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    Nikon Spur

    I've been poking around a bit, and came across the Nikon P Tactical Spur. It has me somewhat curious. Does anyone have any experience with it, and if so is it cheap junk, or decent?

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    I got a chance to play around with one and install one on a Volquartsen 22lr pistol while helping Nikon out at SHOT Show. Very clear and easy to adjust plus as expected the 3 MOA red dot is bright and easy to pick-up. The SPUR claim's 15,000 hours of battery life and when you finally do change it out you do not have to remove the unit from the gun. Right now it's only available for a picatinny rail mount but hopefully other option's are coming soon. What application were you thinking about using the SPUR?

    I didn't get any good pic's of the SPUR but this advertising sheet I took a screen shot of might have some useful info for you? As you can see Nikon also has a SuperDot Red dot sight coming out very soon. Drop me a note if you have any question's. I don't do any sales at all for Nikon but perhap's some of M4's Sponsor's can help you out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bman940 View Post
    I got a chance to play around with one and install one on a Volquartsen 22lr pistol while helping Nikon out at SHOT Show. Very clear and easy to adjust plus as expected the 3 MOA red dot is bright and easy to pick-up. The SPUR claim's 15,000 hours of battery life and when you finally do change it out you do not have to remove the unit from the gun. Right now it's only available for a picatinny rail mount but hopefully other option's are coming soon. What application were you thinking about using the SPUR?

    I didn't get any good pic's of the SPUR but this advertising sheet I took a screen shot of might have some useful info for you? As you can see Nikon also has a SuperDot Red dot sight coming out very soon. Drop me a note if you have any question's. I don't do any sales at all for Nikon but perhap's some of M4's Sponsor's can help you out?

    Thanks for the help/info. I'm somewhat intrigued by the trucolor coating that's supposed to eliminate the blueish tint. If purchased, I'd be mounting the spur on top of a 3x Steiner M332.

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    It truly does eliminate that bluish tint you so often see. It would work great for mounting on top of your Steiner or as an offset mount.
    If you get one I hope you'll pass along your impression's and pics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bman940 View Post
    It truly does eliminate that bluish tint you so often see. It would work great for mounting on top of your Steiner or as an offset mount.
    If you get one I hope you'll pass along your impression's and pics?
    I think I'm going to give it a shot. The Spur looks to have a lot of positive things going for it. I'll put it through the paces the best I can, and post the results.

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    I look forward to your hands-on review. I tried to get one for my Benelli turkeygun but no luck. I'm going to now put it on my Desert Eagle, that should be a true test of toughness.
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    I was able to get out today and do some shooting with the Spur mounted. In the following I'll go over my initial impressions.

    I'll start with what I thought worked. The Trucolor claim is what really got me interested in this. After I got it in my hands, and was able to look through it myself, I was quite impressed. If there is any blue tint there, it's pretty difficult to see. Hopefully the pictures do it justice.

    Nikon provides a handy little tool in order to remove the battery cap and make adjustments. The tool makes both pretty painless. The battery cap is also located on top, so you do not have to remove the whole red dot in order to gain access to the battery.

    The dot itself was very crisp, and the field of view was decent. The buttons are located on the side, and seem to work well. The Spur appears to be well built, but it's not like I beat the piss out of it. I suppose time will tell how well it holds up. I mounted the Spur on top of a Steiner M332 which sits on a Colt Trooper. Although I didn't put a ton of rounds down range, everything remained secure.

    Now for what didn't work. I'll mention the biggest issue for me first. Maybe it was just mine, but when making adjustments, I didn't hear a click. I had to kind of go off of feel, and was able to get the red dot set up where it needed to be.

    My next gripe is pretty minimal. As you can see in the picture, the red dot says P Tactical on the side. Not a big deal in any way, just not my cup of tea. I just don't feel the need to plaster tactical all over. At least it's not a punisher or spartan logo.

    Finally, for those of you wondering, the Spur is made in the Philippines.
    Last edited by Jewell; 04-27-18 at 17:05.

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    Great job, Jewell. Nice pics and honest review of how Nikon's P-Tactical Spur worked for your needs. I can't wait to get one!
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