U Jelly Of An Unnecessary Red Dot Cover?

Strike Industries says this Jelly Fish is “almost a necessity”:

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Considering Trijicon makes some of the toughest weapon sights in the world which even our military uses, I find it hard to wrap my head around an extraneous cover being “almost a necessity”.   You can see the dot through it if you choose to shoot with the cover on, and it also has a lanyard hole for quick detachment, and finger grip if you want to rip it off quickly.

Lets not get it twisted though, this cover is basically just to protect the lens of the sight if your operating in really inclement operational environments where you might otherwise need to wipe the sight off before use.  According to the FAQ link on the Trijicon RMR page, the sight is completely waterproof to 66ft (20 m), so that basically throws concern out the window for anything except if you’re worried about getting scratches on this $440-$600 sight.  Do real operators worry about scratches?  No, they wear those as a badge of honor on their operating equipment.  If you’re worried about scratches effecting the resale value of a sight you’re probably not operator enough to even own, then you probably should pick one up for $12.95 on the Strike Industries website.  Look yourself in the mirror when you put it on though, and admit defeat.  

Next up, a custom molded shoot through jelly full Glock cover?  A jelly Deagle brand Deagle cover?  I hope so.

Thoughts?

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Jester March 25, 2013 at 12:45 am

Those RMR’s are so freaking tough. Seems extremely unnecessary.

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Nano March 25, 2013 at 01:02 am

“Look yourself in the mirror when you put it on though, and admit defeat.” HAHA!! Comic gold.

Jester is right; extremely unnecessary. I am betting these will fly off the shelves though. Most gun owners aren’t shooters. They refer to 1000 rounds through a Glock as a “high round count.”

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Sendarius March 25, 2013 at 07:31 am

I know what I call 1000 rounds through my guns – a good weekend.

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Dan March 25, 2013 at 08:04 am

Just traded for a glock 17 gen 3 “with 500-1000 rounds through it” – i.e., a new glock.

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matthew james March 25, 2013 at 02:10 am

mad jelly

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G. March 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

More bullshit solution-accessories looking for a problem.

I laugh at the people who buy their shock buffers. Snake oil.

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SittingDown March 25, 2013 at 11:53 am

This is a lot like that rubberized cover for the Aimpoint Micro. LOL

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Les March 25, 2013 at 01:04 pm

I’ve heard that snow or mud can occlude the lens if dropped…

I think that is why Safariland has a hooded holster for RMR/deltapoint equipped guns: http://pistol-training.com/archives/5145

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Nyanman March 25, 2013 at 04:55 pm

So, it’s a condom for your sight.

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Wolf March 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I wanna chew on it.

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AKFTW March 26, 2013 at 02:35 am

Strike Industries- home of Glock recoil buffers and other useless shit.

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Mark DeNeault June 3, 2013 at 02:37 pm

I just saw and advertisement for the jellyfish cover. I have two trijicon dual role RMR dot sights. The only thing I would want to protect is the light collecting area on the top and sides of the sight. According to Strike, this cover will not fit the RMR dual role no battery dot sight. Do my sights need protection?
Mark.

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Full Assault October 2, 2014 at 08:15 pm

Had a rmr on an AK took it to one tactical shoot ended up rubbing my thumb on the len and scratches it to the point it obscured the sight picture im certain light conditions. Ended up dumping it and going back to the t1. If I ever go with a rmr again this is first thing on my list.

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j.stevens April 19, 2016 at 09:39 am

It seems unnecessary until you have to pay $164 — like I just did — to have your lens replaced (scratched all to sh__) by Trijicon. It’s a cheap investment to have your lens coatings protected from dust, scratches, etc.

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