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Holosun Pistol Optic Cheat Sheet - Easily Learn & Research Every Holosun Pistol Optic

Holosun Pistol Optic Cheat Sheet - Easily Learn & Research Every Holosun Pistol Optic

Choosing a pistol optic is confusing. Choosing the right Holosun Pistol Optic can also be confusing. 

We've learned quite a bit after selling lots of Holosun Pistol Optics. So we wanted to make this Cheat Sheet to help you find the right Holosun Pistol Optic for you.

Just click any link below and you'll be taken to all the Holosun Optics that meet that criteria. 

Holosun Open Reflex Sights

K Series C Series 508T SCS
For Sub & Micro Compacts For Full Size & Compacts For Full Size & Compacts For Glock MOS, S&W M&P 2.0, Walther PDP 2.0, Sig P320, H&K VP9
Modified RMSc Footprint RMR Footprint RMR Footprint Glock MOS, S&W M&P 2.0, Walther PDP 2.0, Sig P320, H&K VP9 Footprints
Non-Solar Solar Solar Solar
Shake Awake Shake Awake Shake Awake No Shake Awake
View All K Series View All C Series View All 508T View All SCS

Holosun Closed Emitter Sights

EPS Full Size EPS Carry 509T
For Full Size & Compacts For Sub & Micro Compacts For Full Size & Compacts
Modified RMSc Footprint, RMR Adapter Plate Included Modified RMSc Footprint, RMSc Adapter Plate Included RMR Footprint, and Others
Solar (MRS Models Only) Solar (MRS Models Only) Solar
Shake Awake Shake Awake Shake Awake
View All EPS Full Size View All EPS Carry View All 509T

Holosun Competition & ACSS Vulcan Reticle Sights

507 Comp 507C ACSS Vulcan 507K ACSS Vulcan 509 ACSS Vulcan
Huge Competition Size Window Special ACSS Vulcan Reticle Special ACSS Vulcan Reticle Special ACSS Vulcan Reticle
Open Emitter Open Emitter Open Emitter Closed Emitter
For Full Size & Compacts For Full Size & Compacts For Sub & Micro Compacts For Full Size & Compacts
RMR Footprint RMR Footprint Modified RMSc/K Series Footprint RMR Footprint, MOS Footprint, and Others
Non-Solar Solar Non-Solar Solar
Shake Awake Shake Awake Shake Awake Shake Awake
View All 507 Comp View All 507C ACSS Vulcan View All 507K ACSS Vulcan View All 509 ACSS Vulcan

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Want to know which optics fit which pistols?

View Our Pistol Optics Fitment Guides

Check out our Rifle Optic Cheat Sheet

View Our Rifle Optics Cheat Sheet

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.

To learn more about Open vs Closed emitters you can check out our Open vs Closed Emitter Guide here.

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 (407C, EPS 2 MOA, 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 (407K, EPS 6 MOA, EPS 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, 507C, 508T, 509T, EPS MRS, 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 10 MOA Chevron and 250 MOA Outer Ring (507C ACSS Vulcan, 509 ACSS Vulcan): This reticle is going to be the most precise out of all the other options because of it’s Chevron. The tip of the chevron is the most precise aiming point in any red dot reticle. The 250 MOA outer ring is not visible when the chevron is centered, it’s only visible when you need to adjust your aim. This way “finding the dot” becomes quicker. The chevron also gives you range finding capabilities which none of the other optics do. The only shorter battery life compared to other options.
  • 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”
  • CRS Reticle (32 MOA Ring, 20 MOA Ring, 8 MOA Ring, 2 MOA Center Dot) (507 Comp): The CRS reticle is 7 different reticles in one. It comes with a 32 MOA circle, 20 MOA circle, 8 MOA Circle, and 2 MOA Dot. Holding down the "-" button for 3 seconds lets you toggle through all the reticle options to decide which you like best. You can use The 2 MOA Dot only, one of the circles only, or both the dot and a circle combo together.

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Freedom Gorilla calendar_today

Thanks Dex, we are happy it was helpful!

Dex Gordon calendar_today

Very well done video. Concise and made a very confusing product lineup much easier to understand. Thank you for helping me to narrow down and decide which optic to use on different firearms.

Freedom Gorilla calendar_today

Click any of the links or buttons to view the optics and the price

Jim McCaskill calendar_today

Price list???

Joe Corrales calendar_today

I have a X2 series 2 MOA Dot & 32 MOA circle, when I adjust it for wind it will not align to my FNX 9 mm, it is at its max you can’t turn it anymore. What do you suggest?

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