Larry Vickers Debunks The Red Dots For Only Short Range Myth

With an Aimpoint red dot:

haha the best part of this is the way Larry was hovering his sunglasses off his nose at the beginning, and secondly his adlibs.  YEEEEEAAAHHHHH”, “DAMN SKIPPY”, “THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKIN BOUT”,  “YEAAAAAAAH.  GOIN’ TO SIX DAWG”.


I really thought he would shit a brick when he hit at 600 yards, but he didn’t.

Christian-Bale-Pointing-Meme5:24 – “Obviously the LAV can still get it done”. haha this guy.

Thoughts?  Do you run just a red dot, a red dot with flip out magnification, or a low power scope on your battle rifle?



Grindstone July 9, 2014 at 09:20 am

You can just tell Walt is cringing so hard.


pointblank4445 July 9, 2014 at 11:05 am

To be fair, Walt deserves a good deal of credit for spotting and getting Larry on target. A good spotter is worth his weight in gold.


MrMaigo July 10, 2014 at 10:02 am

Yeah, he could have sights made out of paper clips and make the same shots.


TheBear July 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm

How was the long range red dot ever a “myth”?

In the 82nd we used our M68 to qual out to 300 meters and on all long range training too… without magnification.

People need to stop believing the crap in paper mags that are just trying to sell their sponsors’ products.


blehtastic July 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm

You can hit a long distance target with a red dot, but you can’t tell you hit it. I use a 2-7 scope so that if I go to the range by myself I can see where I’m hitting.


pod July 11, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Agreed. A friend and had this discussion at the range a few weeks ago. Both our rifles have bog-standard EOTech 512s with no magnification.

Ranges should stock cheap plastic toy spotting scopes for those who don’t bring their own. They just need to be good enough to see if you are hitting the right thing. I remember when I was a kid they had toy plastic binoculars that could do 4x or whatever. Some outfit in China could churn out little plastic 8x scopes for next to nothing.


Nobody July 9, 2014 at 05:19 pm

Iron sights AK-74 with 1978 prod mil surp ammo, with iron sights at 608 yards @ a 12”x12” cluster of 9 clay pigeons.


Ross July 9, 2014 at 05:28 pm

The short and sweet (14.5″) carries an Aimpoint. It’s taller brother (18″) has a 1-4. When I get around to building a bolt action I’ll probably do something fun like a 10-24 power.

I don’t have anywhere to shoot past 100 on a regular basis and live in a wooded suburban area. I think I’m ok without having capabilities to 600. Unless I get in a gunfight on the interstate and happen to have a rifle in my trunk and need to suppress/neutralize threats a third of a mile down the road.


Eric July 9, 2014 at 06:43 pm

I guess you get excited about an Aimpoint when Aimpoint is you’re sponsor?


AK™ July 10, 2014 at 07:09 am

I go full tactical mall ninja oper8er (like Instructor 0) and mount all 3 to my AR.
I have a 1-4x scope on the top,on the 45° offset,I have my EoPoint and on my 90° offset,a set of Magpul brand Magpul BUIS.
Instead of a bipod on the front,I have a modified wheelbarrow tire frame that has a QD socket for a Segway brand Segway.

/s *obviously*

In reality: I run a red dot with BUIS folded down.


Ryan July 10, 2014 at 10:50 pm

We need more tactical Segway shit.


Billy Bob July 14, 2014 at 09:10 am

It’s interesting that Vickers doesn’t know how to employ a sling.



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