Must-See Red-Dot and Reflex Sights

Cash in on the growing popularity of red-dot/reflex sights by stocking these models.

Must-See Red-Dot and Reflex Sights

Viridian RFX 45 Green-dot Optic

Arguably, there’s not a better sight solution for close- to midrange shooting than red-dot/reflex sights. By design, they turn handguns, ARs, rifles and shotguns into the very definition of close-quarters efficiency. Models in low- and no-magnification configurations are commonplace for up-close-and-personal work, while adding a magnifier can stretch their mid- to long-range capabilities. In addition to nearly instantaneous target achievement, red-dot sights give shooters the ability to track moving targets without losing peripheral vision, maintaining situational awareness and allowing for quick follow-up shots. But it’s the wide range of potential users that should grab a retailer’s attention. These sights are favored by tactical users such as military personal and law enforcement officers as well as hunters operating in low-light conditions and everyone in between. And that means a lot of potential customers — and hopefully a lot of sales, if you have a good selection of makes and models on display. Here are 16 cream-of-the-crop red-dot/reflex sights your customers will want to check out.


Axeon Optics MDPR1

Axeon Optic’s MDPR1 compact pistol/rifle reflex sight features tough aluminum frame construction and a fully multicoated lens — its CR2032 battery powering the unit for up to 30,000 hours through 11 push-button brightness settings. Adjustments are made in 1-MOA click values through a 45-MOA range for elevation and windage. This compact design attaches to optics plates using the RMR pattern and has a 28x19mm objective lens. The MDPR1 includes a dust cover, battery and cleaning cloth, has infinite eye relief and is 800G/S shock rated. MSRP: $116.99.


Bering Optics Rubicon Pro

The Bering Optics Rubicon Pro ultra-compact and lightweight reflex sight was designed to be used with both eyes open to maintain peripheral vision and depth perception. It is parallax free at 50 yards and its windage/elevation adjustment turrets have a clicking mechanism that eliminates the use of an adjustment dial. The conveniently located on/off button is also utilized to manually adjust the brightness of the reticle — five settings — and the Rubicon Pro can withstand heavy recoil, which makes it suitable for shotguns as well as rifles and pistols. In addition, users can remove the Weaver mount base and mount the sight without a base directly onto a mounting plate. MSRP: $139.


Bushnell Micro RXU-200

The Bushnell RXU-200 ultra-compact reflex sight was designed for compact semi-auto handguns with the Shield Reflex Mini Sight Compact (RMSC) mounting footprint and pattern, but shooters with other handguns can utilize third-party adapter plates or rail mounts to use the sight across even more platforms. At the core of the RXU-200 is an efficient and clear 6-MOA dot that automatically adjusts intensity for the environment and consumes less energy when holstered or stored. True Tone coatings mitigate blue tint and maximize light transmission. It also features a built-in, backup rear dovetail sight for fast alignment and peace of mind. Built to withstand harsh conditions and unrelenting recoil, the aircraft-grade aluminum RXU-200 exceeds Mil-Std-810 impact and vibration requirements. MSRP: $199.99.


C-More RTS2B

The RTS2B red-dot sight from C-More Sights uses a CR2032 lithium battery contained within a removable tray that permits battery replacement without dismounting the sight, eliminating the need for re-zeroing the optic after replacing the battery. The RTS2B has a new 10-position push-button, manually operated intensity switch and is equipped with a removable Picatinny/Weaver rail mount so the sight can be rail mounted or used with direct mounting applications. The RTS2B will also accept most STS dovetail kits, rail mounts and scope ring mounts. It features heads-up display for fast target acquisition and 1-MOA click adjustments for windage and elevation with a positive locking screw. MSRP: $389.


CenterPoint Optics Micro Red Dot /Embargo 4/30/23

CenterPoint Optics’ first-ever micro red-dot sight is specifically designed for use with concealed carry pistols with an RMSC mounting footprint. Along with dovetail mounting, the CenterPoint Optics Micro comes with a Picatinny mount option, extending its usability to other firearms, such as rifles and shotguns. Brightness is user-adjustable, providing the freedom to match the sight to targeting needs. The sight is constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum, and its single CR2032 battery powers its 4-MOA dot for up to 5,000 hours. MSRP: $129.99.


