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Old October 24th, 2019, 13:17   #1
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Docter red dot turning off in the shade

Hey guys, so I bought this red dot a while back:

I realized it only worked when a light was pointing at it directly (In like a 45 degree cone from the front), and in the dark it would completely turn off. Is there any way to fix this so that it would work in the dark?

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Old October 26th, 2019, 12:41   #2
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Did you try replacing the battery? It should work in all lighting conditions it just adjusts itself based on how bright it is.
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Old October 26th, 2019, 15:39   #3
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I'm going to say you bought a really shitty clone... I would of gone with an Ali express clone or Depot one :/
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Old October 27th, 2019, 13:33   #4
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I think some of them are supposed to turn off in the dark. I have one that has a cover you put on it to turn it off. Best to look for one with a switch.
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Old August 1st, 2020, 20:35   #5
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Yeah, I noticed the same thing while I was being a couch potato covid chairsofter. It bugged me at first but then I thought hmm, ok. Good training to transition from dot to actual sites or invest in Tritium or glow dots.

I'd wager the light sensor is the culprit but at $50 with an all metal housing, glass lens, cool looks with nearly all the correct trades and accessories, it's a trade off. To put things into perspective, the TM RMR is all plastic and God help it when a bb hits it and you silently curse your life while trying to remain calm under fire.

Put a 500 Lumen tac/vomit producing strobe on the pistol and it will light your path.

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