Top 5 Red Dot Sights for Your AR-15 under $100

Top 5 Red Dot Sights for Your AR-15 under $100

In the firearms world, there's often a tendency to dismiss products with a lower price tag without giving them a fair shot. There's a certain snobbery surrounding guns, optics, ammo, and all sorts of firearm add-ons. But let's be real: just because something costs more doesn't automatically make it better. A hefty price tag often reflects branding rather than actual quality.

A Firefield Rapidstrike LPVO mounted on a captured Russian PKM light machine gun. Image courtesy of Reuters.


However, don't let Firefield's affordability fool you. Our optics are built tough, ready to handle the challenges of battle. In fact, they've proven themselves on the front lines in Ukraine. Despite being more budget-friendly than the competition, Firefield's red dots and reflex sights still deliver top-notch performance for shooters who know what they're looking for. For example:


Impact XLT Reflex Sight

The Firefield Impact XLT is a powerhouse reflex sight designed for precision shooting and hunting, whether you're wielding a shotgun or an AR-platform rifle. This full-sized optic is built for versatility, featuring a quick detach mount that ensures swift attachment and removal from your firearm while maintaining zero.

The Impact XLT offers versatile shooting options, giving users the choice of four different reticle patterns and five brightness settings to suit various shooting conditions. Its durable construction is further fortified by an outer protective shield, shielding the shockproof optic and its internals from rugged use and impacts.

Powered by a long-lasting CR2032 battery, this optic has a battery life ranging from 40 hours on high to 250 hours on low, ensuring you’ll be combat effective for days on end.

Firefield Impact XL Reflex Sight

Impact XL Reflex Sight

Compact yet powerful, the Impact XL boasts unlimited eye relief, ensuring quick and effortless aiming every time.

Equipped with four different reticle options and five brightness settings, the Impact XL puts customization at your fingertips, allowing you to tailor your aiming experience to your exact preferences. Built to withstand the harshest conditions, this robust reflex sight is shockproof and IP55 water-resistant, housed in tough cast aluminum.

Capable of handling recoil from firearms up to .308 caliber, the Impact XL is a true workhorse on the range or in the field. Despite its rugged build, it remains lightweight at just 5.6 ounces, ensuring minimal added bulk to your setup. Powered by a CR1632 battery, this optic keeps you locked and loaded for extended shooting sessions.


Impact Duo

The Firefield Impact Duo Reflex Sight delivers uncompromising performance in close-quarters combat scenarios with rifles and shotguns. Whether you're honing your skills on the range or tracking prey in close- to mid-range hunting situations, you can trust the Impact Duo to deliver close combat precision.

This powerhouse optic also features a built-in red laser, enhancing target acquisition at short distances and allowing practical accuracy even when firing from the hip.

Built to withstand the toughest environments, this sight is shockproof and can handle recoil up to .308 caliber with ease. Powered by a single CR2 battery, the Impact Duo offers an impressive battery life ranging from 75 hours on high to 9000 hours on low, ensuring you're always ready for action.


1x22 Compact Red Dot w/ Red Laser

Perfect for target shooting and hunting, the Firefield Impulse 1x22 Dot Sight with Red Laser helps shooters achieve ultra-quick target acquisition on rifles or shotguns. This optic features a 632-650nm red laser, increasing target acquisition speed and helping with precise shot placement. A unique skeletonized Aimpoint T1 mount allows the sight to be with most magnifiers or backup sights. Red or green reticle illumination lets shooters choose their preferred circle dot reticle color for different situations. Featuring a durable aluminum construction and matte black finish, the Impulse 1x22 offers shockproof, fog proof and IPX5 weatherproof protection. Weighing just 8.6 oz., this optic is perfect for your next lightweight build. One AAA battery achieves 14.2 hours of battery life when the laser and red dot are turned on at the same time. The Impulse can handle recoil up to .308 caliber and comes with lens caps and battery.

Agility 1x30 Red Dot

The Firefield Agility 1x30 Red Dot Sight, is perfect for both target shooting and hunting. Engineered with precision and versatility in mind, this sight is tailor-made for shotgun enthusiasts, delivering lightning-fast target acquisition in close-range scenarios.

Customization is key with the Agility, offering multiple reticle options and the choice between red or green illumination to suit your shooting preferences and adapt to different environments. Its shotgun mount is compatible with Remington 870, 1100, and 1187 models, guaranteeing a seamless fit for your firearm. Despite its robust capabilities, this sight remains lightweight at just 10.8 ounces with the mount, ensuring minimal added bulk to your setup.

Crafted from durable materials and boasting IPX5 weatherproof, shockproof, and fog-proof protection, the Agility is built to withstand the rigors of any outdoor adventure. With an operating life ranging from 12 on high to 440 hours on low on a single CR2032 battery, you can trust the Agility to keep up with your shooting demands.

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