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. 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 Venom comes with a Picatinny mount—weighs 1.6 ounces with mount.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Lug/Screw Footprint:||Compatible with Burris Fastfire/Docter|
|If mounting to a handgun with slide cutout:|
|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
The Vortex Venom mini red dot sight is simular to the Burris Fastfire and Docter Optic. It's a small reflex sight which comes in either 6 or 3 MOA dot reticles. The one which Vortex supplied to me is 3 MOA. The base mount layout is of the Docter Optic style. Generally appearance, it's quite comparable to other miniature red dot sights however it does have a few capabilities that set it apart. One is the battery compartment is located on the top of the sight.
That makes it possible for the battery to be altered without removing the view from the mount and possibly disturbing your own zero. It's an auto brightness adjusting attribute, which is generally something I am not very fond of. Auto brightness attributes typically have two major defects. One is whenever you plan from a dark area like inside a home or under a shaded shooting line outside in a brightly sunlit area. The other is in near total darkness utilizing a bright weapon mild.
In both those conditions, the reticle may be washed since the lighting detectors are seeing a low level of lighting and accordingly adjust the brightness of the reticle down, but the area you're looking at is bright. The Venom handles auto adjustment well, however. When utilizing the auto brightness attribute, I found the reticle to be observable and useful in the situations. In other, more normal lighting conditions, the reticle adjusted rapidly and was always a proper amount of brightness. In auto mode, the view will shut off automatically after 14 hours. However, The Venom also lets you adjust brightness.
If you hold the UP arrow for a couple of seconds, the reticule will flash, and you may manually set brightness. Another feature that I am fond of is that, if you turn the off sight, whenever you switch it back on it'll be at the same brightness. Vortex asserts the sight is watertight, even though they do not specify to what thickness or just how long. I can testify to the fact it's entirely capable of surviving a couple of minutes at the bottom of a 55-gallon drum filled with muddy rainwater, however.
The reticle is crisp and round without any flaring. At full brightness, and while aiming against a white wall lit by direct sunlight, the reticle is visible, although not as bright as the Aimpoint Comp ML2 at the very same conditions. Vortex asserts it is parallax free, but that is a relative statement because no sight is entirely parallax free.
With the view sitting still on my kitchen counter, I could move my head, and the reticle didn't move relative to some sign 50 meters away until it got close to the edge of the lens. By rough estimate, I'd say that the region equal to about 2/3 the diameter of the view would be the place without any noticeable parallax. With the dot at the edge of the lens, however, the downrange change was likely about 10&Prime, - 12&Prime. Note that the downsides noted here are quite minor. I work challenging to find something positive to state about products I review, however dangerous, as well as something negative, however great the product is. I feel that can help keep my objectivity. The bottom line is the sight is inexpensive, assembled with care, lives up to claims, and has good features that distinguish it from his colleagues.