Spitfire 1x Prism Scope

Spitfire
1x Prism Scope

SKU
SPR-1301
Spitfire 1x Prism Scope is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 46.
  • y_2019, m_4, d_23, h_16
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.12
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_46
  • loc_en_US, sid_SPR-1301, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_vortex-optics
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 37.66ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT
MSRP $399.99
Inactive

Overview

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.

Spitfire 1x Prism Scope Dimensions (in inches)

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting
Included in the Box
  • T-20 Torx Wrench
  • CR 2032 battery
  • Flip Caps

Center of the riflescope tube from the top surface of the mount base.

Mount Type Multi-Height
Magnification 1x
Eye Relief 3.7 inches
Field of View 75 feet/100 yards
Adjustment Graduation 1 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 120 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 120 MOA
Parallax Setting Parallax Free
Length 4.0 inches
Weight 11.2 oz
Product Manual (PDF) Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF) Download
Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting

Videos

Features

OPTICAL FEATURES

Fully Multi-Coated Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Prism-Based Design Delivers sharp optics and allows for unique reticle designs that are visible with or without illumination.
Brightness Settings Provides five levels of brightness intensity with red and green illumination settings.
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 performance.

CONSTRUCTION FEATURES

Single-Piece Chassis Compact and lightweight.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the binocular for reliable performance in all environments.
Fogproof Nitrogen gas purging prevents internal fogging over a wide range of temperatures.
Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
Hard Anodized Finish Highly durable hard-coat anodization provides a low-glare matte surface and helps camouflage the shooter's position.

Reticle

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 MOA reticle.

Reviews

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
  • y_2019, m_4, d_23, h_16
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.12
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_46
  • loc_en_US, sid_SPR-1301, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_vortex-optics
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 6.76ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT