SPARC AR Red Dot is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 16.
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MSRP $274.99


Looking for the one optic you need to max your AR’s effectiveness in any environment? The SPARC AR features rugged construction that’s still compact, with a lightweight form-factor. The 2 MOA dot is as easy as point and shoot - it’s quick to acquire in close-quarters, but fine enough for pin-point accuracy at extended ranges. With a 50,000 hour battery life and night-vision compatibility at the lowest two settings, the SPARC AR red dot will keep working in a variety of conditions. A unique, integrated base is hassle-free on any AR, or similar platform. For reliable performance and loads of user-friendly features, look no further.

SPARC AR Dimensions (in inches)

SPARC AR Dimensions

Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting
Included in the Box
  • T-10 Torx wrench
  • AAA battery
  • Rubber cover with flip caps
  • Absolute co-witness mount
  • Lower 1/3 co-witness mount
Mount Type Multi-Height
Magnification 1x
Objective Lens Diameter 22 mm
Dot Color Bright Red
Dot Size 2 MOA
Eye Relief Unlimited
Adjustment Graduation 1 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 90 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 90 MOA
Parallax Setting Parallax Free
Length 2.9 inches
Weight 7.5 oz
Product Manual (PDF) Download
Parts Diagram Download (PDF)
Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting




Fully Multi-Coated Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.
Unlimited Eye Relief Non-critical eye relief for rapid target acquisition
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.
Night-Vision Compatibility The lowest 2 settings are night-vision compatible.


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.
Matte Anodized Finish Corrosion and wear resistant anodization provides low-glare matte surface and helps camouflage the shooter's position.



The daylight bright 2 MOA dot is fast and easy to use. Choose among ten variable illumination settings—the lowest two settings are night-vision compatible.



Rated 5 out of 5 by from RUGGED, Good clear sight picture If you haven't seen the video where a guy is trying to destroy this thing and even shoots it with a shotgun and it's still working fine... IT'S TOUGH! After hours and hours of trying to use another brand red dot out there with a circle around the center dot, and finding the circle is just a HUGE distraction that blocks part of your view. And the square viewing window is just annoying. This thing is great! Just being picky here. But I'd REALLY like if it came with a knurled mount screw so it could be quickly removed without a tool...
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing red dot, amazing company I had the original sparc, which was a good budget sight, but had a few design flaws which caused issues with mine. I sent it in for repair, but they sent me this back instead of my busted original. Service like this is why I always tell people to buy vortex. The red dot itself is great. The buttons do feel a little stiff to push, but thats my only complaint. Its a solid, rugged sight that feels like it could be thrown around and keep going no problem
Date published: 2019-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Performer at a nice price Purchased (5) SPARC AR’s for an upcoming LE patrol rifle course. Through a week long course 12+ hour days and raining half the time these performed flawlessly. Between being thrown around vehicles and barricades the optics stood up the abuse and maintained zero. Highly recommend for these who’s pockets have bottoms but don’t want to sacrifice reliability.
Date published: 2020-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, Yes and Yes Is it really as good as they claim? YES! Is it durable? YES! Is it a good price? YES! This Red Dot has exceeded my expectations and then some with how durable it is. Not only the glass but the metal housing unit too. It has smooth lines and I really appreciate that it takes AA batteries and not a special battery. Also the battery cap also has the flat head raised tip so it can help with sight adjustments. Those little details are what attracted me to this red dot over any others.
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough and Inexpensive I bought this red dot to throw on my 7 1/2 AR pistol that I keep in my get home bag (now). When I bought it I had no expectations from it because of the price. But after sending a couple thousand rounds while using it, it changed my mind drastically. Holds zero after being removed and put back, and after the battery dies and is replaced. Can take a few bangs and bumps and still holds zero. Need a quick and inexpensive red dot to throw on a firearm? Go with the Sparc AR.
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Red dot I’ve had for the price I got this product about 2 months ago for my BCM SBR. From the other red dots I’ve owned I can confidently say this is the best one I’ve run, especially for the price. I don’t do torture tests or anything like that but it keeps a zero, is not heavy or cumbersome, and is operational with NVG’s on the lowest setting. If you need a good range red dot or one that you might even use for duty as a officer, this is my top choice!
Date published: 2020-01-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cost effective but has some flaws Rubber brightness buttons are difficult to press and require a lot of force. You can not just hold button down to make brightness changes, you have to press it each time. When you look through the sight, the view is partially obstructed by the LED housing at the 4:00 position.
Date published: 2019-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Customer for life! I wrung a screw off on my sparc and called Vortex to order a new one. They are sending me one free of charge. Try doing that with some Amazon junk. I was already a fan but this takes the cake. Believe the young ladies name was Amy thanks again.
Date published: 2020-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Red Dot for any type of rifle This is an example of red dot done right for any type of event (3 gun, hunting or target). It is right amount of height, weight and best part is solid build quality and just in case it stops working Vortex has you covered. The first version of this red dot was on my rifle for almost 2.5 years before I sold my rifle with the red dot. I bought this again for my new rifle and can't be impressed more. I have even tried the more expensive brands however, still Sparc stands out. You will not be disappointed with this red dot. A must buy for any type of shooter. Easy installation and hold zero no matter how much you torture the red dot. The brightness can be adjusted according to the light conditions. Also, the auto shut off feature is great as sometimes while in the woods you can forget to turn off the red dot. I like everything about this product and will recommend it to anyone who is into any type of shooting sports you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2020-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No regrets! There isn’t much to talk about it. This red dot rocks. Very sturdy, glass is very clear, Controls are just perfect... can you wish more? I will buy another to a different carbine I own.
Date published: 2020-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in the game! Just got this for my 6.8 SPC AR15 and it is great. Unbeatable price, untouchable warranty, and undistructable product. Works with night vision and works great. Awesome red dot!!
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This RDO I love this RDO its small and light. Very similar to others on the market but better warranty, price, and company!
Date published: 2020-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good quality good quality The aiming point is too large. The power button is a bit difficult to use. durable
Date published: 2019-11-01
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