We've had a lot of time here at Patrol Base to play around with various Sights and Scopes on the market, and non come close to the quality of Vortex's range of sights. Well, they should be good quality, we may be selling them from an Airsoft Shop, but they're actually Real Steel Shooting sights designed to be used on real guns. They're hard wearing, have some of the clearest sight picture and last for thousands of hours on the battery they use, but people always have one common complaint: apparently, they're too expensive. Well, this blog post is going to cover why that simply isn't true, and for the cost of the sight, its value per sight you get, you're getting a smashing deal for your money.
Here is Vortex's VIP Warranty promise: It doesn't matter how it happened, whose fault it was, or where you purchased it, as long as the damage isn't deliberate or simply cosmetic they'll repair or replace it for you free of charge.
We've all done it, we've all got our brand new sight, gone out to play, and its immediately been shot out. Well, worry no more, Vortex will repair your sight for you no matter what happens, and this even extends out to Airsoft Players as well.
That means that once you've purchased your Sight, you'll never have to buy another one. So providing you never go off the style of the Sight, it might be the last sight you'll ever need to buy.
Here's the bottom line: If you buy a sight, it gets shot out, you don't need to fork out to get a new one. Those three £60 Airsoft Sights you've bought over the years add up to the price of a Vortex Sight, which is so much better in every way. Doesn't seem too expensive now does it?
We've even had this with one of our customers: He purchased a Vortex Crossfire on the Friday, it got shot out on the Sunday, and it was replaced under warranty on the Monday completely free of charge.
This is something that even I didn't realise, but when I was watching videos from the Yorkshire Shooting show I came across Kronos Airsoft's video interview with Vortex and they talked about how they cover the warranty even if you got the Sight or Scope second hand, you don't even need a warranty card or receipt. Send them a damaged Sight and they'll fix or replace it, no matter how you got it. We confirmed this through their Website, and its indeed true!
Simply put: They're real Sights, designed for real weapons. They're made to be used in real combat situations, in real shooting competitions, and they're really really good. If you compare them to the Airsoft Copies of Sights they're leagues apart. Not only are they tough and durable, they're accurate and clear.
There are a lot of things to talk about here, so here is a quick list:
1. The sight picture is clear, crystal clear, because they're designed to be used at long ranges, way longer range than clone Airsoft Sights.
2. They don't loose their Zero on a Gas Blowback Rifle because they're designed to hold their sight on a real rifle.
3. They don't fog, and they're waterproof because they're designed for harsh environments and real combat.
4. The batteries last for months, and some of the red dots are rated to last for 7000 hours on a single battery.
5. They take hard knocks, and are super durable, they won't crumble like some clones
6. If you shoot Real Steel, you can use it for Airsoft and Real Target Shooting
7. Did I mention how clear they are?
Simply put, you can never go wrong with investing that little bit of money early, seeing big savings in the long run. If these kinds of optics had been available to me when I first started playing Airsoft I'd have saved mega money in the long run. When I first started I purchased myself a Turnigy Accucel 6 battery charger, and I've never bought another charger again, and if I were starting now and got myself a Vortex, without a doubt I'd have saved loads on replacing my damaged sights and scopes.
- PatrolBase Jonny
Written by PatrolBase Jonny, who has written a total of 67 posts.
Jonny has worked for Patrol Base for 5+ years, working in the media department and on the main website. Responsible for managing the software which runs the website, bringing new features wherever possible. You can get in contact via Facebook and Instagram.
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