Nikon’s P-Tactical SPUR reflex sight is built for close and medium range applications. Tiny but mighty, it is rugged enough to handle abuse and recoil on nearly any pistol, rifle or shotgun with a Picatinny Rail.
I have fired over 5,000 rounds with this particular P-Tactical SPUR on a wide variety of guns. I do a lot of testing and reviews. The simple ruggedness of the SPUR has made it my go-to sight for everything from pistol caliber carbines to shotguns. Easy to mount and fast to zero, it moves effortlessly from one rail to another providing precise aiming.
The machined aluminum body measures 1.8 inches x 1.1 inches x 1 inch. SPUR weighs only 1.1-ounces but it’s designed to handle the recoil of shotgun slugs. It is covered in a matte-black finish and is IPX7 waterproof which means it can be submerged in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes without damage.
The SPUR’s 1X magnification makes shooting with both eyes open simple with an extra-wide parallax free field of view and unlimited eye relief. The 3 MOA dot is centered in an extra-wide 27mm x 16mm sight window for fast target acquisition. Nikon’s “TRUCOLOR” coating lets you see the target without the unnatural bluish tint present in other reflex sights.
I found the SPUR easy to set up and zero. Operation is intuitive and simple. It provides a quickly adjustable dot which is big enough to pick up quickly and small enough to be precise. I used it on rifles, pistol caliber carbines, and a shotgun. It is ideal as a primary sight but small enough to use as a backup sight with a 45 degree offset mount.
The 3 MOA illuminated red dot has 10 intensity settings that are adjustable using the plus and minus buttons located on the left side of the sight. Press the plus button to turn on. To turn off, hold the minus button down for three full seconds. There is an automatic shutoff after 12 hours. The two lowest settings are for night vision, settings 3–10 are for daylight. Throughout the day from low light to the bright midday sun, the dot is adjustable for a perfect sight picture,
SPUR has a long battery life running for 15,000 hours on a single CR1632 lithium battery at the lowest setting. A new lithium battery is provided with the SPUR. The battery compartment is accessible from the top and the battery can be replaced easily without removal of the sight or changing the settings.
The SPUR is simple to use, There is a tool included for opening the battery compartment and making sight adjustments. Scan the instructions, install the provided battery and press a button, A 3 MOA red dot will appear in the window and you can adjust the brightness by pressing the plus or minus buttons.
The base attaches to any Picatinny rail. If you have AR type sights, you will need a one-inch riser. Windage and elevation are adjusted with a tiny screwdriver provided with the sight. There are distinct clicks as you make adjustments. Every click of the adjustment screw moves the strike of the round 1 inch at 100 yards in the direction indicated on the screw.