The Crossfire 2 MOA Red Dot blends function and form in a compact package that doesn’t cost a million bucks.
When it comes to optics and red dot sights, you do get what you pay for. The Crossfire red dot, although very inexpensive, has proven itself in our hands. We take it seriously anytime we recommend a product. We have personally run these units hard for the past 5-6 years and have had great results. This red dot is designed to offer what someone needs for a budget price yet still offer great performance.
What is included in the packaging?
Inside the box there is a lower 1/3 mount (the taller of the two mounts), a low mount (for platforms like AK variants, lever action rifles, offset red dot applications), a Torx wrench for installation, lens covers, a CR2032 battery and a user manual.
Performance, Reliability, applications:
The performance of the crossfire red dot is on par with even higher end red dots on the market. The glass is clear, resists fogging, and the dot is nice and crisp, so long as you don’t have an astigmatism. Battery life of the unit is advertised at 50,000 hours with one CR2032 battery. Keep in mind, battery life will vary based on illumination setting as well as conditions it is used in.
Users who want even higher durability, solar function, push button illumination adjustment and an even more refined product should consider the SPARC Solar found HERE.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
1.) This red dot is on the cheaper end of the price spectrum. Could it really be a good contender? Answer: In our experience, these have proven to be a solid performer and have been very durable. We have owned and used nearly a dozen of these units on our builds in the armory. In that time we have only seen 1 failure. Are they as high quality as, say, an Aimpoint T-2? No, and we would not suggest that. What we ARE suggesting is this is a great option for anyone just getting started or who is on more of a budget, but still needs a quality optic.
2.) How bright is the illumination of this red dot? Answer: We have been pleased with the illumination of the crossfire. Even in ultra-bright conditions, the dot is easily seen.
3.) How long is the battery life? Answer: The batter life of the Crossfire Red Dot is advertised at 50,000 hours. We have never personally measured this, but we can say that we are rarely changing batteries on these units. We typically store the units on level 5 or 6.
4.) Does this unit feature auto shut off, shake to awake, etc? Answer: No. This is a no frills optic. Turn the dial to the illumination setting of your choice, get to training. The battery life is long enough that the optic can be left on. Change your batteries during your preventative maintenance schedule and you will be good to go.
5.) Should I consider the Crossfire or the SPARC Solar? Answer: It really depends. The SPARC solar is more expensive, but does have added features that the crossfire does not. If you like the features of the SPARC solar, maybe it’s the right fit for you. At the end of the day, both have a red dot. Put the dot on stuff, press trigger, continue training.