A red dot sight and a laser sight has a whole world of difference between them. The basic difference between the laser sight and the red dot sight is that the laser sight emits a beam of light onto the target, while the red dot sight reflects an image of the target onto the glass of the sight in the form of a red dot. Magnification of the target in the lens is not what the red dot sight does but it only sights the target. Since it is not magnified, you can use a telescope with this sight. If the sight has no magnification, it is typically used on handguns, sub machine guns and shotguns for use at close range. With a red dot sight, you can be sure that your shot has a good level of precision and accuracy.
Let us now learn how a red dot sight works. Red dot sight has concave lens which has a very thin metallic coating that reflects only red light. The light emitting diode inside the sight tube reflects a red dot in the lens. The red light that appears when you look through a sight seems like it has been projected onto the target. The sight does not have pinpoint accuracy, but it offers some level of assurance that you will hit your target by using the proper aiming and firing techniques. The good thing about the red dot sight is that as you need, you can adjust the sight up and down.
Red dot sights come in different types. There is the full tube sight which looks very similar to the telescopic sight. If you own a shotgun, then this is the sight ideal for your use. You can get other accessories for your red dot sight including haze reducing filters, sun shades, and flip up lens covers. Open sights are also known as mini red dot sights because they are smaller and weigh less than the full tube sight. Their size does not permit them to have other accessories and options such as haze filters and sun shades. Smaller than the full tube sight, the small tub sight can also use haze filters and sun shades.
One of the things that you need to do when buying a red dot sight is to look through the sight to determine the comfort you get with the way the sight works. If you are trying to improve the accuracy of your aim but you are color blind, then the red dot sight will not work for you. Since there are different types of red dot sights, you should know the type that you need and this depends much on your shooting needs. If you purchase a red dot sight, you can be sure that it will help improve the level of your accuracy.