A red dot sight is a device that mounts on a gun rail allowing to look through an optical window to see a reticle superimposed in the field of view. The term “red dot sight” refers to any non-magnifying illuminated sight, including both reflex and holographic sights, that can be used on rifles, shotguns, and handguns.
Its unlimited eye relief, a parallax-free feature and a great field of view speed up target acquisition and provides perfect shot accuracy and consistency.
|EOTech Tactical Holographic Weapon Sight||$$$||4,9|
|Vortex Optics StrikeFire 2 Red/Green Dot Sight||$$||4,8|
|Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Rifle scope||$||4,9|
|UTG New Gen Red/Green Dot Sight||$||4,3|
|Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic||$$$||5|
Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic was designed to combine many never before seen features for high-quality performance within any the challenging environmental conditions. They sat that with this red dot sight you will truly “get more than you pay for”.
- Long-lasting battery needs no turning off and can last on for 3 years.
- The front lens features a unique band-pass coating, which allows the sight to be used with all generations of night vision devices. Moreover, all lenses are recessed within the sight body preventing from impact damage, scratches, and fingerprints.
- The modular QRP2 mount comes for free. Besides, it includes a removable spacer allowing you to place the sight at the optimal height for co-witness with the standard iron ones on AR15/M16/M4 Carbine style weapons or submachine guns.
- The sight has the clear rear cover, which enables to use the device even if the front cover is still closed. It is perfect in case you do not have time to open the one.
- It is claimed to be waterproof up to 150 feet.
This reflex sight is purely amazing featuring incredible low price and a coma effect due to spray rays. In fact, the brighter the target background is, the crisper the dot appears to be. In addition, adjustable illumination intensity settings will lessen any ghost imaging.
- The sight offers a crisp dot for professional precision shooting.
- It has a great field of view and an unlimited eye relief.
- The package includes an Integral Picatinny Mounting Deck with Double Locking Nuts and Flip-open Lens Caps
- 2 batteries come for free.
- The sight requires a screwdriver or penny to adjust windage/elevation.
- Some customers state that the rheostat is really stiff.
Bushnell Trophy TRS25 is regarded as one of the best red dot sights in the market due to its quality, performance, durability and reasonable pricing.
- The scope features an Amber-Bright high contrast lens coating to provide you with the best images.
- Tilted front lens reflects LED light to create a red dot.
- The sight is 100% waterproof/fogproof/shockproof.
- It can be mount on is any weaver or picatinny rail.
- This sight can be easily used with both eyes opened thanks to unlimited eye relief providing faster target acquisition.
- The scope is parallax free – the dot follows the movement of the eye while remaining fixed on the target.
- Red dot light source is secured inside the scope with an adhesive that partially obstructs the field of view.
- The red dot may appear blurry or misshapen if its intensity is set too high for environmental light conditions (most likely to occur indoors with artificial light).
- The battery life on the Bushnell cannot be compared to the Aimpoint model. You have to remember to turn the sight off when not in use.
- The brightness/power knob is hard to turn.
- The windage/elevation controls feel a bit cheap and the “clicks” do not seem to be very positive.
Vortex Optics StrikeFire 2 is a feature-rich, reliable red/green dot sight that will become an ideal choice for shooters who want to get a quality one, but do not want to overpay.
- The dot intensity is variable and has 10 levels. Besides. 2 lowest settings are night-vision compatible.
- The sight automatically returns to the last dot intensity after turning on and has a 6-hour auto-shutdown feature to maximize battery life.
- Parallax free design allows to shoot with both eyes open. Moreover, the item has an unlimited eye relief.
- The sight is able to stand an extra-high recoil and is water-, fogproof.
- CR2 battery, a cantilever mount, and flip-up lens covers are included into the package.
The Eotech 512 have become a very popular scope due to its technologically advanced laser light that illuminates holographic red reticle projected on the target plane. Moreover, the sight has widely adjustable brightness settings – 20 levels. It is definitely a perfect match for close interactions.
- The sight’s laser improves target acquisition and boosts accuracy.
- The optics feature an anti-glare and scratch resistant coating.
- An on-board microprocessor has an automatic battery check indicator and a programmable auto shutdown (8 to 4 hours).
- The package is completed with double AA batteries and tool-free mounting bolt. However, the sight also supports 1-inch picatinny or weaver rails.
- It is waterproof up to 9 feet.