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Posted: 5/22/2020 10:36:42 AM EDT
Is there anyone in Central Florida that has a good selection of higher end AR optics I could look through. Aimpoints, EoTechs, Trijicons, etc.? I really want a quality optic for the AR I'm building, but astigmatism is a bitch and I don't want to have a several-hundred-dollar paperweight I can't use.
Link Posted: 5/22/2020 10:50:32 AM EDT
Shooter's World ?
Link Posted: 5/22/2020 10:53:06 AM EDT
I would second Shooters World, and add Reload (tarpon springs) as well (they also have some nice suppressors)
Link Posted: 5/22/2020 12:33:05 PM EDT
I found with my astg that primary arms dots looks the same as the eotechs I had. So I sold off my eotechs and have used PA,Sig and Holosun dots. Since. I find they have great features and performance for the value. Lots of reputable web gun gear reviewers that have done the aimpoint type testing to them and they have all survived.
Link Posted: 5/23/2020 12:19:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bowhntr6pt:
Shooter's World ?
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Originally Posted By Madcat207:
I would second Shooters World, and add Reload (tarpon springs) as well (they also have some nice suppressors)
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Well, I tried Shooter's World in Orlando... Asked to see their red dot sights and was shown a selection of Sightmark, TruGlo, and Sig sights.
Link Posted: 5/23/2020 1:02:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GreatDane:




Well, I tried Shooter's World in Orlando... Asked to see their red dot sights and was shown a selection of Sightmark, TruGlo, and Sig sights.
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The one in The Villages has good stuff.
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ETA- at least they did several months ago.
Link Posted: 5/23/2020 7:03:45 PM EDT
If you're near Tampa, Shooters World, Shoot Straight, and Bass Pro all have a decent variety of optics. SW probably has the most red dot type sights, Bass Pro has a ton of scopes, and Shoot Straight has a little less selection of both.

Also, I have the same problem with astigmatism and I've really come to appreciate prism sights and LPVOs. My EOtech is the best of the electronic sights by far for it, but the only way to really avoid it is a prism sight or LPVO. I have a Vortex 1x prism and a Burris 3x prism and 1-6x LPVO, and they're the only illuminated optics I've ever used that don't have any smearing or starburst effects. They also have the benefit of always having an etched black reticle even if the battery dies.

If you're not looking for magnification, maybe check out the PA 1x prisms- they seem very well-liked. Otherwise, an LPVO within whatever budget you have (my choice under $500 was the Burris RT-6) might be the best way to go. They aren't as quick as a red dot at 1x, and you're obviously paying a penalty in weight and size, but I prefer it as a Jack-of-all-trades option over a magnified dot or a magnified prism/dot setup.
Link Posted: 5/23/2020 8:00:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CZRider:
If you're near Tampa, Shooters World, Shoot Straight, and Bass Pro all have a decent variety of optics. SW probably has the most red dot type sights, Bass Pro has a ton of scopes, and Shoot Straight has a little less selection of both.

Also, I have the same problem with astigmatism and I've really come to appreciate prism sights and LPVOs. My EOtech is the best of the electronic sights by far for it, but the only way to really avoid it is a prism sight or LPVO. I have a Vortex 1x prism and a Burris 3x prism and 1-6x LPVO, and they're the only illuminated optics I've ever used that don't have any smearing or starburst effects. They also have the benefit of always having an etched black reticle even if the battery dies.

If you're not looking for magnification, maybe check out the PA 1x prisms- they seem very well-liked. Otherwise, an LPVO within whatever budget you have (my choice under $500 was the Burris RT-6) might be the best way to go. They aren't as quick as a red dot at 1x, and you're obviously paying a penalty in weight and size, but I prefer it as a Jack-of-all-trades option over a magnified dot or a magnified prism/dot setup.
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What I really want is something as bombproof as possible, and still let me aim with my astigmatism.
Link Posted: 5/25/2020 10:49:58 PM EDT
Go to Florida Gun Exchange in Daytona Beach, it's better than Shoot Straight in every way. More inventory and better selection of quality products. And the staff aren't complete mouth breathers like most places, which is a plus
Link Posted: 5/26/2020 8:03:41 AM EDT
Veritas Tactical over near Goldenrod and the 408.  They had a good selection of optics and were a pleasure to deal with.  If anyone needs nfa engraving services they are top notch for that as well.
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