5 Best Red Dots For Glock 17

In this guide, let's check out some of the 5 best red dots for Glock 17 [MOS or Non MOS]

These include new and proven products that are guaranteed to elevate your Glock shooting experience.

They work for Gen 3, 4 and 5. 

5 Best Glock 17 Red Dots

Trijicon RMR Type 2 - Best Durability

glock 17 red dot trijicon rmr

Why Trijicon RMR Type 2 - This is the gold standard for a pistol red dot on the market for Glock 17 and other pistol variants. 

The Type 2 model improved the battery grip tension to ensure full electrical contact during repeated recoil cycles.

Super Rugged Frame Body - Indestructible 7075 T6 forged aluminum body. Survives drops, slam, shear and other "ouch" physical abuse to be combat rated

Automatic Mode - Improved brightness control system to lock the mode for conceal carry

Night Vision Capable - 2 NV modes to use under NVG

Long Battery Life - Even though it last up to 4 years, but still replace the battery every year

Various Dot Sizes - Trijicon RMR line offers everything from 1 MOA to 6.5 MOA. 6.5 MOA is highly recommended for pistol use

Holosun 507C X2 - Best Overall

glock 17 holosun 507c

Why people love Holosun 507C X2 - The Holosun HE507C X2 does the same thing the original model does but better in every way that improved the shooting experience while still remains affordable.

Uses RMR Footprint - Mount on existing Glock 17 RMR optic cut or any aftermarket RMR optic plate

Bigger Buttons - Adjustment buttons in the dark or day easily even with big fingers

Near Infinite Battery life - 50,000 hours of battery life + solar panel backup power if the battery goes out.

Side Loading Battery - No sight removal required for battery swap. Access the battery from the side tray

RMR Durability - Made overseas, but the durability is nearly identical to Trijicon RMR at a lower price point.

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Read Holosun 507C X2 Detailed Review

Trijicon SRO - Largest FOV

Glock 17 gen 5 with trijicon SRO

Why we picked this one - The SRO uses the same RMR footprint to fit any existing G17 RMR optic cut slide. If you want large FOV for better dot tracking performance, the Trijicon SRO is the way to go.

Not Lose The Dot - Acquire the dot fast and consistent even if you're slightly off center with full arm length pistol draw

Top Battery Access - Load/Replace battery right from the top! No sight removal or re-zero required

Better Follow Up - Reacquire the dot much faster after each follow-up shots, and waste no time finding the dot

Same RMR mounting footprint - Using the exact Trijicon RMR mounting footprint keeps everything compatible without having to buy special accessories.

Read Trijicon SRO Detailed Review

Leupold DeltaPoint Pro - Largest FOV 2

glock 17 gen 5 leupold dpp

Why Use The DeltaPoint Pro - This sight has similar FOV size as the Trijicon SRO but in a retangular shape. It fits on Gen 4 or Gen 5 MOS slide and it's an top notch red dot from Leupold.

Larger Window Than RMR - The first handgun optic in the market with a large window for faster target acquisition speed.

Extra Housing Protection - Lens hood protects the main optic glass frame from direct impact to increase the durability  

Easier Battery Access - Load/Replace battery right from the top like Vortex Venom and Trijicon SRO! 

6 MOA - 6 MOA dot size is now available for pistol applications. Works better for shooters with astigmattism

Swampfox Liberty - Unique FOV Design

glock 17 red dot swampfox liberty

Why we picked this one - The Swampfox Liberty uses the same RMR footprint to fit on any existing G17 RMR optic cut. The most amazing design is upward funnel design of the FOV without increase the base width of the optic.

swampfox liberty vs justice

Track The Dot Better - That slightly wider 1X27mm FOV helps 3 MOA dot tracking within the window.

Skeletonized Body - Weight reduction and fits most optic ready holsters including ALS series duty holsters

Shake Awake - It features the same motion sensor technology as the Holosun 507C to only activate the optic when in motion (Even just a small tap)

Top Loading Battery - Same user friendly design as the Trijicon SRO

Vortex Venom - Best For The Money

vortex venom left view

Why we pick this one - The Vortex Venom is a entry level (3 or 6 MOA sold separately) rapid target acquisition sight for Glock MOS. This is a rock solid entry level optic for range use and competition before moving onto something more expensive.

Top-Loading Battery Access - Install the battery from the top without sight removal or rezeroing afterwards

Multiple Intensity Settings - Rapid target engagement under a full range of lighting conditions

Wide Field of View - Thin lens hood frame doesn't obscure the shooter's field of view for PID or fast sight acquisition

Super Lightweight - Weighing only 1.1 oz built with rugged aluminum housing, helps for high speed shooting

Read Venom Review


FAQ

Where to get slide milling?

There are tons of slide milling services available now than ever.

Here are our top 4 picks:

  • Primary Machine
  • Jagerwerks
  • ATEI
  • Battlewerx

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