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Posted: Yesterday 12:14:52 AM EDT
Looking for recommendations on a basic red dot sight for a new AR-15 build. Want it for home defense and target shooting at 50 to 100 yards. Don't need top of line. Just something that I can use in self defense with little light and have fun at the range with in daylight. I have back-up sights (Magpul MBUS) flip-ups.
Link Posted: 10/13/2018 1:16:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hikemike:
Looking for recommendations on a basic red dot sight for a new AR-15 build. Want it for home defense and target shooting at 50 to 100 yards. Don't need top of line. Just something that I can use in self defense with little light and have fun at the range with in daylight. I have back-up sights (Magpul MBUS) flip-ups.
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Here's a good start. https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=JyjCW_2YGoe0ggeIgZrQDQ&q=site%3Aar15.com+%22red+dot%22&btnK=Google+Search&oq=site%3Aar15.com+%22red+dot%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3...2224.22825..23197...0.0..0.151.2040.20j3......0....1..gws-wiz.......0j0i131j0i10.nfJWj6rnVZ4
Link Posted: 10/13/2018 1:54:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hikemike:
Looking for recommendations on a basic red dot sight for a new AR-15 build. Want it for home defense and target shooting at 50 to 100 yards. Don't need top of line. Just something that I can use in self defense with little light and have fun at the range with in daylight. I have back-up sights (Magpul MBUS) flip-ups.
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I have a couple budget optics. One is a Sig Sauer Romeo 5. It works good. It can be found, on line, for $130 or less shipped. I am not telling you that this is what you should get, but it is worth a look. Also, take a look at the torture test over on YouTube. It was enough to convince me. I have no clue about how it will last long term but it would be worth adding to your considerations.
Link Posted: 10/13/2018 1:59:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2018 1:59:49 PM EDT by Capt_Destro]
Check the EE, there are some budget optics that you can get at an even lower cost used.

Holosun, Primary Arms, Vortex, Etc.
Link Posted: 10/13/2018 6:18:34 PM EDT
I went Vortex sparc AR.

I had the 1st gen sparc, and sold it because the screwy batteries SUCKED.
The SPARC AR with a battery that can be found in any store ANYWHERE is a huge selling point.
Link Posted: 10/13/2018 8:02:00 PM EDT
Yeah Sparc Ar here also 2 actually work great
holds zero.Uses AAA batteries 1.
Nice bright dot.
Also have an Aimpoint T1 to compare it to the
Aimpoint is nicer with the constant on but at 1/3 to 1/4 the price I
like the Sparc better.
Paid 160.00 for the last one.
Link Posted: 10/13/2018 9:03:39 PM EDT
For the price, hell for nearly twice the price, you really can't beat this one.
Link Posted: 10/13/2018 9:05:03 PM EDT
Vortex makes a couple of good cheap red dots. The SPARC AR and the Crossfire. Cool thing about Vortex is their lifetime unconditional warranty still counts for pre-owned stuff. So you still get their awesome warranty even if you buy a cheap used SPARC AR off the EE.
Link Posted: 10/13/2018 11:30:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By iNeXile556:
For the price, hell for nearly twice the price, you really can't beat this one.
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Have to agree here. Have one of these and the older push button version. Both solid
Link Posted: Yesterday 12:14:52 AM EDT
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Link Posted: Yesterday 12:58:21 AM EDT
Aimpoint
Link Posted: Yesterday 1:06:46 AM EDT
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Cheap, reliable and functional 100 yard red dot for an AR or similar rifle?
Bushnell TRS-32. 5MOA red dot, has lasted several thousand rounds on my BREN 805. I get tons of crap about a cheap optic on an expensive rifle, but it works just fine. I have used it and the same companies TRS-25 2MOA red dot for years without issue, and sometimes you can find the TRS-25 as low as $60 on sale. Battery life on level 2 (for indoor use), is consistent at 5 months for me. For basic, cheap and solid, can't beat it.

Not on sale, but this is the one.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/593456/bushnell-trophy-trs-25-red-dot-sight-1x-25mm-3-moa-dot-with-integral-weaver-style-mount
Link Posted: Yesterday 3:00:12 AM EDT
get a holoson circle dot
Link Posted: Yesterday 8:41:38 AM EDT
Love my Aimpoint T2s, but my budget SPARCs get the job done.
Link Posted: Yesterday 8:43:41 AM EDT
Watch for color shift from tinted lenses. All the Holosun ones I check were pink tinted. Trijicon was blue. Sig and PA were neutral.
Also make sure the emitter is low and out of sight.
Link Posted: Yesterday 8:45:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: Today 7:49:16 PM EDT
Another vote for Primary Arms
Link Posted: Today 7:59:04 PM EDT
Sparc AR is what I would reccomend.
Link Posted: Today 10:13:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bnc:
Another vote for Primary Arms
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