Vortex Venom Red Dot Sight
Make your AR, pistol, or shotgun even more poisonous with the Venom Red Dot sight. A 3 or 6 MOA dot promotes rapid target acquisition while providing a precise point of aim—getting shots down range and on target fast.
The durable, machined aluminum housing ensures the unit will stand up to whatever you throw at it. A High-quality, fully multi-coated lens offers a clean, wide field of view. Our top-load system makes changing the CR 1632 battery a snap and alleviates the need to remove the sight when switching the power source. The power and dot intensity controls are conveniently located on the left side of the unit. Flush 1 MOA windage and elevation adjustments are super sleek and make sighting in a breeze.
The Vortex Optics Venom comes with a Picatinny mount—weighs 1.6 ounces with mount.
Make sure to look at addition Vortex Venom Mounts we have avalabel at MSP
Features and Benefits of the Vortex Venom Red Dot Sight:
Optical Features of the Vortex Venom
- Fully Multi-Coated: Multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces increase light transmission.
- Premium Wide-Field Lens: Exceptional edge-to-edge resolution.
- Brightness Settings: Choose between 10 levels of brightness in manual mode or switch to auto mode.
- Parallax Free: All red dot and holographic sights will exhibit some small amount of parallax. Matching current industry practice, this small amount would be considered “parallax free” and will make a negligible difference in the Venom's performance.
Construction Features of the Vortex Venom
- Single-Piece Chassis: Compact and lightweight.
- Waterproof: O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating for reliable performance in all environments.
- Shockproof: Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
- Hard Anodized: Finish Highly durable low-glare matte finish.
- ArmorTek: Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.
Convenience Features of the Vortex Venom
- Unlimited Eye Relief: Non-critical eye relief for rapid target aquisition.
- Battery Life: 14-hour auto-shutdown feature maximizes battery life. Up to 150 hours of use at highest setting. Use at lower settings can allow up to 30,000 hours.
The distinction between inferior quality and premium Red Dot Sight is undeniable. At MSP, we only offer Optics from the most trusted brands like Vortex Optics. Buy with confidence that we stand behind the product we sell.
|Venom® Red Dot||3 MOA Dot||6 MOA Dot|
|Magnification||1 x||1 x|
|Dot Size||3 MOA||6 MOA|
|Adjustment Graduation||1 MOA||1 MOA|
|Max Elevation Adjustment||130 MOA||130 MOA|
|Max Windage Adjustment||100 MOA||100 MOA|
|Parallax Setting||Parallax free||Parallax Free|
|Length||1.9 inches||1.9 inches|
|Weight||1.1 ounces||1.1 ounces|
Customer Ratings & Reviews
Vortex Venom on AR15
I joined the ranks of AR owners in 2014. Between 2014 and 2018, I spent nearly $500 on various Red Dot and Holo sights of dubious quality and manufacturer's economic sights (yes, you can read that as "cheap," I freely admit it). None of these various sights were adequate or effective. All of them had various flaws that proved the old adage of "You get what you pay for," as every single one was poor for numerous reasons, and all showed poor quality workmanship, design, and substandard components. After many discussions and a lot of research and numerous product recommendations from owners, I decided upon the Vortex Venom 3MOA Red Dot. The Venom arrived within a few days with days. Once I opened it and mounted to my AR, the differences between the Vortex Venom and the cheaper optics I'd purchased. Small, compact, and a superior design to the cheapos, I was amazed at the superior coated lens and the first site I'd tried with a Dot that really was a Dot, not a fuzzy and imperfect dots that were anything but a dot. Using a laser bore sight, I was quickly able to adjust the windage and elevation to superimpose on the boresight at a hundred yards. With the Vortex Venom, my groups at a hundred yards tightened up very quickly and were very consistent. The Venom was a winner hand down. My only complaint, and this was my fault, was the height of the sight. It was too low to use comfortably for more than a few shots at a time. A couple of weeks later, I ordered the Vortex Quick Connect Riser specifically made for the Vortex Venom. That did the trick as it raised the sight just enough for a contortionist free height. I highly recommend the Vortex Venom. Great sight at a great price.
Vortex Venom Reflex Sight
It's mounted on my Glock 40 MOS 10mm. The accuracy I'm getting is better than I'm usually capable of. The only Mod.to the Pistol is an LW Alpha Wolf Barrel. At 25yds. With Factory Ammo or my Reloads, it makes one ragged hole; These are not Target loads, They are Full power 10mm.
