Mini Red Dot Sights are a booming business now that mini red dots have conquered handguns, rifles, and shotguns. MRDS sights are being made at all quality levels. One surprising contender is Holosun.
Holosun started by producing cheap red dots. It has now grown into a respectable company that is producing class-leading mini red dot sights with the Holosun 507C. Currently, the Trijicon RMR is the king of mini red dot sights, but the 507C seems to be trying to grab that crown — and it just might.
What Sets the 507C apart?
Nothing can stop a Trijicon RMR. Well, almost nothing. The Trijicon RMR has proven itself over and over in the hands of police, military forces, high-level competitors, and countless concealed carriers. That is why the RMR is the king. The 507C isn’t as proven, but in the hands of numerous popular instructors and competitive shooters, it’s proven to be quite capable.
The 507C provides numerous advantages over the RMR and most red dots in general. First and foremost, the 507C provides you with three reticle options: a simple 2 MOA red dot; a 32 MOA circle and 2 MOA dot; and a standard 32 MOA circle. These 32 MOA reticle options are easier for shooters with astigmatism than a stock red dot sight. The 507C’s reticle options also make the optic more useful on shotguns and quicker to acquire when piggybacked onto a magnified optic.
The optic has a 50K hour battery life. The 507C also packs a solar panel in case your batteries die; this adds a little extra. This MRDS also delivers 10 daylight and two night vision settings.
The RMR has a bottom loading battery, which requires you to remove the optic to swap batteries. It’s a hassle that requires a rezero and Loc-Tite. The battery compartment for the Holosun is a side mounting design that does not require the removal of the optic to swap batteries.
Lastly, the 507C is at least $100 cheaper than the RMR.
The Holosun 507C is a small optic with large buttons that make the ergonomics absolutely wonderful. Holosun includes a Picatinny rail adapter for near-universal adaption on most all rifles, shotguns, and subguns. The optic packs a motion-sensing design that automatically shuts the optic off when it’s left unused. As soon as you grab it, the optic comes on and is ready to rock and roll.
The 507C is an MRDS that uses the same mounting pattern as the Trijicon RMR. This gives you the ability to mount it to any mount or weapon cut for a Trijicon RMR footprint. This standardized footprint allows you to easily pair your optic with your weapon because Trijicon RMR pattern mounts and slides are incredibly prevalent.
This little Holosun is an outstanding optic that’s perfect for a variety of roles. I’ve used it on my Banshee Mk17, my full-sized 80 percent lower rifle, and my Glock 17. It now serves on a shotgun and I am looking to add it to a handgun too.