Crimson Trace HRO

Constructed from aerospace aluminum, the HRO (Heavy Recoil Optic) from Crimson Trace is packed with features such as the CT Motion “shake-to-wake” sensor and an integrated Picatinny rail mount that provides reliable and easy mounting for shotguns and rifles. It has a 2-MOA red dot, unlimited eye relief and accurate .5-MOA-per-click windage and elevation adjustments. It also features an IPX7 waterproof rating for up to 1 meter for one hour and battery life of up to 50,000 hours from a single CR2 battery. Ambidextrous on/off brightness adjustments allow for quick adaptations to darker or lighter settings. The HRO is the ideal height for co-witnessing optics with secondary iron sights and weighs 8.5 ounces. MSRP: $479.99.


EOTech Holographic Hybrid Sight V

By combining EOTech’s holographic weapon sight and one of its magnifiers, the user creates a complete optical system that provides an unparalleled advantage when transitioning from short- to long-range targets. The Holographic Hybrid Sight V (HHS V), featuring the EXPS3-4 and the G45, 5X magnifier, allows for longer-range target identification and engagement. Instant transition is achieved through a Switch-to-Side (STS) mount that offers a simple and quick disengagement of the magnifier. This durable night-vision-compatible system offers wide field optical performance for visibility in extreme low-light conditions, and the user can position the magnifier directly behind the sight, reducing required rail space. The EXPS3-4 offers four 1-MOA aiming dots for long-range precision and accuracy. MSRP: $1,339.


German Precision Optics Spectra

GPO USA has announced its entrance into the reflex sight market with the introduction of the GPO Spectra, designed for pistols and AR-platform rifles. This new sight offers next-generation red-dot technology with high-quality dense polymer lenses that are fully multicoated with GPO’s proprietary GPObright high transmission technology. Its built-in photo sensor adjusts the brightness of the 3mm red dot automatically depending on outside/inside light conditions, and a built-in motion sensor switches the device automatically on or off, extending battery life up to 25,000 hours. The battery is positioned in a sealed drawer on the side of the device that can be removed without tools. Windage and elevation turrets offer tactile clicks by turning and adjusting them with a small tool. MSRP: $379.99.


Hawke Optics 4x24mm Prism Sight

Hawke’s new 4x24mm prism sight features a Bullet Drop Compensating (BDC) reticle designed for 5.56mm NATO ammunition — supplied with a low-profile mount designed for AR-platform rifles, bolt-action rifles and pistols. It has 10-stage digital brightness control, exposed 1-MOA-click turrets and an auto shut-off and shake-awake feature. Like all Hawke scopes, its prism sights are nitrogen-purged, shockproof, waterproof and fogproof and constructed out of high-quality aluminum. Hawke’s new prism sights feature a quick-focus diopter and digital brightness controls and are parallax-error-free from 10 yards. The 4x24mm sight has additional holdover aimpoints for 5.56mm NATO ammunition out to 600 yards and comes with honeycomb sunshades and rubber lens covers. MSRP: $389.


Leapers UTG Accu-Sync 2521 

Featuring a red illuminated 3-MOA dot with eight manually adjusted brightness settings, the UTG Accu-Sync 2521 compact sight from Leapers has an illumination memory feature that conveniently gets shooters back to the last brightness setting used upon activation. The Accu-Sync dot sight is IPX7 waterproof rated with a main body constructed from matte black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum. The mounting base uses the common mini ACOG footprint and is configured for a lower 1/3 co-witness. Removing the included riser insert drops the height down to that of a low mount. In addition, the base features squared recoil stops and Leapers’ latest QR (quick release) mount with reliable return to zero. The UTG Accu-Sync 2521 is compatible with Picatinny rails. MSRP: $169.97.


