The ease in hitting your target using red or green dot sights is a no brainer. Obviously, it’s the reason why are so commonly used. Everything about them is simple. Red or green dot optics make it insanely easy to use and stay on target. They bridge the gap between amateurs and professionals and give beginners the much-needed confidence boost and the good feeling of hitting their target. Also the speed, one just can’t compare irons versus red or green dots. The difference is beyond imagination. From a low ready position, the shooter can put accurate rounds on target in less than a second with a red dot. With irons, he has to make sure they are aligned correctly and that takes time. These are magnificent rifle accessories that allow you to look through the optic at less than perfect angles. When you shoot in a flash, you may not get the perfect alignment even when you are right behind your target. Nevertheless, as long as you spot the dot, you hit your target regardless.
A red or green dot sight is a simple optic designed for close to moderate ranges. It uses a simple reticle to do simple jobs. Red dot optics are 1x optics that do not feature a built-in magnification, hence do not classify as scopes. Invented in the mid-70s red dots have come a long way with major advancements in battery life, clarity, and quality over the years. Like any technology, they’ve shrunk in size and gotten to the point where they range from full-sized rifle optics to optics small enough for duty handguns.
There’s some interesting technology to the red or green dot sight. The idea is to utilize plates of glass and a light. A red or green dot has a spherical mirror that reflects the light emitted from an LED of its axis focus. That spherical reflector has a special coating that only reflects red light. This prevents other light from disrupting the reticle. To break it down further an LED shines a beam of light onto a specially coated, slightly angled piece of glass. This glass reflects the light from the LED onto it, creating your reticle. This allows you to see your reticle and see through your optic, but someone on the other side of the optic cannot see your reticle. The size of a red dot or green is measured in MOA and is controlled by an aperture hole in front of the LED.
Red or green dots can easily be switched from weapon to weapon. A full-size dot is just as good on an AR just as on a shotgun. This level of versatility is only found in the dot optic realm. A red or green dots on a handgun are a game changer and have come to the point where they are small enough for duty and even concealed carry, These are a significant game changer to the gun world. They offer a massive amount of benefits to the handgun platform, including longer range, a more precise aiming system, and faster first shot advantage. Red or dot optics continue to increase in popularity when it comes to modern tactical applications, as well as sport shooting, home defence, and competition use. They are an incredible gun accessory.