Primary Arms Advanced Micro Dot with Push Buttons and up to 50K-Hour Battery Life

SKU: MD-ADS
Manufactured by Primary Arms
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Specifications

Battery Life50000 Hours
Battery TypeCR2032 3V Lithium Coin
BrandPrimary Arms
Brightness12 Settings
FinishHardcoat Anodized
Manufacturer.Primary Arms
MaterialAluminum
Mount TypeT1 / H1 Compatible
Night Vision CompatibleNight Vision Compatible
Reticle2 MOA Dot
Reticle ColorRed
SizeMicrodots
Warranty
Weight3.9 Oz
MD-ADS MANUAL
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  • MD-ADS Torture Test with AKOU

Sight turns back on under AR15 recoil.

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Mixed feelings on this red dot. Mounted it on an AR15. Turns on and functions reliably. Seems to hold zero. Like everything about it except one thing. When I turn it off and switch to my iron sights, the PA Micro turns back on after each shot. Too reliable? Other than that it’s a good sight. Due to weather I’ve only used it a couple times so I want to see if this continues. I know PA will take care of it if it does so I’m not very concerned. I will update if problem resolves itself or I end up getting a replacement.



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<br>From PA: Hey Curtis - it aint supposed to do that. We would love to get that one back in so we can figure out what is going on. Of course we will make sure you have a new on in your hands first.

Great budget optic

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Great optic at a great price. Excellent clarity and its comparable to the Aimpoint Comp M2 I have. Had no issues zeroing and withstood recoil from a C308 with no shift in zero

If your on the fence, just buy it

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Amazing optic. Once it was zeroed I have not ever had to adjust it again. It is clearly visible in even the brightest of light (noon, sunny day, complete snow cover) and has held zero from being in 100 to -10 degrees Fahrenheit and dry and wet weather for over 1000 rounds. I have it mounted on an American defense 1/3 co-witness riser and had been taken on and off multiple times to change optics and always returned to zero. My only regret is that i bought it before the new one with the rotary knob brightness adjustment came out. i have large hands and the knob would be easier to use plus it is $20 dollars cheaper, but it has functioned flawlessly none the less. Amazing optic that i would buy again.

Great sight at any price

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Excellent sight. I mounted this to a 11" AR pistol and it works great. Used a Geissle co-witness mount and this is just what this pistol needed. I will buy again for other AR projects. Great product and service. Thanks PA.

Great red dot scope for the price.

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Nice, crisp 2MOA red dot. Love the 50k battery life, and that it takes 2032 battery. This thing is a tack driver on my 300bk with 8.5 barrel. The only thing I've never tested is how well it works underwater.

Great Aim point killer.

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Great red dot. PA's warranty makes this thing even better.<br><br>Excellent red dot, does everything it should. <br><br>First one came with battery DOA, which means internal short but i swapped the battery and over looked it. come one month later, I'm out of town for a 3 gun competition and found the thing dead again. I called up PA and they over-night'd me a replacement to the place i was staying at. i was able to zero and run it in the competition that weekend. <br><br>Ive since bought several more and only had problems with that one. Bad luck of the draw there, no one is 100% but PA's warranty service makes this thing top of the line.

Amazing!

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I'm very impressed with this sight! It's better than what I expected - the glass is clear and the dot is perfect. So perfect in fact that I'd compare it with my Aimpoint compM4 (optically - I'm in the Army). I was very hesitant about buying this sight (figured it was cheap crap) until an Army buddy told me he has three of these (the one that sells for about $90) and is planning to buy more (he is VERY picky about kit). So I bought this one (for the 50,000 hrs) and attached it to an American Defense Micro Mount - Absolute Cowitness quick release (also sold here). Four solid screws attached it plus a little blue loctite. Clamped it on my AR and it was ready to go! I even "whacked" the sight a few times pretty hard with my hand to see if the sight would break - nope. I am really quite surprised by the quality of this optic, I suppose we'll see in the long run. Buy one, you won't be disappointed! If you are, PA will take it back and make it right. Win, win!

I love this red dot. No need for Eotech and Aimpoint anymore

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I just purchased this red dot and holy hell is it amazing. I opened the box and there was a couple hex tools lint cloth some loctite and the red dot. I turned it on and was in awe. We will be torture testing this and I also will be making a video unboxing because this is truly an amazing red dot for the price. MAKE SURE YOU BUY THE RISER. I DIDNT AND AM ORDERING NOW.

Excellent budget red dot

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This is an excellent red dot for the money. The glass is clear and the dot is very easy to pick up. It remembers the brightness setting when you turn it off and on again which is nice. My Eotech that cost about 3x as much as this one can't even do that. Fits like a glove on AK rifles equipped with a side rail using the RS Regulate 301M and AKML mounts. My first trip to the range I had it dialed-in in no time at all.

Need a mount now.

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Should have included the micro mount with the red dot really can't use it with a AR unless you have the micro mount. I had seen the pictures with the mount did not see anything that indicated it did not come with it I assumed (which is my fault) it came with the red dot. 3 stars because i have not taken it out to the range until my mount comes in but so far so good.

Great Red Dot

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Bought this Red Dot from Primary Arms in front of my Primary Arms magnifier. I also bought the absolute co witness mount. I have the magnifier on a flip to side mount so I can use my iron sights. The absolute co witness mount did not let the magnifier and red dot match up perfectly so I exchanged for the 1/3 co witness. This matches up great. The Red Dot from Primary Arms is great. At higher setting the dot gets a little starry but so does my trijicon. Try the Primary Arms stuff and you can't go wrong.

