I own three different types of red / green dot optics.
The first one I bought was $99.00 it has many names and the price will range from $22-$99.
it is a red / green optic with 4 different reticles
. It has very nice optics for indoor use. Outdoors the red & green dot wash out and it’s useless. I have had this for about 18months and the control knob for turning it on and adjusting the brightness is starting to have issues staying on. This I give a one out of five and say I wasted my money on it.
The second optic is the Atibal AT-MCRD Low Profile Tactical Micro Red Dot. (This was recommended by Kona). Atibal AT-MCRD Low Profile AT-MCRD-LP, Color: Black, Battery Type: 1 x AAA, 15% Off w/ Free S&H $114.00
It’s a red dot only with 18 brightness adjustments. It was very easy to attach to the Midwest Industries mount and using the bore sight laser it was dead on at 15 yards first time on the range. I have only had this optic since November 22nd of 2018 so it’s still very new but has been a great optic indoors and out in bright sunlight. I am giving this one 4 out of five because it is so new and it doesn’t have the green dot. I am sure in time I will up this to five out of five.
The third optic is the Vortex Strikefire II Red Dot (4MOA Red/Green Dot) - SF-RG-501. $179.00 @ Palmetto State Armory. This is a larger optic with very good optics the red dot is visable in bright sunlight and the green dot is good everywhere. Features sleek rear-facing controls for power on/off and easy adjustment of ten dot intensity levels lowest two settings are night-vision compatible. Automatically returns to the last dot intensity used when powered up. The 30mm aluminum alloy chassis provides extra-high recoil rating and is waterproof and fogproof. Strike fast! there are many features to this optic. the down side is the control buttons are a little sluggish to respond to turning on/off and changing intensities or color. I give this one 4 out of 5 because of the controls. This is mounted on my CMR30 but most likely it will be moved to my AR-15.