Red dot sights and different from laser sights in many ways. While a laser light emits a beam of light onto the target, the red dot sight will reflect an image onto the glass of the sight and you will then see a red dot onto the target. With the red dot, the target is not magnified in the lens, it simply sights the target. Since it is not magnified, you can use a telescope with this sight. A sight with no magnification is ideal with handguns, sub machine guns, and shotguns used at close range. A red dot sight offers a good level of precision and accuracy.
Let us now learn how a red dot sight works. Red dot sight has concave lens which has a very thin metallic coating that reflects only red light. The red dot is a reflection of a light emitting diode inside the sight tube. The red light that appears when you look through a sight seems like it has been projected onto the target. The sight does not have pinpoint accuracy, but it offers some level of assurance that you will hit your target by using the proper aiming and firing techniques. The good thing about the red dot sight is that as you need, you can adjust the sight up and down.
Red dot sights come in different styles. There is the full tube sight which looks very similar to the telescopic sight. The red dot sight is ideal for use with a shotgun. There are additional features and accessories include haze reducing filters, sun shades, and flip up lens covers. Open sights are also known as mini red dot sights because they are smaller and weigh less than the full tube sight. Their size does not permit them to have other accessories and options such as haze filters and sun shades. Small tub sights can accommodate haze filters and sun shades but they are smaller than full tube sight.
One of the things that you need to do when buying a red dot sight is to look through the sight to determine the comfort you get with the way the sight works. However, if you are color blind this will not be helpful to you at all especially if you are trying to improve the accuracy of your aim. Since there are different types of red dot sights, you should know the type that you need and this depends much on your shooting needs. Improving the level of your accuracy is possible with the use of red dot sight.