The Bushnell First Strike is definitely small. It’s less than 5cm`s. It’s about 3.2cm wide, and it’s about 3.8cm tall. It weighs a mere 60 grams with the protective hood and the battery installed. Since the First Strike is designed to mount on any Picatinny rail, and it is shock proof, even mounting on this light on a pistols slide would not be a problem. The First Strike’s red dot is 5 MOA. This makes it easy to pick up the dot in the lens, and it’s not so large as to hinder shooting at long distance.
Bushnell First Strike Red Dot Sight
BUSHNELL FIRST STRIKE SIZE AND WEIGHT
ADJUSTMENTS ON THE BUSHNELL FIRST STRIKE
Adjusting the windage and elevation to move the point of impact, is easy. The First Strike comes with an allen key that is flat on one end, to do this. Even though the setting indicators are at 6 MOA, the actual adjustment is non-clicking, giving you complete flexibility to fine-tune the point of impact. The total range of adjustment is 240 MOA.
COATED LENSES AND RED DOT BRIGHTNESS
The one power lens on the First Strike is slightly under 1 inch wide, by 3/4 inch tall. The lens is single layer, so it can’t fog up on the inside. It is multi-coated to minimize or eliminate glare and reflection. Plus, the First Strike is waterproof to protect the internal components. The First Strike reflex red dot does not have an on-off switch. Power for the battery to the LED is controlled by a photo cell in the front. When the protective hood is installed, this blocks the light to the photo shell, and the power is almost completely cut off to the LED. When the hood is removed, the amount of light picked up by the photo shell, automatically emulates the brightness of the LED. In low light, the red dot becomes dimmer, so the view through the lens is not obscured. In bright light, the red dot is brighter, making it easy to see.
BATTERY LIFE OF THE BUSHNELL FIRST STRIKE
This low power consumption design gives the First Strike an extended battery life, measured in days, not hours. Bushnell estimates a new, fresh battery will continuously power the LED for just under two days in bright light, 25 days in room light, and nearly 15 months with the photo shell covered.
It is well suited for mounting on any AR platform rifle, pistol or a tactical shotgun. The First Strike comes with a hex wrench for the mounting. You get the hex wrench for the battery compartment access and site adjustment, a cleaning cloth, an instruction manual, a protective cover, and a battery that’s already installed.
BUSHNELL FIRST STRIKE RED DOT SPECS
For handguns, shotguns or rifles, this compact model comes fully waterproof and shockproof, with self-regulating brightness. Integrated mount included.
- 5 MOA
- Matte finish
- Multi-coated optics
- Self regulating brightness
- Integrated mount
- 100% waterproof/fogproof/shockproof construction
- CR2032 battery