Why the heck don’t I own an EOTech holographic weapon sight? That’s a darn good question and the answer is probably because I spent all of my money on ammo. Here I am sitting around thinking about building a new AR15 or two when I know I don’t even have iron sights in the parts bin.
Certainly a red dot sight like an EOTech is something you could do without but when you’ve been shooting for a while and have tried iron sights only, red dot sights of the non-holographic variety, it’s only logical to want to try the other sight technology out there. It’s on my to do list.
I’ve chosen to feature the EOTech 512.A65 model today because according to EOTEch it’s their best-selling optic. I would guess the reason for that is that it’s not so excessively expensive that is scares away civilian buyers and it runs on cheap(er), easy to find AA batteries.
The EOTech 512 Tactical STD AA Battery Model (supports Lithium and Alkaline) has a 65 MOA circle with 1 MOA aiming dot reticle pattern. Includes rugged aluminum hood assembly and knobbed, tool-less mounting bolt. Works with either standard 1 inch Weaver dovetail / Picatinny rail interfaces.
The EOTech 512 Tactical STD AA Battery Weapon Sights employ a true Heads-Up Display that eliminates blind spots, constricted vision, or the tunnel vision that is associated with tubed sights.
All user controls on the EOTech 512 Tactical STD AA Battery Weapon Sight are flush to the HWS’s streamline housing with no protruding knobs, battery compartments or mounting rings blocking your vision at the target area.
It’s that big, fat viewing window so to speak that really attracts people to the EOTech sight. In addition, the center aiming dot is 1 MOA where as many a dot on other weapons sights are larger thus obscuring more of your target.
The HWS technology utilized in this EOTech sight allows it to be 100% parallax free with unlimited eye relief. Fancy terms aside, what this means is you can mount it just about anywhere on your rail space and no matter where you stick your head, your dot is going to look the same and if it’s on target, you’re going to hit the target.
When it comes to EOTech vs Aimpoint, I’m going to leave that research up to you. I’ve read many a debate and it seems to be another argument that’s never settled. If your’re simply a range junky then either should suit you just fine so choose the one you like best or shoot best with. It’s as simple as that.