9 Best Reflex Sights Reviewed 2021

First and foremost, the best reflex sight will depend completely on what you’re doing. A reflex sight that is great for a handgun will likely be terrible on a rifle. That said, typically the best reflex sight will have a wide field of view, a red dot that is the right size for what you’re doing (target shooting vs self defense vs law enforcement or military applications), and give you fast target acquisition while maintaining high accuracy.

A reflex sight is usually pretty light compared to a traditional scope, and the best reflex sights will be both light and strong, especially those designed for law enforcement and military use. Sights with no magnification are surprisingly useful in a lot of situations. Anytime you are working inside of a building, magnification can actually cause more harm than good.

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BEST FOR ALL WEATHERS

Sig Sauer Romeo 3 XL

Sig Sauer Romeo 3 XL

  • Diameter: 35mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 2.1 in
BEST FOR SOLAR CHARGE

Holosun HS510C

Holosun HS510C

  • Diameter: 40mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 4.75 in 
BEST FOR ACCURACY

Sightmark Ultra Shot M Spec

Sightmark Ultra Shot Reflex Sight

Sightmark Ultra Shot M Spec

  • Diameter: 33mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 4.01 in
BEST FOR FAST TARGET

Burris Fastfire 3

Burris FastFire III

Burris Fastfire 3

  • Diameter: 21mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 1.8 in
BEST FOR DURABILITY

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25

  • Diameter: 25mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 2.48 in
BEST FOR MODERN SHOOTERS

Aimpoint Carbine Optic

Aimpoint Carbine Optic

  • Diameter: 30mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 4.75 in
BEST FOR HUNTING

Leupold 119688 DeltaPoint Pro

Leupold 119688 DeltaPoint Pro

  • Diameter: 25.7mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 1.82 in
BEST FOR DURABILITY

Trijicon RMR Type 2

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Trijicon RMR Type 2

  • Diameter: 25mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 1.8 in
BEST FOR BRIGHT IMAGE

Vortex Venom

Vortex Venom Red Dot Sight

Vortex Venom

  • Diameter: 25mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 1.9 in

Understanding Reflex Sights

Basic Functionality

The basic idea behind a reflex sight is to get faster target acquisition, better accuracy, and a cleaner sight picture than iron sights. Reflex sights do not offer the shooter magnification, and instead use the lens system to project reticle patterns onto. Most of these reticles will be a simple red dot, but some have a green dot, some have a ring, circle, or other targeting aid.

Red dot sights come with a lot of benefits compared to traditional scopes. First and foremost would be unlimited eye relief. Eye relief is the distance your eye needs to be from the ocular lens to get a full, undistorted view through the scope, and a reflex sight gives you unlimited eye relief so you can look in from as close or as far away as you like.

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A reflex sight is usually powered by an LED rather than a laser, and the LED provides enough brightness for visibility without the power consumption being too high. Often, the LED on a reflex sight will be hidden from as many angles as possible to decrease the visibility from anyone other than the shooter.

The LED hits the lens and reflects back to your eye. A lot of sights use a CR2032 battery, but some of the optics that use a smaller battery may have shorter battery life even if they are more power efficient in their brightness levels.

Tube Sight vs. Open Glass

With reflex sights there are typically two styles that offer the same basic functionality, performance, and technology. A tube style like the Aimpoint is similar in appearance to other optics, while the open glass style looks different. The two types of reflex sight are mostly the same, but the open glass offers a wider field of view while the tube sight gives more durability.

There’s only so much strength that can go into the construction of an open glass reflex sight, so the build quality of a tube sight is usually higher, which boosts their reliability. Field of view is important, though, and having something that doesn’t obscure your target area as much can be a real advantage.

Each type of reflex sight has good and bad things about it and a lot of it really comes down to user preference. They do have some advantages over each other and my personal preference is for the open glass type, but I might change my tune pretty quickly if I worked in law enforcement.

Field of View

You might think that since a red dot or reflex sight doesn’t have magnification, the field of view will be basically the same from red dot sight to red dot sight. This is not true. Some reflex sights come with a much wider field of view. Typically open reflex sights offer the widest field of view, but there are plenty of tube style optics that do great here.

