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Have you been shopping around for a reflex red dot sight? Here are some red dot sight view images through POV perspective.

This guide serves as a visual reference guide on the optic's field of view and how the reticle looks

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Aimpoint Micro

aimpoint micro 2 moa
The Aimpoint Micro is the most durable field grade micro size red dot sight for carbines and shotguns. The field of view is smaller than other big window optic when aiming with one eye open, but the rest of the FOV is wide open to maximizes situational awareness in CQB environments.


eotech exps3 68 moa ring

EOTech is the top of the line holographic sight in the firearm industry. The wide FOV is big however, the lens hood can obscure parts of the FOV. It's great for aiming with both eyes open.

Check out more EOTECH EXPS3 review here

Vortex UH1 Gen 2

vortex uh 1 gen 2 pov

The Vortex UH1 is similar to the EOTECH without any lens hood to maximize the FOV. The field of view is more a stretched square than a wide rectangle.

Compare Vortex UH 1 and EOTECH here


sig romeo 5 red dot pov

Sig ROMEO 5 is a budget red dot sight to mimick the Aimpoint Micro. The field of view is the same as Aimpoint Micro. The glass tint is slightly less than Aimpoint Micro, and it still gets the job done.

Check out more Sig Sauer ROMEO 5 review content here

Trijicon RMR


Trijicon RMR is the gold standard for pistol and shotguns. It's a very durable and rugged lens frame construction. The window is slightly tinted, which some users like and some don't.

There are many models with different dot sizes available. 

The alternative to the RMR are the SRO (non duty grade) or the Holosun 507C

Trijicon SRO

fn509 trijicon sro pov in action

The Trijicon SRO has a circular FOV and it's much larger than the RMR. It's designed for competition shooters who want the RMR but a bigger window to track the dot much faster and easier.

Since the circular window design isn't duty grade. This optic isn't recommended for serious real world use.

Check out more Trijicon SRO review content here

Leupold DeltaPoint Pro

deltapoint pro vs trijicon rmr rear pov view

The DeltaPoint Pro is the EOTech of the red dot sight with that familiar lens hood to divert impact away from the main lens frame to protect the glass.

The DeltaPoint Pro's FOV is definitely bigger than the Trijicon RMR, and it's as big as the Trijicon SRO with a more rectangular overall window profile + curved top portion for better dot acqusition.

Check out more DeltaPoint Pro review content here

Holosun 507C ACSS

acss vulcan reticle pov

Holosun 507C is the best alternative RMR micro red dot sight. This particular one is the ACSS Vulcan with that 250 MOA ring to help the shooter re center the reticle on target during fast follow up shots.

Check out more Holosun 507C ACSS content here

Holosun 507K

holosun 507k x2 on p365 xl pov

Holosun 507K's field of view is a bit smaller than the 507C, and it's main application is to mount on sub compact pistols. 

Once the user is used to picking up the dot with proficient draw technique, the dot is very easy to acquire.

Check out more Holosun 507K content here

Holosun 509T

holosun 509t pov 32 moa ring reticle

Holosun 509T has the same field of as the 508T, and it's an enclosed emitter body design to keep dirt out of the internals. This is a full weather proof micro red dot sight with a rock solid mounting footprint for EDC and combat pistols.

Check out more Holosun 509T content here


Aiming with both eyes open VS both eyes closed - Which is better?

aiming with two eyes open

Aiming with both eyes open allows the shooter to focus on the target while the reticle simply just superimposes on the target while maximizing situational awareness. The sight picture almost looks transparent if the user is target plane focused with both eyes.

Aiming with one eye open minimizes the overall field of view.

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