This review is by Lance Chaar, Instructor at Chaar Tactical
Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points
Claim to Fame: Shockproof red dot optic, rated for low to high calibers.
Target Market: Entry level users, novice rifle/AR-15 owners for short distance and close quarters.
FNBs: (Features and Benefits of this product)
- Increased light transmission
- Optic is sealed to prevent moisture & dust
- Rated for high recoil - factory tests with .375 H&H Magnum for 1000 rounds.
- Temperature rated from -22 to +140 degree Fahrenheit.
- Night Vision mode
- Vortex Warranty
What other aesthetic options or finishes are available? black only, comes in red, green, or red/green dot models.
What others are saying? "I think the StrikeFire is a good deal for the price. It never lost zero, was easy to mount and sight in, and the dot never flickered or lost brightness. Do I want my son to use it in Afghanistan? No, that's why the 82nd gave him an M68 CCO. But for the average recreational shooter it's fine. I have enough confidence in it to leave it on our home defense shotgun. The 2X doubler didn't impress me much, although I can see it's value for some purchasers. I'd rather see Vortex dump the doubler and put the money into better glass. " - AR15.com review - user firedog55
I need it now! Availability: Check your local gun stores. Online at www.brownells.com
+ 4 MOA dot is clear and bright + Ghost ring rear iron sight detachable on 1913 rail (factory installed) + Works well with iron sights (absolute cowitness) - Placement and sensitivity of power button may cause optic to stay on when compressed in a hard case - 2x Magnifier extension causes a "fish-eye" effect and reduced objective width, prefer not to use. - Model purchased only came with one mounting ring option.
Score: 5.5 Mediocre
Works as advertised however overall impression is average. Looking forward to Gen II version and upgrades to body and control placement.