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Top 6 Best EOTech Sights for AR15 In 2020 Reviews

Today we’re reviewing EOTech sights for your hunting, range or law enforce-ment rifle. EOTech has a name in the industry that is respected and diversified. We found several sights in various configurations, so let’s find the one that is right for you!!

Best EOTech Sights for AR15
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Here’s a quick look at what we’re covering today:

Top 6 Best EOTech Sights for AR15 On The Market 2020 Reviews

Product BatteryNight VisionPrice
HHS ILithium diskYes Check Price
EXPS 3 / BlackLithium diskYes Check Price
EXPS 3 / TanLithium diskYes Check Price
XPS 2Lithium diskNo Check Price
512 TacticalAANo Check Price
XPS MilitaryLithium diskYes Check Price

1 HHS I Holographic Hybrid Sight

The HHS I has a lot to offer all shooters; here’s why. This sight has capabilities from close to mid-range targets. That makes the HHS I a solution provider for engaging threats in close-quarter combat conditions, then quickly transitions to a 600-meter targeting or surveillance tool. The HHS I has a side-mount switch that gives the shooter fast disengagement of the G33 magnifier.

The sturdy night vision compatible setup offers the user wide field performance in very low-light situations. The HHS I quick detach lever fits the 1” Weaver and MIL-STD 1913 adjustable rail attachments.

The HHS I weighs in at 22 oz. and it water-resistant to 33 ft.  There are a total of 30 brightness settings, and 10 of those are for night vision.  The HHS I is powered by one lithium battery, offering 600 continuous hours of operation at normal temperature environments.  Fixed magnification is at 3X; fog resistant internal optics are included.

HHS I Holographic Hybrid Sight
Our rating:4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Pros
  • Night Vision capable
  • Quick transition from close to medium range
  • Quick mount detach lever
  • 10-year limited warranty
Cons
  • Heavier weight at 22 oz.
 

2 EXPS3 Holographic Weapon Sight

The EOTech HWS sights are some of the fastest and most reliable sighting systems in the world. That’s not all; these sights are consistently found on elite law-enforcement and special-operations weapons in the USA. The non-reflective window and metal-coated surfaces are designed for day or night operations and ensure your location is never compromised.

The EXPS3 holographic ring and dot do not expand with magnification; a nice improvement over red dot sights. Pinpoint precision is a result of this updated technology that offers accuracy at any range.

This HWS has 20 manual daylight settings and 10 optional settings for night vision use. The auto battery check indicator flashes when the battery gets low. There’s also an auto shutdown to save battery life; the user can select 4 or 8 hours.

The EXPS3 contains internally fog-resistant optics and anti-reflective coating on all external surfaces. The front and rear window material are both glass. EOTech HWS also offers a 10-year limited warranty as part of their prestige program.

EXPS3 Holographic Weapon Sight
Our rating:3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

Pros
  • Night vision capable
  • Side button operation
  • 2 oz weight
  • Available in black or tan
Cons
  • Be cautious; imitations are available

3 EOTech EXPS3 Holographic Weapon Sight

The EOTech HWS sights are some of the fastest and most reliable sighting systems in the world. Does that matter? Yes!! These sights are consistently found on elite law-enforcement and special-operations weapons in the USA. The non-reflective window and metal-coated surfaces are designed for day or night operations and ensure your location is never compromised.

This is a similar sight to the EOTech mentioned above. Here, we have a sight in all black verses the tan model previously mentioned. The quick detach mount, the side button operation are found here as well.

The EXPS3 offers unlimited eye relief, internally fog-resistant optics and auto shutdown to persevere battery life.

If tan or black sights are needed to finish out your rifle, you have two great choices here in the EXPS3.

EOTech EXPS3 Holographic Weapon Sight
Our rating:3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

Pros
  • Night vision capable
  • Side button operation
  • 2 oz weight
  • Available in black or tan
Cons
  • Watch out for cheaper imitations

4 EOTECH XPS2 Holographic Weapon Sight

The XPS2 is a smaller, shorter version holographic sight from EOTech. It is not available for night vison. The XPS2 has the size and weight for hunters and law enforcement officers to carry with ease. Here’s why.

Weighing in a 9 oz., you’ll hardly notice it’s there. The XPS2 is water resistant to 10 ft., including a 600-hour battery life under normal operations conditions. Mounts are the same with most EOTech sights, either 1” Weaver or MIL-STD-1913 rail, a nice feature for future upgrades.

