Firefield Impact Mini Reflex Sight

Firefield

Firefield is selling a new miniature reflex sight that is weather resistant and affordably priced. Called the Impact Mini Reflext Sight, this unit is a 1x optic with a 5 MOA reticle. According to the company, the reticle can be adjusted to one of five different brightness settings.

Firefield constructed the body of 6061-T6 aluminum and claims the unit is shockproof. The sight has an IP55 weather resistance rating. IP ratings are levels of intrusion protection with the first number indicating solid particle protection and the second number referring to water penetration. In this case, the IP55 rating indicates that the unit is “dust protected” and resists spraying of water from jets.

A single CR1632 battery will operate the unit for about 40 hours. The sight mounts onto Weaver or Picatinny rails and comes with both low profile and co-witness height mounts. A 45˚ mount is also included to be used as an alternate to a magnifying optic that would be mounted in the 12 o’clock position. The unit weighs about one ounce. Even with all of the mounts, the sight has a suggested retail price of only $59.99.

Firefield recently added an Impulse 1×30 red dot sight with an integral laser to its line of budget optics. Click here for more information on that one.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Vhyrus

    I had a firefield green pistol laser for a short time. I ended up returning it due to ergonomics issues but the piece itself worked well and seemed decently made. I might have to give this a try.

    • MrBrassporkchop

      For $60, can’t hurt.

  • JT303

    Compact optics do seem to be the way things are going. The small footprint seems to be what lots of people want. Get decent quality for the right price and it’s set to fall off the shelves.

  • Sunshine_Shooter

    For $60 I’ll give it a shot.

    • Porty1119

      I have to agree with you there…

  • Harambe

    Looks like a good candidate for a .22 pistol.

    • iksnilol

      5 MOA dot on a .22 pistol (which is usually intended for precision)? 😮

      Protip, the guys who shot you wouldn’t agree with you in regards to optics choices. And since they actually hit you, I’d assume they knew what they were doing.

      • Harambe

        lol wut

        • iksnilol

          Is it not thee, oh mighty Harambe?

  • thedonn007

    I will buy one for my 22/45. It needs a riser in that picture though.

    • Risky

      If you go to the website they do sell it with a cowitness riser mount included… no idea why it wasn’t pictured on this one.

  • DanGoodShot

    I often wondered if I’d like a sight on my vp9 but didn’t want to spend the money just to find out I didn’t care for it. This with a cheap rear sight mount I found why not try it.

  • Forest King

    This isn’t exactly a complaint, but it kind of is…

    So to start with, I don’t mind when TFB posts product announcements like this, in fact there have actually been times when a post like this turned me on to a new product that I didn’t know about and even led me to a purchase. (most recently Indian Creek Designs Blast Forwarding Device, which I probably would never have discovered otherwise)

    That being said, I do wish that post like this would include a little more opinion or critique from the writers here at TFB. As it stands this is just an advertisement with a spec sheet. Perhaps in the future the writers could link to a review, or better yet, do their own review to go along with the product, or if nothing else provide just a little more personal commentary on items like this.

    As this stands this is an infomercial.

    I love TFB, you guys do great stuff, and represent the firearms world in a really well rounded and balanced way that a lot of other blogs fail to achieve. So I don’t want to come off as trying to tell you guys how to write. Instead, I’m just offering a bit of friendly critique.

    • iksnilol

      Nah, infomercials are more entertaining due to having people failing basic things in impossible ways.

      An infomercial for a scope would be like somebody struggling with the turrets which results in the gun kabooming.

  • Firefield ain’t exactly the Nokia of rifle optics, but sixty bucks is a helluva price point.

  • Marcus D.

    Reflex technology has been around for what, 70 years now, and microelectronics since the sixties, yet most units cost many hundreds of dollars, like the $500 Meopta MeoRed. I never really understood why. The only downside with this unit is an abysmal lack of runtime, and probably the lack of an auto shut off. Other than that, how do these compare?

    • mig1nc

      I agree, but I wonder if it could take the beating of a pistol slide like the others can? I guess for $60 it might be worth trying to see. Worst case, put it on a airsoft gun for training.

  • survivor50

    ” a 1x optic with a 5 MOA reticle…”
    Gee… and I was looking for a 1X optic with a ” 15 ” MOA reticle… Just to cover EVERYTHING !!!

  • The Brigadier

    Just went to their site using the site link in the story and the product has been removed with no explanation. I wonder if some problem cropped up for it to be removed?

  • AD

    The price is nice but irrelevant if it doesn’t hold up in use. I would love to read a review that puts this thing through some abuse; perhaps a fair comparison with a pricier competitor (both run for the same high round count on the same high-recoiling gun, that sort of thing). Any chance of this happening TFB?

  • Simon Boyle

    40 hours run time? Bit poor given the competition.