When Ruger released their 5.7X28mm pistol, everyone was thrilled that it's the world's second 5.7 pistol next to the original FN FIVE SEVEN.
5.7 is fun to shoot and the NEW Ruger 57 is optic ready to give shooters the ultimate fast aim & shoot experience that FN 57 didn't have. 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.
The Ruger 57's slide is milled on top to accept optic adapter plates, and our favorite is the Trijicon SRO and Holosun 507C. However, currently the Ruger 57 isn't compatible with these two optics yet, and all we need is for the aftermarket community to release an adapter plate for them.
Since the 5.7X28mm is a soft recoil round, any reflex sights on the market would work as long as you have the right adapter plates installed on the slide.
So in this guide, we will review some of these currently compatible sights you can use without costing your entire monthly living expenses.
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.
Yes, you read it right, Ruger didn't release this handgun with all the mounting plates available to maybe cut down the cost of the gun (About MSRP $799, Street Price might be lower) or for other reasons.
Why we pick this one - The Vortex Venom is a 3 MOA rapid target acquisition reflex sight made with aluminum housing that is durable for range use, and it's compatible with the Ruger 57 using the Vortex optic plate.
This sight is very similar to the Burris FastFire 3 which we will talk about in the next section, and it features a Leupold DeltaPoint Pro alike wide field of view with automatic brightness mode that uses an ambient light sensor to control the dot intensity, which is helpful under constantly changing light condition.
The top-loading CR1632 battery access makes battery swap extremely easy without removing the whole sight like others available on the market.
What people are saying about it - Overall, the Vortex Venom is a fairly large FOV sight without breaking the bank for just under $250. 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
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 are perfect for a a soft recoil 5.7x28mm Ruger 57 handgun, which is already compatible with this adapter plate.
The optic is ultra lightweight and low profile design makes it a very pleasant optic get fast on target on pistol caliber and rimfire firearms.
For 5.7X28mm plinkers out there, this is the best micro reflex red dot for the money for anyone starting out new or for experienced shooters.
What people are saying about it - The Burris FastFire 3 is a very affordable reflex optic for competition guns as primary optic or offset optic, it's lightweight and features a very long lasting battery design up to 5 years with the automatic time-out feature.
Besides its obvious unlimited eye relief red dot aiming capability, the dot brightness can be easily adjusted to match the environmental conditions so there is no need to manual adjust the brightness when transiting in and out of dark and low light areas.
For high-velocity 5.7X28mm - The 3 MOA dot is most popular with rifles, or anyone wanting more pin-point accuracy, as the smaller dot covers far less of the overall target area.
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.
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 Extra Adapter Plates
Unfortunately the gun does not come with any optic plates.
Currently there are only two plates available, one for Vortex/Burris and the other for Docter, Meopta & EOTECH.
The mount is made of 6061-T6 aluminum with matte black coating for strength and durability. The adapter mounts directly on top of the slide using 2 #6-32 screws provided in the packaging.
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,
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.
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