Another note to keep in mind; this is not a long-range sight like the EXPS3. The XPS2 is really good from 50 yards in.  The XPS2 also has the operational buttons on the rear, instead of the side. This is fine if you have no other gear on your top-rail. The higher priced EOTech’s have their buttons on the side to allow for night operations equipment.

The XPS2 has a 20-minute auto-off feature to preserve battery life. A single lithium battery configuration leaves more space on the rail for iron sights or other magnifiers.

EOTECH XPS2 Holographic Weapon Sight
Our rating:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

Pros
  • Lower price point
  • ECOTech name
  • Small size
Cons
  • Not capable for night vision

5 EOTech 512.A65 Tactical HOLOgraphic Weapon Sight

EOTech’s most popular holographic weapons sight, the Model 512 is perfect for people who want the best in close-quarters-combat speed and versatility, but don’t need night vision. The holographic sight improves target acquisition, improves accuracy, and increases control in every shooting environment.

The EOTech 512 is built to last, with an aluminum hood assembly and knobbed, tool-free mounting bolt. This model moves away from the disc type lithium battery, to the .5-volt AA batteries (lithium or alkaline).

Also included is unlimited eye relief and 20 brightness settings. The Model 512 is compatible with 1-inch Picatinny or Weaver rails. The 1” Picatinny rails are different from previously reviewed models, but the Weaver stays the same.

EOTech 512.A65 Tactical HOLOgraphic Weapon Sight
Our rating:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Pros
  • Holography graphic
  • 9 oz. weight
  • Adjustable brightness range
Cons
  • Not capable for night vision
  • AA batteries

6 EOTech XPS3 Military Holosight

EOTECH Military XPS 3 HoloSight is the shortest model yet from EOTECH, with a base that only requires only 2 3/4 inches of rail space compared to the 4-inch N battery sights. Smaller than previous models, the EOTech Military XPS runs on a single 123 lithium battery.

The XPS3 sight is smaller, lighter and always fast. With the new single battery configuration, the EOTech Military Red Dot XPS allows more rail space than ever, leaving more room for rear iron sights or a night vision mount, a nice feature found in several EOTech sights. Why does that matter?

Weighing in at 9 oz. The XPS3 Military has a battery life of 600 hours. Night vision capability and water resistant to 30 ft. makes this an excellent sight for all conditions.

EOTech XPS3 Military Holosight
Our rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Pros
  • Night vision capability
  • Side button operation
  • 9 oz. weight
Cons
  • Beware of imitations

EOTech Sights for AR15 Buyer’s Guide

EOTech Sights for AR15 Buyer's Guide

Reputation

EOTech has a trusted name among military, police and civilian consumers. They have the tools you need to get the job done with confidence and satisfaction. When you’re looking for quality gear to add to your rifle, always go with a trusted name. EOTech is a name you can trust for all your sighting needs.

Features

EOTech offers features for the professional and weekend warriors alike. Whatever your need, you can trust a name such as EOTech. Holographic’s, tactical lights, thermal and night vision; always go with a trusted name. Do some research and comparisons. Determine exactly what you need and choose the best option for your needs. Keep in mind:

  • Holographics
  • Night vision
  • Mountings
  • Battery life
  • Ease of use

Weight

Weight s an important feature. Today’s review saw sights ranging from 22 oz. down to 9 oz.  That’s a big difference is gear you carry around. Plus, if you add on other needed items, total weight goes up more.  The lighter total weight will be easier to carry and use. The lighter-weight sights almost always give you more room to add other needed items to get the job down right.

Size

Size usually goes hand-in-hand with weight. A smaller sight that has the features you need will usually weigh less. Don’t shortchange yourself for just size or weight. Find the sights you need with the features you want, then look at weights and sizes. We’ve given you some great choices in the EOTech review today.

Conclusion

We’ve looked at some really nice sights from EOTech today. There is something here for everyone’s needs. Looking back over these great choices, I’m picking the EOTech XPS2. It’s lightweight, small in size and has great battery life. The only missing feature is night vision capability, but since I’m not full-time law enforce-ment, rarely would I need it.  I think it’s a great match for consumers with a lot of nice features included. With these features and ease of use for the XPS2, you’ll like what you get; pick one up today and give it a try!

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