Viper Red Dot

Viper® Red Dot

SKU
VRD-6
Viper Red Dot is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 104.
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MSRP $349.99

Overview

The Viper red dot’s super low mounting height makes it the perfect solution for handguns with cutout slides. Offers the simplicity and speed advantage of a red dot, while co-witnessing with suppressor-height iron sights.

Battery Life: Up to 150 hours on highest setting. Up to 30,000 hours on lower settings.


Viper Red Dot Dimensions

Included in the Box
  • Weaver / Picatinny mount
  • T-10 Torx wrench
  • CR 2032 battery
  • Lens cloth
  • Flathead wrench
  • Protective cover
Mount Type Weaver/Picatinny
Magnification 1x
Dot Color Bright Red
Dot Size 6 MOA
Eye Relief Unlimited
Adjustment Graduation 1 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 120 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 120 MOA
Parallax Setting Parallax Free
Length 1.8 inches
Weight 1.03 oz
Product Manual (PDF) Download
Parts Diagram (PDF) Download

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Features

OPTICAL FEATURES

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.

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.
Matte Anodized Finish Corrosion and wear resistant anodization provides low-glare matte surface and helps camouflage the shooter's position.
ArmorTek ® Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.

Reticle

6 MOA DOT

The daylight bright red dot is easy to see and paints targets regardless of lighting conditions or background.

Subtension detail for Viper 6 MOA red dot.

Accessories

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Robust and definitely worth every penny I purchased one of these last year for my 34 MOS and to say I’m impressed is an understatement. The optic is extremely compact and light weight, yet feels extremely durable. The red dot is easy to turn on, and there is a large range of brightness settings. In the year + that I’ve owned this, I’ve shot a good amount of rounds and I have yet to replace the battery, so the life there is good as well. I’ve never had a red dot on a pistol before this one, and the product makes it simple to pick up and use, and ultimately makes me a much better shooter. I was looking at the trijicon rmr but I’m very happy I went with vortex.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Some design flaws. I purchased this to mount on an M&P Performance Center Ported 40 S&W. The optic has to be removed to lock the adjustment screws, due to the suppressor height sights. Was a pain to get it set. The positive is that the sights co-witness with the optic. The Viper would also shut itself off every 5 or 6 rounds. Contacted Vortex and they sent out some battery shims.(Very fast and courteous customer service!) It still kept shutting off after installing the shim. I'd read on some forum that the battery that comes with the optic is a little smaller than standard specs.(?) Replaced it with an Energizer and have had no problems since. Have put around 500 rounds down range with no problems!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best compact red dot for the money. My favorite Red Dot. I put the Viper on my FNP 45 Tac and it's great. I ended up getting a 3 MOA Venom for my 22/45 Lite but honestly can't tell the difference in the size of the dot. Ended up going with another Viper I got my FN 509 Tac because I really prefer the Aesthetics of the Viper over the Venom and the taller window. Only drawback is the set screws on the back of it are not accessible because of the location of the rear sight on both the FN pistols. So I just set the set screws just tight enough to put a slight amount of tension and they seem to hold zero just fine.
Date published: 2019-05-29
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