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4 Best Beretta 80X Cheetah Holosun Optics - Red & Green Dot Sights

Best Beretta 80X Cheetah Holosun Optics - Red & Green Dot Sights

As a big fan of Beretta, 380, double action, and compact pistols I am very excited about the Beretta 80X Cheetah. What makes me even more excited is the fact it comes with a well planned Optics Ready system.

If you are the proud current or future owner of a Beretta 80X Cheetah and want to know the best Holosun Red & Green Dot sights you can mount on it then keep reading.

In this guide we are going to tell you which Holosun optics fit it and the features and benefits of each.

*Note: You will need our Beretta 80X Cheetah Holosun K Series Optics adapter plate to mount these optics or the Beretta "H" Plate. We made our own version of the plate because we have heard from multiple people the quality of Beretta's plate was poor quality and didn't allow the optics to sit on the plate properly. Our plate comes with the screws you need to mount the optic to the plate. 

Beretta 80X Cheetah Holosun 407K/507K/EPS/EPS Carry Red Dot Adapter Plate


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Which Beretta 80X Cheetah models does this apply to?

  • Beretta 80X Cheetah
  • Beretta 80X Cheetah Bronze

Which Holosun Optics do we recommend for the Beretta 80X Cheetah ?

Using this Adapter Plate or the Berretta H Plate:


Why do we recommend Holosun Optics vs other options?

  • They are a good combination of high quality and affordability.
  • They have the longest battery life and batteries can be changed without removing the optic.
  • They come in red & green reticles with different sizes and styles.
  • They are strong with 7075 aluminum or titanium housings and glass.
  • They have convenient features like Shake Awake, easy to press brightness buttons, and Side Mounted Batteries.
  • Some models have Solar Panels which will power the optic if the battery dies.
  • They have a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
  • They are reliable, water proof, and have a great track record

When you compare them to other options like Leupold, Trijicon, Crimson Trace, Burris, Bushnell, Aimpoint or others you will find the Holosun’s are more affordable or have more features, longer battery life, and a proven track record with millions of optics sold in the last 10+ years.

What optics footprint is the Beretta 80X Cheetah? 

The Beretta 80X Cheetah uses a proprietary cut slide with multiple optics plates. For this guide we will be recommending the Holosun K Series optics. To mount these on your Beretta 80X Cheetah you will need either Beretta's H Plate or our 80X Cheetah 407K/507K/EPS/Carry Optic Adapter Plate here.

Beretta 80X Cheetah Optics Footprint

Best Modified RMSc Footprint Holosun Optics for the Beretta 80X Cheetah 

Below are the best Holosun K Series footprint red and green dot sights you can mount on your Beretta 80X Cheetah. To mount these on your Beretta 80X Cheetah you will need either Beretta's H Plate or our 80X Cheetah 407K/507K/EPS/Carry Optic Adapter Plate here

1. Holosun 407K Green & Red Dot - Best Budget Option

Holosun 407K Red Dot Sight - Affordable, 6 MOA Dot, Lightweight, Shake Awake, 50,000 Hr Battery, Waterproof.

Buy the 407K At The Best Price

This is the most affordable micro optic Holosun makes and is available in a 6 MOA green or red dot.

If you are looking for a single dot optic that is very affordable and great for plinking then this might be the one for you.

The 6 MOA dot is a really nice size. It's big enough to pick up rather easily, but still small enough to be precise with.

It has an aluminum housing, side removable battery, manual brightness controls, shake awake, is IP67 waterproof, and 50,000hrs of battery life.

Read our full 407K review here.

2. Holosun 507K Green & Red Dot - Best All Around Option

Holosun 507K Green Dot Sight - MRS Reticle, 32 MOA Circle + 2 MOA Dot.

Buy the 507K At The Best Price

The next step up from the 407K is the 507K. This has all the same features like an aluminum housing, side removable battery, manual brightness controls, shake awake, IP67 waterproof, and long battery life but it also has Holosun's Multi Reticle System (MRS).

The MRS Reticle is a 32 MOA Ring with a 2 MOA dot. It's really cool when you look at it - it's similar to an EOtech's reticle if you've ever seen them.

The other cool thing is you can toggle the reticle holding down the "-" for 3 seconds. So if you wanted to, you could use just the 32 MOA Ring, the 2 MOA Dot only, or both the 32 MOA Ring + the 2 MOA Dot.

Read our full 507K review here.

3. Holosun 507K ACSS Vulcan Green & Red Dot - Best Speciality Option

Holosun 507K ACSS Vulcan Green Dot Sight - 3 MOA Dot, 230 MOA Dotted Outer Ring.

Buy the 507K ACSS Vulcan At The Best Price

Next on the list is the 507K ACSS Vulcan. This is exactly like the 507K except is has the ACSS Vulcan reticle. This reticle has a 230 MOA dotted outer ring and a 3 MOA center dot.

The purpose of this reticle is to help you find the center dot quickly if you are off center. To learn more about the ACSS Vulcan reticle check out our article here.

The dotted outer ring can be turned off by holding down the "-" button for 3 seconds.

The main advantage of the ACSS Vulcan reticle is to be able to find the center dot quickly when drawing the pistol.

All the features are the same as the 507K except for the reticle, and this is available in both red & green.

Read our full 507K ACSS review here.

4. Holosun EPS Carry - Closed Emitter Option - Best Enclosed Emitter Option

Holosun EPS Carry Green Dot Sight - MRS Reticle, 32 MOA Circle + 2 MOA Dot, Enclosed Emitter.