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Specifically, field of view refers to how much of the target area you can see through the lens, but field of view can also refer more broadly to how much or how little of your vision is blocked by the reflex sight itself. Field of view is often the first thing sacrificed on a budget reflex sight, and a narrow field of view can affect your target acquisition and how effective your red dot sight is.

Parallax

The technology behind reflex sights allows them to be largely parallax-free. There will always be some parallax present in a reflex sight, but the parallax error should be quite low compared to a scope with magnification that has the parallax set to a specific distance. Parallax is always a threat to your accuracy, especially in the fast-paced, close-quarters shooting that red dot optics are designed for.

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As long as you have a consistent cheek weld with your weapons platform, you shouldn’t have any sighting problems when it comes to parallax. Most sights on the market do not come with options to adjust the parallax, but it generally isn’t needed, regardless of whether you use a tube sight or open glass.

Eye Relief

Reflex sights offer unlimited eye relief, which is a fantastic feature to have. Unlimited eye relief means that you can mount the optic wherever on the firearm makes the most sense and still get a good sight picture. With many sights on the market, this means you can even use the same reflex sight on a rifle for a while then swap it to a handgun, and after a quick re-zeroing, use it there just fine.

Red dot sights are the only optics available that have unlimited eye relief, but both reflex and holographic red dots enjoy this feature. As a quick refresher, eye relief is about how what distance your eye needs to be from the lens to see the whole picture.

Night Vision

Night vision is an interesting question. For the most part, I would recommend only using a reflex sight with night vision devices if the reflex sight has night vision brightness settings. Lots of reflex sights are advertised as being compatible with night vision, but it can depend on which type of NVD you have and a lot of those claims are overstated.

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This is not the same thing as low light performance. Most reflex sights will have light transmission good enough that you won’t be able to tell the difference in brightness between them. Being good in low light is not the same thing as being compatible with an NVD.

Reticles, Technology, and Battery Performance

The right reticles can make or break a red dot, which is funny considering that most of them are just simple dots. If all you want is a simple dot then a reflex sight with more will just get in the way. When many a shooter think about “technology”, they think about things like an automatic brightness sensor or something that allows for more illumination with less battery consumption.

But technology can be behind the aircraft grade aluminum construction, the type and size of reticle (like Trijicon getting a dot that is exactly 3.25 MOA in size), and maximizing the FOV. All the specifications of a reflex sight can get better with technology.

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If you see a reflex sight, it’s probably powered by a CR2032 battery, although there are plenty that are powered by something else. You’ll want to know what it’s powered by before you buy it so you can always have a spare handy. The illumination is critical since the reticles are not etched onto the glass.

You may also be caught by surprise if the reflex sight you buy does not come with a mount. If you want to get it on a picatinny or weaver rail, you’ll need a specific adapter, while a reflex sight for a handgun may need a different adapter for each model of handgun it’s compatible with. The Trijicon RMR, for example, can be purchased with a different adapter for the right gun.

The reflex sights with high durability will most likely be made out of aircraft-grade aluminum or some other type of strong aluminum since it is also very lightweight. The pros of aluminum far outweigh the cons when it comes to gun optics.

Alrighty let’s get into our reviews of these different optics.

9 Best Reflex Sights

1. Sig Sauer Romeo 3 XL

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Sig Sauer doesn’t make a ton of optics, but the optics they do make are generally pretty good. The Romeo line (going from the Romeo1 all the way to the Romeo 5) are a great example of what Sig Sauer can do. On the Romeo 3 from Sig Sauer, the battery life is fine but not great. The battery compartment is on the side, which is handy and easy to access.

The Sig Sauer takes a standard CR2032 battery, which will also be the case for most reflex sights. There are two versions of the Sig Sauer - a 3 MOA dot and a 6 MOA red dot. Each has multiple brightness settings and is usable in many different lighting conditions. It ships with a mil-spec Picatinny rail system mount.

The 6 MOA dot reticle will give you faster target acquisition but the 3 MOA dot reticle will give you higher accuracy, especially when looking at a target farther down range. The Romeo 3 is not a more advanced model of the Romeo1; the reticle is similar but the 1 is designed for handguns, while the Romeo 3 is part of the line of rifle scopes.

