Average Simmons Review (based on 6 reviews)
Verified Buyer Reviewed by John from Central PA on Saturday, November 29, 2014Was looking for a fair little scope for my Ruger 10/22 and this seems to fit the bill. Solidly put together, easy to pick up dot.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Treeslinger from Maryland on Wednesday, April 9, 2014Seems to be well made but time will tell. Only giving 4 stars until it passes the test of time.
Nice clear optics and works fine close which is good for bow hunting.
Reviewed by Brett from Seattle, WA on Tuesday, October 1, 2013Although I usually purchase expensive, first-quality optics (I own Leupold, Nightforce, Steiner, Aimpoint, Eotech, and Swarovski), I am alive to the fact that not every application requires world-class glass, nor can I afford or justify that expense in every instance. So, when Meade Optics purchased Simmons a few years ago, I was hopeful that we would see improved quality in Simmons products. Simmons products suffered a fall-off in quality in the 1990s and early 2000s but under Meade ownership, I am happy to report that we can once again count on Simmons to provide affordable, mid-quality optics.
I purchased a Simmons 1x20 Compact Red Dot Scope and installed it on a 12 gauge Remington 870 Tactical shotgun. After 100 rounds, at 25 yards the sight continues to hold true. What more could a person want than a product that functions in-line with expectations? Clearly, this sight is not intended for hard, tactical use, nor can it offer the level of precision of its $500-$1000 counterparts, but it works fine on top of a home defense shotgun.
At this price-point, the unit is nicely finished, the adjustments are reasonably crisp, and light intensity adjustments work fine, as do the windage and elevation adjustments. However, because I have only needed it to be as accurate as required for buckshot, I can't speak to its MOA accuracy. However, I would think that as long as the user isn't expecting the results of a $500-$1000 optic, they should be pleased.
Conclusion: Buyer needs to have reasonable expectations. This is not a first-quality optic. However, I would recommend this unit to a friend looking for a well made, functional, light-duty red dot site. I would buy again.
Note: this is a low-profile factory mount. Depending on what you install it on, you may need to use a riser.
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