Nice RD; Dot not truly round

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I use this sight on a target 22 pistol for league shooting. Sighted in the RDS at 50 ft last evening. Was on paper right off but 6" too high and right at the 10:00 o'clock position. Took about 30 rounds before I was convinced the dot was zeroed. Previously had a bushnell TRS 25 that failed but was VERY accurate. The rheostat on my TRS 25 failed after 2 yrs. The dot on this PA RDS got a bit distracting as it did not appear round. Had to keep refreshing my eyes to see if it was me or the sight. Tried it at several brightness settings and abve 5 or 6 clicks on brightness setting star effect is too great for Bullseye shooting IMHO. When shooting at a bullseye the size of a dime the RD shape matters. Will continue to use it to see if I can adjust to the dot shape. Appears very sturdy and well machined. Was very attracted to the battery life and pushbuttons.

Just doesn't hold up on Ak Ultimak

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First one I had lasted about 6 months mounted on my Ak Ultimak rail. Then randomly the rear glass fell off while firing my weapon. Contacted PA and had a replacement in less than a week. I then went to the range to zero the replacement in. 30 rounds down range and then had a random zero shit. Upon attempting to adjust the windage and elevation the screws were very hard to turn to adjust windage and elevation. I am now on my third advanced micro red dot. If this one fails I will not request a replacement. I will request a refund and go another route. While PA customer service has been spot on and been very helpful. I'm really hoping the third time around this works. But do not trust this optic if my life depended on it. I do not suggest running this optic on a Ultimak rail based on my experience.

bad glare in sunlight! 2 dots

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Bought one of these several months ago and just got around to shooting it a couple weeks ago... when the sun hits it you get a bad glare and double dot.. besides that I'm happy with it. Seems to be well made with good adjustments on the brightness settings. The dot is very crisp and clean too. Love it except for the double dot and glare

Pleasantly surprised

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I read a ton of great reviews but a friend of mine had this same RDS and had a horrible red streaking across most of the sight. Decided to take a gamble and it paid off. Mine is crystal clear with a crisp dot. Took it to the range and it was rock solid through about 250 rounds.

Pleasantly surprised

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I read a ton of great reviews but a friend of mine had this same RDS and had a horrible red streaking across most of the sight. Decided to take a gamble and it paid off. Mine is crystal clear with a crisp dot. Took it to the range and it was rock solid through about 250 rounds.

Nice red dot.

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First of all I like the customer service they listen to you and solved my issue quickly. Made online purchase and picked up at store. I will be returning for future purchases. Thank you Primary Arms!

1 year old

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I bought mine over a year ago. Mounted it to my 10.5" sbr with an American Defense Mount and set the brightness to 5. I haven't turned it off over the last year and have trained with it for the last year. It hasn't died or let me down yet. Over all very happy. I did put a fresh battery in at the 12 month mark but I do that with my Aimpoint pro too.

pretty good red dot

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I mounted this on my AK have been to the range 2 times with it was a little skeptical at first since when I wasn't able to get it zeroed in but it was the rail that was giving me a problem a little loctite and problem solved . Put about 600 rounds down range and no mess ups yet held the zero perfect was hitting bulls-eye at 50 yards. I like it so much I'm going to buy another to give to my women so she can shoot her AR. No complaints from me.

pretty good red dot

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I mounted this on my AK have been to the range 2 times with it was a little skeptical at first since when I wasn't able to get it zeroed in but it was the rail that was giving me a problem a little loctite and problem solved . Put about 600 rounds down range and no mess ups yet held the zero perfect was hitting bulls-eye at 50 yards. I like it so much I'm going to buy another to give to my women so she can shoot her AR. No complaints from me.

Budget Red dot look no further

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I purchased the red dot around Aug 15 turned it on and have not shut it off since. I have not had any problems with the red dot turning off at all. I had taken it to a 4 day rifle class in Oct at Valor Ridge and put about 2k rounds thu it and no hiccups and we had pretty crappy weather it rained for about 3 of the 4 days. It performed flawlessly. I borrowed it to a friend for another rifle class we attended and had trouble taking it off. I had too much Loctite on it and had to beat it off it flung across the room and landed on the concrete and was still running like a top. I have about 3.5k rounds thu it now and still not had any issues.

Budget Red dot look no further

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I purchased the red dot around Aug 15 turned it on and have not shut it off since. I have not had any problems with the red dot turning off at all. I had taken it to a 4 day rifle class in Oct at Valor Ridge and put about 2k rounds thu it and no hiccups and we had pretty crappy weather it rained for about 3 of the 4 days. It performed flawlessly. I borrowed it to a friend for another rifle class we attended and had trouble taking it off. I had too much Loctite on it and had to beat it off it flung across the room and landed on the concrete and was still running like a top. I have about 3.5k rounds thu it now and still not had any issues.

PA Micro

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Bought it because I heard great things about it. I liked the size weight and profile but wish the brightness adjustment weren't buttons. The buttons on mine broke so you couldn't not turn it on or change the brightness but PA replaced it immediately. I decided to sell the replacement rather than keep it.

Loved a friends ADS - will buy as soon as a 4 MOA is offered!

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The jury is still out

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Mine failed during its very first use. After about 100 rounds it just stopped working. These things happen so I'm going through the process of replacing it and hoping the next one holds up over time. For the short time it was working the reticle was good enough and I had no complaints.