Why Should You Get a Red Dot for Your 1911?

Looking for upgrades to your 1911? A red dot optic should definitely occupy a top spot on your list. Rugged Micro Red Dots, also known as RMRs, are small, durable optics designed especially for pistols. That makes these red dots a great choice for your 1911 pistol.

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You have a ton of options when it comes to red dots at your disposal. Some of the best brands include:

  • Trijicon: best known for their ACOG rifle sight, Trijicon also makes some great red dots for your 1911. Check out their Type 2 RM06. Trijicon can be a little pricey, but you get what you pay for in quality and durability.
  • Trijicon RMR
  • Vortex: Vortex has a reputation for making high-quality, clear-looking optics. They’re better known for their riflescopes, but they also build their red dots to a high caliber. One of the best things about Vortex is their lifetime warranty, meaning you never need to worry about pushing your optic too hard.
  • Vortex Venom Optic
  • Leupold: this company enjoys a reputation for designing some of the best glass on the market. When it comes to a 1911 red dot, make sure you don’t sleep on Leupold’s Deltapoint Pro. It’s got one of the biggest fields of view of any pistol red dot.
  • Leupold Deltapoint Pro
  • SIG: while SIG may have built its reputation on rifles and pistols, the company also designs optics. Its Romeo series of red dots includes a pistol version, the Romeo Zero. This is a good choice for anyone who needs a red dot for their 1911 on a budget.
  • Sig Romeo Zero Optic
    Regardless of which red dot you ultimately choose for your 1911, you’re going to need a custom gun holster to go with it. That’s where Southern Trapper comes in. To learn more about your custom 1911 gun holster, check out our full inventory here.

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