UTG SWAT Compact Specs
Magnification: 3x to 12x
Objective Lens: 44mm
Exit Pupil: 3x – 13.1mm; 12x – 3.7mm
Eye Relief: 84mm – 72mm
FOV @ 100 yards: 3x – 34′; 12x – 8.4′
Tube Diameter: 30mm
Length: 356mm
Weight: 23.2 oz
Adjustment Click Rate: 1/4 MOA
Batteries: CR2032

UTG 3-12x44 SWAT Compact Scope
When it comes to purchasing a great scope, one of the biggest factors I always look for is the durability and how long this scope will actually last me.

I happen to be one of those people that are very rough and not too careful with things like this. I drop things; I run into trees… you get the gist.

I don’t want to purchase something that will only last me a short period of time before I have to get another.

Quality is key when I am looking into buying new scopes for my AR-15 rifle; when it comes to the UTG Compact Scope, this scope ranks 5 stars in my book for quality!

The construction and durability of this scope is fantastic; the finish is really good and the build quality is nice like in their other scopes.

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As a little test to check the durability of this scope, I attached it to my AR-15, using the socket set to tighten down the mounts, and went to the shooting range. I fired over 100 rounds and checked how everything was holding up.

I was extremely happy to find out that I had absolutely no loss of zero. Also, the tightening lugs on the mount were not any looser than they were when I tightened them with the socket set.

The windage and elevation knobs work great. You don’t have to take off a knob or a cover and they lock at zero. One thing I noticed about the knobs is that they click very smooth most of the time.

The focus wheel is a little stiff but very good at staying in focus, especially around 100 yards. The zoom wheel is 3x-12x and is also a little stiff but that is a good thing for me.

Also no matter what zoom you are in, this scope always remains in great clarity. Along with the flawless clarity in this UTG compact scope, it is also able to achieve constant and accurate adjustments due to the zero locking and zero resetting feature of the target turrets.

Continuing further than that, the side wheel adjustable turret offers parallax adjustment all the way from 10 yards to infinity.

Like many other UTG scopes, this particular one features premium zero locking and zero resetting target turrets, giving you the most consistent and accurate adjustment.

UTG offers a limited lifetime warranty on this product, proving that this is really meant to last.

Unlike many companies in today’s time and age, UTG, also known as Leaper, is consistently listening to customers feedback, always updating their products to make them the best in the industry while still maintaining affordable prices for any price range.

The flip up overs on the front and back are really nice but they come a little loose from factory. An easy fix for that miniscule problem that I have figured out is using some good quality electrical tape.

All you need to do is place it on the inside of the cap and the flip up covers become very secure and you will have no problems with that.

As I stated before, the optics and clarity on this scope are amazing. I personally love the feature on this scope where you can choose whether cross hairs illuminate in green or red, along with 34 other colors, depending on your personal preference, surroundings and the time of day.

The new 36 color options are so you can flip through colors until you find the best one that works best for you. There is a new special circuit and housing, designed to help maintain completely uninterrupted illumination, even when there is heavy recoil.

UTG is always designing their product with the consumer in mind. They know that many people have difficulties seeing specific colors and UTG wanted to make it as easy as possible for anyone to see.

Not only that, but you can also keep the illumination off, using black cross hairs just in case the battery happens to die.

Always having the illumination on can make you go through batteries really fast so it’s nice that you have the option to turn that feature completely off. Even more than that, this particular scope is also designed to help conserve battery power by shutting the illumination off after about an hour.

This UTG scope really was designed for strength and durability, featuring the True Strength Platform and a 30-millimeter tube, confirming a flawless performance; along with this, it ensures a shockproof, fog proof and rain proof scope, making this an all-weather scope.

It can’t be stated enough that the optics on this particular scope are superior to many other scopes that you will pay two or three times the price for. There are special multi emerald coated lenses, ensuring for scratches to be a very rare occurrence, along with an angled sunshade to maintain a flawless view with no glares.

After thoroughly looking around before buying this, to get a “name brand” scope that comes with all the features that are included in this one, you would have to pay at least four or five hundred dollars to come even close to getting everything this one comes with.

I have actually been more satisfied with this UTG scope on my AR-15 than I have been with multiple other scopes that I paid hundreds of dollars more for. Overall, this scope was a very pleasant surprise for me and there will be no doubt in my mind about buying a UTG scope.

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