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Holosun Red Dot Sights

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by GarySTL, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. GarySTL

    GarySTL Member

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    Anyone have anything good, or bad, to say about their tube type red dot sights. Thinking of one for my newly assembled AR9.Mostly a range toy, but might use it as PCC in IDPA. I have a Just Right Carbine in 45/9 with a TruGlo holographic sight but wanted to know about the Holosun units.

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  2. Corpral_Agarn

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    My holosun has been fine on a backup carbine I have.

    If I did it again I would get a Primary Arms branded one with their ACS reticle.

    For a PCC they should be right on the money.
     
  3. GarySTL

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    Externally they look about the same, but I know there can be internal differences of course. I have a Primary Arms unit on my Sub2K but I've not shot it much. It's my trunk gun.
     
  4. Armored farmer

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    Ive read good things about holosun.
    The article that inspired me to build my AR pistol with brace was written by a professional bodygaurd for a vip. His gun wore a holosun. He swore by it.
     
  5. imashooter

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    Have the HS503C with 2moa dot / 65moa circle on a basic AR. So far, it's been excellent. I like circles for close-up, quick acquisition, however, ......

    I also have a Vortex Sparc AR (2moa) which I prefer. Comparable in quality and price but I prefer its very easy access AAA battery and simpler shooter-facing controls (on/off - illumination).
     
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  6. GarySTL

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    Well, I decided on the Primary Arms Advanced 30mm 2 MOA Red Dot 14,000 Hours Battery Life BLACK - PA30MMRD-AD from Amazon. I also ordered the cantilever mount to go with it.
    I considered a magnified sight, but I can always add a magnifier behind this one if I want to do so. If it were for a rifle caliber AR I'd have gone 2 or 3 power with the reticle Corpral_Agarn recommended.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
  7. michaelc246

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    I have a couple Holosuns and a Truglo Tru Tec... All three are very high quality, and I've had nothing but good luck with them. Long battery life and pretty high quality for the money.
     
  8. cdb1

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    What is PCC?
     
  9. Everready73

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    Good choice. I have one and like it a lot. Primary arms also offers several different magnifiers if you ever decide to add one. I like the 3x ELR version with extra eye relief
     
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    Dang, now you got me wanting a Holosun-right when I was about to pull the trigger on a Bushnell 1-4.....
     
  12. GarySTL

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    I'm happy with the look, fit, and finish on the Primary Arms sight. Not too happy with the requirements for a 1/3 N battery though. I like sights that use battery available at Walmart. I can get them from Amazon, and I suppose one of the local battery specialists. But Walmart convenience is a consideration.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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