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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 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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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 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
  • 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 (Call Vortex Customer Care for the correct mounting screws)
  • Glock MOS (.45 or 10mm)- Use plate #5 (Call Vortex Customer Care for the correct mounting screws)
  • 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 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 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
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    Will the venom be compatible to the vmx3

    Asked by: Peso
    The Venom is compatible with the VMX-3T magnifier, you will want this riser for the Venom to get it to the same height as the magnifier: http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/red-dot-mount-riser-qr.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-10-13

    I have a SW Shield 9mm. Will the venom or viper fit on this gun?  If they do which has the better cowitness?

    Asked by: Aprslman
    You can use this mount to fit either the Venom or Viper on your pistol: http://www.egwguns.com/pistol-scope-mounts/docter-sight-mount-for-smith-wesson-m-p/. By using that mount however you eliminate the ability to co-witness because you are replacing the rear sight.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-10-11

    I just got a SW performance Center MP9L Pro Series CORE.  Will the venom or viper fit it and can they co-witness?  Thanks

    Asked by: Aprslman
    The Viper and Venom will both use plate #5 that comes with your pistol, the Viper will use the "C" screws and the Venom will use the "B" screws. The Viper will be close to an absolute co-witness height but the Venom would be a lower 1/3 co-witness height.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-10-10

    Also, the RMR cowitnesses with FNX 45 Tac iron sights. Does the Venom cowitness as well? I didn't see that addressed in the specs.

    Asked by: EastTN
    The Venom will not co-witness with the factory iron sights, but you might be able to use them through the lower portion of the optic.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-10-03

    FNX 45 Tac on the way, as is Bladetech holster to use in steel challenge, to fit the pistol with RMR uncovered. Are the dimensions of the Venom after mounting same as with RMR, so that holster fit won't be affected? I'd prefer your top-mounted battery.

    Asked by: EastTN
    The dimensions are very close to the same, the RMR has dimensions (LxWxH) 1.8x1.2x1.0 while the Venom has dimensions of 1.9x1.11x1.02.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-10-03

    I have both the 3 MOA mounted on a 930 JM Pro Tactical and a 6 MOA on a Glock 17 MOS. Awesome so far. What replacement sights for the Glock 17 would be visible in the Venom window? With backup irons I would be comfortable using this as a HD gun. Thanks

    Asked by: Mike B.
    Ameriglo's GL-507, and Dawson Precision also has a set that should work for you.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-09-26

    i have a gen3 g19 slide, when i place the sight onto the cutout, the rmr seems about a mm or 2 longer. Not really sure what to do?

    Asked by: Adam
    Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5 to discuss this.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-09-22

    I have a Glock 19 Gen 4 MOS and have read I need to contact Vortex for special screws for mounting, but the person at the range said everything I needed to mount the optic was included. Please clarify and how do I get special screws if needed.

    Asked by: Yikes
    You will need to give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5 to get the proper mounting screws for your MOS as the stock screws do not fit the Glock plates.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-09-06
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