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Holosun EPS Carry Review - The Best Micro Enclosed Emitter Pistol Red Dot

Holosun EPS Carry Review - The Best Micro Enclosed Emitter Pistol Red Dot

Hey Freedom Gorillas, today we are going to talk about the Holsoun EPS Carry. We understand not having these optics right in front of you can make it hard to understand the nuances of each. In this review we are going to cover all the aspects of the EPS Carry so you can get a better understanding of the optic, and decide if its right for you.

The EPS Carry comes in a 2 MOA version, 6 MOA Version, and MRS Reticle Version. They also come in red or green reticles. You can find them all here, prices range from $329.99 to $429.99.

Holosun EPS Carry Red & Green Dot Sights MRS, 6 MOA, 2 MOA, Side by Side

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The Holosun EPS Carry is one of the best enclosed emitter pistol optics on the market. It comes in Red or Green reticles and has versions with a 2 MOA, 6 MOA, or MRS reticle. What makes the EPS carry great is its size, performance, specs, and price. It has shake awake, nice viewing window, long battery life, easy side battery removal, is IPX8 waterproof, and has a strong 7075 Aluminum housing. It ships also with an RMSc adapter plate.

Holosun EPS Carry Red & Green Dot Sight MRS, 6 MOA, 2 MOA, Boxes
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Other quick stats and dimensions on the Holosun EPS Carry are as follows:

  • Closed Emitter Sight (Read more about open vs closed emitters optics here)
  • K Series Footprint (Comes with RMSc Adapter Plate)
  • Available in 2 MOA Dot, 6 MOA Dot, or MRS Reticle
  • 2 and 6 MOA Dot - 50K hrs of battery life on setting 6
  • MRS Reticle - 10K hrs of battery life on setting 6
  • 12 Brightness Setting: 10 Daylight & 2 Nightvision Compatible
  • Manual Brightness Mode
  • Auto Brightness Mode (MRS Version Only)
  • Convenient Side Battery Compartment
  • 7075 T6 Aluminum Housing
  • Solar Failsafe (MRS Version Only)
  • Parallax-free & Unlimited Eye Relief
  • IPX8 Waterproof
  • Shake Awake™
  • Multilayer Reflective Glass
  • 1.5 MOA Adjustment per Click
  • CR1620 Battery
  • Window Size: .58" High, .77" Wide
  • Optic Size: 1.62"L, .95"H, 1.07"W
  • Weight: 1 oz

Holosun EPS Carry Reticles

The Holosun EPS Carry comes in red or green reticle versions. It also has the option to choose a 2 MOA version, 6 MOA version, or the MRS version. The MRS version features a solar panel, which make it one of the only options in this size to have a solar panel. The solar panel gives it auto brightness modes (in addition to manual) and the solar failsafe feature.

The MRS Reticle is three reticles in one. You get a 32 MOA outer ring, a 2 MOA Center dot, and can use just the 32 MOA ring only.

To toggle the reticle, you hold down the "-" button for three seconds and the reticle will change.

MRS Reticle Toggle How TO

The MRS reticle is nice if you want flexibility. The larger outer ring helps you "find the dot" and the 2 MOA center dot is small and precise.

The green reticle versions are slightly more expensive than their red dot counterpart.

Holosun EPS Carry MRS Reticle Side by Side, Red vs Green

Holosun EPS Carry 6 MOA Reticle Side by Side, Red vs Green

Holosun EPS Carry 2 MOA Reticle Side by Side, Red vs Green

Holosun EPS Carry Pricing & Models

The Holosun EPS Carry comes in red or green reticles and has a 2 MOA dot version, a 6 MOA Dot Version, or a MRS Reticle version.

You can find all of them here. Prices range from $329.99 to $429.99.

You can learn more about red vs green dots here.

Holosun EPS Carry Red Dot Sight

Holosun EPS Carry Green Dot Sight

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Holosun EPS Carry Dimensions & Size

Holosun EPS Carry Dimensions, Size, Weight
  • Deck height: 6MM
  • Width: 1.07"
  • Length: 1.62"
  • Height: .95"
  • Window Size: .77" Wide, .58" Tall
  • Weight: 1 oz

Holosun EPS Carry Footprint

The Holosun EPS carry has a modified RMSc footprint a.k.a. Holosun K Series footrpint. Read more about the Modified RMSc vs RMSc footprint here.

It also comes with an RMSc adapter plate, allowing it to mount on traditional RMSc footprint optics like the Glock 43X MOS and the Springfield Hellcat. However both of these pistols would need shorter screws which you can find here.

