First Look: Black Spider Optics Red Dot Sight 3 MOA
We are red dot junkies here at ReloadOne. Some of us are worse than others. Okay, me. I am terrible when it comes to finding the perfect affordable red dot. I tend to buy a new one every couple months just to see what’s what.
Over the last year, I have purchased more than a handful of cheapies from various places to test them out and determine for myself if they are any good. Most of them wind up stored neatly in the trashcan after failing. It’s an expensive field of study over the long haul, but hey, I quit drinking years ago so that money has to go somewhere.
I’ve purchased some real stinkers too. At least half a dozen of the micro red dots from Amazon have gone into the trash. However I have liked some of the mounts so I kept those and the batteries always come in handy. But for the most part, the glass sucked, they wouldn’t hold zero, the mounting screws stripped or broke off, they failed to turn back on after being slightly misused etc.
I do own a few nice red dots like Eotechs and Aimpoints and one mid level Holosun, but I still like to buy something new every once in a while to test and see if I can run it every day without any issues.
Most recently I have been running a Vortex Strikefire II on my daily shooter which I have been very happy with. There are a ton of reviews out there for the Vortex if you’d like more information on that. The Vortex has been a mid-price champ and it is going to end up on the 10.5″ pistol I am still finishing.
I have been waiting on a specific red dot to come out for a very long time. Now, if you are old enough to remember the early days of the Internet, maybe a few years in, the promise of new software that was often discussed pre-release always got folks excited. More often than not though the software would never materialize in the real world. This was called “vapor-ware”. I hate “vapor-ware”. Well, Holosun has been pissing me off for the last 8 or so months with the promise of their upcoming HS510C model, which has been listed on Optics Planet for about that amount of time. Every time I have contacted OP and Holosun, they have both told me it’s coming. The last time I was told mid-July and the damn thing still isn’t ready to ship. So screw it. I will officially call it, the Holosun HS510C is Vapor-Ware.
A few days ago, while on a late night shopping rampage I came across the Black Spider 3 MOA Center Dot, they are an offshoot of Spike’s Tactical, that has been out for over a year. I hadn’t heard about it before and I’m not quite sure how that is possible.
I did all the normal stuff, jumped on YouTube to see if there are any video reviews of it and wammo, there are a handful of them, with one especially gung-ho fella trying to chop down a damn tree with it. He was determined to break the thing. Short of bending the riser a bit, he couldn’t kill it. I was impressed with what he did to beat it down and it just smiled back and politely called him a wussy.
So of course I ordered one. Now, I’m not going to be beating it to try and kill it like this guy did, but it is nice to know that it will hold up to redneck torture and not fail. Here’s a link to my Amazon affiliate page if you’re interested. It helps us keep the site up and running. Black Spider 3 MOA Center Dot.
It looks sturdy as hell and one of my favorite features is that it doesn’t have all the general nonsense like most companies have with their logo appearing 4 times on it. Yes, Vortex, you. I’m looking at you.
So here is a quick gallery of this little beast.
Now, thankfully the weekend is upon us. Weather, please co-operate. Check out the Black Spider 3 MOA Center Dot if you’re in the market!