Check your red dot sights: March 2014 edition

| March 11, 2014 | 1 Comments

We have five firearms with red dot sights (RDS) on them in the house. We leave three of them on: the She-Shepherd’s AR pistol, my SBR AK47 and my primary AK47 inside the home.

While we have back up iron sights on our firearms and have practiced “shooting through the tube” at close ranges, the last thing you want is to need your optic and realize the battery’s gone dead.

Any time we handle our RDS firearms we check the dots. The three we leave on are set to the dimmest setting, so those are the ones we’re worried about most. However, weird things can happen so we check the other two weapons as well.

Every second Tuesday of the month we check our RDS to make sure they’re working. When was the last time you checked yours?


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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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  1. Rik says:

    I use both alks & rechargeables. I find that certain lights & devices work
    better with one or the other, even though they work with both. Rechargeables tend to hold voltage longer but go dead all of a sudden. I
    recharge them every other week. I use 123, AAA. AA. & C. Button cells are another item altogether. I also back up rechargeables with alkalines in the field

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