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By Drew Bryant
January 23rd, 2023,

The trend of closed emitter red dots for pistols has continued to grow over the past few years. Last year, Steiner gave us the MPS and Swampfox The Kraken. Now, Viridian Weapon Technologies has entered the market with the RFX45. The RFX45 is made out of T-6061 aluminum, multi-coated lenses, instant on activation with auto shutoff, uses ARCO footprint, and has a 50,000-hour battery life.

Below is the product description and specs for the RFX45 from Viridian.

Product Description

The all-new RFX 45 is packed with industry-leading features while offering a tremendous value to the shooter. A rock-solid machined 6061 aluminum housing, fully multi coated lenses, audible and tactile adjustability, INSTANT-ON activation w/ memory and auto shut off and a 50k hour battery life are just a few of the features that make the RFX 45 a must-have for any shooter.

Viridian invented green laser pistol sights almost two decades ago ushering in a new era of visibility and inspiring change across the industry. In 2021, Viridian continued to lead the market by launching the RFX line of reflex sights, exclusively with highly visible green LED’s. The RFX 45 Closed Emitter Green Dot Sight is the latest addition to the RFX line of electro optics.



• Footprint: ACRO
• Lens Dimension: 24mm x 15.5mm
• Eye Relief: Unlimited
• Lens Coating: Fully Multi Coated Glass
• Maximum Adjustment: 90 MOA
• Reticle: 5 MOA Green
• Power Source: 1 x CR2032
• Battery Life: Up to 50k hours
• Settings: 10 (8 Visible nad 2NV)
• Operation: INSTANT-ON + User Controlled
• Dimensions: 1.9″(L) x 1.1″(W) x 1.1″(H)
• Weight: 1.73oz / 48.19 grams
• Housing Material: Machined 6061 Aluminum w/ Hard Coat Anodization
• Environmental: IPX6
• Operating Temperature: -4F to 130F
• Warranty: Limited Lifetime

The RFX45 by Viridian also comes with the ARCO mounting plate, risers, and a mount if you want to use it on a rifle. The RFX45 retails for $459 MSRP. For more on RFX45 and Viridian’s other products, click here.

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