locking adjustment knobs for windage and elevation.Lense covers are removable.
Plastic covers come off easily and they are fragile (One broke already)
adjusment only goesso far. (Barely to the left and slightly above center.)
2009-05-31 20:06:50 S. SHARP
For: NC Star 1x30 Red Dot Sight
Red dot sight with 7 brightness settings and off setting, elevation and windage adjustments, mounting mechanism suitable for any RIS rail, and flip up covers. Simple enough, it does it's job.
The highest brightness setting works perfectly in direct sunlight, and you can dial it down from there.
Sturdy construction of metal and rubber.
Easy to attach to a rail.
Easy to adjust, you just need a penny.
Comes with a battery already installed and an extra in the box.
Comes with a microfiber cleaning cloth.
The lack of clear protective covers might be an issue for some, I don't mind having to flip up the covers though.
THE BIGGEST PROBLEM: Although you won't have to remove the battery cover for quite a while (the battery lasts a long time and is preinstalled), it is extremely difficult to remove. There is no slot for a coin to insert in the top and unscrew. There's only some serrated edges on the side for traction, and those edges are about an eighth of an inch thick, so they just push into your fingers whenever you have to unscrew the battery cap. It's a terrible design, but nothing to inhibit the purpose of the item. You can screw it off after some force, but it's not pleasant.
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