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Old September 21st, 2021, 08:33 PM #1
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Crimson Trace? CTS-25 or CTS-103

hey, i wasn't really looking but happened to see these on midway for sale. Definitely need to stay under $100.

CTS-25 1 x 3.25 MOA
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1023267528?pid=976103
List Price: $79.99
Our Price: $64.99

CTS-103 1 x 4 MOA Red / Green
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/102257808?pid=464105
Our Price: $129.99
Sale Price: $59.99

Wondering if either of these would be worth getting for a 9mm carbine. Just want to try one out on the rifle.

Of course i have read a lot about the TRS-25's and that is running $70.70 so not much different. Any help would be appreciated.

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Just looking at specs I'd avoid the 103. 48 hour battery life is beyond abysmal
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Just looking at specs I'd avoid the 103. 48 hour battery life is beyond abysmal
I saw that and wondered if it was a misprint, seems way low.
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I have one of those. It's on my new Marlin 94. It has auto shut off, so haven't been able to test actual battery life yet. But other sites state a one year battery life.
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I have one of those. It's on my new Marlin 94. It has auto shut off, so haven't been able to test actual battery life yet. But other sites state a one year battery life.
Thanks, i wasn't sure since it didn't say auto shut-off on Midway. But it is on massive sale so it could be that bad. Have you zeroed it or is it that NEW
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Sure doesn't seem to be many with opinions on this. That is really hard to believe on MDS.
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Thanks, i wasn't sure since it didn't say auto shut-off on Midway. But it is on massive sale so it could be that bad. Have you zeroed it or is it that NEW
I bought the optic before the panic last year, it's been on "sale" since they've been available. I'd put it on the same level as the TRS-25. For the money, it's worth the gamble.
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I'd say quality has to be suspect at prices that low even when not on sale. I have had a few TRS 25's and find that some work well and others don't but it is really a crap shoot. They usually last until the return period is over unfortunately.
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