If for any

Using a red dot sight requires a transition from steel sights.

Two Vipers and one venom. Obviously not taking handgun adjustments into account. *Your use of the sight will require some practice with the angle of your hands when shooting. After some difficulty installing the battery (threads on battery cover very fine)I turned the unit on and to my surprise the red dot is horrible; not round and crisp at all.

Take the sight off your gun. After these months of using the red dot sight, having put about 1500 rounds through the gun with it mounted, I now carry it with confidence. I called Vortex, explained the situation, and as soon as they have my current model, they’re going to send me a new one. When you pulled the battery, did the Venom hold your zero or did it reset to factory position? I had to tilt the gun forward, looking at the rear painted slot. Fax: +1-866-534-3097 But more ideal than not seeing a clear sight picture. Lock in the location of the dot in the screen/frame of the sight. I decided I didn't want to invest in a new gun or have a slide milled, so I decided on an OuterIMPACT sight adapter plate for the Vortex Venom.

Benefit them in easier sight visibility, greater speed in sight acquisition, greater speed, or any combination of those.

The two most significant are, you lose your rear sight, which is where the Red Dot sight dovetail bracket installs.

The impression you immediately get from handling it, is one of a quality piece of equipment.

People would say you had to check your zero on red dot where the battery was on the bottom and the whole sight needed to be removed to change out the battery. Kinda hard to wrap your mind around. There was the dot. It had been there all along. is this something im just going to have to live with? The benefit to it is just that. The target to the left progressing from bottom right to top right got the dot on target progressively.

You would think for the money the red dot clarity would be much better.

I have the new battery out and ready for a speed change. I tried over and over from different distances.

But from what I've experienced with it so far, I plan on making it work, for real world use. Now that kind of makes for a good bit of guesswork when sighting in a defensive handgun at these distances. I recently picked up a Venom after reading about it's features, warranty, and customer service. Well - I think I got it to work.

Except not to dial in the Red Dot Sight. You'll find out here, and in the video, how it works, and what problems I ran into in my intial use.

Image Quality Both Burris Fastfire 3 and Vortex Venom have excellent image quality, with excellent sharpness, color accuracy, and brightness. If you have a volt meter check the battery. I have not played with a vortex venom, but I have used a variety of other small red dot sights.
For the last few years I've had to close one eye to effectively shoot precision scenarios. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding.

On an adapter platform that goes in the sight dovetail of a non-milled handgun slide.

The Vortex Venom red dot sight arrived well packed and labeled with great instructions, tools, cleaning cloth, cover and a decent rail mount. If the required repair work is not covered under warranty, we will contact you before starting any repairs.

I had been moving around my house, working the sight, examining it up close ..... Off came the reading glasses.

I had this happen to me on a Venom mounted on a Mark IV, in my case the dot would illuminate but I couldn’t make any adjustments. My Venom should be back in the next week or so.

I put a more pressure on the vertical screw than I was on the horizontal adjustment and could clearly feel a difference.

I shot it first, the second day, before my hand got fatigued.

And while I've shot numerous red dot sights on other people's guns, I have avoided them on mine. *The sight is a both-eyes-open, focus on the target shooting system.

I can now say definably, that the Vortex Venom Red Dot Sight is a capable, high quality electronic sight that will benefit many people. Please check your email for confirmation message, Vortex Red Dot Sights & Accessories Reviews, Vortex Venom 1x26.5mm Red Dot Sight Reviews, You said this review was not helpful.

So, I thought I had a defective sight, right out of the gate. It was like I was shooting into a black hole. At the point the video, just above, was produced, I was ready to take the red dot sight off my gun and pitch it in a box with lots of other accessories from years past in what is now the "closet grave yard.". Up and down arrows, power the Venom Red Dot on and down, and control the brightness. But nope. It's just that like so many other things having to do with guns, it may not fit everybody for every gun. In the ways every "expert" demanded was the "right' way, none produced an acceptable red dot sight shot group for confident use or carry. For me, the trade off is worth it for now. Adjustment Challenges On A Handgun With The Vortex Venom. So changing the battery will not affect the zero of the sight, and this is exactly what you want.

