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NcStar Tactical "Universal" Pistol Laser Sight Kit W/Quick Release Flashlight Combo - anyone have one on their XD? Weaver mount. Will it fit an XD Service? Input appreciated.

 

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wow!!! I just saw that yesterday at the gun show! IT was actually being sold at an airsoft booth.... my buddy bought it to try on his usp... i'll try it on my gun next weekend and let u know... if u can wait til then.
 

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NC Star is quite possibly the worst optics manufacturer that exist. I would guess that this thing would crap out with the recoil of a .22 short.

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ranburr said:
NC Star is quite possibly the worst optics manufacturer that exist. I would guess that this thing would crap out with the recoil of a .22 short.

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I am not disagreeing but what do you base that on? I am just trying to get some information. I have no dog in this fight. Thanks.
 

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NC Star is a lower-end Chinese manufacturer. I don't know how this product will fare but from what I hear their scopes are only so-so and many will not hold zero on a rifle. Since this is not a long-range scope device it may not have any deficiencies but who knows.
 

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I think the old addage "you get what you pay for" applies here. I was just curious. Thanks guys.
 

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I've got an NC Star 4X compact on my AR-15 and have never had any problem with it. It holds zero fine and it was really cheap! I tried it because of the low cost figuring that if it didn't last, I wasn't out a lot of money and probably would replace it with something of higher quality. I wouldn't put one on a hunting rifle, however. My AR is basically just a fun gun, a throw-back to my misspent youth.
 

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Academic I guess. 'Was told by the supplier the setup pictured above won't fit an XD Service.
 

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Academic I guess. 'Was told by the supplier the setup pictured above won't fit an XD Service.
really? I wonder why not... when i took a look at it, it seemed like it would. Again... i'll have to wait until this weekend to have my friend let me try it out.

but if you are looking for an alternative for just a laser sight... i might suggest the qd laser from laserlyte. I have it and there are others on here that have it. There are a couple of posts that cover it as well... I think its a great tool in practicing my trigger pull.
 

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I am basing my statements as someone who once played a minor role in the optics industry at the manufacturing/importation level. I know the factories and I know the cost of production and the return/failure rates of optics. I can tell you that a few years ago, NC Star's most expensive scope had a manufacturing cost of less than $5.00 and a out of the box failure rate of 40%-80% depending on which factory and manufacturing batch they came out of. There are no dedicated assembly lines, or any real quality control standards. These factories (multiple) are contract manufacturers and build for many groups such as BSA. Think low cost, low quality, high return rates, and even higher profit margins. To be fair, the out of the box failure rate means that something was found to be wrong with them. That could be something as minor as a scratch on the tube or a blemish in the glass, all the way up to a totally crapped out scope. These types of companies can survive these problems because they sell their products dirt cheap and still have huge built-in profit margins.

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ranburr said:
I am basing my statements as someone who once played a minor role in the optics industry at the manufacturing/importation level. I know the factories and I know the cost of production and the return/failure rates of optics. I can tell you that a few years ago, NC Star's most expensive scope had a manufacturing cost of less than $5.00 and a out of the box failure rate of 40%-80% depending on which factory and manufacturing batch they came out of. There are no dedicated assembly lines, or any real quality control standards. These factories (multiple) are contract manufacturers and build for many groups such as BSA. Think low cost, low quality, high return rates, and even higher profit margins. To be fair, the out of the box failure rate means that something was found to be wrong with them. That could be something as minor as a scratch on the tube or a blemish in the glass, all the way up to a totally crapped out scope. These types of companies can survive these problems because they sell their products dirt cheap and still have huge built-in profit margins.

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That's exactly the info I needed. Thank you for taking the time. I really appreciate it.
 
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