Check Your Lights and Optics: July 2016 Edition

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

July’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results:

Total dead optics found: 0/11

Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4

Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5

Total dead safe lights found: 0/3


I purchased a holographic sight clone from Primary Arms when I first got into red dot sights. The first one I received didn’t work and I sent it back. As usual, Primary Arms had great customer service to offset the hit-or-miss quality of their clones.

The second optic worked fine, and held zero after use — but the batteries kept dying rapidly. The optic came with a plastic hood you were supposed to put over the light sensor to keep it from working, but it didn’t matter if I had the hood on or not. I got frustrated, tossed the hood, and left the optic running 24/7 in various environments.

The worse I treated the optic, the longer the battery seemed to last. The third battery has been going strong.

For almost three years.

How’d you do this month?

About the Author:

Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.

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