Falke LE Gen II Red Dot Sight Torture Test [VIDEO]

Falke LE Gen II courtesy LowReady Media red dot reflex sight

Falke LE Gen II courtesy LowReady Media

We didn’t have a chance to check out German optics maker Falke’s line of scopes and reflex sights,  when they made an appearance at SHOT last year. But we got an email from Moritz, proprietor of the Germany-based YouTube channel LowReady Media who told us that he was asked by Falke to review their latest reflex sight, the Falke LE Gen II.

Falke will be launching their new sight for the American market next week at SHOT. Moritz says that the manufacturer asked him to do a no-BS torture test to see what it would take to break their new sight. And test it he did.

Moritz beat the ever-living hell out of the Falke LE Gen II in an impressively produced video (complete with smoke machine!), above. The sight in the video takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’. The video is worth a look.

Note the EOTech-style “speed ring” reticle. Note also that Falke produces a couple of EOTech-like flip-up magnifiers to go with their reflex sights. We understand that Falke’s optics are made in Asia with close Teutonic supervision.

We don’t have specs or a price for the new unit yet, but their Falke LE Gen I red dot is selling for the equivalent of just over $300 in Europe. We’ll try to track them down at SHOT next week and check one out in person.

comments

  1. avatar Lost Down South says:

    I think I saw a guy do that with a cheap Chinese knockoff unit.

    The outcome was different.

  2. avatar Shire-man says:

    Would increase the futuristic factor of the CX4 exponentially. Watch out for time cops.

  3. avatar Madcapp says:

    Low ready media is…a strange f/n channel. Its way overproduced to say the least. Imagine Mike Myers skit from SNL “Sprockets” being done seriously by real Germans, then when youtube came of age, the Sprockets crew transitioned to YouTube. Here’s a Sprockets clip for the millennials who don’t know what I’m talking about because they believe history began the day they were born… https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9p5ey

  4. avatar Yarbles says:

    Looks like a holographic sight like an EOTech as opposed to a red dot like the Aimpoint.

  5. avatar Joel IV says:

    Did anyone else read that at “fake” Le Gen II Red Dot?

    1. avatar Alex Waits says:

      Yes, had to do a double take.

    2. avatar Nigel the expat says:

      Yes, several times. I finally paged into the article and saw the writing on the hood of the sight and it clicked. Heh.

  6. avatar jros says:

    its designed like the rmr style red dot right? not size but open layout as opposed to closed.

    wouldn’t you have the same issues if a drop of water got on the LED?

    1. avatar doesky2 says:

      From their own literature your concern may be valid.

      “The coated LED lens is similar to the sapphire glass used in high-grade Swiss watches. The lens fits flush to the housing for easy cleaning. This makes it easy to wipe away dirt or raindrops in mere factions of a second, even with gloves.”

  7. avatar little horn says:

    those shots are too close to try to show its still holding a zero

    1. True. I had the same thought. But I think the real headline here is that the sight survived that kind of abuse.

  8. avatar John M Stackhouse says:

    Impressive tests! Great presentation.

  9. avatar ColdMWOH says:

    $549, the North American distributor is Blue Line, INC. out of Canada. Did a little snooping on their website and it lead me to BL.

    http://blsolutions.ca/falke-le-gen-2-red-dot-optic/

  10. avatar John Haley says:

    Would have been an interesting sight if really below $500. Apparently, per the link above, it’s not. Maybe it was, but I’m guessing they watched the video and . . ..

    1. avatar Damcowboy says:

      Pretty sure thats CDN dollar pricing. Wont be near that in the US market

      1. avatar ColdMWOH says:

        Still over $500 if it is CDN dollars but nothing indicated it was just CDN dollars, so…..

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