We’re starting to see red dot sights with a smaller footprint, which is good because it’s what many people want for their pistol. These newer models are a little smaller and fit flush on the thinner slides of micro-9mm guns like the Springfield Hellcat. The latest one to hit the market is from Crimson Trace, the RAD Micro Pro.
It’s an ultra-compact open reflex sight with a 3 MOA red dot or 5 MOA green dot, and a recessed, fully multi-coated lens for a large quick acquisition window. It also comes with the CT RADIANT ambient light sensor, which adjusts the aiming dot’s brightness to surrounding lighting conditions. It has a battery life of 20,000 hours and powers off after two minutes of no movement.
The sight is easily installed on an optics cut slide using the CT micro footprint that’s compatible with Shield RMS and JPoint footprints as well. It’s made from 7075-series aerospace aluminum, which is 30% stronger than the industry standard. It has a rear sight notch cut into the back to line up with your front iron sight, and an innovative top strap that deflects force in case the gun is dropped.
The RAD Micro Pro has a total of eight daylight brightness settings and two nighttime modes, and uses a single CR1632 battery for up to 20,000 hours of run time. It’s adjustable for windage and elevation, and has a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty. It also comes with a CT adjustment tool, mounting hardware, and sight cover.