Anderson Manufacturing Red Dot Sight… Yes Really.

Anderson Manufacturing has been floating a new red dot sight around.

Anderson Manufacturing?

Yes.

Like “Poverty Pony” Anderson Manufacturing?

That’s the one. The company known for its incredibly affordable selection of AR-15 receivers and lower parts kits has purchased space in the game of rifle optics. Since micro red dots are the current trend setter for general purpose rifles chasing this space does make sense. However, the space is crowded. Sig Sauer, Vortex, and Holosun all have contracted designs with the expected list of features in value optics.

With 50,000 hours of battery life in an IPX sealed housing that will, in theory, keep the rain and mud out this optic is sporting the standard pedigree. Will it last? In my opinion, maybe, it has its place and China has a reputation for electronics at certain price points. The key will be the quality control from the contractor. But I suspect this will work out fine for a plinkster rifle or a .22 clone like a 15-22.