————– In RAINBOW’s very first Web Series episode, there was a lot of comments about my Red Dot Scope cover being closed, which would render it useless. What most people don’t know, is that I play every actual game with the scope exactly as pictured above. I will explain in this article exactly how my Leapers Red Dot works with the cover closed, and every other option available.
First I will explain how the Red Dot is used with both covers opened as shown in the picture on the right.
When you look through your Red Dot scope with the covers open, you will see a clear tube with a bright red dot in the middle, as you would expect.
This is exactly what you see in the picture below. It is what most people see when they think of what a Red Dot looks like. (as you see in Call Of Duty, and other 1st person shooter games.)
Now I will explain how the Red Dot works with the scope cover closed, as so many people don’t understand.
When you look through a Red Dot with the cover closed the same way you do when it’s open, you get what you would expect. You see a red glowing dot with pitch black behind it. As you can see in the picture below, one eye is closed and the other is looking through a useless Red Dot, or so it would seem…
There is actually a very easy way to make your Red Dot work with the cover closed, which I call a “Reflex Sight”. The reason being, is in order to make it work you must KEEP BOTH EYES OPEN.
Have you ever tried to stare at a finger up close and try to look through it? It becomes transparent because one eye it looking at the finger, and the other is looking past it. It creates two images in one.
As I have shown in the picture below, both eyes are open. One eye is in front of the scope, and the other eye is focusing downrange on the target you want to shoot. It moves the red glowing dot from the scope eye, and brings it toward the other eye. This creates a fast and easy way to acquire a target. You bring up the gun to your face, but you can always keep your eyes on your target. The red glowing dot will appear to be outside the scope, making it easier, and possible to use your scope.