FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Red Dot FAQHow to set up red dot and magnifier?
Shad asked 3 weeks ago
Where do you put the red dot and magnifier combo?

6 Answers
Cruz Staff answered 3 weeks ago

There are a few different ways that you can set up your red dot sight and magnifier:

1. The most common way is to mount the red dot sight on the rail of your firearm, and then attach the magnifier to either a side or top rail. This gives you the ability to quickly switch between your red dot sight and magnifier without having to readjust your position.

2. Another option is to co-witness your red dot sight and magnifier. This involves mounting both optics at the same height on your firearm so that they line up when looking through them. This allows you to use both optics simultaneously but can be more difficult to align correctly.

3. Also, you can also just use one or the other depending on the situation. If you only need a magnifier for long-range shots, you can just attach it when needed and leave it off otherwise. Or, if you find that your red dot sight is adequate for most situations, you can save the weight and space of carrying a magnifier by leaving it at home.

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Olson Staff answered 3 weeks ago

Depending on what type of firearm you are using and what your preferences are:

1. If you are using an AR-15 style rifle, one option is to mount the red dot sight on the top rail of the receiver and then mount the magnifier behind it. This set-up will allow you to easily transition between using the red dot alone or with the magnifier attached.

2. Another option for mounting a red dot sight and magnifier is to use a flip-mount system. This allows you to quickly detach the magnifier when not needed, which can be helpful if you are trying to save weight or space.

3. If you are using a pistol with a red dot sight, one option is to mount the sight on the slide. This can give you a lower profile set-up but can make it more difficult to transition between using the red dot alone and with the magnifier attached.

4. Another option for mounting a red dot sight on a pistol is to use a riser mount. This will raise the sight, making it easier to see with the magnifier attached. However, it can also make the set-up more bulky and difficult to carry.

5. For more information on setting up your red dot sight and magnifier, please consult the manufacturer’s instructions. Whichever method you choose, be sure to practice with your set-up before taking it out in the field.

We also recommend watching a video on the correct positioning of the sights

Antony Staff answered 3 weeks ago
There are a few things you’ll need to set up a red dot and magnifier:
1. You’ll need a weapon with a Picatinny or Weaver rail system. This will allow you to attach your red dot sight and magnifier.
2. You’ll need to purchase a red dot sight and magnifier of your choice.
Once you have these items, follow these steps to set up your red dot and magnifier:
1. Mount the red dot sight onto the Picatinny or Weaver rail using the appropriate screws or rings.
2. Position the red dot sight so that it is centered on the rail and tight against the gun’s receiver.
3. Place the magnifier behind the red dot sight. Make sure that the eyepiece of the magnifier is aligned with the red dot.
4. Use the screws or rings to secure the magnifier in place.
5. Sight in your red dot and magnifier by firing at a target from a distance of 25 yards. Adjust the elevation and windage screws on the red dot sight until the red dot is centered on the target.
Now that you have your red dot and magnifier set up, you can enjoy increased accuracy and faster target acquisition when shooting your pistol.
 
How to set up red dot and magnifier?

Jordan Staff answered 3 weeks ago
First, you’ll need to mount the red dot sight onto the gun.
Next, you will want to sight in the red dot by adjusting the windage and elevation screws until the dot is centered in the window.
Finally, you’ll need to install the magnifier behind the red dot sight. The magnifier will help to increase the magnification of the red dot and make it easier for you to hit your target.
 
How to set up red dot and magnifier?

Lewis Staff answered 3 weeks ago

If you are a beginner, you should start by looking for some guidance on how to set up your red dot. You can find many instructional videos and articles online that will show you the basics of how to set up and use a red dot sight. Once you have a good understanding of how to use your red dot sight, you can then begin to experiment with different ways to set it up.

One way to set up your red dot sight is to attach it to the top rail of your firearm. This will allow you to have a more accurate shot, as the red dot will be closer to your eye level.

Another way to set up your red dot sight is to put it at an offset from the top rail. This can be done by attaching it to the side of the rail or even underneath the rail. Offset red dot sights are becoming more popular as they allow for faster target acquisition.

We also recommend watching a video about proper positioning of Red Dot sights

https://youtube.com/watch?v=jBf0mAPwy8Q

Ivan Staff answered 3 weeks ago
To set up a red dot sight or magnifier, you will need to mount the device on your firearm. This can be done by attaching the provided mount to the Picatinny rail on your gun. Once the mount is in place, you can then attach the sight or magnifier. Make sure that the sight or magnifier is securely tightened in place before use.
For red dot sights, simply look through the lens and align the red dot with your target. For magnifiers, you will need to align your target with the magnification eyepiece. Once your target is in focus, you are ready to take your shot!