Buy the EPS Carry At The Best Price

 The EPS Carry is very similar to the 407K and 507K except it has one major difference, it is an enclosed emitter optic. This means the laser emitter is protected by a hood. So dirt, mud, or debris will never get in the way of the emitter to distort the reticle. It also has the highest waterproof rating at IPX8.

There are 3 versions of the EPS Carry. The 2MOA, 6MOA, and MRS Versions

The MRS version has a solar panel on it which acts as a solar fail safe to power the reticle of the battery dies. It also gives you an extra auto brightness feature which can be toggled on or off.

Read our full EPS Carry review here.

    Choosing between Red or Green Reticles

    You may be wondering if you should get a red or green dot reticle. We get this question a lot so I am going to list a few bullet points for you to consider.

    • Green reticles are less straining for the eye to see.
    • Green reticles can help with astigmatism. If you have astigmatism you will see a blurry dot, we have been told by a few customers that Green dots help with their astigmatism, making the dot look more crisp than the red version.
    • Green will not washout on backdrops like green grass, foliage, or green colors.
    • In theory Green dots can have a longer battery life because Green is brighter, so for example a green dot on brightness setting 6 may be the same brightness as a red dot on setting 7 - which would save battery life.

    If you want to learn more check out our full article about Red vs Green Dot Pros & Cons here.

    Choosing between Open vs Closed Emitters

    The simplest way we can break down open vs closed emitters is to look at how you plan on carrying the pistol. If you plan on being outdoors in the elements with rain, snow, sleet, then a closed emitter will be beneficial.

    If you plan on carrying OWB most of the time and plan on being outside then closed emitter would be beneficial.

    If you plan on carrying IWB or don't plan on being outside using your red dot in the pouring rain or heavy snow then an open reflex is fine.

    Open reflexes will still work in the rain or snow but the closed emitter will give you extra peace of mind.

    An open reflex can collect dust and debris on the inside of the reticle over time, so you'll want to clean it out from time to time. An enclosed emitter is easier to clean in this aspect.

    How to decide which reticle style is best for you

    In this guide we covered a few different reticle options. If you need some help deciding which is best for you here are some of our thoughts on each.

    • 2 MOA only (EPS Carry 2 MOA): This dot is quite small which makes it precise. The downside is that it can be hard to “pick up” upon drawing the weapon. If you are experienced shooting red dot sights on pistols then this may not be an issue for you. If you are new, we recommend you practice “finding the dot” at home to become proficient. If you can train your muscle memory to find the dot then 2 MOA is a great choice.
    • 6 MOA only (407KEPS Carry 6 MOA): This dot is decently larger than the 2 MOA dot. We classify this as more user friendly than the 2 MOA dot as it’s a bit easier to pick up upon drawing. The 6 MOA dot will not be as precise as the 2 MOA dot at long distances (50+ yards) but it is still plenty accurate at all distance ranges. The 6 MOA dot is a nice size and it gives you a less cluttered reticle. Some people prefer it over the MRS.
    • MRS Reticle (32 MOA Ring + 2 MOA Dot) (507K, EPS Carry MRS: This reticle is a good combination of both large and small. You have the 2 MOA dot to be precise with, and the 32 MOA Ring to help “find the dot”. The 32 MOA Circle is quite hard to miss. The nice thing about this reticle is the flexibility. You can use the 32 MOA Ring only or the 2 MOA dot only or both together. This way you can find what you prefer and stick to it.
    • ACSS Vulcan with 3 MOA Dot and 230 MOA Dotted Outer Ring (507K ACSS Vulcan): This reticle is going to have a 3 moa dot and the 230 MOA dotted outer ring. The outer ring is only visible when the dot is not centered. The purpose is to help you find the dot quicker upon drawing the weapon. The 3 MOA dot give you a slightly larger dot than the 2 MOA dot, but it’s not that noticeable. The real value to this reticle is the outer ring and it’s assistance with helping you get on target faster by quickly adjusting your grip to “find the dot”


    As you can see you have almost an endless number of options to choose from. Our recommendation is to look at how you plan to use this pistol and choose the optic you feel best suits your specific use case.

    If you have any questions reach out to us on chat.

    Thanks for reading!

    comment 3 comments

    Freedom Gorilla calendar_today

    Reynolds yes we have the adapter plate here https://freedomgorilla.com/products/beretta-80x-cheetah-optics-plate-h-plate-for-holosun-407k-507k-eps-carry

    Guy we do have the 80X Cheetah but we use it for testing purposes only right now! If you plan on concealed carrying it .. I think the 407K is a great option. If you wanted to spend some extra money and get the EPS Carry that is also a good option and has that extra piece of mind with the enclosed emitter.

    We have a guide on open vs closed emitter here https://freedomgorilla.com/blogs/news/open-vs-closed-emitter-pistol-optics-which-is-best-for-you

    Reynolds Young calendar_today

    Do you have the Beretta 80X plate for the EPS Carry?

    Many thanks!


    Guy Henninger calendar_today

    Great guide. I know the choice of optics is highly personal. I assume you own a 80X cheetah yourself. Which optic did you purchase? I currently have the MRS system on my full size guns (commander length) and shoot fine with it. However, given the close range for most defensive situations, I’m considering the 6 MOA dot or the vulcan reticle. Just looking to get diverse perspectives

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