There exists a space in the red dot world for hobby grade optics. I can’t afford, nor do I want to purchase Aimpoints and Eotechs for every gun I have. At the same time, I don’t want a piece of crap 30 dollar optic from Amazon.
I have some guns that are just goofy in general. I built one gun from what was essentially spare parts and an 80 percent lower and it’s the goofiest gun I own. It has a 7.5-inch barrel, a weird tubular handguard, a Troy Claymore muzzle device, and an El Cheapo upper. It’s not a serious gun so it doesn’t need a go to war optic. This is why optics like the SPOT Scope CPR exist.
The SPOT Scope CPR – Use and Abuse It.
This little red dot comes from Korea and is priced to move, but at the same time, it’s not going to lose zero when the wind blows. The SPOT Scope CPR exists in a realm that you can comfortably equip your rifles for plinking, competition, and even home-defense without having to invest in an optic designed for Fallujah.
The SPOT Scope CPR, or Compact Pro Red dot scope, is a 30mm compact red dot scope. It comes with an integral mount that allows for an absolute co-witness with AR height sights.
The SPOT Scope is a rugged red dot that is fully submersible up to 3 meters, it’s shock and waterproof and designed to be simple to use. It comes with 11 different brightness settings and will last up to one year on the moderate settings.
The 11 brightness settings allow you to transition easily between both low light indoor use, as well as the full bore brightness levels of noon in Florida. The red dot is 2 MOA in size and is impressive in terms of how sharp it is.
Even when you increase the brightness to the maximum level the dot stays quite sharp and consistent. There is very little washout of the dot and it stays inside that 2 MOA size well. The dot is easy to pick up on and you can comfortably use it for a long period of time.
The 30 MOA objective lens seemingly places it inside the full-size red dot realm, but it weighs only 5.6 ounces and is 3.74 inches long overall.
Mounted and Ready
On my aforementioned goofy AR pistol, this optic is a natural fit. I don’t run irons on the gun, so I wanted a quality red dot I could really depend on when I hit the range. The SPOT Scope CPR is more expensive than the cheapo optics you can find on websites like Wish, but it’s still affordable.
Beyond that, it’s also something you can use over and over without breaking it. I haven’t had to baby it in any way.
It can be tossed around and it won’t lose zero, it won’t break when used roughly. The SPOT Scope CPR is remarkably clear and has just a slight bluish tint to it. The image through the optic is sharp and clear, and the included mount is tough and holds well onto your rifle.
It’s completely in spec ensuring it’s easy to latch down and to ensure you won’t have issues due to the optic moving ever so slightly while firing.
The little things are also a big deal to me. It comes with removable lens covers that I appreciate, as well as a well-made box with custom cut foam, an included battery, lens cloth, and Allen key. The adjustment dial is a simple wheel with a textured grip. This adjustment dial doesn’t rotate smoothly, but that’s on purpose.
It won’t accidentally move in transport, and the textured wheel helps you control it. The dial ‘clicks’ into place in every position and its plenty tactile enough to know when you’ve changed positions.
The optic is designed to be a quality, well-made optic at an excellent price point. From a civilian perspective, it is more than enough to satisfy my needs for my more fun guns. In both price and quality, it sits at an excellent and almost unique place in the optic’s industry. The CPR is made by Mounting Solutions Plus and they provided the optic for this review.