Accessorising your airsoft replica is a rite of passage, and is one everyone goes through, whether it be the addition of functional items, or merely simple additions to make the gun feel more yours. Regardless, there are many options to choose from. One of the biggest choices many people face is what sort of optic, if any, to put on their gun. Some prefer the fast target acquisition benefits of a red/green dot sight, whilst others prefer the longer range approach of the magnified optics. For Red Dot sights it’s just a case of deciding on a shape/style that you like the look of, and going from there. With magnified optics it’s a little more complicated – you have to factor in eye-relief, objective lens diameter, magnification and optical clarity, as well as size and styling.
The Swiss Arms Military red dot sight is based upon the Aimpoint Military, and comes in the L-mount for that iconic look. Few sights look as good on top of AR’s than the Aimpoint Military; designed specifically for the M4 assault rifle, it looks the part, and sits perfectly in line with the M4’s iron sights, allowing you to more easily co-witness the optic. The red dot is powered by 2x LR44 batteries, and has 7 levels of brightness. In the box is the optic, L-mount, torx wrench and lens covers, giving you everything you need to get going.
Mounting the sight is incredibly easy. All you have to do is undo the torx screws on the mount, sit the red dot sight into the L-mount, and tighten up all of the screws, then slot the mount onto the rifle. It is important for zeroing the optic that it is seated correctly into the mount so that your windage and elevation screws are in the correct position (elevation on top, windage on the right hand side), as it makes life much easier! The windage and elevation screws are covered by caps attached together (along with the battery cover) with a piece of rubber, contributing to the iconic look.
As this was designed primarily for the AR series of rifles, it looks best on the likes of the M4 – that said it will work well with any SMG/Assault Rifle.
|Type||Red Dot Sight|
|Adjustment||Brightness, Windage & Elevation|