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Old October 10th, 2007, 22:49   #1
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Review: Crossman POS holosight (56K NO!)

I'm sure you're all thinking of the same thing: "What the hell is this doing on an airsoft BBS?"

Same thing. When my brother brought this... object home from Canadian Tire last night, the same mental process ran through mine as well. He said it was a pretty good deal for $24.95 + taxes, and that if it sucked, oh well, it was only $30ish gone. No biggie.

Comes with a button battery, screw-on rails for either standard 20mm or... the smaller one and instructions.

So, we mounted it onto my SIG 552, and here's the result:




Not bad looking I guess. Definitely clears my front sight, that's for sure, something my old Tasco RDS couldn't seem to do.

Here's a closer shot of it. Mounts nice and high, clears the front sight like I said before. Doesn't look half bad either!


And yes, that's a DVD of Transformers running


Once we put the battery in and zeroed the RD as well as a pair of noobs could, it was finished. The scope's glass isn't the best thing out there (and for $25, I didn't expect it to be great in the first place) as it's kinda dark (who the hell tints a lens that's optimized for darkness?) and a bit small for my liking. But it shows a dot, and it does its job.


Look! It's red!

The lens is a bit small, but once you mess around with it a bit, you get used to it, and hardly notice it after a few minutes. I don't know how it'll survive against direct hits, but I've heard that they've survived air rifles (probably the body, not the lens) before.



After loading up the guns and playing a little basement plinking, I found the scope to be pretty decent, and almost as quick to aquire as an Aimpoint replica or most other sub-$100 scopes out there. The tinted lens pissed me off at first, but then I considered this.

1: During the daytime, it'll make the dot easier to see in bright light.
2: At night, all I'll see is a bright ass red dot.

So then I was happy. Plus I really love the fact that I can't see my front sight anymore



Summary: Not a bad scope for the price. In fact, it's pretty amazing for that price. It does the job, nothing more, nothing less, and does it quite good if I must say so. Plus, it's cheap as balls (compared to most RDSs out there) so you don't have to cry when a BB shatters the lens. All-around, it's a good performer which gets a 4/5 from me.

Pros: It's cheap
Good for rifles with front sights and low mounts
Easy to use, adjustable on the field
Compact and light

Cons: It's cheap...
Power button sticks out a bit... might get snagged on something and
turn on/off by accident
Lots of plastic parts, could snap/break off
Possibility of getting the lens shattered by a good shot


Hope you gleaned something useful from this review!
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Old October 10th, 2007, 22:57   #2
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I have one, but it didn't come with a the 20mm rail mount (ebay) so I had to rig one up.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 23:01   #3
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I have one, but it didn't come with a the 20mm rail mount (ebay) so I had to rig one up.
Ditto. What a waste of $20. Got a nice 42mm Simmons RDS, on lowest dark enough for night time, on brightest - daytime on SNOW. And its 11 and 20mm, unlike my Crosman.

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Old October 10th, 2007, 23:05   #4
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Had one, lasted about fifty shots then died..
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Old October 10th, 2007, 23:05   #5
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You need to dismount it to change batteries. C'mon! FFS. WTF is that?

For 10$ more, you could get a C-more knockoff which will be 100x better.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 23:06   #6
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yeah but this was free for me lol, so i'll take it. besides, all i gotta do is move it forward a bit on the rail and then i can change the batt easy. i'm not out for high-quality, i'm out for stuff that works lol
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Old October 11th, 2007, 00:53   #7
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High quality stuff always works.

That's what makes it high quality :P
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Old October 11th, 2007, 00:54   #8
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SIG..552...*drool*
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Old October 11th, 2007, 01:23   #9
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lol it's for sale. large package for cheap.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 01:47   #10
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one advantage(?) is it is very high which is a must for the monster Master chief helmet I have.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 01:55   #11
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i had one, i actually liked it alot, until the first time i got hit and it shattered into tiny, tiny pieces. the new ones come with the 20mm adapter as far as i know (mine did anywho) Also i know a guy who still uses one of these and he just filled down the switch, cause it does have a tendency to turn on/off on its own.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 16:47   #12
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Careful you don't press the red-dot unit itself (that little box thing) down by accident, that's how my first one went. We have no idea how, it just fell through the housing.

CT replaced it though, I sometimes use it instead of my Aimpoint.
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