Best Red Dot Sight is the vortex venom
Mounted the Vortex Venom on a Glock G40 MOS 10mm Auto (contact Vortex for the correct sized mounting screws @ no cost). The Vortex Venom holds zero under full power 10mm loads. The optics are excellent with no distortion or noticeable loss of light transmission, so much so that you don't even realize you are looking through optics. The red dot is clear and bright, with the auto-brightness feature a perfect balance with ambient light. The top-loading battery compartment is a 'must-have' ... I can't imagine having to remove the entire sight just to replace a battery, then have to reinstall the sight and re-zero it, and eventually, wear or strip the mounting threads/screw heads. I use the auto-brightness feature exclusively, and the original battery is still functioning brightly after much longer than the 140 hours advertised.
Best Red Dot Sight is the Vortex Venom
Mounted the Vortex Venom on a Glock G40 MOS 10mm Auto (contact Vortex for the correct sized mounting screws @ no cost). The Venom holds zero under full power 10mm loads. The optics are excellent with no distortion or noticeable loss of light transmission, so much so that you don't even realize you are looking through optics. The red dot is clear and bright, with the auto-brightness feature a perfect balance with ambient light. The top-loading battery compartment is a 'must-have' ... I can't imagine having to remove the entire sight just to replace a battery, then have to reinstall the sight and re-zero it, and eventually wear or strip the mounting threads/screw heads. I use the auto-brightness feature exclusively, and the original battery is still functioning brightly after much longer than the 140 hours advertised.
Best Red Dot Sight is the vortex venom
I was nervous at first, thinking I should have bought the Trijicon, but when the Vortex Venom arrived, and I installed it on my G34 MOS, it was pure love. The sight is amazing and easy to use. I love the fact that it has a top-loading battery and is waterproof. The sight is solid and well constructed. Honestly, it is an amazing Red Dot for the price, and I can not believe it doesn't cost more. So glad I purchased it. Holds Zero and no problem after 500 rds. Love it, and will def be buying more from Vortex. You have to love the VIP no B/S Warranty too!
Vortex Venom Red Dot Sight
I picked up this Vortex Venom Red Dot Sight for my new S&W Victory 22, I have a couple of other red dots on pistols and they make a tremendous difference for those of us with aging eyes. I have found this to be an excellent red dot sight, I'm very impressed with it, I have several Vortex rifle scopes and have found them to be of above-average quality, clear and sharp just like this red dot. As a comparison, I have a Burris FastFire III on a S&W M&P 9mm CORE model, and comparing the two I find the Vortex to be brighter on the automatic setting and prefer it over the Burris. I also like the cover that Vortex includes with the sight, it keeps it cleaner when you aren't using it. I highly recommend this red dot.
Best red dot sight ever!
The Venom Red dot is a top quality product, Zeroed easily and quickly. Ten shot group the size of a quarter.
Excellent red dot sight
The Vortex Venom is an excellent red dot sight and 100 dollars less the Leopold DeltaPoint. It fits right on mos Glock model 40 with plate#5 and has sight markings on the back which eliminate the need to buy suppressor sights to co-witness. Use the two extra Glock screws to mount, according to the Glock armorer who mounted mine. A BARGAIN.
Very satisfied with the Venom red dot sight
I mounted the Vortex Venom on my Glock 40 and have been very satisfied with it. I have shot a few hundred rounds of full power 10mm loads, and it has held up well. At this price point, there are not many quality red dots that can be added to pistols. However the Venom certainly is one of them, and with the unconditional lifetime warranty, the Venom is the winner. The auto-brightness works fine, and the dot is very bright and clear. My only criticism is that I wish it would go two settings darker for very low light conditions.
Great optic, great value
My 60-year-old eyes are having trouble with iron sights, and through recommendations and investigation, I bought the Vortex Venom 3 MOA and installed it on my Canik TP9SFx about a month ago. I finally have 900 rounds through it feel comfortable in rendering an opinion. The installation was as easy as one could hope for. The Canik manual states to use the mounting screws that are included with the pistol to mount the plates. Recommend you use 'blue' Loctite when installing the mounting plates to decrease the chance of the plates losing up. The battery cap does have fine threads, and I can see where some people could cross thread them. I don't rush anything when it comes to firearms, so no problem there. Range time: The sight was simple to sight in and only took a few shots. It has held zero perfectly without any problems with function. The field of view was more than adequate and clear. My groups tightened up substantially over the use of iron sights. Some reviewers have lamented of the dot being blurry or a starburst. I've found that this is typical when the dot intensity is too high for the light you are shooting in. I select the manual mode and use a lower intensity. It gets put back on the automatic setting when I put it away as the auto-off feature only engages in this setting. Overall: The Vortex Venom is a quality red dot and Great value. I anticipate purchasing another in the near future and have been recommending it to others. Their warranty (tested-see below) is real, and the people I dealt with was very helpful and polite. On Vortex: I recently had the occasion to test their warranty when I managed to lose the battery cap spring from my SPARC Red Dot. My klutz moves, but they promptly sent a replacement battery cap (not just the spring) at no expense to be — a nice surprise when a warranty actually means something.