Eotech XPS series is their smallest sight with big punch. All of the sights in this lineup is compact, supports almost all guns, and performs excellently. They proved it countless times that the price tag is more than worth it.
But if you already own a XPS2 and thinking of upgrading to XPS3, should you? Was the performance increased that much? Or XPS2 is still enough and XPS3 was just a cash grab?
Let’s find out in this Eotech XPS2 vs XPS3 review.
Eotech XPS2/ XPS3 – Outlooks
Eotech XPS2/ XPS3 – Specs
|Specs||Eotech XPS2||Eotech XPS3|
|Weight||255 Grams||255 Grams|
|Brightness Settings||10DL and 2NV||10DL and 2NV|
|Adjustments||Windage, Elevation, Brightness||Windage, Elevation, Brightness, NV|
Eotech XPS2 VS XPS3 – Differences
- XPS3 supports Gen I night vision devices.
- XPS3 is more water resistant.
- XPS 2 offers 1 extra reticle over XPS3.
Both of the sights are made with high-grade aluminum. They are made from the same mold after all. If there was any designing error, both of them would carry over the same designing error. Luckily, there was none. Thanks to that, both of these sights are incredibly durable and water resistance on each is praise worthy.
XPS3 took the water resistance to the next level and made it immune to water for up to 10m. That’s incredible to be honest.
Here is one key difference that separates the two. XPS2 also comes with a 1 red dot reticle. XPS3 decide to ditch that and go with 2 red dots and with MOA circle around the red dot. This can be the key point to people who are looking to buy this sight.
These two has night vision device attachment. XPS 3 supports Gen I through III+ night vision devices. You will also unlock extra 10 brightness setting if you pair it up with this device. To some (including me) this is something to think about. Night vision is a handy tool to have. When your sight gives you that opportunity, why not take it?
Eotech XPS 2 vs XPS 3: Just like weigh, there is no difference when it comes to size either. Overall dimensions of both sights are 3.8″ x 2.1″ x 2.5″. Quite small for a holographic sight. Eotech was really proud of how it turned out. Honestly, they should be proud. They put in the hard work and it resulted in overwhelming victory.
Eotech XPS2 vs XPS3: As you can see from key differences and specification chart, ultimately both of these are the same sight. They share the same weight and size. They also share the same pouch you get in the box. Both of them are exactly the same sight with different box and slight improvement.
Eotech XPS2/ XPS3 – Videos
Eotech XPS2 VS XPS3 – Summary
To summarize this short but sweet comparison between Eotech XPS2 vs XPS3, both sight is basically the same except some minor changes. If you already are an owner of the XPS2, you got no reasons to upgrade to the XPS3. Unless you really want that night vision feature.
But for a new owner, you might as well go with the XPS3. As that sight offers more upgrade potential down the line.