3 Best Ruger 57 Red Dot Sights [+Optic Plate Recommendations]

Here are the 3 best red dot sights for the Ruger 57 optic ready pistol that are currently compatible.

And we will also provide you the link to purchase required mounting accessories.

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Ruger 57 dissassembled

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Best Red Dot Sights For Ruger 57 [Currently Compatible]

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Holosun 507C ACSS - Fastest Target Acquisition

holosun 507c acss vulcan vs trijicon sro

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 Battery Access - Replace the battery right from the side tray without re-zeroing or sight removal

Super Light Weight - It weighs the same as the original 507C X2

Built Like A Tank - Made with 7075 T6 aluminum that matches mil-spec Trijicon RMR level quality to endure rough field use

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  • Faster dot recentering
  • Long battery
  • 250 MOA ring is optional (On/Off)
  • Proven durability like an RMR


  • Not many complains
Ruger 57 with vortex venom red dot

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

Read Vortex Venom Review


  • Very affordable
  • Very clean glass
  • Small profile
  • Lightweight


  • Short battery life 

ruger 57 with burris fastfire 3 red dot sight

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
  • Lightweight


  • 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.

Common FAQ

Where To Buy Compatible Adapter Plates

Unfortunately the gun does not come with any optic plates.

You can order them from Primary Arms or shopruger.com

For RMR / SRO / Holosun 507C, please use this mount:

ruger 57 red dot mounting spots

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.

Please watch the installation video below for more information

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,

Ruger 57 pov fiber optic front sight

Comparing the 5.7x28mm to other handgun calibers, it's much faster and capable of hitting targets far away.

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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 57 FN ammo

SS198LF 5.7X28mm FN ammo

SS195LF 27 gr 57 FN ammo

SS195LF 27 gr 57 FN ammo

Avdei Avdeev

I was born in Russia, now live in the US for almost 19 years. I'm experienced with 3 gun shootings and love to write firearm-related content. Other times, I like to read, hike, and currently working on my private pilot license.