The EOTech holographic weapon sights are well known for their unparalleled performance in close quarters, rapid target transitions scenarios. The large viewing window, thin sidewalls and unique ring & dot reticle make this optic the ideal tool needed for the job. The large viewing window all for easy both eyes open shooting. In certain shooting situations, having both eyes open can be extremely advantageous. For instance, in a law enforcement situation, you need to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Due to the efficiency of the design, the EOTech Red dot sight can stay illuminated for quite some time. The sight is rated to 1,100 hours of continuous run time when using lithium batteries an a nominal setting of 12. Due to the limitations of Alkaline batteries, the EOTech 512 has a continuous run time rating of 600 hours when at a nominal setting 12 with alkaline batteries.