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SKU: SPR-1301
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MSRP: $399.00
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Spitfire 1x Prism Scope is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 46.
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Spitfire™ 1x Prism Scope

Designed specifically for the AR platform, the 1x Spitfire™ combines an impressive array of high-performance features into a rugged, ultra-compact package. When fast target acquisition in close- to medium-range shooting applications is a priority, the Spitfire excels. Laced with advanced features, the sophisticated prism-based design allows for a more compact optical system without sacrificing optical quality. The DRT (Dual Ring Tactical) reticle is etched directly on the prism to assure consistent point-of-aim at all times with selectable red/green illumination of five intensity levels to match specific conditions. Prism Scopes are not compatible with the VMX-3T Magnifier.

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting




VIP Warranty Nitrogen Purged Waterproof

*Weight includes battery and mount.

Magnification1 x
Eye Relief3.7 inches
Field of View75 feet/100 yards
Adjustment Graduation1 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment120 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment120 MOA
Parallax SettingParallax Free
Length4 inches
Weight11.2*
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • T-20 Torx Wrench
  • CR2032 battery
  • Flip Caps

Optical Features

Fully Multi-Coated Multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces increase light transmission.
Prism-Based Design Delivers sharp optics and allows for unique reticle designs that are visible with or without illumination.
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 Spitfire 1x’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.
Fogproof Nitrogen gas purging delivers fogproof, waterproof performance.
Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
Hard Anodized Finish Highly durable low-glare matte finish.
Operating Temperature Rated from -22 degrees to +122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Convenience Features

Variable Mount Heights Comes mounted at a lower 1/3 co-witness height of 40.4 mm from the optic center to base surface. Remove the mount riser if a lower 30 mm mounted height is desired.
Adjustable Brightness Provides five levels of brightness intensity with red and green illumination settings.
Red/Green Reticle Option Allows shooters a choice of dot color.
Battery Life Typical battery life is 250 hours at maximum brightness and 3,000 hours at minimum brightness setting.
Magnification1 x
Eye Relief3.7 inches
Field of View75 feet/100 yards
Adjustment Graduation1 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment120 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment120 MOA
Parallax SettingParallax Free
Length4 inches
Weight11.2*
Product Manual (PDF)Download

Spitfire 1x Dimensions

Dimensions measured in inches.

*weight includes mount and battery

DRT (MOA) Reticle

The DRT (Dual Ring Tactical) reticle is designed for rapid shooting at close distances. The dual ring design pulls the eye into instant alignment with the reticle center and target. Etched directly on the prism to assure consistent point-of-aim at all times with selectable red/green illumination of five intensity levels to match specific conditions.

