Vortex Spitfire AR Prism Scope
When shooters demand the quick-handling characteristics of a red dot, but suffer starburst effects in red dots from common astigmatism, the Spitfire AR is the perfect choice. The glass-etched DRT (Dual Ring Tactical) reticle can be used with or without the red/green illumination like a traditional riflescope, and makes target and reticle acquisition in close-quarters a snap. Unique to the Spitfire AR, an included 5.56 BDC turret allows shooters to dial popular AR-15 configurations to 700 yards—perfect for limited division 3-Gun competitors or range-goers who wish to engage targets from point blank to extended range.
Battery Life: Up to 250 hours on highest setting. Up to 3,000 hours on lowest setting.
Prism Scopes are not compatible with the VMX-3T Magnifier.
Spitfire AR Prism Dimensions (in inches)
Magnification 1 x
Objective Lens Diameter 25 mm
Eye Relief 3.8 inches
Field of View 79 feet/100 yards
Adjustment Graduation 1/2 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 120 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 120 MOA
Parallax Setting Parallax Free
Length 4.3 inches
Weight 11.2 ounces
|Eye Relief||3.7 inches|
|Field of View||75 feet/100 yards|
|Adjustment Graduation||1 MOA|
|Max Elevation Adjustment||120 MOA|
Customer Ratings & Reviews
A great optic
This little guy is incredible. I wear progressive eyeglasses and have no problems using this on 200-yard targets (although 99% of my shooting is at 100yds or less). The reticle is the best part; my eye picks up the circles instantly, and it doesn't matter if that is red, green, or off (black etched). You look through the scope, center the circle over the part of the target you want to hit, and fire. Quick and easy. I've used red dots, but find the DRT reticle is faster to acquire. The little center dot can be hard to see, but don't worry about it - just use the rings.
I tried several "red dot" zero magnification optics for my AR, and this is by far the best I have used, lighter weight and crystal clear glass — a perfect optic for deer hunting in the thick woods here in the Catskill mtns. Mounted on my 18" 30 Herrett AR, I get groups at 100 yards that can be covered with a quarter!
I put this Vortex spitfire prism 1x on a Springfield Saint that I use for target shooting. Once dialed in, it hits the target every time, and any distance out I shoot. Only drawback is that it doesn't have any magnification, so at distances longer than 150 yards, you have a hard time seeing the center of the target, but for what it is, it's a very nice addition.
Wonderful for older eyes
I bought the Vortex Spitfire AR to replace, well everything else I have had in a red dot. My other more expensive dots all flared up in my vision. As I got older, the red dots got less defined and at 100 yards are larger than my target. The Spitfire AR is sharp, quick to acquire, and has all the features I've been looking for. The only thing that could make it better is a motion on activator. As for tactical use, the reticle can be seen from both ends of the optic. But unless I plan to do battle, this is not an issue for me. The Spitfire AR has also been a hit at my gun club. Thanks, guys for making a dot us older shooters can enjoy.
I love this spitfire ar prism scope, but I wish I had known it would not co-witness with iron sights before I bought it. I contacted customer service at Vortex, and he explained that it functions more like a scope than a red dot, so the position of the front iron sight is distorted if you attempt to co-witness. Not a big deal, it would have been nice to know when I bought it. Do research! There is a QD lever mount available from American Defense Mfg for $80 that I will put under it, so my buis is not worthless. Aside from that issue, I love this optic! The lighted settings work great indoors or out. I put a dab of superglue on the rear flip-open cover because it kept falling off. Problem solved. I would highly recommend this optic, as long as you don't expect it to co-witness!
I did a lot of shopping around before buying the Vortex spitfire ar. The scope itself is well worth the price. The deciding factor for me, since I have glaucoma was that it was the only optic I could find that would give me a crystal clear sight picture. The red/green dots are very crisp and completely in focus at all times. Once it was sighted in it has been dead-on out to almost three(3) hundred yards. Overall, just a fantastic optic all the way around. I would recommend this optic to anyone who has eye issues and need that little extra adjustment to clear up those red/green starburst you get with other dot optics.