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Venom Red Dot

6 MOA Dot

Spring 2017

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SKU: VMD-3106
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MSRP: $329.99
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Venom Red Dot is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 18.
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Venom® Red Dot — 6 MOA Dot

Make your AR, pistol, or shotgun even more poisonous with the Venom Red Dot sight. A 6 MOA dot promotes rapid target acquisition, while providing a precise point of aim—getting shots down range and on target fast.

The durable, machined aluminum housing ensures the unit will stand up to whatever you throw at it. High-quality, fully multi-coated lens offers a clean, wide field of view. Our top-load system makes changing the CR 1632 battery a snap and alleviates the need to remove the sight when switching the power source. The power and dot intensity controls are conveniently located on the left side of the unit. Flush 1 MOA windage and elevation adjustments are super sleek and make sighting in a breeze.

Note
The Venom comes with a Weaver / Picatinny mount—weighs 1.6 ounces with mount.



VIP Warranty ArmorTek
Magnification1 x
Eye ReliefUnlimited
Dot Size6 MOA
Adjustment Graduation1 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment130 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment100 MOA
Parallax SettingParallax Free
Length1.9 inches
Weight1.1 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Weaver / Picatinny Mount
  • T-15 Torx Wrench
  • Rain Cover
  • Lens Cloth
  • Mounting Screws
  • CR 1632 Battery
  • Screwdriver

Optical Features

Fully Multi-Coated Multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces increase light transmission.
Premium Wide-Field Lens Exceptional edge-to-edge resolution.
Brightness Settings Choose between 10 levels of brightness in manual mode or switch to auto mode.
Parallax Free All red dot and holographic sights will exhibit some small amount of parallax. Matching current industry practice, this small amount would be considered “parallax free” and will make a negligible difference in the Venom’s performance.

Construction Features

Single-Piece Chassis Compact and lightweight.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating for reliable performance in all environments.
Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
Hard Anodized Finish Highly durable low-glare matte finish.
ArmorTek Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.

Convenience Features

Unlimited Eye Relief Non-critical eye relief for rapid target aquisition.
Battery Life 14-hour auto-shutdown feature maximizes battery life. Up to 150 hours of use at highest setting. Use at lower settings can allow up to 30,000 hours.

Compatibility Features

Lug/Screw Footprint: Compatible with Burris Fastfire/Docter
If mounting to a handgun with slide cutout:
Slide cutout type
  • Glock MOS (9mm or .40)- Use plate #1
  • Glock MOS (.45 or 10mm)- Use plate #5
  • M&P CORE- Plate 5 and the “B” screws
  • FNX-45- Uses the non-Trijicon plate       
  • Rear sight dovetail mounts:
  • Sig P220 series- Mount available at EGWguns.com
  • 1911s- Mounts available at EGWguns.com
  • Springfield XD/XDM: Mounts available at Springer Precision.
  • Hole Spacing Detail: Hole spacing detail for Venom 6 MOA red dot.
    Magnification1 x
    Eye ReliefUnlimited
    Dot Size6 MOA
    Adjustment Graduation1 MOA
    Max Elevation Adjustment130 MOA
    Max Windage Adjustment100 MOA
    Parallax SettingParallax Free
    Length1.9 inches
    Weight1.1 ounces
    Product Manual (PDF)Download
    Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

    Venom Dimensions

    6 MOA Dot

    The daylight bright red dot is easy to see and paints targets regardless of lighting conditions or background.

    Subtension detail for Venom 6 MOA red dot.

