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MSRP: $329.99
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Venom Red Dot is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 20.
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from From rifles to pistol I've been running my vortex venom for a bit over a year now, it started life mounted on a 10.5inch ar15 and then I moved it onto my gen 4 glock 19. This red dot is awesome, it stands up to everything I have thrown at it.
    Date published: 2018-03-26
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    Will it fit a XDM 5.25 9mm?

    Asked by: Blaine
    Thanks for the question! Yes, you will just need an adapter for your rear dovetail. I would recommend going to www.egwguns.com for one.
    Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2019-02-14

    Will the Vortex Venom fit a Glock 19 slide cut for a Trijicon RMR? or is there an adapter plate that I can use?

    Asked by: Eric
    Thanks for the question! The Venom will not fit a slide cut for the RMR. The RMR is a proprietary feature of Trijicon and will only work with that optic. I am not aware of any adapter plates out on the market at this time.
    Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2019-02-12

    will the venom work with the spitfire 3x 45deg rail

    Asked by: gonzo1
    Thanks for the question! Yes, the Venom will mount to the 45 degree rail on the Spitfire 3x when using the Picatinny mount that came with the Venom.
    Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2019-02-11

    I want one of you venom or viper sights to put on my Glock 17 gen 3.  I was wondering if all rmr cut slides are the same or are there specific brands that work with your sights and others that only work with trijicon...

    Asked by: boyogoyo
    Thanks for the question! If you have a slide that is cut for an RMR, only an RMR will fit that footprint as it is a proprietary feature of Trijicon. Our Viper and Venom both share the same footprint as the Burris Fastfire. If you had a mount/cut that worked with that it would also work with our Viper/Venom.
    Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2019-02-01

    I have a Kimber TLEII. Since its for home protection only I am thinking of the Venom. Which mounting system is best, or would you recommend the slide be cut?

    Asked by: Charlie6663
    Thanks for the question! I would recommend consulting with the guys over at www.egwguns.com to find an adapter plate that would work with your Kimber.
    Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2019-01-29

    Will the Venom or Viper mount on the new Walther Q5 Match steel frame pro?

    Asked by: Vaughts
    Yes, those will mount on there using the Docter plate.
    Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2019-01-14

    Do I need to purchase a separate mounting plate (Springer Precision) to mount the Venom to a Sig Sauer X-Five?

    Asked by: Chris6moa
    Thanks for the question! Yes, you will need an adapter plate from either Springer Precision or www.egwguns.com to mount the Venom on your Sig.
    Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2019-01-08

    Sorry, what model are suitable with a shotgun Beretta II, I am interested in obtaining a red-dot but is hard to access for information by shotgun model. Can you help me? Thank you in advance.

    Asked by: Barny1
    Thanks for the question! All of our red dots are rated for shotgun use. I would recommend looking at either the Venom or the Razor for your Beretta,
    Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2019-01-07
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