typhoon f12 shotgun

There is no other 12 GA mag fed shotgun like the Typhoon F12, and here are the 4 best Typhoon F12 red dot sights for plinking, competition and defense.

For a 12GA semi auto shotgun, you definitely need something rock solid!

Let's check them out below...

Our 4 Best Optic Picks For Typhoon F12

For Birdshot, Buckshot & Slug Use

Holosun 507C X2 - Best Overall

Holosun HS507C-X2 Reflex Red Dot Sight, 2 MOA Dot & 32MOA Circle Reticle, Black, HS507C-X2

Why Use This One? - This open emitter sight is similar to a Trijicon RMR, and it's just as strong and it's a much more affordable low profile optic setup for the Typhoon F12.

Uses RMR Footprint - Use any Trijicon RMR mounts. We recommend the Scalarworks LEAP RMR mount

Near Infinite Battery life - The Shake Awake technology & solar panel extends the battery life way past 50,000+ hours, so the optic will always remain on.

Side Battery Access - No sight removal is required when swapping out the battery

Shotgun Pattern Reticle - 32 MOA ring closely represents typical 12GA pattern at close range (varies based on the spread and choke configuration)

Fast Target Acquisition - Faster for the eye to pick up for range estimation and shoot around barricades and corners

Super Low Profile - The shooter can quickly acquire the sight picture with comfortable cheek weld.

Read in depth 507C review

Handles Low Recoil and Heavy Recoil 12GA & Retains Zero.


  • Magnification: 1X
  • Objective Lens: 0.63" X 0.91"
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Reticle Type: 32 MOA Ring + 2 MOA Center Dot
  • Battery: CR1632
  • Turret : 1 MOA / Click
  • Length: 1.78 inches
  • Weight: 1.5 oz
typhoon f12 with aimpoint micro t2

Why we picked this - Aimpoint Micro is the highest quality duty grade micro red dot sight for rifle, shotguns and pistol on the market. It's mostly recommended for long gun use and it's perfect for a rock solid shotgun like the Typhoon F12

Closed Emitter - Fully protected housing unit to keep dirt, water, mud, sand...etc away from the emitter

Super Long Battery Life - The optic stays on whenever you need it as long as 4 - 5 years on just 1 CR2032 battery

2, 4 & 6 MOA Dot Selections - Now available for 4 and 6 MOA. Highly recommend 6 MOA for shotgun use and for shooters with astigmatism

Superior Durability - Built like a tank for a truck gun to throw in and out of your vehicle, and its built to hold zero against sharp recoil impulse

Low Profile & Lightweight - The lightweight and low profile design fits great on the AR15 looking Typhoon F12

Use It On The Any 12GA Shotguns And Other Rifles You May Have!

Aimpoint Micro H-2 Red Dot Reflex Sight, 2 MOA Dot Reticle, w/ Picatinny Mount, Black, Semi Matte, Anodized, 200185


  • Magnification: 1X
  • Objective Lens: 1 X 18 mm
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Reticle Type: 2, 4 & 6 MOA Center Dot (recommend 6 MOA for shotgun use) 
  • Battery: CR2032
  • Turret : 0.5 MOA / Click
  • Length: 2.7 inches
  • Weight: 3.3 oz

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Palmetto State Armory

EOTECH EXPS3 - Best 12GA Pattern Reticle

eotech on typhoon f12 shotgun
Why Use The EOTech? This is an operator grade sight that works for many carbine users, and it works great for a Typhoon F12 shotgun.

Shoot With Both Eyes Open - Superimpose the reticle on the target and squeeze shots off with speed without compromising situational awareness

Shotgun Pattern Ring - Use the 68 MOA ring reticle for pellet pattern estimation when shooting sheet & for personal defense  (Varies based on chokes and ammo selections)

Consistent Cheek Position - Out of the box 1/3rd co-witness height ready that puts the shooters eye right behind the reticle without pressing the cheek into the stock. Works great for any AR15 alike long guns including the Typhoon F12

Built In QD Mount - Mount and demount the sight on and off the Typhoon F12 top picatinny rail on the go without any tools in the field

Read detailed EXPS3 review


  • Magnification: 1X
  • Objective Lens: 30.5 X 21.6 mm
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Reticle Type: 68 MOA Ring + 2 MOA Center Dot
  • Battery: CR123A
  • Turret : 0.5 MOA / Click
  • Length: 3.8 inches
  • Weight: 11.2 oz
EOTech Transverse EXPS3 Red Dot Sight, Black w/ 1-Dot Reticle EXPS3-0

Vortex Venom 6 MOA - Lightest Weight

Vortex Venom 1x26.5mm 6 MOA Red Dot Sight with VMX-3T Magnifier w/ Flip Mount, CR1632 Battery, Black, VMD-3106-KIT1

Why mount the Venom on F12? - The Vortex Venom 6 MOA is recommend for 12 GA use, and it's the best bang for the bucks for a super lightweight and low profile optic for pistol, rifle and shotgun applications.

Super Lightweight - Adds only 1.1 oz to the Typhoon F12, that's nothing!

Top-Loading Battery Access - No re-zero required after battery change unlike these 1st generation micro red dots

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

Thin Lens Hood Frame - Better sight acquisition and less optic frame obstruction when shooting from one target to another.

See more Venom pics and reviews here


  • Magnification: 1X
  • Objective Lens: 1 X 26.5 mm
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Reticle Type: 3 MOA or 6 MOA (Highly recommend 6 MOA for shotgun use)
  • Battery: CR1632
  • Turret : 0.5 MOA / Click
  • Length: 1.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.1 oz