Vortex Defender CCW
The Vortex Defender CCW is an RMS/RMSC footprint red dot optic. This red dot is perfect for all micro pistols that can accept red dots with this base configuration. This really is vortex optics first real option for reliably aiming on concealed pistols. This red dot has not disappointed and we are impressed by the features of it.
What we look for in a quality red dot for pistols
Durability, functionality, battery life, and clarity of glass are among the most important features we look for. This red dot has proven itself to be extremely capable. The body is manufactured from 7075 aluminum and has a rubber insert on the top to dampen recoil energy. This is advertised to provide even more durability of this red dot sight. The buttons on the side are large and very easy to operate. Users will find the left side of the dot has the “increase” button, while the right has the decrease. Having the buttons completely separate from each other increases simplicity. Even in less than ideal conditions users can manipulate the buttons properly, even without looking.
Brightness and clarity of the dot are also important
This red dot features 6 daylight settings and 2 night vision settings. The night vision settings produce a dim enough dot that can be seen under nods, but will not damage the image intensifier tubes. The 6 daylight settings offer enough adjustment for overcast or extremely bright days on the range. Users will find added confidence knowing that this red dot is capable of operating in all situations.