Micro Red Dot sites are an interesting animal. Tiny enough to truly be useful on a pistol, these sites come in a wide variety of types, designs, reticle designs and sizes, and quality. In fact, with the growing desire to replace iron sights on everything with a red dot site, more vendors than ever are coming up with their own version of these tiny optics for use by everyone. The first in my series of reviews is the Burris FastFire Micro Red Dot optic.

Entry Level Optics

As a long time optics snob, Burris as a company has always fallen squarely in the entry level category. Not the finest piece of glass or most durable, for the casual shooter who wants something inexpensive to start out with they do OK.

The FastFire series of optics is no exception to this, sporting a price tag in the sub-$300 category.  For this price, our lucky purchaser receives the optic and a mount. Mounts are available to adapt the optic to Picatinny rail, most common handguns, and shotguns without any rails by inserting between the stock and the receiver, which is not a bad deal.

The reviews by other owners of this device were mostly positive, citing excellent results on .22s and AR 15s, among other applications, leaving the optic’s reputation pretty positive.