Vortex Optics' Defender-ST Is A Do-It-All Micro Red Dot Sight


Vortex Defender-ST Micro Red Dot

Vortex Optics, a leading manufacturer of optics equipment, has announced the expansion of its Defender line with the introduction of the Defender-ST Micro Red Dot. This compact optic caters to a range of firearm applications, including handguns, shotguns, and even carbines as an offset sight.

The Defender-ST prioritizes both performance and durability. Its large, hard-coated aspherical lens minimizes distortion, offering a clear sight picture for enhanced target acquisition. The housing, constructed from robust 7075 aluminum, ensures resilience against wear and tear.

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A key highlight is the Vortex Shock Shield, a polymer insert designed to absorb impact, safeguarding the optic from everyday handling and potential drops. Additionally, the Fast-Rack texturing on the front allows for slide manipulation on various surfaces.

Motion activation and adjustable brightness settings on the red dot facilitate quick target acquisition in diverse lighting conditions. The optic automatically shuts off after ten minutes of inactivity, conserving battery life.

User-friendliness is emphasized with large, easily accessible buttons offering ten brightness levels for precise adjustment. The top-mounted battery compartment simplifies replacement without removing the optic, and the included 2032 battery boasts an impressive 25,000-hour lifespan.

Mounting versatility is achieved through the Delta Point Pro footprint, compatible with various pistols, ARs, and shotguns. The package includes a Glock MOS adapter plate, Picatinny mount, and rubber cover, alongside cleaning tools, a battery, and mounting screws for popular firearms.

Overall, the Defender-ST Micro Red Dot presents a compelling option for firearm enthusiasts seeking a lightweight, versatile, and durable red dot sight for various applications. Its combination of performance features, user-friendly design, and mounting adaptability positions it as a potential contender in the micro red dot market.

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