Burris FastFire III
The compact red dot sight from Burris called the Fastfire 3 is one of the top-selling sights from Burris. This red dot reflex sight is a fast-action sighting solution or any weapon. Due to its small size, it can be used with a handgun, rifle or shotgun. It is lightweight which will not affect the handling or balance of your firearm.
The durable frame makes the sight usable in any weather condition and is recoil resistant. It will amaze you with the quick accuracy of the bright red 3 MOA aiming dot (it is available in an 8 MOA as well). It has an auto bright adjustment, which adapts to the brightness and environment. This makes for quicker aim response and no manual adjusting. If quick, easy and accurate are what you are looking for this Fastfire 3 is the red dot sight to have.
Auto Brightness Adjustment
Compact and Light
Easy to Mount
Quick and Accurate
Easy to change battery
The mount fits most guns but not all.
The push button works except have to already have on in quick draw situations
With the 1x magnification that is parallex free which allows for both eyes to be open to focus. This allows for better accuracy and enhanced awareness. You are able to see the surrounding area and your target movement easier with both eyes open. Those that are not used to this type of visual use, adapt to it easily and with the red dot aiming becomes fast and accurate.
Durably made to withstand normal wear on a firearm. It is waterproof to use in any weather condition and add to the longevity of the sight. This is crafted to resist recoil as well. It might be compact in size but it is a tough sight no matter what tests you put to your firearm.
The Fastfire 3 has easy instructions to follow and installation only takes a few minutes. It is easier to focus on the sight and target simultaneously. Most users will start out with one and transfer it to multiple firearms. Once they use it for a while most buy a second due to the low price making it easier to leave on their favorite in their collection.
The 3 MOA aiming dot gives a bright red dot for easy aiming and target visual. This can be used as a primary sight or paired with a scope already being used on rifle or shotgun. Pairing it with a scope allows for the intense magnification you want from your scope and allowing for the red dot for quick aim. It gives extra confidence when taking a shot you might otherwise have questioned if you would have fired or if you were on target.
Index-matched Hi-Lume multi-coating prevents glare that optic lenses sometimes have. When looking at the front of the sight you will see an almost yellow or gold tint to the lens. It is a highly durable and reliable coating that helps to reduce the light reflection from the lens. It increases the contrast allowing for a clean visual sight.
The 1x magnification gives a slight magnification but not like a scope will. It just makes it a little clearer that the naked eye. Having a parallax free optic, you will see significantly accurate center alignment. With the side alignment, there was a slight shift. Users stated that once you use the side sights a few times you will adjust to the shift easily. This is designed for 10 – 150 yards being virtually parallax free.
Users that might have slight eye problems or wear bifocals really have great things to say about using this sight. The red dot allows them to have the confidence in their aim to be on target and take shots they previously would not have taken. This is a great gift idea for those individuals.
The other use to consider is the speed you can gain using a red dot sight. When in a low ready position, accurate rounds can be placed on a target in a few seconds. They benefit the handgun users giving your longer range faster and precise first aim system. When using the sight with a handgun, it will take the basic feel and muscle memory to look directly in the sight at arm's length. Once you have a little practice with this, it will become natural. When using with a rifle or shotgun it will automatically have a more natural feel, as the sight will be closer to your eye.
You might not know how a red dot sight actually works, here is a brief explanation. There is a little technological component of how it works to make it simple. There is a spherical mirror that reflects the light from the LED of the axis focus. Made to only reflect red light, the reflector has a special coating. This prevents your disruption of your reticle that other light can cause. MOA is used to measure the size of the dot. The size is controlled by a hole in the LED front. As a general rule, the bigger dots are quicker to see and get on the target. The smaller dots are better for shooting at moderate distances.
An experienced marksman mounted the Burris Fastfire 3 to the 20x-60x spotting scope. The results of the combo allowed for quick target alignment while allowing to switch between the sight to the scope eyepiece easily. Many users can shoot up to 1,000 M when shooting off a bench or long-range prone shooting pairing the sight and a higher strength scope. with the sight. Users are pleased with the quality and reliable results of the sight.
The high grade optical glass allows for a crisp clarity but is extremely durable. The protective coating is for anti-glare but adds to the durability. There is a sight cover that is made of polymer. This easily slides on and off the sight. It protects the lens from scratches or debris while transporting or storing your firearm.
To install place the gasket plate metal side down onto the mounting plate to align the screw holes. Install the battery and place the sight on the plate. Place the two screws and tighten to 12 lbs. Loosen the nut on the mount and place on the rail. Check the clamping edges are engaged. Apply pressure on the sight and tighten the clamp to 20 lbs. It really is that simple to mount and have a durable, reliable red dot sight.
The zeroing point of impact is adjustable by using the scale disc and screwdriver. Put the scale disc onto the windage and elevation adjustment screws using any edge as the reference line. The disc allows for adjustment in both directions of rotation. There are reference marks so you know how much to turn. The disc has indication marks that correspond to 1 minute of an angle. 1 inch at 100 yards, 0.5 inch at 50 yards making it easy to read and adjust.
The weight and size allow the sight to be left on during storage. The compact sight can be stored in your rifle case without any problems. The design allows it to fit atop of a rifle scope without interfering with adjustable turrets. It leaves enough space that if adjustments are needed to the turrets, it is not too cramped. If you are wearing shooting gloves or have larger hands, you will appreciate this.
-3 or 8 MOA Aiming Dot
-Automatic Brightness Adjustment
-Durable and Waterproof
The 3 MOA aiming dot gives a bright red dot for easy aiming and fast target acquisition. The dot size can be seen in any lighting condition without any problems. You cannot go wrong with this compact dot sight that can be used with most firearms to offer versatility. It only makes your existing shooting experience better.