The Vortex Viper Red Dot Sight is a low-mounting sight ideal for handguns with cutout slides. This red dot features a lightweight, compact chassis that allows it to serve either as a primary sight or a co-witness with suppressor-height iron sights. The low-glare matte finish keeps you concealed and protects the sight against wear and corrosion. The 6 MOA red dot is daylight bright, providing an accurate point of aim in a variety of light conditions. Parallax-free with unlimited eye relief, the Vortex Viper Red Dot Sight delivers pinpoint precision with fast target acquisition, making it a great choice for handguns.
Waterproof and shockproof
Parallax-free with unlimited eye relief
Included Weaver/Picatinny rail mount
Compact and lightweight single-piece chassis
Low-glare matte-anodized finish adds durability
Fully multi-coated for increased light transmission
Up to 30,000 hours of battery life on the lowest setting
ArmorTek® lens coating protects lenses against oil, scratches, and dirt
Model #: VRD-6
Length: 1.8 in.
Weight: 1.03 oz.
Dot Size: 6 MOA
Dot Color: Bright red
Eye Relief: Unlimited
Parallax Setting: Parallax-free
Mount Type: Weaver/Picatinny
Adjustment Graduation: 1 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment: 120 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment: 120 MOA
Battery Life: Up to 30,000 hrs. (low); Up to 150 hrs. (high)
Just received the Viper today...I had a standard red dot and decided to switch it up a bit. I plan to shoot 150 ft or less in deep woods. Dot is bright easy to operate. Do y’all think it will hold zero on a 44?
The viper is perfectly at home on my polymer80 build I completed. Looked at other options but with the vortex VIP warranty and the Viper having all the feature I wanted in a red dot nothing else could compare.
Recently purchased I have trijicons and the razor so I figured I would try this one out. Battery loads from the bottom is about only down side otherwise nice wide window and the buttons feel really nice and easy to adjust
Bought a Canik TP9SFx that came with this optic. Super easy to mount. Out of the box was on paper and sighted in quickly. Only knock I have on this red dot is the adjustment and lock down screws. Flat head screws are not the best and because of the tiny size, take a bit of effort to get set/tightened. Get a good micro screw driver and leave the factory tool behind and aggravation is gone.
I got this scope over 1 year ago. And I have put it on the RPR and shot targets out to 1200 yards.. the glass is crystal clear. Would recommend to anyone, actually in the process of saving to buy another one.
A friend of mine got me this red dot for my AR set up and I just LOVE IT! It holds zero great, high ended finish, high ended products on it. Personally Vortex makes the best scopes ever!! Highly recommend this scope
I bought a Viper red dot to put on my 12 gauge shotgun for quick target acquisition and it has come in very hand it has never lost zero and has been used in all sorts of weather the initial packaged unit has everything you need in it the designers even included a screwdriver and it is a quality made red dot that can be used day or night
It took a little getting used to it when I mounted it in my Ruger MK 3 hunter but once I did it was a tack driver. Once I got used to the presentation everything became fast, smooth, and natural. The only gripe I have is the battery location. I can understand why it's on the bottom but I'm not looking forward to replacing it when the time comes.
I bought this red dot for a “back up” sight on my 300 blk. I have it on the vortex offset mount. I did have an issue with it originally, the mil was fuzzy. But about a 15 minute phone call to customer service and it was set up for warranty. Sent it in and got it back in half the time they quoted. Now that I have it on the gun working as it was intended I am very happy. Super clear and visible even in the AZ sun.
MOS SCREWS: Mine came with the screws for the Glock MOS. After reading other reviews that said to call and ask for them, I did, only to find out that once I received the MOS screws, they had already been included. They were not labeled in the original package, so I included a picture so that you can identify the MOS screws in case they are in your package (the screw on the penny is the MOS screw).
MOS INSTALLATION: I read other reviews on various sites that discussed the need for a shim or gasket from UM Tactical and also filing down the tabs on the MOS plate number 1. Neither of these are necessary. Perhaps they were at one time, but they are not necessary now. Just mount to MOS plate. I used Blue Loctite 242 on the MOS plate and torque to 13 inch pounds. I used purple Loctite 222 and torque to 12 inch pounds. I think these are the recommended specs. No problems.
