By Rex Nanorum
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- For many, red dot sights have fallen in popular use within the recreational shooting realm in favor of low-power variable optics. For defensive, military and law enforcement use, the venerable red dot sights are still seeing widespread use and success. Today I’m going to break down my Top 5 Red Dot Sights.
Let’s delineate our boundaries a little first. I’m covering full-size red dots intended for rifle/shotgun use, not the Mini Red Dot Sights (MRDS) more commonly seen used on handguns. This excludes such optics as the Trijicon RMR and Vortex Venom. Some MRDS’ are excellent performers and certainly have their place in the shooting world, just not in this article.
What criteria did I use? I took a comprehensive approach and compared weight, battery life, Night Vision Device (NVD) compatibility, brightness settings, water resistance, battery type, stock mount option and dot size options. We’ll talk about price, but I’m looking at the top 5 red dot sights out there, not just the best within a certain budget. I eliminated many other options on the market if they couldn’t crack the top 5 …Read the Rest