Viper Red Dot

Viper® Red Dot

SKU
VRD-6
Viper Red Dot is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 96.
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MSRP $329.99

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
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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.
Hard Anodized Finish Highly durable hard-coat anodization provides a 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 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 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 5 out of 5 by from GReat red for the price I bought this red dot about a year ago to go on my fnx 45 tactical. Mounting it was extremely easy. It has held its zero this whole time with no adjustments needed after the initial zeroing. The 6 moa dot is great on a bright day. I usually turn it down when shooting in lower light so it doesn’t wash out the target. I like all the brightness adjustments. The only set back in my opinion is the optic needs to be removed to take out the lock screws. But this is minor as once it’s done I haven’t had to mess with it again. Overall I would definitely buy this again. A great product and you can’t beat the warranty from vortex!!!
Date published: 2017-11-07
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