The technology in this reflex sight is impressive for the price.

Sig Sauer Romeo 3 XL

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2. Holosun HS510C

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The Holosun HS510C is another open reflex sight, but it has a larger titanium hood that gives it more durability against heavy recoil, bad weather conditions, and even rough treatment. The LED reflection system and solar cell along with the “Shake Awake” feature gives the Holosun HS510C great battery life from a single CR2032 lithium battery.

The Holosun HS510c also gives you the option to switch between three different reticle options on the heads-up display. You can have a 2 MOA dot, a 65 MOA circle, or both the 2 MOA dot and the 65 MOA circle. The reticle combinations make this sight adaptable for a target further out and a target closer up.

The 2 MOA dot is great for the far target and the circle is great for the close target. The hood is Titanium but the rest is a 6061 Aluminum alloy. There are 12 brightness settings, 2 of which are for night vision compatibility. You can get red and green dot versions as well. The QD mount should work well on most rail systems.

Honestly, the dot and MOA circle combo makes the Holosun HS510C one of the best reflex sights in my opinion. Target acquisition is just as fast as with a 6 or even 8 MOA red dot but you still get that high accuracy at longer range. The MOA circle does affect the battery life, but I don’t know why more red dot reflex sight manufacturers haven’t adopted it in their optics.

Holosun HS510C

Holosun HS510C

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3. Sightmark Ultra Shot M Spec

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The biggest knock against the Sightmark is the battery life. The lithium CR123A battery will only give up to 1,000 hours of battery life so it will go through batteries relatively quickly compared to other reflex sights.

On the other hand, the greatest thing about the Sightmark are the reticle options. You can toggle between a red reticle and green reticle, and each color has four different patterns: a 5 MOA dot by itself and a 3 MOA dot with a crosshair, a circle, or both. There are only 5 brightness settings, which is still enough for most situations but not as flexible as some reflex sights.

Having both red and green in the same reflex sight is a handy feature, since green is typically easier to see during the day and the red is easier to see at night. Even most of the best reflex sights don’t give you both red and green in the same model.

Most reflex sights will come with just one or maybe two reticle options and you just buy the reflex sight that has the reticle you want. The Sightmark Ultra Shot M Spec lets you toggle between fast target acquisition and accuracy. The mount here is a Weaver mount, which means it should mount on any Picatinny or Weaver rail system.

Sightmark Ultra Shot M Spec

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4. Burris Fastfire 3

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The Fastfire 3 takes a CR1632 battery and has decent battery life. The battery compartment is fairly easy to access and it has an automatic shut-off feature after 8 hours. There are three brightness settings, but the impressive brightness features are the automatic brightness that will do the brightness adjustment for you based on the brightness sensor on the device, and the shut-off feature is nice too.

You can choose between two models of this reflex sight which have a different MOA dot size. One is a 3 MOA dot and the other is an 8 MOA dot size. The reticle is just the single dot with no MOA ring or anything fancy. The Burris Fastfire 3 is good for target shooting and self defense, but may not be as good at range. It’s light, but still made out of a strong aluminum alloy.

You can get it with a picatinny mount or with no mount and pair it with the mount you want. Battery life will be better with the 3 MOA version of the reflex sight, although the 8 MOA probably won’t go through batteries all that much quicker.

Burris Fastfire 3

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5. Bushnell Trophy TRS-25

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The TRS-25 is one of the budget optics on this list. Battery life is decent, the 3 MOA dot is decent, the illumination settings are good (there are 11 of them), and overall it’s a solid little sight that takes a CR2032 battery. It comes with a Picatinny mount so it should work on most rigs.

This is the first tube style sight on this list, and while it may not be as good as the open reflex sights we’ve talked about, a lot of that has to do with price range. It will withstand harsh weather conditions and the lens is multi coated to get you on target quickly, especially for a budget reflex sight. FOV is wide enough and it’s fairly easy to focus with this red dot.

If you’re a shooter that prefers a simple reticle and don’t need any fancy reticles that other optics offer, then this is a reliable reflex sight that won’t break the bank at the range. The amount of technology and performance packed into the TRS 25 is impressive. 