I could have gotten the vortex for substantially cheap with discounts but went with rmr. Different Eyesight Focus On Red Dot Sights.

Email Only Sun, by With all of that, I can't tell you that will be the exact solution for you if you have to use a platform for an un-milled slide to mount your sight. Written on March 21, 2016.

I purchased a new unit about a month ago …

The first suggested action was to determine whether something is wrong with the sight or something wrong with your eyes. And your vision determines how you will see that dot.

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As I write this article, I've got 300 rounds of ammo through the gun with the Vortex Venom mounted on it.

The Vortex Venom Red Dot Top Load 3 MOA Dot is an awesome piece of equipment for any weapon that you would be using and it fits into pistols, rifles and also shotguns. Vortex Venom is slightly better in terms of weight. The best way I can describe it is it looks look "a bunch of grapes" or a "piece of cauliflower".

Batteries die, and you don't want to have to re-zero every time you change the battery.

Be sure to enter the NES/MFS November Giveaway ***Chinese Surplus SKS Type 56***. Vortex Venom Issue: Thread starter citoriguy; Start date Mar 25, 2019; citoriguy. You bring the red dot up, put it over the target, and focus on the target. Because trying to line up the front sight with the rear of the Red Dot Sight, had me shooting a foot high. Except it wasn't a dot.

All to keep from losing something that can’t be lost.

You must log in or register to reply here. But the picture at the top of the page was the reality of how it was actually shaped. I also noticed the viewing screen is not as large vertically as other compact red dot sights, sometimes making it difficult to find the dot when shooting fast.

JohnJak. JavaScript is disabled. After some difficulty installing the battery (threads on battery cover very fine)I turned the unit on and to my surprise the red dot is horrible; not round and crisp at all. The up arrow turns the dot on. Unlike the front sight, that many people have to close one eye to focus on (like me), no matter what your vision is like, it's both eyes open, dot, target, fire.

If it moves, make sure you are not at the end of the mechanical range when trying to adjust it lower on the gun. Anyways, I installed it on my Desert Eagle .357 pistol with no problems and began shooting. What you find on the Vortex website, and in documentation about these sights is what each adjustment means at 25,50,100 yards. Not the red dot. I've got a Venom on my shadow 2 and one on my Ruger Mark III competition and have had zero problems with them. Would you like to, Return

No matter your purchase, our goal is to provide you with the best service possible. 100% Upvoted. You can get a solid mount on the slide with no milling or slotted slide. Maybe this weekend.

And you can't use the front sight to aim with the rear painted notch on the Vortex if the red dot is not working.
With mine, that impression has been verified by two range sessions, setting up, testing, and shooting. The overall length is also 1.9 inches, but the weight is only 1.1 oz. I saw a line, but the phone took a picture of a dot (picture shown). Then, knowing there had to be an answer, I finally found the sweet spot on the Vortex to line up on the sight when the Red Dot is out of commission.

For me, lots of practice ahead.

But what you can be sure of, especially if you have any kind of vision challenges, is you can find that dot with both eyes open, even in the brightest sunlight. days of receipt and we'll cover the cost of return shipping.

*If mounting the sight on an adapter that fits in a regular slide dovetail it will likely be too high to use the back of the sight with the front sight to target if the dot is turned off. Since the initial review, I have added another 700 rounds of ammo through the gun with the Vortex Venom Red Dot Sight. : +1-847-513-6201

Both work as described.

But before taking any action, I went to the Vortex Website to see if there was any insight into a dot that's not a dot.

I just started turning each screw several marks at a time, until the sight was reasonably accurate as long as I did my part. Only time will tell if the Venom will hold zero. All with one thing in mind. save hide report. It comes with a Picatinny mount. Mine was getting very low and a new battery fixed it. In conclusion, the Vortex Venom would make a good $99 sight, but for the money I would pass and look at other brands out there.

But not because it's not good. turn the vertical adjustment all the way in both directions and look to see if the dot moves. It takes a transition.

Below is what I was seeing for the first hour I was checking the sight. NES Member.

Getting it set up and then getting to do some shooting with it. No part of this web site may be reproduced, copied or distributed by any means or for any reason without the express written permission of Mark Rogers.

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