EOTECH EFLX red dot reflex sight
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Lots of gun owners think EOTECH’s holographic sights are red dots. They aren’t. They’re holographic sights which are a very different animal (see this post for the details). But SHOT Show saw EOTECH announce their first actual red dot, the new EFLX Mini Reflex Sight (MRS).

EOTECH EFLX red dot reflex sight
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It’s got a lot going for it. The new EFLX (pronounced e-flex) is built with the Leupold DeltaPoint footprint will have a 3 MOA or 6 MOA dot. The EFLX on display has a large window (similar to the DeltaPoint or ROMEO1PRO) with excellent edge-to-edge clarity and the 6 MOA dot was perfectly crisp and clear.

EOTECH EFLX red dot reflex sight
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The EFLX Mini Reflex Sight has an aluminum housing and is watertight to 10 meters so it’s likely to stand up to anything you’ll ever do to it. You get eight brightness settings (it’s night vision compatible) and you’ll get 20,000 to 25,000 hours of battery life (depending on dot size) on a 2032. The EFLX weights 1.4 oz.

EOTECH EFLX red dot reflex sight
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Maybe most noteworthy is the price. The EFLX is assembled in the USA and will have an MSRP of $389 which means it will probably retail in the $300-$325 neighborhood. That’s a neighborhood a lot of gun owners can afford for what looks like a tough, full-function pistol red dot sight. They EFLX is expected to hit stores in the second quarter of 2022.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. They need first to concentrate on what they already sell to be bright enough. The VUDU line at it’s brightest settings is everyone’s glorified DIM setting IMHO. Lots of critiques on those in the past.

  2. So it’s not a holographic, not an enclosed emitter, and it doesn’t even have the donut of death reticle.
    I can close my eyes and order anything from Holosun and it’s guaranteed to have more features. I don’t like the Chicoms either, but they do outperform this on every metric. You gotta do better than just slap a made in USA sticker on there.

    • What I like about them is the use of AA or “N” batteries and ease of changing them out. Holosun makes nice red dots but the battery trays and their tiny screws are ridiculous. If Holosun used the same type batteries as does Eotech but without the battery trays they would be a better option.

      • Did you read the article? This sight uses a 2032 battery just like so many Holosuns and others. So it uses the same sort of battery trays as everyone else except Trijicon who insist you have to remove and re zero the sight to change the battery. Also worth mentioning is that Eotech has garbage battery life with most of their sights so Holosun wins in that regard as well.

        • No it doesn’t win anything. Did you read what I wrote?

          Until Holosun builds in the USA, gets rid of it’s useless battery tray with screws you lose the first time they drop and goes to regular AA or AAA batteries I’m not going to even consider them. I have two Trijicon red dots and I’ve never had to re-zero anything just because I changed a battery. You either have a screwed-up model or don’t know what you’re doing. Same with the EoTech models. When you install the batteries they’re dimpled with the battery cap. If you pull them out you need to reference mark them to put them back in the same way or install new batteries. Either way the Trijicon and Eotech models are USA-made, easy to operate, use batteries I can find anywhere, and so far have lasted all these years since new. Same can be said for AIMPOINT although those are made in Europe (but not some CCP sweatshop).

  3. Its about time EoTech dipped their toe in the Red Dot line. Now they need to do one for rifle.

    I had one of their holographic sights years ago, I really liked it. But overall I like a red dot better on a rifle.

  4. Looks like a solid competitor for the RMR with the added feature of not needing to remove it for battery swaps.

    Especially because it’s one that can be considered instead of the Chinesium holosuns.

  5. I’m glad they didn’t build up to this because I find it underwhelming. Decade old design, open emitter, and just a dot. I like the top load battery, but it’s also been done. Will it hold zero between hot summers and cold winters? I look forward to Sage Dynamics putting one through his test process.

  6. Im sure eotech is a great product but i guess i am one of those “Ill stick with my…” guys. I spend half that on Sig Romeos and they function flawlessly on my ARs. And my little Burris FFIii is lethal on turkey. I have one highend, a Leupold DP on my Glockzilla long slide, amd its nice, but if the idea is to hit what I’m aiming at, $200-&250 does the job.

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