Review Shield CQS Red Dot Video

Review: Shield CQS – 1MOA – Red Dot Sight

Shield CQS Red Dot ReviewFinally got around to doing another review. Todays video review is for the Shield CQS, 1MOA, red dot sight. There’s not a huge amount of info to talk about in this review as I found very little wrong with this red dot but you can see it up close and in action.  Take a look below the video to see the specifications of the Shield CQS.  By the way excuse the mess on my table, I have been very busy and didn’t have a chance to clean up as much as I would like. Hopefully you enjoy the review, leave your comments/suggestions below.

Product provided by: Tactical Imports



The Shield Close Quarter Sight (CQS) is a compact, lightweight ruggedized reflex sight designed for rapid target acquisition at close combat distances. The CQS was developed from the Shield Mini Sight in order to provide a completely enclosed reflex sight capable of operating under the harshest military environmental conditions. The CQS is combat proven with over 45,000 units in use by the British military.

The CQS sight is manufactured in the UK using hard anodised aluminum construction. Smaller and lighter than the competition, at just 66 grams and just 2” x 1.5” x 1.2” in size, the CQS is a versatile sight optimal for a variety of uses including: pistol sights, offset rifle mounts, in conjunction with magnified optics and scopes and as a primary optic on compact rifles, carbines and shotguns. The CQS features automatic adjustment for ambient light conditions and advanced circuitry that allows for a 1 year battery life. In order to minimise the visual signature, the CQS is designed without a red reflective filter on the lens.

The CQS is designed to be extremely streamlined in that it has no protruding body parts (battery compartments, MOA zeroing adjustment rings, hoods, etc) that can get in the way when slings, harnesses, fast ropes etc. gear are used or can grapple to any other environmental elements i.e. vegetation. A range of spacer heights are available so that you can adjust the height of the red dot, for example to co-witness with iron sights or align with an in-line 3x magnifier. Available with 4 different reticle options including 65 MOA ring with 1 MOA center dot, 1 MOA dot, 8 MOA dot and 4 MOA dot.

Comes with variable height picatinny mount, dust cover, battery, and manual.

•Lightweight and compact. Only 66g and 2″ x 1.5″ x 1.2″ in size
•Designed without a red reflective filter on the lens to ensure minimal visual signature
•Built from hard anodised aluminum
•Streamlined construction prevents snagging of equipment and environmental elements
•Auto-adjust dot intensity, designed to prevent dot washout from bright targets
•Available in 4 different dot configurations, tailored to multiple applications
•1 year battery life
•Combat proven with over 45,000 units in use by the British military
•Compatible with night vision
•Waterproof 1m 30 mins
•No POI change with temperature change

Magnification: 1x, parallax free
Mounting Interface: User Selectable
Operating Temperature Range: -46 – +49 degrees Celsius
Dot Size: 1 MOA, 4 MOA, 8 MOA
Battery: CR 2032 button cell
Length: 52mm
Width: 38mm
Height: 30mm
Weight: 66g

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