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MSRP: $329.99
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Venom Red Dot is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 105.
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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 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
  • 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 (Call Vortex Customer Care for the correct mounting screws)
  • Glock MOS (.45 or 10mm)- Use plate #5 (Call Vortex Customer Care for the correct mounting screws)
  • 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 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 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 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 Very compact and light red dot. I built a lightweight AR15 for when I bring new shooters to the range with me. I wanted an optic that would keep the weight down. After looking through Vortex's line-up I found the Venom. It is very small, compact and best of all for light. The rifle with red dot weighs in right around 5 lbs unloaded. I would be careful when tightening the screws to the picatinny mount. I accidentally over-tightened mine and stripped the threads on the aluminum mount. However Vortex's customer service was top notch and got me a replacement mount right away. I am going with Vortex for all of my optics. Due to it's low profile without a riser my brother is considering one for his RPK.
    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
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    Trijicon makes an adapter plate to mount an RMR to a docter mount. I've read that docter red dots and the vortex venom have the same hole patterns. If I have a trijicon cut glock slide, can the adapter plate be used to mount a vortex venom onto the plate?

    Asked by: ksean1284
    No, that adapter will not work because you would need the RMR holes countersunk instead of the holes for the Docter.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-12-04

    which mount would I need to add the venom to as new Smith and Wesson MP M2.0 9mm?

    Asked by: John
    This mount would work for your setup: http://www.egwguns.com/pistol-scope-mounts/docter-sight-mount-for-smith-wesson-m-p/.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-12-04

    Is the Vortex Venom compatible with a Glock 20 Gen 3?

    Asked by: Troidair
    Yes, you can use this mount: http://www.egwguns.com/pistol-scope-mounts/docter-sight-mount-for-glock/.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-12-04

    For the Ruger Mk IV Hunter pistol, do you make a Venom mount that fits the front set of drilled-and-tapped holes - the ones just forward of the ejection port? I would like to keep the rear site on the pistol.

    Asked by: Charlie
    I am not aware of a mount other than a picatinny rail that would use the holes you are talking about, all of the red dot mounts for your pistol will use a picatinny rail or would replace the rear sight.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-12-04

    Will the vortex venum fit a T1/H1 mount?

    Asked by: Ryan
    The Venom does not fit a T1/H1 mount, it has the same mount pattern as a Burris Fastfire and Docter optic. It also comes included with a mount that fits on a picatinny rail.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-12-04

    Who makes the QD mount that is shown in the photo at the top of the page? The mounts in the accessories tab do not look the same.

    Asked by: George
    The photo is our Mount Riser QR, it just shows the opposite side as what is shown on the mount's page.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-12-04

    What kind of mounting plates will I need to have this optic fit onto a ZEV Spartan slide?

    Asked by: slim
    If your slide is cut for a RMR, our optic will not fit that cut so you would need this mount: http://www.egwguns.com/pistol-scope-mounts/docter-sight-mount-for-glock/.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-12-01

    Is there a way to mount a Vortex 6MOA sight on a Ruger SR22? .

    Asked by: Enthusiast
    You can use this mount: https://www.umtactical.com/store/p3/UM3_Sight_Mount.html.
    Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
    Date published: 2017-11-30
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    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: 2017-06-07
    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: 2017-06-07
    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: 2017-06-07
    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: 2017-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very compact and light red dot. I built a lightweight AR15 for when I bring new shooters to the range with me. I wanted an optic that would keep the weight down. After looking through Vortex's line-up I found the Venom. It is very small, compact and best of all for light. The rifle with red dot weighs in right around 5 lbs unloaded. I would be careful when tightening the screws to the picatinny mount. I accidentally over-tightened mine and stripped the threads on the aluminum mount. However Vortex's customer service was top notch and got me a replacement mount right away. I am going with Vortex for all of my optics. Due to it's low profile without a riser my brother is considering one for his RPK.
    Date published: 2017-06-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed without touching it So I used to buy solely vortex....than they all started breaking within a year of ownership. This dot being no exception. It was on a suppressed 300 aac and was my go to until I took it out of the safe one day and it wouldn't turn on. Turned out it broke and wasn't a battery issue or anything. The warranty program they have while great...has me more and more concerned that its cheaper to send a new unit than make a quality product. This is also the 4th Vortex Optic that i've had thats failed. Sorry Vortex but maybe make better products. They should not be breaking at the rate they are.
    Date published: 2017-06-23
    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: 2017-06-07
    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: 2017-06-07
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