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25

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6. Aimpoint Carbine Optic

mcg reflex red dot sight

Aimpoint is the mother (and father) of modern red dot optics. The company is credited with inventing the reflex sight type of optic to replace iron sights. Aimpoint is not a budget brand, and the company has continued their innovations into their Carbine Optic. Each lens is multi-coated and light transmission is fantastic.

Battery life is 10,000 hours, the reticle is a center dot that is 2 MOA wide, and there are plenty of brightness settings for every situation. The battery type is a DL1/3N battery. The 2 MOA dot is designed with accuracy in mind over target acquisition.

Practice and training can do a lot to improve the speed of acquiring a target, but no amount of practice can make the dot cover a smaller portion of the target, so a 2 MOA dot makes sense on optics designed for military use. It comes with a mount that should work with either a Weaver or a Picatinny rail, and the FOV is as great as you’d expect from the US Army optic of choice.

Aimpoint Carbine Optic

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7. Leupold 119688 DeltaPoint Pro

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The DeltaPoint Pro from Leupold is a fairly small and compact sight. The lithium battery life is fairly good, and the reticle is a 2.5 MOA dot. Not sure why Leupold felt that 2.5 MOA was better than either a 2 or 3 MOA like the rest of the industry, but there you go. It’s waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof. Everything is finger adjustable, including the battery compartment.

There are 8 settings for brightness. The DeltaPoint Pro does not come with a mount, so you’ll need to buy one separately. The DeltaPoint Pro is a great reflex sight, but it would be a lot more competitive if it was in a lower price range. The reflex sight market is pretty crowded, and you can get the basics like fog proofing from a much more affordable sight.

That said, the lens is clear, bright and sharp, and it’s a solid piece of gear that won’t let you down. The LED is bright and easy for your eye to pick out.

Leupold 119688 DeltaPoint Pro

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8. Trijicon RMR Type 2

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There were a lot of improvements made over the Type 1 when Trijicon released the Type 2 RMR. Everything you’d hope and dream for from a Trijicon is here: an incredibly tough ruggedized miniature reflex sight that has a simple sight picture with plenty of battery life, a choice of different MOA dots, and is great for law enforcement and military.

Trijicon has a price to match, though, so be aware that if you want to look through this lens, it will cost you. The reticle options are 1 MOA, 3.25 MOA, and 6.5 MOA. The Trijicon RMR Type 2 has two NVD settings, and an automatic mode that will turn the reflex sight off after 16.5 hours of being turned on.

That is a lot longer than any of the other reflex sights I’m familiar with, but it makes sense in certain military applications where a situation may be prolonged and the last thing you want is your optic to shut off in the middle of a firefight. The Type 2 can be purchased with or without a mount. Without the mount the sight is incredibly light at only 1.2 ounces.

It does take a lithium battery, so it won’t run off of fiber optics and tritium like many other optics from Trijicon, but the durability from the tough aluminum construction will absolutely be there.

Trijicon RMR Type 2

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9. Vortex Venom

Vortex Venom Red Dot Sight

The Vortex Venom is more on the budget end, but it’s a fantastic sight. The dot is 3 MOA, the field of view is wide, and there are 10 brightness settings along with an automatic brightness mode. You can get the Venom with a 6 MOA dot as well. Each lens is fully multi-coated and is great in low light. Definitely one of the best sights on the market for the money.

The reticle is straightforward, and you don’t get an MOA ring or anything beyond the choice between one of two reticles, and you have to buy the model with the reticle you want rather than being able to toggle between multiple reticles. It’s great for range shooting and self defense.

Durability is great thanks to the strong aluminum, and pros will like it’s simplicity, image quality, and field of view. It doesn’t go through batteries too quickly and has an automatic adjustment mode that can take care of the brightness if you would prefer not to have to mess with it.

Vortex Venom

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Reflex Sights Buyers Guide

Dot Size

Before we start talking about rings, crosshairs, and other things that a manufacturer might slap onto a reticle, let’s cover the basics: the center dot. There is a very simple rule here; the smaller the dot, the higher your theoretical accuracy both at long ranges and short ranges. The larger the dot, the faster you’ll be able to acquire your target out of the gate.

