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The HDE Tactical Red Dot Laser Sight is a 655 NM red laser sight. It's in a typical tube laser form-factor that is suitable for both handguns and rifles. It is available for about $11 shipped on Amazon (see "Related Links" below). In this article, we are going to closely examine this laser sight.
The HDE Tactical Red Dot Laser Sight comes in a white cardboard box that is typical of an oversea OEM product. Except this white box has "Sniper" stamp on it (see photo below).
It seems that the "Sniper" indicates an OEM brand. It's kinda hard imagining an actual sniper using a red dot sight.
The white cardboard box includes the following items: laser sight, Picatinny mount bracket, remote switch, three batteries, three hex wrenches, and instruction manual.
Much like other tube-based laser sights, the HDE Tactical Red Dot Laser Sight uses three AG13 button batteries as shown in the photo below. The batteries are inserted via the back of the laser, under the power button screw cap.
This laser sight provides clear indication of the battery orientation on the laser sight tube (see photo below).
The HDE Tactical Red Dot Laser Sight is made out of metal. It feels extremely sturdy and strong.
The power button on the laser tube end cap has a surprisingly long throw compared to other lasers sights I've used. It's rather difficult to get used to. But the remote switch works very similar to any other laser sight remote switch.
There are two adjustment screws at the front (see photo above) for elevation and windage adjustments. The adjustment is quite intuitive; clockwise causes the screw to tighter, therefore, pushes the laser in that direction. Counter-clockwise moves the laser in the other direction. The adjustment screws uses the smallest hex wrench that is included in the package.
The laser sight comes with a metal Picatinny mount bracket. The bracket has two different sized screws (see photo below). The smaller screw is to tighten the laser sight in the mount. The larger screw is to tighten the bracket onto a Picatinny rail. Hex wrench for both screws are included.
The photo below shows the laser sight fastened in the mount. Note the "Sniper" logo is right side up in the photo. That means when it's mounted to the bottom of a gun, the logo is going to be upside down. Since you hardly ever mount this kind of laser to the top of a firearm, the logo orientation is awkward.
The photo below shows the other side of the mount.
Made out of metal, the mounting bracket is quite sturdy whether it is on or off the Picatinny rail. There is no wobble or other unintended movement when all the screws are tightened.
For $11, the HDE Tactical Red Dot Laser Sight provides tremendous value on both pistols and rifles. The remote switch is included, so you don't have to source it separately. The mounting is extremely sturdy with no wobble or play. It's hard to go wrong with this standard form-factor red laser sight.
The following photo shows the HDE Tactical Red Dot Laser Sight mounted to the bottom rail on a P226 airsoft pistol.
The following photo shows the HDE Tactical Red Dot Laser Sight mounted to the bottom rail on the Robocop airsoft pistol.
The following photo shows the HDE Tactical Red Dot Laser Sight mounted to the bottom rail on the SP2022 airsoft pistol.