5 Best Vortex Red Dot Sights [Updated 2023]

Here are the 4 best Vortex red dot sights

Vortex Optics is a leading brand in the optics industry, known for its wide range of products that include rifle scopes, red dots, binoculars, rangefinders, spotting scopes, and various accessories. Catering to various budgets and needs, Vortex red dot sights offer different price points, from entry-level to high-end.

One of the standout features of Vortex red dot sights are excellent customer service and VIP (Very Important Promise) lifetime warranty on their products. This warranty covers any damage or defects, regardless of the cause, providing customers with peace of mind.

So let's check them out:

Vortex Red Dot Sights Buying Guide

Vortex Venom - Best For Beginners

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The Vortex Venom red dot sight is a popular open emitter micro red dot sight mostly used for competition rifles and pistols. It's an affordable small red dot sight for beginners.

3 or 6 MOA - Pick 6 MOA red dot for users with astigmatism

Top Battery Access - Easily access the battery or replace them without having to remove the sight off the firearm

Wide FOV - The thin lens glass frame makes the sight picture less obstructive when shooting with both eyes open.


  • Top battery access
  • Super clear glass
  • Much tighter battery grip than GEN 1 models
  • Co witness with iron sights


  • Open emitter attracts debris easily

Vortex Viper - Smaller Size

The Vortex Viper red dot sight is durable and functional in any weather or environment with waterproof and shockproof sealings. Its hard-anodized finish is exceptionally durable and reduces glare, preventing the optic from flashing and giving away your position. 

Additionally, it reduces corrosive damage making it suitable for watery or rainy environments (but still not an enclosed red dot sight for what it is)


  • Affordable red dot sight
  • Great for plinking with 22 LR


  • Difficult to adjust the turret in the field without a small flat head screw driver
  • Small FOV than Vortex Venom
  • Bottom battery access

Vortex Razor AMG - Best Holographic Sight

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Even through the Vortex Razor AMG is a holographic sight, but it works and functions like a red dot sight. This is the top alternative to something like an EOTech. The Gen 2 version is built with a larger rear FOV window and it still comes with the open section 68 MOA ring reticle for fast target acquisition up close with minimum parallax free performance.

Great Red Dot For CQB - Fast to get on target, fast follow up, and never lose the reticle inside the window even if the eye is slightly off center

Full Weatherproof - Fully enclosed body design keeps away debris and other foreign objects

Recoil Damper - The sight functions like the ELCAN SpecterDR, which damps out recoil impulses using spring tension 

No Glass Tint - No visible glass tint this time for better clarity during day and night

Night Vision Compatible - It works with night vision goggles


  • Slick aesthetics
  • Target ranging reticle
  • Quick Release mount
  • Motion activated reticle


  • Battery runs out faster than a true red dot sight because the reticle is projected using a laser emitter

Read Review: Vortex AMG UH1

Vortex Crossfire II - Best For The Money

Vortex Crossfire 2 red dot sight on ar15

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The Vortex Crossfire II red dot sight is mimicks the Aimpoint Micro but under $150. This optic has the same feel as an Aimpoint Micro or Sig ROMEO5. The Crossfire red dot's 2 MOA dot allows for swift targeting at close range, as well as precise aiming at longer distances. Its 50,000 hour battery and night-vision compatibility on the lowest two settings make it suitable for use in various environments

2 MOA dot - Standard for most mid range and CQB carbine red dot sights

Battery Lasts A Long Time – 50K hours is plenty

Aimpoint Micro Mount - Use any aftermarket Aimpoint Micro mount with the Vortex Crossfire red dot

Titanium Durability – Increased main body durability to handle heavy recoil impulses and rough slide racking against hard surfaces. 


  • Closed emitter design to keep debris away
  • Very affordable
  • Fully multi coated lens
  • Longer battery life than SPARC
  • Uses Aimpoint Micro mounts


  • 1 MOA / click instead of 0.5 MOA / click


Vortex Sparc AR and Vortex Crossfire share many external similarities, including 2 MOA reticles that are the ideal size for quick acquisition at close to mid ranges without obstructing the target.

However, the Crossfire offers wider adjustment ranges and multiple brightness settings, making it more versatile. Additionally, it is smaller and lighter than the Sparc AR. Both sights are night vision compatible and feature similar body designs. 


  • Comes with a protective cover
  • Affordable


  • Non removeable optic mount
  • Shorter battery life than CR2032