Now to start, I have not been the greatest of fans of Vortex when it comes to their open emitter pistol and small RDS line. I think they’re closed emitter stuff, like the SparcSolAR, have been solid offerings but their dots for pistols lacked the care and attention to durability that something like the Razor line enjoyed.
I see none of those old concerns evidenced in the Defender-CCW they’re launching today.
BARNEVELD, Wis. – From increasing your effective range to shooting faster without sacrificing precision, the benefits of running a red dot on handguns are numerous and proven. The new Vortex® Defender-CCW™ lets anyone packing a full-size, subcompact, or even a micro-compact for self-defense experience the speed and accuracy advantage that’s so critical when facing a threat with nowhere to run.
Meant for people who prioritize personal protection, the Defender-CCW™ is focus-built for the demands of modern concealed-carry users. Ultra-compact and tough, it delivers the biggest sight window in its class for “both eyes open” shooting and enhanced peripheral vision. The smooth, slim profile means no extra bulk or width for a no-snag draw from under clothes and less chance of printing, so the only one on the street who knows you’re packing is you. Other design benefits include:
- LARGE ASPHERICAL LENS for distortion-free sight picture and truer colors
- SHOCKSHIELD™ polymerinsert to protect against hard, daily abuse
- FAST-RACK™ textured front face that adds grip for racking slide
- ADJUSTABLE BRIGHTNESS for customizable illumination settings
- AUTO-SHUTOFF to preserve battery life
- MOTION ACTIVATED for instant readiness when you need it
- SHIELD RMS FOOTPRINT eliminates costly retro-fitting, extra plates, drill and tapping
- 3 or 6 MOA red dot reticles available
Rugged. Reliable. Ready to defend. Trust the Defender-CCW™ to help you carry discreetly and with more confidence, keeping you prepared for personal self-defense when the stakes are high.
Watch this detailed product overview video to learn more about the Defender-CCW™ Micro Red Dot.
For a list of specifications, frequently asked questions and high-resolution images, check out the Vortex New Product Portal.
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Expect to see these in the $250 to $350 range, making them a nicely accessible dot for slim pistols.