Leave it to the shooters at Brownells to take an already excellent carbine sight—the L3 EOTech EXPS2 Holographic Weapon Sight—and make it even more versatile. With the “standard” EOTech EXPS, you get their well-known 65-MOA circular reticle with orienting “quadrant ticks” at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock—fast on close-range targets and great for ranging, since the 65 MOA circle neatly frames your average man from ankles to topknot at 100 yards—and a choice of either one or two 1-MOA dots. With the 2-dot system, as incorporated in Brownells’ CQB T-Dot, the center dot provides zero at 50 and 200 yards, while the lower second dot gives you an aiming point for 500 yards. This arrangement is for 5.56x45mm arms nominally tweaked for 62-grain slugs at approximately 2,900 fps, and easily accommodating other .223 rounds.
What Brownells did is create an opening in the lower part of the circular reticle spanning about 5 to 7 o’clock. Coming up from 6 o’clock below the circle is a bold “T”—sort of a pedestal—which puts you spot-on for close-quarters work from 7 to 25-plus yards, an ideal setup for home defense and other urban work. Just park your target on top of that “T” and fire—and with the center dot zeroed, you don’t have to worry about the sight-line / bore-line differential.
All the usual EOTech HWS attributes are there, including a bright, clear viewing screen with unlimited eye relief, an extremely rugged weatherproof and waterproof protective housing, 1/2-MOA windage and elevation adjustments, side-mounted protected fingertip-controlled On/Off and brightness controls, a tethered battery cap for its single-123A lithium battery, long runtimes and much, much more. This puppy is built for battle, priced at $549.99 at Brownells.
By John Connor
200 South Front St.
Montezuma, IA 50171