If you can't afford an Aimpoint, the Sparc is a great choice. I like the doubler, the dot is crisp, the brightness control is good and the whole package is very rugged. It auto powers down after 2hrs to save you battery power. My main complaint is that is can be a little finnicky to turn on. All-in-all it is a great scope for plinking and range time, though I would not want to trust my life to it.