Here are the 6 best red dot sights for the Ruger 57 that are currently compatible.
And we will also provide you the link to purchase required mounting accessories.
let's take a look
Best Red Dot Sights For Ruger 57 [Currently Compatible]
Buy this OuterImpact 57 optic plate to mount a variety of optics
Holosun 507C ACSS - Best Overall
Why Aim With The ACSS Vulcan Reticle - The ACSS Vulcan reticle has a outer 250 MOA ring that helps the shooter recenter the reticle after each follow up shot.
Easier Slide Racking - The optic provides larger surface area to grip the slide to rack it (Ruger 57's slide is kinda small to be honest for shooters with large hands)
Easier Battery Access - Replace the battery right from the side tray without re-zeroing or sight removal
Super Light Weight - The weight is honestly not noticeable, and it doesn't affect slide cycling performance
Built Like A Tank - Made with 7075 T6 aluminum that matches mil-spec Trijicon RMR level quality to endure rough field use
- Faster dot recentering
- Long battery
- 250 MOA ring is optional (On/Off)
- Proven durability like an RMR
- Not many complains
Vortex Venom - Best For The Money
Why we pick this one - The Vortex Venom is a rapid target acquisition sight. Overall, the Vortex Venom thin lens frame makes it feel like a large FOV sight.
Wide field of view - Get on target fast, and the thin lens hood frame doesn't obscure the shooter's view
Top-Loading Battery Access - Swap the battery right from the top without removing the whole sight or having to re-zero the sight
What people are saying about it - Target acquisition is fast along with the bright fiber optic front sight on the Ruger 57 to make a great experience.
Before you order this optic for the first time for your Ruger 57, be sure to get the adapter plate also and we will put the link to the product page at the end of the page
- Very affordable
- Very clean glass
- Small profile
- Short battery life
Trijicon SRO - Largest FOV
Trijicon SRO features by far the largest circular shape FOV to allow faster red dot reticle acquisition on the Ruger 57. This optic is a lot of fun to shoot on the range with the large 5 MOA dot model.
User Friendly - Shooters can quickly acquire the dot regardless of shooting skills
Top Battery Access - Like the Holosun 507C. No sight removal required to switch battery
Same Base As RMR - Same RMR mounting footprint
- Very large FOV
- Same as RMR footprint
- Top battery access
- Brightness lock mode
- Lens frame not duty grade
Swampfox Justice - Tapered FOV
Swampfox Justice is an affordable entry level RMR fit optic with an unique tapered FOV (1X27) to appear larger.
Same RMR footprint - Same RMR mount
Motion Sensor Reticle - Motion activated reticle saves battery when in idle. The reticle immediately activates when you pick it up
57 Recoil Proof - Yes, it can handle high volume slide cycling of the 5.7X28
- Lightweight and affordable
- Unique FOV appears larger
- Same RMR footprint
- MOA turrets clicks aren't very positive
- Short battery life (Only 4000 hrs)
Trijicon RMR - Best Durability
Trijicon RMR is the most durable micro red dot sight for duty use on the Ruger 57. The optic is simple and rugged for everyday carry and range use.
Duty Grade Lens Frame - Super rugged body to endure recoil impulse, drop and pressing against hard surfaces
Durable Glass - The shape of the forged 7075 T6 aluminum frame diverts point impact stress away from the glass
Super Long Battery Life - 3 - 4 years of battery life like SRO and Holosun 507C
- Super duty optic
- Long battery life
- Super rugged
- Optic removal required to switch battery
Burris FastFire 3 - Largest Dot Size (8 MOA)
Why we pick this one - The Burris Fast Fire 3 is a hot selling micro red dot available in 3 MOA, 8 MOA or bigger dot sizes for shooters with astigmatism.
Ultra Lightweight - Almost feel like no weight has been added, and it's so light to drive the muzzle to the target fast.
Auto Brightness Control - The sight adjusts automatically to match the environmental conditions to provide a bright reticle for the shooter
Durable & Affordable - The Burris FastFire 3 's battery lasts as long as 5 years and it's by far the most affordable open emitter reflex optic for pistol use.
Be aware of knockoffs copycats of this optic, make sure you click on our links below that takes you straight to the legitimate sellers storefront on Amazon or OpticsPlanet.
- Very affordable
- Similar to Vortex Venom
- More dot size selection
- Short battery life
If you didn't find what you were looking for, may be you want to shop for a different handgun, please check out our pistol red dot buyer's guide on our site.
Where To Buy Compatible Adapter Plates
Unfortunately the gun does not come with any optic plates in the box.
You can order the Ruger optic plate separately from Primary Arms (It only works for Burris Fastfire 3 and Vortex Venom)
For RMR / SRO / Holosun 507C, please use the Outerimpact mount:
The adapter mounts directly on top of the slide using 2 #6-32 screws provided in the packaging.
It's made of 6061-T6 aluminum with matte black coating for increased strength and durability.
According to the Ruger, please tighten the screws in between 30-50 in-lbs torque EACH for secured mounting.
Where To Zero The Dot For the Ruger 57
For the Ruger 57, a 50 to 100 meter zero is a very comfortable zero that most people find it to be the most practical. It's essentially a rifle round chambered in the pistol format,
Comparing the 5.7x28mm to other handgun calibers, it's much faster and capable of hitting targets far away.
The 5.7x28mm round has many different variants and its ballistic performance varies from different bullet types, to learn more please check out this study by USACARRY.
SS198LF 5.7X28mm FN ammo
SS195LF 27 gr 57 FN ammo