OPTIC This optic is fantastic. It sits really nice and low without any distracting hood. The dot is a perfect size with a lot of adjustment.
I tried a milled Glock 17 years ago with Trijicon RMRs and gave up because I didn't think the technology was there yet. I started with an RMR RM05G and the glass had some magnification and fishbowl effect and a really deep magenta tint. It really wasn't very clear at all. so, I sold that and tried and RMR RM06 hoping that the LED version would have less tint. It did, but it was still magnified and fishbowled and really blue tinted. The RMRs are supposed to be so reliable, but my RM06 would flicker in and out (very common if you read around). So, I tried the Trijicon sealing plate, and a tape shim, and still had issues. I just gave up and sold it all. I do love Trijicon and have some of their scopes, but feel this is a much better optic for a MRDS pistol platform.
The optical quality on this unit is much clearer with much less tint. It also has a less distracting shape without the hood ears of the RMR poking up. It also has a bigger optical window for a more forgiving presentation and shot recovery. I like the Vortex Viper much better for a pistol optic.
I also prefer the brightness adjustments on one side compared to up on one side and down on the other. When placed on two sides, it is difficult to remember which one is up or down under a timer or stress. When on one side, it is much easier to know that forward is up and back is down. Also easier to manipulate without much changing of the "thumbs forward" grip compared to buttons on each side. I have no need for an auto-adjust, as I really like to select dot brightness based on the application (speed, precision, transitions, etc.)
I selected the Viper over the Venom because of its lower position on the side, as I feel that this makes it easier to use when coming from using iron sights.
IMPROVEMENTS The only thing that I think could be done better would be to relocate the windage and elevation locks so that they could be locked/unlocked without removing the optic or rear sight. They should be located on the side or top. More subtle logos would be nice as well, the way Leupold or Trijicon does it would be a bit more aesthetic.
Bought this for use on my USPSA open division Glock 34. The adjustments are super easy as long as you remember t bring the tool they ship with the optic and the brightness buttons are the perfect size for a pistol.
I purchased one of these last year for my 34 MOS and to say I’m impressed is an understatement. The optic is extremely compact and light weight, yet feels extremely durable. The red dot is easy to turn on, and there is a large range of brightness settings. In the year + that I’ve owned this, I’ve shot a good amount of rounds and I have yet to replace the battery, so the life there is good as well. I’ve never had a red dot on a pistol before this one, and the product makes it simple to pick up and use, and ultimately makes me a much better shooter. I was looking at the trijicon rmr but I’m very happy I went with vortex.
I bought this for my Glock after reaching out to Vortex and asking what the best red dot would be for my hand gun. I liked it once I got it mounted but I loved it after I got to the range and sighted in. Once it was all set and adjusted to me I was able to hit the 100 yrd gong.
Great little optic and durable! I have mine mounted on my mp5 and it's maintaining zero and runs in all weather! My only critique would be battery access. But that's minimal and wouldn't change my opinion on the optic.
I bought the Vortex Viper Red Dot for my Glock Gen 4 MOS. Assemble was incredibly easy. I even visited the show room and was assisted by a very knowledgable associate that set me up with the proper mounting screws. This sight work perfectly every time I fire the gun! After purchasing this and a set of Vortex binocs, I'm convinced there is no other place to turn for hunting optics.
I bought this after I was discouraged from getting a red dot for my glock. I was walking around a gun show when I sae the Viper and bought it immediately. The price it perfect and it performs flawlessly. Easy to use and in my opinion a much better option over the RMR, where from what I can tell you are just paying for the name over the reticle itself.
Mounted this red dot on a Burris Speed Bead on my Bennelli M2 and love the low profile! This definitely helps me acquire the target faster. Easy to mount, turn off & on, and change the battery. Another great Vortex product that goes with all of the other Vortex optics I own!