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MSRP: $329.99
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Venom Red Dot is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 143.
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Venom® Red Dot — 3 MOA Dot

Make your AR, pistol, or shotgun even more poisonous with the Venom Red Dot sight. A 3 MOA dot promotes rapid target acquisition, while providing a precise point of aim—getting shots down range and on target fast.

The durable, machined aluminum housing ensures the unit will stand up to whatever you throw at it. High-quality, fully multi-coated lens offers a clean, wide field of view. Our top-load system makes changing the CR 1632 battery a snap and alleviates the need to remove the sight when switching the power source. The power and dot intensity controls are conveniently located on the left side of the unit. Flush 1 MOA windage and elevation adjustments are super sleek and make sighting in a breeze.

Note
The Venom comes with a Weaver / Picatinny mount—weighs 1.6 ounces with mount.



VIP Warranty ArmorTek Waterproof
Magnification1 x
Eye ReliefUnlimited
Dot Size3 MOA
Adjustment Graduation1 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment130 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment100 MOA
Parallax SettingParallax free
Length1.9 inches
Weight1.1 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Weaver / Picatinny Mount
  • T-15 Torx Wrench
  • Rain Cover
  • Lens Cloth
  • Mounting Screws
  • CR 1632 Battery
  • Screwdriver

Optical Features

Fully Multi-Coated Multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces increase light transmission.
Premium Wide-Field Lens Exceptional edge-to-edge resolution.
Brightness Settings Choose between 10 levels of brightness in manual mode or switch to auto mode.
Parallax Free All red dot and holographic sights will exhibit some small amount of parallax. Matching current industry practice, this small amount would be considered “parallax free” and will make a negligible difference in the Venom's performance.

Construction Features

Single-Piece Chassis Compact and lightweight.
Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating for reliable performance in all environments.
Shockproof Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.
Hard Anodized Finish Highly durable low-glare matte finish.
ArmorTek Ultra-hard, scratch-resistant coating protects exterior lenses from scratches, oil and dirt.

Convenience Features

Unlimited Eye Relief Non-critical eye relief for rapid target aquisition.
Battery Life 14-hour auto-shutdown feature maximizes battery life. Up to 150 hours of use at highest setting. Use at lower settings can allow up to 30,000 hours.

Compatibility Features

Lug/Screw Footprint: Compatible with Burris Fastfire/Docter
If mounting to a handgun with slide cutout:
Slide cutout type
  • Glock MOS (9mm or .40)- Use plate #1
  • Glock MOS (.45 or 10mm)- Use plate #5
  • M&P CORE- Plate 5 and the “B” screws
  • FNX-45- Uses the non-Trijicon plate       
  • Rear sight dovetail mounts:
  • Sig P220 series- Mount available at EGWguns.com
  • 1911s- Mounts available at EGWguns.com
  • Springfield XD/XDM: Mounts available at Springer Precision.
  • Hole Spacing Detail: Hole spacing detail for Venom 3 MOA red dot.
    Magnification1 x
    Eye ReliefUnlimited
    Dot Size3 MOA
    Adjustment Graduation1 MOA
    Max Elevation Adjustment130 MOA
    Max Windage Adjustment100 MOA
    Parallax SettingParallax free
    Length1.9 inches
    Weight1.1 ounces
    Product Manual (PDF)Download
    Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

    Venom Dimensions

    3 MOA Dot

    The daylight bright red dot is easy to see and paints targets regardless of lighting conditions or background.

    Subtension detail for Venom 3 MOA red dot.

