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Operator, Please

So today the Firearms Blog gamely and politely reviews the $850 MSES AQC sight distributed by, of course, the leading importers of tactical derp, Command Arms Accessories.

While appearing at first to be a fairly faithful EOtech clone, the AQC’s main selling point is that it offers three different reticules to the shooter, switchable at the press of a button. Left unanswered is under what conditions a shooter would desire to do that, and why that capability would be worth almost double the tariff of an EOTech 512. Apparently the designers felt this would need to be done in an awful hurry, as an additional cost option is a remote PTT switch so you can switch reticules with your support hand. Gosh!

I don’t mean to reflexively poop on everything new, but new is only better when it solves existing problems, not when it’s brewed up to just be different or because the designer can. What’s next? Different colors? Ringtones? Bluetooth? A text when it’s time to reload? Unlockable achievements?

Designers and engineers, get off the drawing board and get back to the range. See what’s bugging shooters and why, and try to fix that.

{ 3 } Comments

  1. Tam | January 6, 2014 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I am tickled pink that CAA blithely named an accessory the “FFS”, FFS.

  2. Veeshir | January 7, 2014 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Oh c’mon, how many times have you been defending the mall when you had to switch from close-in combat to 300 meters?
    When you need it, you’ll need it quick, that Orange Julius isn’t going to defend itself just because you’re down by JC Penney.

  3. GunRacer | January 8, 2014 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    Extra complexity, user-unfriendliness, and a higher price… uh… woohoo?