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    Post  wallo Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:16 am

    I know that Hasbro have a reflex sight for about $40 or thereabouts,but it's not particularly functional from the looks of things. I have observed that military applications often utilise reflex sights these days too, particularly in Close Quarters Combat. I was thinking about trying out one of the many reflex sights you can get for about $30 or so on EBay... Not so much for accuracy with height, more so for left/right accuracy.

    The beauty of a reflex sight is that you're not shining lasers on people and therefore subjecting them to the dangers associated with lasers in the eyes because a reflex sight simply uses an LED. It's basically a clear pane that has a dot in the middle of it to assist with aiming, but you don't need to look down a scope and therefore take your eyes off the outside world.

    Has anyone experimented with reflex sights before? I am considering one of the EBay $30 models for a Longshot instead of the useless scope that it comes with.
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    Post  matt.chopper Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:24 am

    It's not going to matter if you get a scope or sight.

    Scopes and sights are all accurate,nerf guns aren't.

    Anyway this is a great site for that sort of stuff : http://black-tactical.com/store/


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    Post  wallo Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:35 am

    I wasn't interested in up/down accuracy, more left/right accuracy. And by using a reflex scope, you don't have to take your eyes and sense of awareness away.

    I know that they're not accurate though, don't worry about that!
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    Post  Johnnus Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:32 am

    Nerf offers what they call a 'Pinpoint Sight', which is a simplified Red Dot Sight. I got mine from ebay (for ~$20 incl postage) and at certain ranges for certaing blasters, the dart hits the dot exactly. There aren't any available on Ebay atm. I'd recommend the Nerf made one over military-grade sights/scopes because it's cheaper, easier to attach, has the same aiming qualities (due to stock Nerf blasters being quite inaccurate, especially with Whistlers/Streamlines) and comes with 10 Suction darts.

    I'm slightly skeptical about using military-type sights as they probably do the same thing as the sights Nerf offers. Besides, Nerf's stuff is usually cheaper anyway.
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    Post  matt.chopper Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:38 am

    I still don't think it will help with left/right accuracy because you could just use the iron sights, the end or the tactical rail. A reflex sight is just as useless as the crummy things nerf release because nerf guns have terrible range and accuracy. Using the blaster iron sights or the end of the tactical rail would be most accurate. Or if your unimpressed, creating your own iron sight will be fairly accurate.


    I think the reflex sight would look real cool nonetheless.
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    Post  Johnnus Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:37 am

    You've got a good point there. For left/right accuracy, you could just use an iron sight (which is usually a tactical rail).
    Especially if you've got a Recon - having a sight on the slide makes life trying to cock it fast more of a hell than it is already (cocking it fast often results in jams).

    I still think you should use Nerf sights with unpainted Nerf blasters - the colours just fit better (unless you paint the military sights).
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    Post  wallo Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:22 am

    Yeah, I guess a black military sight would look a little odd on a stock standard unpainted blaster.

    I wouldn't bother with it on a Recon because of the very reason you have stated; it gets in the way when reloading. This is for a Longshot. The silly sight that comes with the Recon is a nuisance as it is.






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