Subtension detail for the Spitfire 1x prism scope with DRT reticle. >

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Read the Spitfire 1x Reticle manual for tips on shooting.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great optic at any price! I purchased the spitfire 1x in January, I have been using it now for 5 months and I am highly satisfied with my purchase. The etched reticle is crisp and the concentric dual rings draw your eye to the point of aim quickly. I can actually use the optic without illumination really well with moderate lighting. The choice of red or green illumination is great, however I prefer the red. The mount is robust and has not budged a bit. The windage and elevation adjustments are very concise and consistent. I have banged the optic around several times and it has held its zero without fail. I highly recommend this sight!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a regular red dot I'm impressed with the clarity, especially for old eyes! It's plenty rugged, but this is not a dot scope. It should be called a 1x rifle scope. It can not be co witnessed and should not be advertised that way. If you focus properly, your front sight is way too blurry to shoot. It also does not zero as co witnessed. If you move the irons to match the scope and take it off, you will not be zero anymore! I called Vortex, and the rep said it was designed as stand alone. You should be up front about that, as most departments require co witnessed dot scopes on patrol rifles. Also in low light, it transmits a lot of light towards the muzzle end.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Functionality exceeds competition In my search process for a red dot style optic the spitfire stood out for 2 reasons: 1) the etched reticle gives yoy an advantage in that you're not restricted by a battery, whether having to turn it on or having it lose power, and the clarty when illuminated is noticeably sharper than a reflected sight picture 2) the DRT reticle is a lot easier for your eye to pick up and center on target quickly compared to a single dot Both of these give the spitfire prism a significant advantage over similar available models for the function I was looking for in a close quarters optic for the AR, and I am very satisfied with the purchase. The lifetime warranty when making a significant investment in an optic adds great value when going with Vortex
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal Clear Optic Perfect for CQC Bought this optic specifically for a lightweight close quarters AR-15 build. I couldn't be happier with it's performance.Having the etched reticle negates the need for batteries, though the illumination is very nice and very bright, even in blazing sunlight. Additionally because it is etched it is far more clear than any red dot i've used, and it also was perfect with my astigmatism. The only thing I dislike about this optic, and I had the same issue with the Sparc II, is that the wire cap adjustment retainers are a pain. I ended up cutting them both off after one broke, and they kept making it difficult to remove my adjustment caps during sight in. Also the rear flip cap fits loosely. But other than those minor issues I couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing optic I've had this optic mounted on my rilfe for about 3 years now and it has not failed me once. I've dropped it and knocked it around and I've never had to adjust it since the first time I zeroed it. My favorite thing about it is how the reticle is etched into it so that you can use it without the red/green illumination if need be. It may seem pricey but it pays for itself, especially with the VIP warranty (not that I've ever had to use it). I've tried many scopes and optics (I love them haha) but I always find myself going back to Vortex just for the quality. This was a great buy for me.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prism Red Dot I purchased the Spitfire 1x and placed it on a very low budget AR. Why you ask? Simply becaused I wanted a rifle that I could beat up, drag through the woods and kill hog and coyotes with, with no remorse. The downside was I needed an optic I could trust with it. After purchasing MANY Vortex products I came across the Spitfire at my Local Gun Store. After seeing the 1x magnification and clarity it was a must have. Had everything I needed for a good hunt, integrated picitany mount and riser and flip caps. Not to mention this thing is rugged as all get out. The best part of this optic is for the money you get an ETCHED optic. So if / when the battery does die ( you know it will be at a bad moment ) you still got eyes on target without need to switch to backups. Great Design!!! I'd love to get the 3x next
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Match I recently built a custom Ruger 10/22 out of a stock carbine. I put in a bull barrel, upgraded some internal parts, Magpul stock, and of course a Vortex Spitfire tops it off. This optic is extremely clear, priced right, and exactly what I was looking for to make quick work of squirrels and maybe some yotes. I like how even without batteries you can still see the crosshairs. Like all the other Vortex items that my wife doesn't know about this one is also highly recommended by me.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing quality Bought this red dot as the final piece of my first ar15 “build”. I cant believe i didnt buy it first! I have astigmatism so its really good on my eyes, i love that they have a focus on the lense to make it ultra sharp. The etched reticle is always nice and the red and green go super bright if you need them to. I love that it takes a AAA battery too, i always have those around the house and it doesnt add too much weight. The product is super rugged as well as where it attached to the picatinny rail. The screws are great and dont strip or get loose like others that ive had. Would be getting the 3x next!
Date published: 2018-03-28
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I have placed this on my Savage Wolverine 450 bushmaster...any tips for boresighting?

Asked by: Mike
Absolutely! I recommend pulling that bolt and fixing the rifle in something steady so you can look through the barrel at a small object 50-100 yards away. Then adjust your optic so it is on the same object. Should get you on paper!
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-26

Will this optic sit properly on a Weaver 416M base for the Winchester 1300/1400/SXP shotguns? I only ask because a previous sight would not lock itself in place onto the base.

Asked by: hpfuhl88
Thanks for the question! The Spitfire will only mount to a Picatinny rail.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-07-25

How many inches of rail space does this sight require?

Asked by: jack27777
The base for the Spitfire 1x is 2.4 inches.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-07-02

Is this a good scope for a pistol?

Asked by: Bullseyes01
This optic is intended for long guns such as a rifle or shotgun. The eye relief is 3.7 inches and when holding a pistol, the pistol will be much further from your eye which won't allow you to see through it. I'd suggest the Crossfire Red Dot, which is a similar style to the Spitfire.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-30

Will the Spitfire 1x Prism work well on the Ruger 19100 9mm carbine. Will the factory installed iron sights interfere with viewing the reticle clearly?

Asked by: redrock
The Spitfire 1x would work on your rifle, and it would be above the factory iron sights.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-08-27

What type of mounting patter does this use? I’m considering purchasing to run on an AK using an RS Mount, but I’d like to mount as low as possible. Would this work with an ACOG Mount or Aimpoint Comp M4 Mount or something specific like that?

Asked by: Ender160
This optic has its own mount pattern that is not shared with other optics so it would not fit on those options.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-14

I want this to mount on an RS regulate mount. What is the base compatible with, ACOG? MRO?

Asked by: Karl Yetter
The Spitfire AR fits on a picatinny rail and the base is built into the optic so it cannot be removed.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-03-14

Spitfire 1x on KRISS vector 9mm will not zero.  Maxed adjustment still groups about 12” low.  Sighted in with factory installed base and adapter.  I am going to try to remove the space adapter but still concerned.  Thoughts?

Asked by: SoDak
If your optic is not on backward, then give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 5 to troubleshoot this.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-04-04
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