The SOUSA R.A.I.D. red dot sight is a fast, light, strong and accurate new entry on the tactical optics market
SOUSA Optics is a US brand dedicated to the distribution of sport optics for shooters and hunters, and some of their products are now available in Europe through the German distributor Ferkinghoff International.
The SOUSA R.A.I.D. red dot sight is a new product: extremely lightweight at approximately 180 grams / 5 oz. of weight (370 grams / 13 oz. overall with mount), the R.A.I.D. is an enclosed design 1x30 red dot sight built around a cast aluminum tapered tube for increased field of view and smaller overall profile, with a black hardcoat anodized protective finish on all external surfaces, equipped with a set of factory-issued risers that allow it to be installed on every MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny interface.
Specifically, the highest of the two mounts brings the R.A.I.D. to a lower 1/3 cowitnessing position for use on AR-15 derivative rifles and carbines – a testimony to the R.A.I.D.’s main intended use as a primary or ancillary sighting system for modern sporting firearms. The R.A.I.D. remains, however, compatible with a wide array of aftermarket mounts.
The SOUSA R.A.I.D. red dot sight features a 2 MOA dot that can be adjusted for windage and elevation through two capless, 1-MOA-per-click turrets.
A sealed top compartment hosts a single CR2032 battery as the power source; improved LED technology allows the R.A.I.D. to offer up to 40.000 hours of battery life depending on the selected brightness level.
Two rubberized buttons located on the side of the body allow the user to navigate between eleven different illumination levels for the red dot – the lowest three being night-vision compatible. The “Plus” button also dubs as the on-off switch, turning off the R.A.I.D. with a four-seconds pressure. The system will automatically switch off after four hours of continuous use to save battery power.
The SOUSA R.A.I.D. red dot sight comes with multi-coated optical glass lenses for durability and resistance against scratches or accidental abrasion; the overall parallax of the system is less than 1 MOA, making the R.A.I.D. red dot virtually parallax-free.
The R.A.I.D. red dot sight is also covered by SOUSA Optics’ ASW (Absolute Satisfaction Warranty): if any issued is experienced, SOUSA will repair or replace it at no cost for the owner. Neither purchase receipt nor even the original packaging is required, making it even more convenient as second-hand owners will be just as protected by SOUSA’s customer service as original purchasers.
The SOUSA R.A.I.D. red dot sight is marketed in Europe by Waffen Ferkinghoff at 299,95 euro.