My own recommendation is to go as small as you can. Getting on target quickly is as much a matter of practice as it is of dot size in my experience, although the wrong lighting conditions can make a small dot really tough to see.

That said, a large dot covers so much more of your area. If you’re grabbing a dot for your handgun, then there’s no problem with a 6 or even 8 MOA dot, since at 25 yards you’re talking about obstructing about an inch and a half of your target area, but once you get out to 100 yards, now you’re covering over 6 inches of your target area just with the dot.

Battery-Preserving Features

It’s becoming more common to see things like motion-activated red dots, which can be great for those of us who constantly forget to power down the red dot when we’re done shooting, but it’s healthy to approach these features with a dose of skepticism, since all it takes is one failure (or even delay) at the wrong moment to cost a life.

If you’re planning on using your sight for life-or-death situations, then it may be wise to look more for the automatic shut-off features after 8 hours or so, since this will still preserve a lot of battery if you forget to turn it off but it also doesn’t have the risk of failure.

For most shooters, though, who are using their sights for shooting at the range or possibly hunting, the risk of the motion activation failing is pretty low and should be fine for those situations.

Physical Dimensions and Mounting

Even though the functionality of a red dot doesn’t really change from a rifle to a handgun, there are definitely compatibility issues, particularly when trying to go to a handgun. Just about every dot sight out there will mount up just fine on a Picatinny or Weaver rail that’s common on rifles, but each handgun manufacturer has their own mounting systems which often do not play nice.

Also, product photos of dot sights can be misleading, and they can actually be a lot bigger than they look on the computer screen (looking at you, EOTECH). So before you try to outsmart the system and get a sight that’s designed for a rifle thinking that it will work on a handgun, you better double-check the forums and other product information to make sure that it really will.

Tube styles will be a chunkier than open sights, but neither are particularly heavy, especially when compared to magnified optics. Holographic sights will be noticeably heavier if you decide to go that route.

Best Reflex Sight Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Best Reflex Sight In Modern Warfare?

I do not really know anything about this game, but from what I’ve been able to find on various forums and articles, the G.I. Mini Reflex seems to be a strong contender, along with the Monocle Reflex Sight. Given that this is a video game, I would imagine that the reticle is probably more important than things like battery life.

What Reflex Sight Does the Military Use?

The most widely-known reflex sight used by the US Military is the Aimpoint. Not necessarily the Carbine Optic, but the PRO (patrol rifle optic) and other models manufactured by Aimpoint. Trijicon ACOGs are also used, but those are prism scopes, not reflex sights.

EOTECH has seen some military use, and many reflex sight optics from many manufacturers have the performance to be used in military applications. The military generally stays away from reticle patterns beyond the basic red dot, since other reticle combinations don’t mesh as well with the shooter training that servicemembers receive.

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Soldiers often train to shoot NTCH (nose-to-charging-handle) and other styles that are different from the typical civilian shooter, so the best reflex sight for the military may not be the right one for you, and it has nothing to do with which one is objectively better. It’s more important to find a reflex sight with the reticle that’s right for you, the right specifications, manageable parallax, etc.

Which Is better: Reflex Sights or Holographic Sights?

It, of course, depends, but generally I would say holographic sights are objectively better. They both have unlimited eye relief, both have minimal parallax and both are massive upgrades from iron sights.

The technology behind holographic sights solves some of the problems with even the best reflex sights while maintaining most of the benefits like unlimited eye relief. Holographic sights continue to function even if the lens is cracked or even broken, while a reflex sight will not. Holographic sights also keep the reticle in focus when you look at your target.

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A red dot reflex sight will not stay in focus when you look down range, and if the lens gets damaged, the entire red dot sight is toast. The main drawbacks to this are that holographic sights are bigger, heavier, and draw a lot more power from the battery.

EOTECH is the most well known manufacturer of holographic sights, although Vortex does make some now. EOTECH is known as a premium brand, but it’s difficult to compare pricing when the technology behind the heads up display of a holographic sight is so much more advanced.

How Accurate Are Reflex Sights?

This depends on your expectations and perspective. If you’re shooting under 50 yards, then a reflex sight will be deadly accurate with only a little bit of practice. If you want to go out to 100 yards or further down range, then a reflector sight with no magnification isn’t going to be easy to use.