Meopta MeoSight IV Red-Dot Sight

The MeoSight IV is Meopta’s smallest red-dot reflex sight, weighing just 1.2 ounces. Its ultra-low profile makes it ideal for handguns and rifles for fast and accurate close-quarters target acquisition. Featuring 1X magnification, a 3-MOA dot and durable aircraft-grade aluminum body, the MeoSight IV has a 120-MOA elevation and windage adjustment range. The illumination feature has manual and automatic modes, with five different intensity levels, powered by a CR1632 3V battery for up to 30,000 hours of use, with an auto-off function to preserve battery life. The MeoSight IV is compatible with standard-size optics-ready pistol systems using a Docter adapter plate and comes with a Picatinny rail mount. Retail: $299.


Meprolight Mepro Tru-Vision Red-Dot Sight

The Mepro Tru-Vision electro-optical Mil-Spec red-dot sight from Meprolight is shockproof, waterproof and durable. Its short length, compact and lightweight design addresses the need for co-mounting multiple tactical devices (magnifiers, laser pointers, etc.) on a Picatinny rail. Energy-efficient, it provides thousands of operating hours from a single CR123 battery. The Mepro Tru-Vision also features an automatic brightness control system that enables clear visibility of the red dot in any lighting condition. If the user chooses to manually control the reticle brightness level, there are 16 brightness settings to match any light condition encountered. The sight also has integrated sleep and power-off modes and is equipped with a low battery indicator and light sensor. MSRP: $549.99.


Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec M3 Solar

The Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec M3 Solar reflex sight is ideal for short- to medium-range engagements, featuring a 3-MOA red-dot reticle for rapid target acquisition and automatic brightness adjustment for a crisp reticle and field of view in varying light conditions. A top-mounted solar panel, combined with CR1620 batteries, delivers up to 20,000 hours of battery life, while the fully enclosed design and IP67 waterproof rating ensure years of reliability. The M3 mounts on Weaver and Picatinny rails, and it fits pistols with the RMSC footprint. Constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum with a matte-black finish, the M3 Solar is shockproof, fogproof, temperature rated from -22F to 122F and recoil rated up to .45 ACP. MSRP: $299.97.


Trijicon RMRcc Reflex

The Trijicon Ruggedized Miniature reflex sight is specifically designed to provide concealed carry confidence when split seconds matter — sporting a thinner, lower-profile design that reduces the risk of snags for a faster and easier draw. Although smaller, the RMRcc contains all the great features of the Trijicon RMR and with the same reliability — easy-to-use buttons, a common CR2032 battery that provides up to four years of illumination, and a wide variety of mounts to fit today’s popular concealed carry pistols. Other features include True-Color multicoated lenses, easily adjustable windage/elevation, a unique housing shape that diverts force of an impact away from the lens, and eight brightness settings, including one super bright mode and two night-vision modes. Retail: $699.


Viridian RFX 45 Green-dot Optic

The all-new RFX 45 from Viridian Weapon Technologies is packed with industry-leading features while offering a tremendous value to the shooter — designed from the ground up to improve performance and provide rapid target acquisition. A rock-solid machined 6061 aluminum housing, fully multicoated lenses, audible and tactile adjustability, Instant-On activation w/memory and auto shutoff and a 50k hour battery life are just a few of the features that make the RFX 45 closed emitter green-dot optic a must-have. The RFX 45 features an ACRO-compatible mount and various adapters, and mounts are available separately or as a part of a kit. MSRP: $459.


Vortex Defender CCW/Embargo 3/16/23

Specifically built for modern everyday carry, the micro-sized Defender-CCW red-dot sight delivers maximum concealment, reliability and rapid target acquisition. Its slim profile means no extra bulk or width for a smoother, no-snag draw from under clothes and less chance of printing. A large sight window and brilliant, illuminated dot help the shooter lock on target faster and defend more accurately, even in low light conditions, and an auto-shutoff function preserves battery life. The Defender CCW is motion-activated, so it’s instantly ready when needed and fits full-size to micro-compact handguns. With the Defender-CCW, users can carry more discreetly and defend faster and more accurately when their life is on the line. MSRP: $349.99.



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