Nikon P-Tactical Spur Review – Tactical Red Dot Sight
If you are searching for a reliable red dot sight that will give you an edge over others, then the Nikon P-Tactical Spur is going to be your best choice for hunting or shooting on the range.
This Nikon P-Tactical Spur review is going to tell you everything you need to know about this reflex red dot sight and why it should matter to you whether you are a sports shooter, hunter, or a target shooter.
This reflex red dot sight has plenty going on for it (besides its famous name) that gives it a significant edge over its competitors at the same price point. This alone makes it worth investing in the P-Tactical Spur by Nikon.
The release of the Nikon P-Tactical Spur is big news for Nikon fans since this is the first-ever reflex red dot sight (also have a look at the DDHB from Dagger Defense review) by the company, which has garnered quite the fan following from sports shooters and hunters alike, and it’s easy to see why. In this quick Nikon P-Tactical Spur review, we are going to cover all the bases. We will take a closer look at the technical specifications of this reflex red dot sight (Tacticon Predator V3 Review – How good is this Micro Red Dot Sight?) and how it holds up on the range.
Most people probably already know that Nikon is a brand that’s no stranger in the optics industry, particularly for its famous cameras. The company has been around for decades and is responsible for designing and manufacturing some of the most sought-after cameras in the world. Nikon is one of those companies which has always been at the forefront of cutting edge innovation, whether it’s designing their world-famous cameras or optics used at the shooting range. This puts a lot of pressure on the P-Tactical Spur right off the bat, but the good news is that this reflex red dot sight delivers in spades, which is all you need to know about the Nikon P-Tactical Spur – Vortex Optics Venom Red Dot Sights Review.
The P-Tactical Spur boasts of a lightweight design and features a bright easy to view red dot sight (check out the Strikefire 2 RDS review). The brand has already proven itself as being able to deliver high-quality optics, and the P-Tactical Spur is no exception. When using this reflex red dot sight (see the Holosun HS503), you can expect a high quality and clear reticle along with a crystal clear target image, which makes it extremely easy to take aim at your target.
Thanks to the lightweight and compact form-factor of the P-Tactical Spur, you do not have to bother about wasting too much time when it comes to maneuvering your firearm for target acquisition. This reflex red dot sight (have a look at the evaluation of the Sig Romeo 5) also features sturdy and rugged construction, which means it can take quite a few nicks and scratches while out in the open. The versatile design and lightweight build of the P-Tactical Spur mean that it can be used in multiple shooting applications and is a great choice for both close range and far target acquisition.
The technical aspects are where this reflex red dot sight shines and makes it easy to compare between the other red dot sights available at the same price point. Here are the technical specifications of the Nikon P-Tactical Spur:
The Nikon P-Tactical Spur offers the user with a 1x magnification range with an overall length of 1.8 inches, which means that this red dot sight (A Closer Look at Red Dot Sights) means all business, whether you’re on the range or out hunting. A major benefit of this level of magnificent is that the shooter gets to keep both eyes open during target acquisition. This makes it easier for shooters to take aim quickly and switch from one target to the next quicker since you have more visibility.
The high level of magnification given in the Nikon P-Tactical Spur ensures that the shooter is able to have a higher level of awareness which makes the P-Tactical Spur the ideal choice when shooting in low visibility. The unique design of this reflex red dot sight also makes it a smart choice for close-quarters target acquisition or targets within the range of 200 yards.
The Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight features a 3 MOA dot, which means you can sight as close to 2 inches as you can to get a greater level of accuracy and better estimation of the trajectory. You can click the intensity level down to the 4th position from the bottom of its spectrum and still see the reticle and the target behind it for better aim. 10 left clicks at 20 yards equal to roughly around 1 click = 1 MOA at 100 yards per each adjustment. The optics of the Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight is designed to offer excellent tracking and can lock on the target in no time.
Windage and Elevation Adjustments
With full windage and elevation adjustments available, you can rest assured that the Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight is going to offer you pinpoint accuracy, regardless of whether you are on the range or hunting in the open, or are a professional target shooter. This reflex red dot sight allows the shooter to gain quick target acquisition and take aim thanks to its clear optics and additional features, which allows you to make quick adjustments to the optics on the fly.
Field of View
One of the major highlights of using the Nikon P-Tactical spur is its wide field of view, which makes it easy for target acquisition. It also takes the guesswork out of taking aim since the shooter gets a complete view of the target area. The wide field of view (FOV) that the Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight offers provides impressive eye relief for the shooter thanks to the 27mm viewing window. This allows the shooter to take fast aim of their target without any hindrance. Since the P-Tactical red dot sight sports a parallax-free design, which also happens to be an industry standard, you can rest assured that the reticle is always going to be on target no matter what your heat position.
The Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight sports multicoated Nikon truecolor optics, which helps in reducing the blue tint that is often reported by shooters when using most reflex sights (comparison of the Sig Romeo 1 vs Romeo 3). So, Nikon has decided to solve this problem right out the box with the P-Tactical red dot sight. Also, the RDS offers the shooter a clear and crisp view of the target, which makes it possible for quicker target acquisition.
With up to 10 levels of brightness from which to choose from, you can rest assured that you are always going to have a clear view of the target regardless of the environment. The 3 MOA dot comes with 10 brightness level settings, with the first 2 levels being night vision (Video Tape your Hunt with NiteSite RTEK Night Vision Scopes) compatible. There’s also a low battery indicator that visually alerts the shooter while using this red dot sight.
Another major selling point of the Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight is the high level of versatility that it offers. This red dot sight can be easily mounted on a Picatinny standard rail interface system. The mount on this red dot sight uses a split bracket system that can be secured in place with a hex bolt. The torque wrench that comes with the Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight makes it easy to mount on almost any firearm.
The Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight also boasts of a waterproof design. This has been based on the brand’s testing conditions that are equivalent to Japan Industrial Standards and the International Electrotechnical Commission protection class 7. This makes the Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight IPX7 compliant, which means that the red dot sight is suitable for use in high humidity environments as well, along with rain and dust without getting damaged.
When it comes to its waterproof design, the Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight can be submerged up to one meter in depth and can stay underwater for an estimated period of 30 minutes without malfunctioning or switching off. This is impressive for any red dot sight (for AR-15’s) and other rifles at the same price point.
The Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight is powered by a single 3V CR1632 lithium battery. When used in ideal conditions, the battery life can last for up to 15,000 operating hours, which is quite impressive. You also get an auto function that’s been integrated into the design of this red dot sight that automatically switches off the device if it is not used for 12 hours straight. This is a nifty little feature that also helps save valuable battery life of this red dot sight.
Comes with a Warranty
The Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight comes with a 5-year warranty. Considering this product is both waterproof and shockproof, we doubt you will need the warranty any time soon, but that said, having a warranty for any electronic device is a wonderful thing.
Overall, the Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight covers all the bases you would look for in a reliable and accurate red dot sight. This product allows the shooter to get superior quality optics and clarity that is simply unmatched when it comes to other red dot sights (including RDS on shotguns) available at the same price point.
The Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight has clearly been designed for the shooter who spends a lot of time either on the range or as an avid hunter. The lightweight design and sturdy construction of this red dot sight also mean that it can take quite a few bumps before it needs to be retired.
The addition of the 5-year warranty only sweetens the deal, which means those who make the smart decision of investing in the Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight are going to be using it for many years to come. In the end, if you are looking for an accurate, reliable, and sturdy red dot sight that’s also competitively priced, then the Nikon P-Tactical red dot sight should be right up your alley.