I see these $500 scopes by brand names by Eotech. Here's an array of such products. Yeah there's other products like it by other manufactures. My question is directed at these type of products in general, not necessarily at this manufacturer or any particular model.
Ok. So you look through this type of scope. You see a red dot or some other pattern of lines which function like scope reticules: to help you aim. And what you see is a holograph. Why would someone want to spend so much money for a product like this? That is my question.
I can see the obvious advantage of not being restricted by field of view limitations, which would apply with any other type of scope. But a man would not have such restrictions with open sights either. Why go with the holographic sights over open sights?
These products sell companion products. Such as magnifiers. I could maybe see the advantage of a holographic sight with a built in magnifier, but unless I'm mistaken the magnifiers are a separately mounted component, which restricts your field of view. Why would I want to buy a holographic sight, with a magnifier, and spend about $800 or more for this, when what you're getting in the end ---essentially--- is nothing more than a 3x magnification red dot scope, which you can buy for much less cost from a company like NcStar? Or am I incorrect on this point? Let me know.
That is my question. What is the fuss with these holographic sights? What are their real advantages? I would appreciate any input and advise.