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Laser sight for $8 shipped

Postby Rex B » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:32 am

I bought 3 of these recently:

https://www.banggood.com/Mini-Red-Laser-Beam-Dot-Sight-Scope-Hanging-Type-Tactical-20mm-Rail-Mount-p-1182850.html?utm_design=39&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=Mail_men250_email&utm_campaign=newsletter-emarsys&utm_content=talis&sc_src=email_2683004&sc_eh=583d0dcfd04bff5f1&sc_llid=78348&sc_lid=105201185&sc_uid=XvvPAA9Aj7&cur_warehouse=CN

Pros: Bright red dot visible far beyond normal SD ranges. All aluminum. Picatinny mount, with removable rail to add a light below it.
Cons: Does not include batteries. It takes 3 of 392/384 or SR41 cells

Pretty well pleased with these, especially for the price.
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Re: Laser sight for $8 shipped

Postby Tex1961 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:48 am

I got a couple of these for my boys on Amazon, almost embarrassed to say but.. The really are pretty good little red dots. Easy to adjust, beam is bright and tight...
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Re: Laser sight for $8 shipped

Postby oljames3 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:02 am

Rex B wrote:I bought 3 of these recently:

https://www.banggood.com/Mini-Red-Laser-Beam-Dot-Sight-Scope-Hanging-Type-Tactical-20mm-Rail-Mount-p-1182850.html?utm_design=39&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=Mail_men250_email&utm_campaign=newsletter-emarsys&utm_content=talis&sc_src=email_2683004&sc_eh=583d0dcfd04bff5f1&sc_llid=78348&sc_lid=105201185&sc_uid=XvvPAA9Aj7&cur_warehouse=CN

Pros: Bright red dot visible far beyond normal SD ranges. All aluminum. Picatinny mount, with removable rail to add a light below it.
Cons: Does not include batteries. It takes 3 of 392/384 or SR41 cells

Pretty well pleased with these, especially for the price.

Rex B, how does the on/off switch work? Do you have to hold it down or does it click on/off?
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Re: Laser sight for $8 shipped

Postby Rex B » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:15 am

it clicks. Has a decent quality feel to the switch.
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Re: Laser sight for $8 shipped

Postby Rex B » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:55 pm

I noticed this one a couple days later, so I bought it to take a look. About a dollar higher. It came in today:

https://www.banggood.com/Low-Profile-Re ... rehouse=CN

This one is twice as long, about the same thickness as the smaller one without the bottom rail.
Instead of the push-button switch, it has a slide switch at the rear. To activate it, you press the switch to the left with your right index finger, much as you would to disengage a cross-bolt safety. That works well and is intuitive, but just packing it in a foam-lined case can turn the light one (and run down the batteries), It does use the more common AG13/357 batteries.
Frankly, I saw no advantage over the smaller one. The switch exposure was a deal-killer, so it went into the box.
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Re: Laser sight for $8 shipped

Postby BBYC » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:38 pm

Battery life for button cell lasers is usually pretty bad but for a range toy it's not a big deal. Just ordered two based on your review. Let's see if they get here from China before Christmas.
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