Primary Arms Introduces the SLx MD-20 Budget Friendly Micro Red Dot Sight
Luke Cuenco 01.06.21
Primary Arms has come to be known in the firearms world as one of the most budget-friendly optics producers out there. Recently, the company announced their latest addition to the family: the SLx MD-20. The SLx MD-20 claims to have many premium performance characteristics as well as an ultra-competitive price that should make it a tempting option for those looking to add a micro red dot to their rifle.
Here’s the press release:
SLx MD-20 Budget-Friendly Micro Red Dot from Primary Arms
HOUSTON, TEXAS – Primary Arms Optics has announced the release of a new budget-friendly micro red dot: the SLx MD-20 (MPN: 810023). The SLx MD-20 improves on previous micro dots with an enhanced emitter, which provides an ultra-bright reticle with a 50,000-hour runtime on medium settings. Priced at $149.99, the SLx MD-20 Microdot is now available and shipping to customers.
Primary Arms Optics was founded on building better budget-friendly red dots, and the SLx MD-20 represents the latest technologies and innovations. The MD-20 is part of Primary Arms’ SLx product line, which built their reputation for innovation, reliability, and value. All SLx optics undergo rigorous field-testing during development to best serve customers in any environment, and the MD-20 goes one step further by integrating all new technologies like AutoLive™, Primary Arms’ motion-controlled illumination system. Combined with a durable aluminum body, 50,000-hour battery life, a zero-parallax lens, and an ultra-bright emitter with night vision (NV) compatibility, the SLx MD-20 brings premium performance to a budget-friendly price point.
“Early in 2020, we retired one of our best-selling red dots, MD-ADS. The time has come to replace it with the all new MD-20,” says Terry Mears, Primary Arms’ Director of Product Marketing. “This time, we’ve included a super bright high efficiency LED that provides daylight bright illumination among the 11 push button settings. Users will be impressed to find that even at the brightest setting, the sight picture is clean with no reflection or glare.”
For more information on this optic and others, visit the Primary Arms website or your preferred Primary Arms Optics dealer.
Personally, I have some requirements of the SLx MD-20 before I’d consider it a serious alternative to more-expensive options. First, the optic should be able to stand up to some simple shock and abuse; if the optic can’t survive anything more than a slight bump, the low price might not be enough to rope me in. I’d also like to see that 50,000-hour battery life actually proven, and see how well the glass holds up to the elements in harsh or inclement conditions.
What do you think? Would you buy this new optic?