A red dot is a non-magnifying reflector sight that provides an illuminated aiming point in the form of a red dot or reticle.
Why would you use a red dot sight?
Using a red dot sight greatly enhances shooting accuracy and target acquisition.
What are the components of a red dot sight?
A red dot has an objective lens, an emission source, a parallax-free lens, adjustment turrets and a mounting system.
Can you use a red dot sight in low light conditions?
Yes, many red dot sights offer adjustable brightness settings, making them equally effective in low-light and daylight conditions.
How can I choose the right red dot sight for my needs?
Choosing the right Red Dot Sight depends on factors like your shooting preferences, budget, and intended use. Accufire provides detailed product descriptions for all of their pistol and rifle red dots and expert advice to help you make an informed decision.
What is the main difference between the PCO, the PCO-m and the PCO-s?
The PCO is a Pistol Combat Optic, it’s our signature pistol sight with a 20,000-hour battery life, RMR footprint, 3 MOA dot and a generous window. The PCO-m is a Micro red dot sight, as the name implies, it takes all the goodness of our full size pistol sights: the 3 MOA dot, the 4 hour stand by, and the shake awake feature and packs them into an RMSc footprint that makes it compatible with most sub-compact pistols. The PCO-S is a Solar pistol red dot sight, it’s everything you love about the PCO, plus solar back up.
What is the main difference between the PCO and the QSO?
The PCO is our signature pistol sight, while the QSO is a quick standard optic red dot sight that is quick and easy to use, as the name implies, it features a high mount that is perfectly situated for rifles and allows for fast acquisition as well as rapid transition, all while maintaining situational awareness.
How is the battery life in Accufire’s red dot sights and pistol sights?
Accufire red dot sight boast an exceptional battery life. The PCO and PCO-m models have an impressive 20,000-hour battery life, ensuring extended usage without the need for constant recharging. Taking it up a notch, the PCO-S Solar pistol and QSO sights incorporate a noteworthy 50,000-hour battery due to an added solar cell for increased run time.
Are Accufire red dot sight durable?
Yes, durability is a hallmark of Accufire red dot optics. Engineered to withstand rigorous usage, these sights are built like tanks, enduring the harshest environments while maintaining optimal performance. The robust construction ensures longevity, making our red dot sights a worthy investment for any shooting enthusiast, promising years of reliable use.
Can I still use my iron sight with an Accufire red dot sight?
Yes, a unique feature of the Accufire red dot sight is the rear notch design, allowing for the simultaneous use of iron sights without any interference. This design facilitates quick transitions between the optic and iron sights, giving shooters unequaled flexibility in aiming and target acquisition.
What is pistol sight parallax?
Parallax is an optical phenomenon where the reticle appears to shift in relation to the target when the shooter moves their eye off the sight’s optical axis. This shift can cause the reticle and target to not align accurately. Red Dot sights are designed to be parallax-free, meaning the point of impact remains consistent, even if your eye's position shifts.
Will I need to sight in/zero in my red dot sight?
Yes, to make the most of your red dot sight’s capabilities, it’s essential to align it correctly with your firearm. Zeroing allows you to maximize your sight’s performance.