Optics Guide: New Pistol-Mounted Dots for 2020

posted on July 27, 2020

Lots of folks just bought new firearms during both the COVID-19 pandemic and recent riotous social unrest. Many of those guns need (or at least should have) an optic mounted. No matter your firearm, budget, intended use or requirements, we’ve got a newly introduced optic for you. Read on to learn about your options. 

C-More Systems | RTS2B-V5

C-More Systems | RTS2B-V5
The RTS2B-V5 incorporates hardened electronics with a motion-sensing system and auto-off functions. It features a heads-up display for rapid target acquisition and has positive 1-MOA click adjustments. A removable battery compartment means there’s no need to re-zero after changing batteries.

Magnification: 1X
Objective Lens Dimensions: 22x25 mm
Reticle: 3-, 6-, 8- or 10-MOA dot
Length: 2.01 inches
Weight: 1.16 ounces
MSRP: $389
(540) 347-4683; cmore.com

Hi-Lux | TD-3

Hi-Lux | TD-3
Available in the fourth quarter of 2020, the latest red-dot from Hi-Lux sports a circle-dot reticle, but that’s only the default option. The user will have the ability to cycle through multiple reticles on this ultracompact, affordable MRDS.

Magnification: 1X
Objective Lens Dimensions: 28x19 mm
Reticle: 34-MOA circle with 3-MOA dot
Length: 1.78 inches
Weight: 1.5 ounces
MSRP: $239
(888) 445-8912; hi-luxoptics.com

Leupold DeltaPoint Pro Night Vision

Leupold | DeltaPoint Pro Night Vision
Leupold’s popular DeltaPoint Pro now has fine-tunable brightness settings to work with night-vision gear. The red-dot sight features a rugged, aluminum housing and steel sheath. Precision is assured with click adjustments and an easy-access compartment simplifies battery changes. It’s available in black or FDE and works well with ARs and shotguns, as well as pistols.

Magnification: 1X
Objective Lens Dimensions: 24x16 mm
Reticle: 2.5-MOA dot
Length: 1.82 inches
Weight: 1.45 ounces
MSRP: $649.99
(800) 538-7653; leupold.com

Riton Optics | X3 Tactix MPRD

Riton Optics | X3 Tactix MPRD
Extremely compact and versatile, this 3-MOA red dot features a 12-hour auto shut-off, 10 levels of red illumination, 50,000 hours of battery life and is also night-vision compatible on the first two levels. Waterproof, fogproof and shockproof, it is ideal for pistol and AR platforms. 

Magnification: 1X
Objective Lens Dimensions: 17x22 mm
Reticle: 3-MOA red dot
Length: 1.6 inches
Weight: .6 ounces
MSRP: $299.99
(855) 397-4866; ritonoptics.com

Shield Sights | RMS2-4MOA

Shield Sights | RMS2-4MOA
An all-new version of the company’s Reflex Mini-Sight, the RMS2 comes in a new robust design. Featuring thicker side walls, the housing is significantly stronger. With a low profile and SiO2 quartz-coated polymer lens, this glass senses target light levels and controls LED output, giving optimum visibility of the dot against the target.

Magnification: 1X
Objective Lens Dimensions: 16x22 mm
Reticle: 4-MOA red dot
Length: 1.6 inches
Weight: 0.75 ounces
MSRP: $430
+44 (0)1297 678233; shieldpsd.com

SIG Sauer | RomeoZero

SIG Sauer | RomeoZero
Optimized for everyday carry, the tiny, ultra-lightweight RomeoZero fits the same footprint as the Shield RMS-c and JPoint MRDS optics, making it easy to add to a host of pistols on the market, particularly slim-profile models like the SIG Sauer P365XL and Springfield Armory Hellcat.

Magnification: 1X
Objective Lens Diameter: 18 mm
Reticle: 3-MOA or 6-MOA red dot
Length: 1.6 inches
Weight: .4 ounces
MSRP: $259.99
(603) 610-3000; sigsauer.com

Sun Optics | R.A.I.D. Pistol

Sun Optics | R.A.I.D. Pistol
Pairing a wide window with a minimalist frame makes target acquisition quick and easy with Sun Optics’ R.A.I.D. Pistol sight. Featuring 10 brightness settings (two of which are night-vision compatible) makes it easy to customize. It’s also compatible with RMR mounts.

Magnification: 1X
Objective Lens Size: 24 mm
Reticle: 3-MOA dot
Length: 1.78 inches
Weight: .9 ounces
MSRP: $179.99
(817) 783-6001; sousaoptics.com


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