I want to buy a nice red dot and before I plunk down my money, I want to get some opinions. I was under the impression that Aimpoint gear was pretty good stuff. Then I read this opinion on Youtube from someone claiming to once be a serviceman. So I'm giving his testimony some weight.
OK, I know that you can pick ANY one item out there on the market and you'll find at least one person that will swear that it's a worthless piece of junk not deserving of your hard earned dollars. But I read this guy's opinion and I want to know if anyone here agrees. I copied this quote from Youtube and I didn't even look at the signature. So the chance that it's someone from here on IC is slim. But if you recognize it as YOUR written opinion - I stand by what I said. I didn't even look at the name.
"When I was in the Army, Aimpoints would break every time I went to the range. The knobs would fall off and all kinds of stuff. They would lose their zero, etc. most people that use the Aimpoints are Privates, as the real combat vets use EOTECH and ACOG. Why dudes like Buck Yeager, that has been over there, endorse Aimpoint above all strikes me as strange. There are a lot of things that are just as durable, and a lot faster, without the Tube effect. Look at what the real Spetznaz are using. And the entire point of these optics is to NOT have that CO-WITNESS to squeeze off the faster shot when you have all the **** on."