I really like to 1 - 4X scopes, and you don't need to spend a lot for one. Nikon Monarch-African for less than 300, or the Nikon M-223. Bushnell, Leupold, and Burris have similar scopes in that price range. I went with the Monarch African. I think the German #4 reticle is very fast.
Up close they are faster on target and offer the added flexability of longer range precision. Dots are easier to see in poor light, but the target is hard to pick up.
yeah I agree. I thought I was at a disadvantage to a red dot sight, but I have handled ARs with EOTECH and expensive Aimpoints, and I like my $280 Nikon better.
If I wanted to step up, I would pick the Leupold VX-R Patrol 1.25-4X .