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Weaver  Micro Red Dot Sight
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
This is the same size as a Burris Fastfire but that's where the similarities end. You can tell the quality is not the same but then again, this red dot sight is 1/3rd the price of the Fastfire III. This unit comes with a nice cover that protects the sight when not in use but it does not have a sun shade. The mounting screw feels cheap so time will tell if it lasts. The literature says it is perfect for an AR but the dot size is more suited to a pistol. While Weaver doesn't quote the MOA, I'd guess it is 10-12 or more. My Burris has a much finer dot and it is 3 MOA. The dot size on the Weaver is 3-4 times as large. The unit has a single push button that is easy to operate. Each push cycles through 5 levels of brightness, starting with the brightest and getting dimmer with each press until the lowest level is reached then the next press goes back to the brightest setting. The brightest setting is very bright. To turn the unit off, hold the button for 2 seconds. The elevation and windage adjustments have some backlash (the elevation backlash is significant) and they do not click so you have to wing it. The unit has 2 setscrews that must be tightened once set to lock the settings in place. That is a bit of a pain. I'm concerned as to whether this sight will hold zero but I've only sighted it with a bore sight so far. I'll report back after I shoot with it. I plan to use it on a Ruger .22 target pistol. The sight comes with an extra battery, adjustment screwdriver and the protective cover, which snaps over the top and completely covers the sight. It mounts on a standard weaver/picatinny rail.

For the money, it seems pretty good and as I said, it is very small. Whether it holds up and holds zero is in question at this point. As I said, I'll report back after I give it some use.

Update 11/9/2013
I've had this on my Ruger .22 target pistol for almost 6 months now. It has held zero well and I've had no problems with it. I'm still on the original battery. It is plenty bright outside and the dot size is perfect for a pistol. I like that it has a plastic cover as I can leave the sight on the pistol when cleaning it without worrying about getting oil or solvents on the sight glass. For the price and for a rimfire pistol, it is a nice red dot sight but I can't say if it would survive the recoil of a larger caliber.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2014
I mounted this on a Ruger MarkIII ,22lr. I used a bore sight for initial sighting. Unit holds zero but it turns off for every shot fired. Had to turn it back on using the switch in the front. Just gave up after a while. Not sure i ca return it since it's been a while since i got it and didn't try it for weeks. My bad!

Price is tempting but it is not worth it. I would rather spend the big bucks and go with Burris Fastfire.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2014
I mounted this on an AR-15 as a close and quick sight at a 45' mounting. The retical does not show as a round dot but rather a long football shaped blob. This I could overlook but the fact that the sight will turn itself off after every shot, I can't. Apperantly the recoil of the gun is more than the sight wants to deal with so it switches itself off.
Spend a little more and get a Bushnelll First Strike.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2014
Not a bad little sight for the price. I use it for my S&W 625 .45ACP for load testing so you know it holds up. I shot a few steel challenge matches with it on the 625 and it did very well for my poor old eyes. My only gripe is the adjustment not being "clicks" so it's a little tricky. Once you master that and lock it down it pretty damn good. It's going on my Ruger MKII 45/22 for good. This is the best and most affordable and accurate way to test loads. You'll see what your loads are really doing. For thew money you can't beat it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 21, 2013
For the money, this sight cannot be beat. Compact and easy to use. So far the only complaint would be the dot gets a little distorted on the brighter settings, but still very usable for its intended purpose. I will buy another to use as a CQB back-up sight for my scoped AR. I contacted Weaver before I purchased and was told to expect a minimum or 100 hours on one battery and they included two. Give it a try, you wont be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 31, 2014
Turns itself off, or on as it see's fit. eats batteries like candy, and won't hold a zero. conclusion?= POS
should have bought the Burris.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 16, 2014
I only paid about $50 dollars for this new, but it was money wasted. I only used it once. It was difficult to zero and it sporadically turned itself off when the weapon was fired. I think this was from the shock of the round (9mm) being fired. After about 150 rounds, I gave up. Then it would not turn itself off, which I believe was because the activation switch was stuck in the depressed position. Weaver's website recommends this for pistols, ARs, and shotguns, but if it couldn't handle 9mm I don't see how it could handle a 12 gauge. I would definitely not recommend this product. Perhaps it might serve for airguns or rimfire calibers, but not anything heavier.
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on February 17, 2015
I use it on a Ruger Mark 3 Hunter. I shoot competitively in bowling pin matches and bulls eye matches as well as others. Performs very well and I can get on target quickly. Keeps 0 well from match to match with only a little fine tuning from time to time. I used Loctite blue to keep the mounting screw in place and have had no problem with it getting loose. Great deal for the money.
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on December 29, 2014
Mounted on 22 pistol, the recoil from a 22 turns it OFF. It comes with little to any MOA adjustments, making it useless. Yes the adjust move, but it does NOT affect point of impact. it does look great. Do not Buy this ! Very surprised Weaver put their name on this Chinese junk.
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on March 15, 2015
This sight was crap. I installed it on my AR-15. Every time I shot the sight would turn off. I didn't even have a chance to zero it. The only reason I have it one star is because I wouldn't allow me to post 0 stars
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