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    Quote Originally Posted by BrigandTwoFour View Post
    I think it's kind of a cop out for some of you guys to say, "It doesn't do anything that the Aimpoint does't already do, so I'm not gonna bother."
    why is that a cop out?

    If someone has thousands of rounds on a given system they are going to want to know what theoretical benefit the new system offers before (over?) spending on it.

    It also tends to be a little bit of a knee-jerk reaction to some of the fawning, glowing praise for something that isn't even out yet. How is that also not a cop out? Why is a positive take on a fantasy product different than a negative one?

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    On another note, wonder how the photo voltaic cells on top of the SRS would hold up during the DD Torture test that the Aimpoint T1 went thru?
    Bottom line (in my opinion) is that the market battle for RDS sights was won by Aimpoint, period. They focused entirely on the red dot sight concept and didn't stray into other arenas such as multi zoom optics, etc. As a result, they have a product that is at the top in it's category, period. The SRS (in my opinion) does not introduce any new breakthru technology or as a product, does not fill a market need that exists. In regards to photo voltaic cells, Zeiss has used them for years on their dot/reflex sight.

    YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkmckinley View Post
    I like what you said about mediocre technology over the promise of something better.
    It's one of my favorite quotes, stolen shamelessly from the same person that provided my sig, Mike Shertz. He's a former 18D, chief medical officer for Washington County SWAT in Oregon, and one of the most impressive individuals I've ever met in my life. I seem to recall you having met and/or trained with some of the Insights folks so maybe you already know him as he's an instructor for a few of their classes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singlestack Wonder View Post
    Never needs a battery UNLESS one is inside a dark area.
    True. Most people never shoot in the dark though. 99% of the optics use is during daylight hours.


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    I'd like to know if the solar panel will power the red dot under shade, or if it needs direct sunlight.

    The Trijicon Web site says the SRS is waterproof to 50 meters.
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    Perhaps cop-out was the wrong phrase.

    The point I was trying to make is that to immediately write the new product off as "not an Aimpoint" seems irrational. It happens over and over again, especially in the gun world- how many times have you seen "Not a 1911" pop up when a new pistol comes out? Aimpoint is a fantastic product, no doubting that, but who says a little competition is a bad thing?

    If you're already heavily invested into the Aimpoint flavor with thousands of rounds and dollars spent on the product, then sure, this probably isn't enough to make you switch. But what about someone who is building their first gun and wants to look into optics? They're not invested in anything and aren't battling the "is it better than what I have" question.

    To me, much of this discussion is exactly what you've talked about before, Rob, where people vehemently defend their own past decisions without really weighing what might better serve them, or someone else, because that would indicate that maybe they were wrong. Given, running an Aimpoint is not the same as running a "just as good as" gun, but the principal is similar.

    All that said, I'll hold judgement until it actually gets into people's hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrigandTwoFour View Post
    Perhaps cop-out was the wrong phrase.

    The point I was trying to make is that to immediately write the new product off as "not an Aimpoint" seems irrational. It happens over and over again, especially in the gun world- how many times have you seen "Not a 1911" pop up when a new pistol comes out? Aimpoint is a fantastic product, no doubting that, but who says a little competition is a bad thing?

    If you're already heavily invested into the Aimpoint flavor with thousands of rounds and dollars spent on the product, then sure, this probably isn't enough to make you switch. But what about someone who is building their first gun and wants to look into optics? They're not invested in anything and aren't battling the "is it better than what I have" question.

    To me, much of this discussion is exactly what you've talked about before, Rob, where people vehemently defend their own past decisions without really weighing what might better serve them, or someone else, because that would indicate that maybe they were wrong. Given, running an Aimpoint is not the same as running a "just as good as" gun, but the principal is similar.

    All that said, I'll hold judgement until it actually gets into people's hands.
    and my point is that, conversely, how often do you see guys jizzing themselves over something they've only ever seen a picture of, and how is that any different? Christ, when the Masada was the hot shit topic on the forums guys were practically falling all over each other to sing it's praises without ever even having touched one.

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