    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Venom 3 moa review I bought this for my walther q5. Bolted on with no problems using the doctor plate. Build quality is good. Sighting in was very straight forward. Accuracy was incredible. The RO commented that this combo of walther and vortex sight was more acurate than their open gun. The only thing i would change would be the ability to set an upper and lower threshold for the auto brightness. I really wanted to use this feature, but it seems to default to being too bright even in overcast conditions causing flare and distortion of the dot. This means i need to abandon the auto brightness and manually set for the relevant lighting conditions.
    Date published: 2017-10-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6 MOA on Glock 17 MOS I have the 6 MOA on a Glock 17 MOS and so far it is pretty awesome. I have only had it the range a few times and I do dry fire practice every day. I put this on a range / informal match gun to see if a RDS was right for me. 54 years old and I wear glasses, it did take a little getting used to. 1) Getting used to finding the dot rather than the front sight takes a little training. 2) The dot moves and seems less forgiving than the iron sights, but this is perception. If you move while aiming, it does not matter what you have. Mounting on plate 1 made for a perfect fit on the G17 MOS. No milling required and all the screws between the sight and gun worked perfectly. I used blue (242) Loctite on the threads. The 6 MOA dot is plenty for defensive style shooting out to 25 yards. At 25 yard it will cover about 3/4 of an inch. Sighting in is easy, plenty of travel on each axis. I want to add irons that will just be visible in the window then I think I will start thinking of this as a HD gun. Keep in mind that if your glasses and or the optic are dirty the dot may star a little. No problem, but it may bother some people. I would like to see an option where it comes on when you move the gun. Only alternative is to leave it on (which I do) at the lowest setting which is plenty for indoor lighting. Hope this helps. Buy with confidence.
    Date published: 2017-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Easy on the Eyes, Grief for the Varmints I got my Venom about a month ago. When I first opened the package, I wasn't prepared for the small size of the unit. I had thoughts that I might have made a mistake and should have bought something larger. I haven't tried it on a handgun but brother, it makes my AR's shine. So far, it's Old Dad (11) Squirrels (0). I can't tell you how happy I am with this red dot. I have a couple others but none compare. The operation is easy - nothing hard to turn or gritty - smooth and efficient and I love the fact that the battery will last. And when it does need replacement, it can stay on the firearm for the change-out.
    Date published: 2018-03-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not my thing but... I will admit that I am not a huge fan of red dots on pistols.... but..... It is still fun to shoot and a nice change of pace. This little optic is durable and easy to use. I had it mounted initially on a 45 with a full size scope but couldn't access the buttons. Wish they were on the other side. After that didn't work out I slapped this bad boy on a MP Core. The only reason for the 4 stars is that it tends to eat batteries when left in the safe for a bit...
    Date published: 2017-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best of both worlds! The new Venom 6MOA combines the compact nature and side adjustable controls of the Viper and easy access to the battery. It also comes with an auto brightness adjust mode. I highly recommend Vortex and their industry leading warranty!
    Date published: 2017-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improved Accuracy! I mounted the Venom on a Glock 34 which is my primary handgun at the range and the one I use when teaching firearm courses. I always start and end my sessions shooting 10 rounds on an NRA pistol target at 25 yards (bulls). I had never used a red dot on a handgun and have to admit was getting frustrating sighting in at 25 yards, it's just different and I have many years shooting iron sights. Once sighted in I shot bulls and scored my highest score ever! I have been sold on the Venom since and plan on putting one on additional handguns.
    Date published: 2018-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crisp, Clear Reticle!! I have the 3 MOA mounted on a QD mount on top of my 5.56. The reticle is extremely clear and crisp to the point where hitting 6" steel at 200 yards is not a problem. The adjustable brightness really helps during those hog hunts at dusk or transitioning from field to deep woods. Overall this product is built solid, has great features and helps me gain sight picture very quickly.
    Date published: 2018-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sight. I just had my gunsmith install a Vortex Venom on my Kimber Gold Combat and I absolutely love it. For years I've struggled with fuzzy front and rear sights. Now I can just focus on the target and the red dot which are both sharp and clear. It has brought back the enjoyment of going to the range. I plan to have another Venom installed on my Glock 23.
    Date published: 2018-02-10
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    I have a FNS 40 which I just ordered a venom 6 moa what plate can I use to fit the rear site dove tail or should I have the slide milled

    Asked by: Nolmt777
    This mount will work on your setup: http://www.egwguns.com/pistol-scope-mounts/docter-sight-mount-for-fn-fnx-fns/.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-04-16

    Do you really not have the torque specifications anywhere for the Venom?  In the Razor Q & A I found 10 in/lb if using Loctite.  Is this correct for all of your red dots?  You REALLY need to put this in your manual.  Your mounting video rambles.

    Asked by: JNW1
    If using Loctite, we recommend 10 inch pounds and if not using Loctite you can go to 12 inch pounds.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-04-02

    What cowitness and 1/3 cowitness sights do you recommend for the Venom with a Glock Gen 4 MOS?

    Asked by: Manuel
    I am not aware of any sights that will give you absolute co-witness, for lower 1/3 co-witness the Ameriglo GL-507 sights are tall enough.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-03-29

    Will the picatinny rail fit on a Smith and Wesson 629 44 revolver? The revolver has a weaver rail now.

    Asked by: JW1953
    If you have a weaver style rail we may need to swap the mount for you, you can give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 6 if you need to make that swap.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-03-27

    Will the Vortex Venom 6 MOA fit on an FN 57?

    Asked by: Dave
    Yes, the Venom will work on your pistol. You can get a mount here: https://fivesevenreddot.com/shop?olsPage=t%2Fred-dot-mounts.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-03-26

    Can this be mounted to the clip guide on my m1a socom II? If so, would i need anything extra to do so?

    Asked by: jwilt
    Yes, you will want a stripper clip sight base from Sage International.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-03-19

    Should the battery be removed when gun is stored for nearly a year?

    Asked by: dhorning
    There is no need to remove the battery for storage.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-03-17

    Unable to use standard mounting bracket (for picatinny rail) because one of the screws is too close to edge and hits the side mounting rail. What can I do to correct?

    Asked by: dalemc
    You will want to put the mount on the rail first, then mount the optic. Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5 if you have any issues.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-03-14
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