Holosun red dot products are getting better every single year.
In this Holosun 507K X2 review guide, let's check out its specs, mounting footprints, reticle, and how it works on subcompact pistols.
Let's check it out:
- Magnification - 1X
- Reticle - 2 MOA + 32 MOA Ring
- Adjustment - 1 MOA / Click
- Brightness - 10 DL&2 NV (Features Lockout Mode)
- Footprint - RMSc
- Construction - 7075 T6 housing + Anodized
- Submersion - IP67
- Body Dimension -1.6" X 0.98" X 0.95"
- Window Size - 0.58" X 0.77"
- 1 oz
- Holosun 507K X2
- 2 screw sets
- Cleaning cloth
- 1 CR1632 battery
- Allen key
The Holosun 507K X2 is small!
It's basically a baby size Holosun 507C for sub compact handguns.
Right out of the box, it looks and feel very solid and it's straight cut, thick lens frame and rounded corner edges are for diverting impact stress away from the lens to greatly increase durability.
No solar panel, and the rear sight cut is there to serve as a back up iron.
Who Should Buy This Optic
Holosun 507K X2 is mostly designed for subcompact handgun users, and it can also be used as an offset backup sight.
- Subcompact conceal carry users
- 1911 users
- Any thin slide handgun users
I know what you're already thinking!
- How big is the sight window?
- Can I find my dot easily?
- Is this sight going to making sight acquisition even harder than regular size pistol red dots?
The window size is: 0.58" X 0.77"
Here is the deal: The 507K X2 is the baby 507C, it's just slightly slimmer than an full size Holosun 507C, but it doesn't seem like the window is any much smaller from the sides or the top.
See more 507C vs 507K here
Practice is still required!
Shooters with good draw presentations of a small sub compact pistol can pick up the dot fairly easily.
The Holosun 507K X2 features the same 2 MOA dot + 32 MOA ring just like the Holosun 507C X2. It's big enough for shooters to pick up and especially for sub compact pistols with 1911 style grip angle.
32 MOA is big enough to acquire even if the center dot is completely off center, the shooter can still see part of the ring as a reference to re-adjust to center the optic.
However, the 32 MOA ring size looks very different based on your eye distance to the optic. When aiming with two hands extended all the way forward, the 32 MOA reticle felt like 50 MOA to the eye, but it's not a huge problem.
How To Change Reticle On Holosun 507K X2?
Easy! just hold the "-" button for 3 seconds to cycle through the reticle modes
2 MOA is a clean dot for anyone shooting long distance without all the clutter in the window.
When I mounted this on the Springfield Hellcat, I was able to pick up the dot fairly fast and very consistently without missing the dot.
If you still can't find the dot, we got couple unobvious tips you can check out to help you find the dot on pistol easier.
The battery compartment can be accessed from the side in an small tray (Use provided allen key to open).
It takes a CR1632 battery to power the sight, and it lasts about 50,000 hours.
It's plenty of battery juice to last you almost 4 years before consider changing it, but we highly recommend you to replace the battery every year just to top it off.
Just becareful with the screw because its very small.
Even though it's small, it's made tough specifically for small conceal carry handguns.
The body is made of 7075 T6 forged aluminum, the highest grade material for field grade optic up to date. The lens frame has that straight cut and the corners are rounded to withstand reasonable amount of physical impact and divert it away from the glass:
- Repeated recoil to hold zero
- Slide racking
- Every day carry wears and tears
On the bottom, there are mounting lug cutouts to secure the optic offered by various optic plates
Check out more optics that fit the Springfield Hellcat
1 MOA / Click is all you get with this optic. It provides plenty of adjustment for what it is designed for - CQB
The elevation and windage adjustment knobs are recessed to prevent accidental adjustment.
Holosun 507K X2 Footprint
The footprint of the Holosun 507K X2 features Shield RMSc footprint.
Unlike the Holosun 507C X2 that shares the same base as the Trijicon RMR/SRO, the 507K X2 DOES NOT share the same base as Trijicon RMR or RMRcc.
So far the only complaints people have is that the footprint is close to a RMSc but not exactly due to the front and rear mounting lug slots. This means the user has to file down the lugs on the slide and do tons of DIY work before installing this optic.
If you have a Hellcat, Glock 43X MOS or other custom sub compact guns, be sure to purchase appropriate mounting plates for this optic.
If you have a P365 XL, the good news is that the 507K X2 will mount directly to the P365 XL right out of the box.
For installing it on other sub compact guns, please check out CHPWS Plates
Use For Conceal Carry
Is the optic small enough for conceal carry?
Of couse, and this time the Holosun 507K X2 is truly a carry optic for being slim.
It only works with holster with optic cutout.
However, the only downside for an open emitter reflex sight is that dirt, hair, and other debris can fall into the opening while holster under your cloth even if you're a super clean person.
Overtime, things can build up without cleaning, can affect dot clarity or potentially block the emitter.
As far as being slim for conceal carry, this gets a 10/10 score!
If you have been looking for a duty grade carry optic for a sub compact size pistol, the 507K is here for you.
The window size is just a bit slimmer than a full size red dot, but with the right grip and good draw presentation, the reticle is fast to acquire and just as good as any other reflex sights.
At this price point, the Holosun 507K X2 ($289) is the best compared to the Trijicon RMRcc, which will run you at least ~$500, and the RMRcc doesn't fit most MOS handgun slides unless milling the slide specifically for it.