Red Dot Sights

Red Dot Sights are a popular choice for tactical rifles. Red dots are used in several different ways, including but not limited to: The primary optic on a rifle, the secondary optic on a rifle (either offset red dot or mounted on top of the primary optic), or an optic on a handgun. At MidwayUSA, we offer a wide selection of red dot sights at the best prices with free shipping. Let’s explore the major types of red dots and their primary uses:

Pistol Red Dot Sights:

Specifically designed for handguns, Pistol Red Dot Sights provide rapid target acquisition and increased accuracy. These compact sights are ideal for self-defense, competitive shooting, and law enforcement use. Pistol Red Dot Sights are also used as a secondary optic, typically either on top of a scope mount or mounted separately offset 45 degrees from the primary optic. For example, the Trijicon RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex) series is a popular choice for a pistol red dot, but it is also extremely popular paired with a Trijicon ACOG or another rifle scope.

Holographic Sights:

Holographic Sights use advanced technology to project a holographic reticle onto a glass screen, offering a consistent aiming point with unlimited eye relief allowing you to mount the sight anywhere on the firearm. Holographic sights aren’t magnified by themselves, but there are magnifying tubes you can attach to allow your holographic sight to be magnified. The EOTech EXPS2 Holographic Sight is one of the most iconic holographic sights.

Prism Red Dot Sights:

Prism Red Dot Sights typically feature a tubular design and are highly durable. Prism sights are also usually magnified, although magnification is fixed. Some prism sights have etched reticles still allowing you to shoot accurately with your sight even if the batteries run out.

Leading Manufacturers of Red Dots:

Vortex Optics:

Vortex Optics has a line of several high-quality, affordable red dots like the Vortex Sparc II, Spitfire, and Venom. Vortex also has a line of higher-end holographic and prism sights like the Razor AMG, Razor Reflex, and Spitfire 5x. Vortex Optics offers a diverse range of red dot sights suitable for various shooting applications, all backed by their legendary lifetime warranty.


EOTech is the most known holographic sight manufacturer, offering premium holographic sights trusted by military, civilian, and law enforcement personnel worldwide. EOTech also produces mini reflex sights designed for handguns as well as several magnifiers for their holographic sights.


Aimpoint is known for creating extremely high-quality red dot sights that feature a tube design. Aimpoint red dots are battle tested by the US military and have proven the ability to stand up to anything. Aimpoint is known for red dots like the Aimpoint PRO, Aimpoint T-2, and Aimpoint ACRO P-2.


Holosun is known for its innovative red dot sights that are both solar-powered and battery-powered. Holosun red dots are affordable but still packed with features, making them a popular choice among shooters of all levels.


Trijicon boasts a legacy of exceptional durability and performance by military and civilians alike. Their red dot sight offering features the Trijicon RMR, Trijicon MRO, Trijicon SRO, and Trijicon RMRcc.

Primary Arms:

Primary Arms offers a wide selection of red dots, prism sights, microdots, and magnifiers all ranging from budget to higher end.

Sig Sauer:

Sig Sauer delivers cutting-edge red dot sights with advanced features catering to military, law enforcement, and civilian shooting needs. Sig Sauer has one of the best selections of budget red dots and a wide selection of high-end military-grade red dots and holographic sights.