That said, if you get a reflex sight with a tiny red dot or green dot that is only 1 or 2 MOA in size and are willing to put in the hours at the range, you can get incredible results out of the best reflex sights or even a budget reflex sight. If you’re willing to sacrifice target acquisition speed, then the accuracy can be quite high throughout the price range of reflex sights.

Getting a reflex sight with an MOA ring (like a 65 MOA circle) or at least different reticles can be a good step if it’s your first sight. Something like the Holosun HS510C can provide a lot of flexibility to a shooter who is new to red dots. You can practice with the technology and learn the options, battery performance, and parallax until you settle on what works best for you.

More Things To Consider

A Reflex Sight Has No Magnification

This means that you’re most likely not shooting above 100 yards unless you are one of the pros who is deliberately making a shot more challenging. While most of the time a reflex sight will be on a small bore rifle like a .223 or 5.56, they should have the reliability to handle the recoil of much more powerful rifles or handguns, though they won’t give you the sight you need for long range shooting.

The good ones are aircraft-grade aluminum (like the RMR), or titanium (like the Holosun).

Do You Need A Closer Look?

Most people who end up looking for this type of optic are wanting something for CQB or defensive situations, most of which will happen within 25 yards, so it’s pretty obvious that no magnification is needed. That said, with a proper amount of practice, it is certainly possible to hit a man-sized target out to 100 yards with nothing more than a simple 1x dot.

It can be even easier if you have a ring or circle on the reticle. You most likely won’t be pegging clay pigeons at 100 yards since you probably can’t even see them at that distance, but a lot of the targets you’ll face up to in “the real world” are big enough to be a little more forgiving on shot placement.

An LPVO might be a bit of a better fit if you want go out to 100 yards and beyond, but more and more shooters are pairing a red dot with a magnifier or fixed scope and just switching quickly between the two as needed.

Having shot a lot with a 1-4x LPVO, I can attest that I never seem to be anywhere between 1x and 4x; I’m always either at 1x or 4x, so I spend a lot of needless time cranking my way through the range. Having a red dot mounted on a fixed 4x scope so all I have to do is move my eye back and forth is starting to make a lot of sense to me.

Some Specifications Matter and Some Don’t

It may be tempting to get the reflex sight with an adjustment mode for every situation, but as long as you have the illumination you need when you need it, anything more is something you paid for that you didn’t need. Lots of reticle patterns like the Sightmark is great to have in a reflex sight, but once you settle on the one you like best, the rest is just noise.

My advice is don’t let your instinct to have a setting for everything drive you to spend more on a reflex sight than you need to. A red dot reflex sight can be as simple or as complicated as you need, but it’s hard to know what you need out of your optics before you’ve at least tried a few out.

If you have a buddy with a reflex sight or any kind of red dot, see if you can borrow theirs and try it out. That can be a good guide in your own search for the best reflex sights for your needs. Online reviews, YouTube videos, and your own instincts can also guide you in the right direction when searching for a red dot sight.

Focus on what you need. Do you need compatibility with a weaver rail from your red dot? Do you need the strongest aluminum and toughest durability like the pros or are you just going to be plinking at the range? Do you need the laser-bouncing technology of a holographic sight or just the basics of a reflex sight?

Controlling For Your Eye Sight

If you have great eye sight, then a smaller dot isn’t nearly as much of a problem, but beyond the tradeoff between accuracy and acquiring your target, having a dot size that you can line up in your sight picture quickly is a critical consideration. If you don’t have great eye sight, then you may want to prioritize a larger dot to make it easier.

Closing Thoughts

If you want an optic that gives you faster target acquisition over your iron sights and unlimited eye relief, a reflector sight of some kind is a great way to go. You can always pair a reflex sight with a magnifier down the road if you want an ultra-flexible set-up. Reflex sights are light, fast, and effective. If you don’t believe this guide, you can always check other reviews.

There’s a lot to consider: does it have the right brightness setting for each lighting condition? Do the reticle patterns and technology match the type of shooting I’m doing? Will it handle the recoil and maintain good battery life even with the illumination set high enough for the lighting conditions? Even simple things like whether it will mount on a Picatinny rail or if it’s made of a high enough grade aluminum.

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