How useful are reflector sights for your firearm? Also known as “red dot reflex” sights, these sights are becoming more and more prominent as a real option for quick target acquisition. Before the birth of modern fighter jets, aircraft gunners relied on reflector sights to improve their aim. Today, the same visual technology is used in firearms with an enhanced capability that benefits the shooter.
There are actually tons of gun accessories to assist with your aim, but reflex sights for pistols require you to bring the gun up properly and focus on one dot instead of lining up rear and front sights. Let’s take a look at the top reflex sight picks for your handgun below!
Reflector Sights | What’s Best for Your Handgun
1. Bushnell First Strike
The Bushnell First Strike is small, lightweight, and able to withstand the rigors of a semi-automatic handgun. The First Strike’s red dot is 5 MOA, which makes it easy to pick up the dot in the lens. It’s shockproof and designed to mount on any Picatinny rail.
2. Docter Sight C
This German-made reflex sight is the third version of the Docter Sight products. It’s one of the smallest reflex sights, weighing in at less than an ounce. Plus, fans like its ease of use. This Docter Sight’s most notable feature is being able to automatically adjust the dot’s brightness depending on the light.
3. Trijicon RMR Dual Illuminated
Known in gun circles as the most expensive but best in its class, the Trijicon RMR is one of the most durable red dot sights available. It has a patented shape that absorbs impact and diverts stress away from the lens. These reflex pistol sights are made from high-grade aluminum, strong enough to guard the edges of the lens.
4. Vortex Razor
The Vortex Razor red dot sight has a fairly rugged build. It’s available in 3 MOA and 6 MOA dot configurations. Both configurations are available for mounting to a wide variety of firearms. The Vortex has a wide field lens and gives the shooter an impressive field of view.
5. Leupold Delta Point Pro
This reflex sight has quick adjustments for elevation and windage which can be done using the base of a cartridge or a flathead screwdriver. The Leupold Delta Point Pro is very durable, with spring steel guard protecting its scratch-resistant lens.
Watch this video about the Leupold Delta Point Pro pistol sight courtesy of My Extreme Hunting & Fishing:
What do you think of these top picks for handgun reflector sights? You can be confident in the strength and durability of these products. Moreover, it will be easier for you to engage the target, especially in the hunting grounds where your accuracy greatly matters.
Have you tried using reflector sights? We want to hear your experiences in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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