The thing that gets me down about red dots is the fact that, for the price, I want a little more than a one trick pony. I know you can't get everything you want from an optic, but for $500+ I feel a little entitled to more than a red dot. What interests me about this Vortex Viper PST 1-4X24mm for example, is the fact that I can have the illuminated sight picture of a red dot, plus the option of increasing magnification. I like the idea that if the red dot ever 'goes' i still have an adjustable scope from 1-4X magnification. Am I missing something when it comes to these close quarter scopes, because for me, I'm thinking they are a great way to go. What do you guys think. As someone with zero 'tactical' experience, my opinion means nothing to me. Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24 Riflescope FREE S&H PST-14ST-A, PST-14ST-M. Vortex Rifle Scopes.