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Incoming Gear: Atibal MCRD Red Dot Optic

If you are like most shooters you wince at the idea of spending $500 on a red dot right after you spent a little more than that on your favorite AR-15 or pistol caliber carbine. The market for red dot style optics is crowded with the usual big names like Eotech, Trijicon, Aimpoint, Vortex and a few of the more popular smaller names like Primary Arms and Holosun. All of those are awesome optics and I will admit I own many of them, and I cringe when I buy them. Because I don’t have the money of Uncle Scrooge McDuck I like to get the best value for my money. It was that reason I stumbled upon a great 40% off deal from Atibal Optics. We took a risk on the Mesa, Arizona based company and snagged up the featured optic that is now en route to us here in Alaska, the Atibal MCRD Low Profile red dot.

The Quick Break Down 

Here is what we know about our optic, right to the point.

  • 3 MOA dot
  • AAA battery powered
  • 18 brightness settings
  • 1,000 hour run time
  • 20mm objective
  • 5.6 oz weight
  • Low profile mount included
  • $79.69 price before shipping
  • Black in color
  • Red dot color

Atibal MCRD Low Profile Controls
Photo:Atibal Optics

Testing Plans 

This should be shipping this week and won’t be here in time for the 4th of July Holiday unfortunately. However when it does arrive we intend to run it on the following guns for a few thousand rounds so it gets some wise range of use and abuse

  • Ruger 10/22
  • Noveske AR-15 SBR
  • Aero Precision 16″ AR-15
  • Polytech AKM in 7.62×39
  • Ruger Scout rifle in .308 Winchester

Stay tuned we will be posting a part two of this story that will include the unboxing and first look as well as setting up the Atibal MCRD. We wanted to get this up so we can tell our readers that there might be a new name to consider when it comes to affordable red dot optics..


About the Author /

Rick Dembroski spent 10 of the best years of his life as a USAF Civil Engineer, traveling the globe, drinking beer, and causing chaos. His superiors dubbed him "King of Useless Knowledge" a title that he still loves to this day. After his military career he chose to stay in the frozen north of Alaska and currently works as an Emergency Management Specialist combining his love of chaos with preparedness to ensure people know how to survive disasters.

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