Unlike iron sights, a red dot sight keeps your focus where it should be: on the target. Iron sights require a minimum of three points of alignment (rear sight to front sight to target), but red dots require just one. With a red dot sight, you simply place the reticle on your target and you're ready to go.
This allows for:
- Faster target acquisition.
- The ability to keep both eyes on the target.
- Increased accuracy.
- Better performance in low-light situations.
- Lens Clarity
Faster Target Acquisition is key in self defense applications. The average person could travel 21 feet in 1.5 seconds, so if an RMR can help you draw and fire even a fraction of a second faster it could save your life.
It could also make the difference between getting a shot or not on that pesky varmint eating your garden.
Typically, if you use a red dot sight without any magnification, you can easily aim at a target as far as 100 yards away, if not more. This should be more than enough for the average shooter.