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Optics

Postby twjones » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:35 pm

Looking for recommendations on where you typically look to purchase your optics.

I've found a few decent sites on the web just seeing if I'm missing any.

Thank you.

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Re: Optics

Postby WildBill » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:37 pm

twjones wrote:Looking for recommendations on where you typically look to purchase your optics.

I've found a few decent sites on the web just seeing if I'm missing any.

Thank you.

I buy my optics from B&H Photo. I have been using them for 25+ years. Great selection, prices and customer service.
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Re: Optics

Postby STEELTRIP1N » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:28 pm

Primary Arms

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Re: Optics

Postby The Annoyed Man » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:13 pm

For online purchases, I've made most of mine through SWFA.
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Re: Optics

Postby Weg » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:22 pm

I've used Optic's Planet lately, no complaints, and their prices are very competitive.

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Re: Optics

Postby Rhino1 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:10 pm

I've used Optic Planet before. I use LaRue mounts exclusively on all my optics. I bought my last Aimpoint along with the mount from LaRue. I am sold on Aimpoint for anything I'm betting my life on. For my AR-15 22, I've bought one of Primary Arms red dots and have been happy.
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Re: Optics

Postby The Annoyed Man » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:22 pm

Weg wrote:I've used Optic's Planet lately, no complaints, and their prices are very competitive.

Yeah, their prices are usually pretty good, but their inventory isn't always reliable, and worse yet, they aren't really honest about it. More than once, including my most recent order with them a few days ago, they showed an item in stock, took my money, and then I get an email later saying that the item is on backorder, and it's going to take X weeks to get it in stock.

I ordered a Primary Arms Advanced Microdot and a Midwest Industries MI Gen2 Sub 2000 T1/T2 Optic Mount, both for my new Keltec Sub-2000 on 12/30. After placing the order, I got an email saying:
"Midwest Industries MI GEN2 SUB 2000 T1/T2 OPTIC MOUNT, Black, MI-G2SUB-T2 - Estimated to ship within 12-21 days".
This is not the first time this has happened to me with them. They do not do a good job of maintaining product availability information on their website. I would have paid the same prices for both products buying them from Primary Arms' website directly, but on their website, the optic mount was backordered. I made my decision based on Optics Planet moving giving any indication that the product was out of stock.

Well, they got my money, but it's a hind of dishonest way of doing business. It will be a cold day in hades before I buy from them again.
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Re: Optics

Postby ghostrider » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:50 pm

Most recent purchases have been Leupold from LGS
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Re: Optics

Postby Abraham » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:13 pm

I just saw this thread.

My input: While some like TAM have had back order problems with Optics Planet, (though they often have great sale prices) I never have and have bought from them 3 times over the past 5 or so years.

But, if you want (in my experience) a 100% dependable source for optics, buy from Primary Arms.

I've bought a ton of stuff from them.

Honest, dependable, knowledgeable, super good guys.

Without going into detail, they've done stuff for me that was going over and above great customer service.


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Re: Optics

Postby cyphur » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:44 pm

I buy all of my optics from Vortex. Their Veterans discount program is unbelievable.

Before that started - I ordered most of mine through Primary Arms. Their in-house brands are pretty good for red dots. I wouldn't go to war with them, but if you're on this forum, probably not talking about that use-case.


Also - I used to use LaRue mounts for everything. But now I use Seekins precision matched rings (or Vortex, but they OEM from Seekins), or Bobro. Bobro blows LaRue out of the water. Fit, finish, everything.


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