    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pic So far Vortex products and service has been exemplary. After selling, mounting, and using Vortex products, and customer service I can not praise enough. As long as this company continues it's pricing, and customer service they will continue to take over the market. The Venom red dot was installed on my CORE in three minutes, and adjusted to coexist with my iron sights, in three minutes. The concept of a red dot is pretty simple, so not sure why competitors charge three times more for the same thing. I will run this sight through it's paces and hope it stands the test of time. If it doesn't I'm confident Vortex will repair or replace.
    Date published: 2017-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best pic So far Vortex products and service has been exemplary. After selling, mounting, and using Vortex products, and customer service I can not praise enough. As long as this company continues it's pricing, and customer service they will continue to take over the market. The Venom red dot was installed on my CORE in three minutes, and adjusted to coexist with my iron sights, in three minutes. The concept of a red dot is pretty simple, so not sure why competitors charge three times more for the same thing. I will run this sight through it's paces and hope it stands the test of time. If it doesn't I'm confident Vortex will repair or replace.
    Date published: 2017-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Venom Red dot on a Browning Buckmark. I purchased the venom with intentions of putting it on my Buckmark. I purchased another brands red dot, this is about the time I found out I had an astigmatism. It is slight but enough to star burst certain red dots. I found the venom to be clear and the dot is easy on my eye. I use the buckmark to shoot paper and plink. It is a lot of fun! I easily shoot 500+ rounds through it when I take it out and have never had any problems with it. With the great warrenty I do not mind letting friends and youngsters shoot it. I have gotten many compliments on how easy it is to aim and shoot. Looking forward to trying other vortex products on calibres.
    Date published: 2017-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bite by a Snake Most people are using this on a handgun. But I loved the low profile and bright dot I decided I'd put it on my AK. And Boy was I right. The 3 MOA Dot allows for precise distance shots but is not overly cumbersome or in your face like other red dots. I have another Venom 6moa on my M&P ProCore and its flawless for a handgun. But this thing on an AK is like slapping a laser to your rifle without the distant dot. It comes with a nice ruber cover to protect the lens and mount stands. Mounted quickly, zeroed quickly, and most important it kept it's zero through hundreds of rounds. You simply will not find a better red dot in this size better. This puts the RMR to shame.
    Date published: 2017-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect on Glock MOS I mounted the Venom Red Dot on my Glock 19 MOS. I called Vortex customer service to ask if the duo would work together and my mind was immediately put at ease after she provided instructions over the phone and informed me that I'd need different mounting screws than the ones provided from Glock. Easy enough, where do I buy them ? "No need, I'll mail them to you at no cost" SOLD!!! I'm sold on outstanding customer support and now that I've had a chance to use it I'm completely sold on Vortex! Outstanding company and I will have a new Vortex scope on my rifle before opening day! Thank you!!
    Date published: 2017-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gold Standard I purchased the Vortex Venom 3 moa red dot for my Ruger 1022 rifle. Why did I wait so long?!? The sight is amazing and I have really enjoyed using it. There are some naysayers out there on the web regarding red dot sights, but don't believe them. Some people don't like change. I am 57 years old and this is technology I love. I am using it for plinking, targets and squirrel hunting and it has been great. It is very quick and easy to get the hang of it...red dot on the target, pull the trigger, hit the target or squirrel. Also, I had a minor problem installing and stripped the mount. Called Vortex and had a new mount shipped out in just a couple of days, no questions asked...no cost. Best service ever...thanks Jen!
    Date published: 2017-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Addition to a Competition Pistol I have this sight mounted on a S&W M&P 40 Ported Performance Center C.O.R.E pistol with 4.25" barrel. The sight is lightweight and the red dot is quite bright and easy to bring on target. All adjustment screws are flush mount with no snag points and the battery compartment is on top allowing for a quick battery change without removing the unit. Customer service is friendly and of course you can't beat the warranty! A common mistake many people have, including myself, is to bring the pistol up and search for the red dot. Instead build your muscle memory coming up on your iron sights without the red dot on. Now with the red dot on, it should naturally come into view without hunting for it.
    Date published: 2017-06-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Accurate Optic/Durability Issues I currently own 2 of the Venom sights and I've never had a problem with the sights holding a zero; which for me was the #1 concern with owning a red dot sight. I've used them on a 12ga semi shotgun, 375 H&H Magnum, 458 Win Mag, and various pistols. However, the 3 star rating is for the durability issues with the sights. One is currently mounted to a Springfield XDm 45 Comp and the brightness setting no longer works, it's stuck on the brightest setting. The 2nd sight is on a PMR-30 and the dot brightness flickers/changes while firing and does not adjust with the buttons. I will be using the Vortex warrenty to get repairs done to these sights.
    Date published: 2018-03-22
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    Is there a low battery warning on the Venom?

    Asked by: Bill1911
    Thanks for the question! There is not a low battery warning on the Venom, it will become dim when the battery is getting low.
    Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-10-11

    Is the Venom water proof or even water resistant?

    Asked by: Wayne's Gun
    It is water proof, if you're using it outdoors when it's raining you will be fine as long as there isn't water on the LED emitter. If there is, that will hinder the dot from being emitted.
    Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-10-08

    Will the Venom co-witness with the FNX-45 Suppressor Sights?

    Asked by: Axe1185
    Thanks for the question! You may need to go with the extra tall height suppressor sights to achieve that co-witness.
    Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-10-03

    Can I mount it on an AK47?

    Asked by: watari
    Thanks for the question! You could certainly mount this on an AK, but it wouldn't be my first choice. I would recommend taking a look at the Razor.
    Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-10-01

    Is the 14 hour shutoff a thing in auto and manual?

    Asked by: Brad
    The 14 hours shutoff is only for manual mode.
    Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-09-27

    I want to mount the vortex Venom 3 MOA VMD-3103 to a CZ Sp01 shadow.  What do I need to do this? Don't want a charging handle

    Asked by: Stella
    Thanks for the question! I would recommend checking out CZCustom.com or SpringerPrecision.com to see if they have a mount that will work with your setup.
    Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-09-21

    I am mounting a venom to a savage 110 scout 450 bushmaster rifle, should I use loctite on the screws to the mount and the screw that tightens the mount to the rail? How tight?

    Asked by: BigC
    Thanks for the question! We recommend 10 in/lbs if using Loctite or 12 in/lbs if not using Loctite to the mount and 20-25 in/lbs for the base.
    Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2018-09-11

    Hi, i have just got a venom red dot sight, model markings on the box are VMD-3103 and on the base of the box- VNMRD1-3moa-1c. Everything seems to be working fine, but the red dot is not a crisp circular dot as i was expecting, it is blurry even on low.

    Asked by: Scowill
    Hi there - if you take a picture of the dot with your phone does it appear to be clear? It sounds like you may have an astigmatism.
    Answered by: Marketing
    Date published: 2018-09-10
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