I like the 1-8 VCOG I have. I agree itís daylight visible but not nuclear bright. But since itís a bigger Eotech type on 1x I donít want it to be blooming. I also really like the integrated mount for military use. Itís a proven mount and it prevents dudes from messing with it. Sadly Iíve met more Star Wars nerds in the army than gun nerds. So I wouldnít trust most dudes to actually level a scope. With the VCOG I put in the Kram spacer the smallest one and itís like a 1.8 height. I was chasing the 1.7 like badger but the 1.8 is fine. Not too tall to be in the prone.