Here's why you'll want this piece of gear:
-It's solid as a rock. Believe it or not, my XPS2-0 has outlasted my iron sights on one occasion. Also, by putting the battery compartment perpendicular to the axis of the rifle, the old issues with lead connectivity after repeated recoil is avoided: I have never had a battery issue after over 100 rounds of 5.56 and 7.62.
-The reticle is awesome: the single dot with 65 MOA circle is really easy to pick up on the draw (=fast). Even with my mild stigmatism, there is zero distortion. Plus, with this reticle as a frame of reference, and a little savvy, I am able to estimate range and hold-over effectively. That's something that I might not achieve as easily with a single dot.
-After zeroing my rifle, I am able to put this piece on and off of my rifle with absolutely no shift in zero. I have also found no shift in zero from recoil. It's rock solid.
For cons: the EOTech is definitely quite a bit heavier than its competitor., and even with its compact size relative to earlier models, still larger. It also lacks the almost fabled battery life that they boast.
If you're looking for something durable as a rock, FAST, great for ranging, lends itself to well to magnification, and don't mind a few extra ounces, this glass is for you. You'll be glad.
Pros: Durable, great reticle, good battery life, compact, holds zero
Cons: Weight, price
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.