Video: Larry Vickers Tests Aimpoint Red Dot That Survived House Fire
OutdoorHub Reporters 01.11.16
Your average red dot sight can survive temperature swings in normal environments, but this Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic (PRO) survived a house fire.
We first reported on the story of a house fire that destroyed almost all of a family’s possessions except for a PRO mounted on a rifle. The fire even rendered the gun inoperable, but in a testament to the ruggedness of Aimpoint products, the sight survived with only minor damage. After the fire the homeowner sent his sight back to the manufacturer and they sent him a new one at no cost.
Aimpoint held on to that sight long enough for Larry Vickers to test it out on a new rifle. After cleaning off some of the soot and ash, the PRO functioned almost flawlessly on the range. The only issue Larry had with the sight was a slight haze in the lenses, but it did not have a major impact on his shooting.
Overall this is a very impressive test, and we can see why the folks over at Aimpoint are proud of their work. You can read our review of the Aimpoint PRO here.