Just got it in the Mail - the Vector Optics Frenzy 1x17x24 GenII Red Dot Sight @ $82.40 (on sale) with free shipping.
Surprisingly fast shipping considering it was ordered the evening of Dec 1st and it is now the 11th.
It came well packaged and in an official Vector Optics shopping bag.
It comes in a rather nice retail box
in the box was the sight with rubber cover, micro fibre cleaning cloth, two tools (a sight adjustment tool and Torx key), a poker chip with discount code, a Fridge Magnet and a heart sticker.
It comes ready to mount (picatinney) but sadly no battery (shipping restrictions). It shares what appears to the mounting pattern of the Vortex Viper (so Doctor and I believe EOTech)… It will be going onto the CZ Shadow 2 once the plate shows up (and 2 M3 .5 x 6mm screws).
My first impression is that it is the same profile and size as the Vortex Viper (which I have mounted on my Canik TP9 SFx and I actually swapped the sights on the plate (course never thought to record that event). If this sight pans out I just might be buying a couple more,First impression is that it shares the same footprint as the viper but the “dot” appears to be smaller (Vector vrs Vortex). It does share the same annoying feature of having to remove the sight to change a battery but if the battery life is okay than this should not be an issue (since I do not know if zero will be retained when swapping batteries). Unlike the Viper the Frenzy does not have locks on the sight adjusters, which if I recall was an issue with zeroing the Viper (conflict with rear sight requiring to be removed and locked on something with a higher rear sight.
So far I am happy with the purchase and this sight does come with a Lifetime Warranty. There are people out there that feel because it is made in China and the warranty only means it is crap however the popular Vortex red dot sights with their Lifetime Warranty are also made in China. .
Would this be a good sight for a defensive handgun - so far I would say yes, but since I also bought this as gift for the wife, I am not about to beat the crap out of it to see if it will survive but general use can also be just as hard.What they do offer is a quite good and relatively cheap optics (as in inexpensive). They have three lines - T-Vip Lifetime Warranty Line (lifetime Warranty and a bit more expensive), Five year warranty line and the Victoptics (budget but still a 5 year warranty), plus a full line of firearms accessories ( everything from cleaning kits to spotting scopes).