2 Best Red Dot Sights For Ruger 57 [Compatible Ones]

The world's second 5.7 pistol next to the original FN FIVE SEVEN, and the Ruger 57 is optic ready out of the box.

So in this guide, let's take a look at the 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]

As for now the Ruger 57 doesn't include the adapter plate for the Trijicon RMR/SRO or Holosun 507C reflex sights.

Ruger didn't release this handgun with all the mounting plates available.

Vortex Venom

Ruger 57 with vortex venom red dot

Why we pick this one - The Vortex Venom is a rapid target acquisition sight just like the Leupold DeltaPoint Pro body profile. Overall, the Vortex Venom is by far the large FOV sight without breaking the bank for just under $250.

Wide field of view - Get on target fast by looking through a big window with thin lens hood frame for tracking the reticle better and not get lost.

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 that makes shooting the Ruger 57 an amazing 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

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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 or 8 MOA dot sizes, which comes with compatible adapter to fit on a soft recoil 5.7x28mm Ruger 57 handgun.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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SS195LF 27 gr 57 FN ammo

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Avdei Avdeev

Borned in Russia, now lives in Flordia, US. Experienced 6 years with rifle optics and is an active shooter in 3 gun world.