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    Quote Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
    The ability to recharge the battery is fine, but I'm not sure why I'd want an optic that doesn't have the option to replace the battery if out of juice. Waiting for battery to charge = out of service gun.
    Depending on your use case, an internal battery that cannot be replaced can be a better mousetrap. It allows for the optic to be sealed against the environment better, and also has less to go wrong from a user maintenance perspective, as you won't be breaking a battery door or cross threading a battery cap, or messing up contacts to the battery. It could also reduce cost, if designed that way, as you would have less parts on the housing to have to machine out and assemble. You would simply have to be diligent about recharging the battery before it gets too low, which for many use cases, would not be hard to do if you make it part of a routine (e.g., charge the optic every time you come off shift, or after a mission, or when you go to sleep). Not saying that having an internal, rechargeable battery is inherently better than having a replaceable battery, just that it does have its advantages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defaultmp3 View Post
    Depending on your use case, an internal battery that cannot be replaced can be a better mousetrap. It allows for the optic to be sealed against the environment better, and also has less to go wrong from a user maintenance perspective, as you won't be breaking a battery door or cross threading a battery cap, or messing up contacts to the battery. It could also reduce cost, if designed that way, as you would have less parts on the housing to have to machine out and assemble. You would simply have to be diligent about recharging the battery before it gets too low, which for many use cases, would not be hard to do if you make it part of a routine (e.g., charge the optic every time you come off shift, or after a mission, or when you go to sleep). Not saying that having an internal, rechargeable battery is inherently better than having a replaceable battery, just that it does have its advantages.
    Until the internal goes tits-up, as sometimes happens with phones, anyway...
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    Itís pretty common (maybe universal) for cheap dots to lose zero, even without slapping it a couple times with a plastic mag. Some you can just look at and tell they wonít hold a zero because there is no tapered interface with the screws (Crimson Trace) and they squirm as you tighten them.

    Sometimes they work out well enough for light useÖ.a friendís dad has every bargain-bin chinadot known to mankind on various .22 pistols, and we shoot them fairly frequently out to 80yds.

    All pistol dots should be vetted thoroughly before being trusted. I donít mean outright abuse, but typical use with mild bumps and bruises and some rain, and ammo. Some things are difficult to vet, such as the non-functioning solar backup on my main 508T. Took a while to figure that out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
    The ability to recharge the battery is fine, but I'm not sure why I'd want an optic that doesn't have the option to replace the battery if out of juice. Waiting for battery to charge = out of service gun.
    Thatís why you have sights that co-witness


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    And let me clarify something for some of you who might think Iím stupid. I have no intention of running this in my primary defensive weapons. Iíve got Trijicon RMRs for that. Iím interested in this for competition ONLY if it runs OK. I really like the Olight flashlights I have but Iím not betting my life on Olight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavyweight View Post
    That’s why you have sights that co-witness
    Or you know, get a reliable red dot so you don't need sights that co-witness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defaultmp3 View Post
    Depending on your use case, an internal battery that cannot be replaced can be a better mousetrap. It allows for the optic to be sealed against the environment better, and also has less to go wrong from a user maintenance perspective, as you won't be breaking a battery door or cross threading a battery cap, or messing up contacts to the battery. It could also reduce cost, if designed that way, as you would have less parts on the housing to have to machine out and assemble. You would simply have to be diligent about recharging the battery before it gets too low, which for many use cases, would not be hard to do if you make it part of a routine (e.g., charge the optic every time you come off shift, or after a mission, or when you go to sleep). Not saying that having an internal, rechargeable battery is inherently better than having a replaceable battery, just that it does have its advantages.
    Good points to consider. Thanks for taking the time to reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mebiuspower View Post
    Or you know, get a reliable red dot so you don't need sights that co-witness.
    I donít think itís smart to rely on any electronic sight 100 percent. Batteries run out even on reliable red dots. Why on earth wouldnít you want backup?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavyweight View Post
    I don’t think it’s smart to rely on any electronic sight 100 percent. Batteries run out even on reliable red dots. Why on earth wouldn’t you want backup?
    I'm not a soldier and I trust my Aimpoint.

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    Got my hands on it today and only had time to put a few hundred rounds with it mounted on my M&P. All I can say is that I canít replicate the problems Iíve seen in some of the reviews. My view window is clear and distortion free. I have the entire field of view available with no dead spots. The dot is crisp and focused at all brightness levels. I also canít get it to lose zero. I put it in a heavily padded range bag and slammed it multiple times HARD on the bench. I racked the slide on my belt and holster using the opticÖ.nothing. Zero wasnít affected. If it had lost zero I was going to send it back. But Iím going to hang onto it. Run it in the next couple of steel challenges. See if it holds up to normal use. Only time will tell.

    I really like the rechargeable feature. 70,000 hour battery life though should mean I wonít have to charge it very often. This isnít going on a duty gun and it isnít replacing my RMRs or ACRO P2. If it craps out Iíll let you know.

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