Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Which Primary Arms Red Dot Sight is Right for me?

Currently Primary Arms offers three different types of Primary Arms Brand Red Dot Sights:

There are advantages and disadvantages to each sight.  Here is an easy comparison all in one place:

  1. Primary Arms Micro-Dot:
  2. Micro with Removable Base and PA Riser
    • To prevent glare, the front lens is coated and angled
    • 3 MOA Dot
    • 11 Brightness settings
    • 4.5 ounces (Fixed Base model)
    • Just under 3 inches long
    • Bikini covers included
    • LED at the 4:30 position to prevent obstruction of co-witness
    • Waterproof (Rain is fine, but SCUBA diving is not recommended)
    • Fixed Base and Removable Base models offer a variety of mounting options
    • Kill flash model available
  3. Primary Arms 30mm Red Dot Sight
  4. 30mm Red Dot
    • Available in Multi-Reticle (2 MOA Dot) and Single Red Dot (3 MOA Dot) Versions
    • Anti-Reflex Coating
    • Weight: 5 7/8 oz
    • 4 7/8 inches long
    • Flip-up caps are included
    • Low mount included or optional upgrade to high mount
    • 7 brightness levels
    • 200+ Hour battery life (300+ on the Multi-Reticle)
    • 30 mm size tube offers greatest variety of mounting options
    • No kill flash option available
  5. Primary Arms GEN 2 AA Battery Red Dot (Update 2/20 currently sold out, new shipment arrives soon!)
  6. GEN 2 AA Battery Red Dot (Blem)
    • Available in Multi-Reticle and Single Red Dot Versions
    • Uses 1 Standard AA Battery
    • 1,000+ Hours Battery Life
    • Anti-Reflective Coating
    • Weight 12 1/8 oz (with mount)
    • Length 5 1/2 inches
    • 2 MOA Dot
    • 7 brightness settings
    • Flip-up caps included
    • Kill flash available for both versions
    • Fewer mounting options
Each comes with a 1 year exchange warranty (unless specifically stated i.e. a blemished model).  As always, we do not endorse Primary Arms brand products for duty or deployment use.  We do sell military grade optics such as Aimpoint or Eotech on our site and will be glad to help you find the right model for you.

Happy Shooting!

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