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Switch operated Red Dot/Reflex?

Discussion in 'Holographic/Red Dot Sights' started by CliffD, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. CliffD

    CliffD .410

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    Anyone know of a Red Dot/Reflex sight that is able to be turned on/off from a remote pressure switch? I think it would be an essential feature in a HD situation. Trying to find and turn on a typical reflex sight in the dark (in a hurry) would be difficult. It'd be nice to have one that you simply squeeze the forearm and you're ready.

    Oh, also, anyone know of a Red Dot/Reflex sight that is able to be turned on/off from a remote pressure switch...that is less than $200 :D
  2. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Don't know about pressure switch operated red dots, but there are models of reflex sights that use a sensor that automatically turns the unit off when the hood/cover is placed on. Remove the hood, and it comes on automatically...
  3. selous

    selous .270 WIN

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    LES,I have one of this .It is a Japanese HAKO Panorama MK-IV Bed 40 red dot.Actually I have it installed in a Mossberg 695 for hunting.If you remove the cover the unit will turn on.But you need a little amount of light and the sensor will adjust the dot size.
    Very important to me:you can change the battery in 2 seconds.

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  4. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  5. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Don't know of any that use a pressure switch, but several out there can either be left on for years (aimpoint), or some don't require batteries, and still illuminate for years (trijicon).

    But neither are very, ummm, what's the word, uhhh

    Cheap.

    I've actually considered installing a small 3v solar wrap on the hood of my eotech so I can keep batteries charged for the life of the rechargable batteries, or would work during the daylight even without batteries as long as there was adequate sunlight to power the little flexible panel.

    But that's not anything that's commercially available to my knowlege.
  6. CliffD

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    I may have to give one of these a try. Thanks for the replies!
  7. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    ... or there's John's idea.

    Just harness the power of the universe. It can be yours if you want it. Just remember that with great power comes great responsibility. It's amazing that he's been able to remain so humble among us mere mortals... :D
  8. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    No, what's really amazing is that I've not blown myself up yet.
  9. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Here's a pic of how John's space powered red dot works...

    [​IMG]

    **(disclaimer) I'm just jealous 'cause he thought of the solar powered red dot first... :lol:
  10. CliffD

    CliffD .410

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    LES, is that available with a rail mount? :D
  11. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    ...only in the tactical model...
  12. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    I HAVE THE POWER y'all !!!!
  13. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  14. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    I know this is an old thread, but I was ahead of my time.

    Again.

    Looks like trijicon is going to cash in on my idea.

    https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product1.php?id=SRS

    Trijicon SRSĀ®
    The Trijicon SRS (Sealed Reflex Sight) is a uniquely designed MIL-spec rugged,
    parallax free, reflex sight which incorporates a larger aperture for maximum situational
    awareness in a shorter body. The illuminated 1.75 MOA red dot with 10 brightness
    settings (3 NVG compatible) is powered by a solar cell assisted by a single AA battery.
    The snag free button pads are easy to operate (eliminating fumbling under stress
    or with gloves).

    [​IMG]
    old mossy and LAZY EYED SNIPER like this.
  15. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    You were on it John...
  16. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Another first for Mossberg owners forum I guess.
  17. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    but there is a difference in what you wanted to do that sets it apart.

    I have been waiting for the Holosun micro with solar....but still not like what you wanted to do
  18. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  19. tattooo

    tattooo .30-06

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    The holosun looks pretty damn cool Oli... let me know if you wind up picking one up
  20. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    I've been using a small 4v solar panel to a 2AA battery box It would be easy to mount the panel on a rail mount, but I've tacked it onto my carry pack

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