Holosun EPS Carry Footprint & Adapter Plate - K Series footprint & rmsc adpater plate

Holosun EPS Carry Intended Use

The Holosun EPS Carry is a micro pistol optic which means it is smaller in size. It’s intended to be used on smaller pistols like the Glock 43X MOS, S&W Shield Plus, Sig P365, or Springfield Hellcat. It can still be used on larger pistols like a Glock 19 MOS and S&W M&P 2.0, however to mount this on any pistol you must be aware of your pistols optic footprint. View the fitment table below to see how it can fit on your pistol.

The EPS Carry can also be used as a rifle optic, PCC optic, or backup scope optic if you get a "K Series" picatinny or offset adapter found here.

In the Holosun EPS Carry Box

When you open the Holosun EPS Carry this is what you will find in the box:

  • 1x CR1620 Battery (installed inside the optic)
  • Holosun Warranty Card
  • Holosun Battery, Screws, & Adjustment Tool
  • Holosun Manual
  • 2x 6-32 Screws, 2x M3 Screws, 2x M4 Screws
  • EPS Carry Optic
  • EPS Carry RMSc Adapter Plate
  • Lens Cloth

Holosun EPS Carry Screws & Batteries

Here is an up close photo of the Holosun EPS Carry Screws, Battery, and Tool that come in the box. The battery will be pre-installed in the optic.

Holosun EPS Carry Screws, Tool & Battery

Holosun EPS Carry Fitment Info & Adapter Plates

Below is information on mounting the EPS Carry Reflex Sight on different pistols. Some pistols require adapter plates to make it fit. The table below is for Optics Ready pistols only. If you do not have an optics ready pistol and still want to mount an EPS Carry your platform, you can get a dovetail mount which replaces your rear dovetail sights. Find all our dovetail mounts here.

*Note: Clicking on the pistol name below will take your to our fitment guide which explains more about each platform.

Direct Fit For These Optics Ready Guns

Adapter Plate Required For These Optics Ready Guns

Don't see your model listed? Check out our Fitment Guides Here.

Holosun EPS Carry Review & Highlights

Since its much anticipated launch, the Holosun EPS Carry has quickly risen to become one of Holosuns top selling pistol optics and for good reason. It is one of the most durable enclosed emitter optics in the market with its 7075 T6 aluminum housing, and it’s very competitively priced.

Holosun EPS Carry Mounted on Glock 43X, side, Co-Witness

Aesthetically it is one of the best looking enclosed pistol optics on the market. It takes everything that was great about the tried and true Holosun 407K/507K and added the extra piece of rear glass to turn it into a closed emitter optic.

Open vs Closed Emitter Pistol Red Dot Diagram

With its 50,000 hours of battery life, side removable battery, and multiple models to choose from for any budget, the EPS Carry is a clear winner for anyone looking for a reliable, affordable, enclosed emitter micro pistol sight.

There is a 2 MOA version, 6 MOA version, and MRS reticle version to choose from.

The MRS reticle gives you a 2 MOA center dot and a 32 MOA outer ring. Holding down the “-” button for three seconds lets you toggle between the 2 MOA dot only, 32 MOA ring only, or both together.

The MRS version of the EPS Carry also has a solar panel which gives it an additional solar failsafe and an auto brightness mode + manual brightness mode. All other models do not come with the solar panel and have manual brightness only.

Holosun EPS Carry MRS Models vs others - Solar Failsafe + Auto Brightness

The other great thing about the EPS carry is that it comes with an RMSc adapter plate. This plate will eliminate the need to buy additional adapter plates to make it fit your RMSc footprint gun. However on certain firearms like the Hellcat and Glock 43x you will need shorter screws which you can get here.

Overall the EPS carry is the market leader in the micro enclosed pistol optic game and there are thousands of happy customers out there using it every day.

Holosun EPS Carry Red Dot Sight Holosun EPS Carry Green Dot Sight

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Holosun EPS Carry Downsides

The only real downside to the Holosun EPS Carry series of optics is that they are a modified rmsc footprint. This means that for some guns that have an RMSc footprint and not a “K series footprint” you will need to use the included adapter plate. This will cause the optic to sit a bit higher and may obstruct your irons sights.

This can be fixed with getting taller iron sights, but it is something worth noting.

If this is a deal breaker for you you can check out the Vortex Defender CCW. It doesn’t have the same reticle, but it will mount directly on a regular “RMSc” footprint slide if that is a top priority for you.

Holosun EPS Carry Warranty

Holosun has a limited lifetime warranty. Basically everything is covered for the lifetime of the optic except for the electronics, that is covered for 10 years.

We’ve dealt with Holosuns warranty department and they are easy to deal with.

Also when you purchase from Freedom Gorilla, if you have an issue within 30 days we will replace the optic for you free of charge.


The Holosun EPS carry is a solid choice for an enclosed emitter pistol optic. If you did all the research in the world, you would see that for it’s price point, build quality, features, and track record, the EPS Carry is pretty much the top choice.

We hope you found the information in this guide helpful and if you have any further questions please reach out to us!

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