Vortex Optics has recently debuted their latest offering with the new Defender-CCW Red dot built on the Shield RMS footprint.

Vortex Optics state “From increasing your effective range to shooting faster without sacrificing precision, the benefits of running a red dot on handguns are numerous and proven.

The new Vortex® Defender-CCW™ micro red dot lets anyone packing a full-size, subcompact, or even a micro-compact for self-defense experience the speed and accuracy advantage that’s so critical when facing a threat with nowhere to run.

Meant for people who prioritize personal protection, the Defender-CCW™ is focus-built for the demands of modern concealed-carry users.

Ultra-compact and tough, it delivers the biggest sight window in its class for both-eyes shooting and enhanced peripheral vision.

The smooth, slim profile means no extra bulk or width for a no-snag draw from under clothes and less chance of printing, so the only one on the street who knows you’re packing is you.”


  • LARGE ASPHERICAL LENS for distortion-free sight picture and truer colors
  • ADVANCED SHOCKSHIELD™ POLYMER insert to protect against hard, daily abuse
  • FAST-RACK™ textured front face that addS grip for racking slide
  • ADJUSTABLE BRIGHTNESS for customizable illumination settings
  • AUTO-SHUTOFF to preserve battery life
  • MOTION ACTIVATED for instant readiness when you need it
  • SHIELD RMS FOOTPRINT eliminates costly retro-fitting, extra plates, drill and tapping
  • 3 or 6 MOA red dot reticles available.

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