Gear & Optics| Optics

By Drew Bryant
March 19th, 2023,

Since the introduction of the SIG P365 a few years back, it has been a massive influx of micro-compact handguns and micro red dots to pair with them. Recently, Vortex announced its foray into the micro-compact red dot market with the Defender CCW micro red dot. Vortex touts that the Defender has one of the largest windows in the realm of micro red dots. The Defender CCW features clear glass, rugged construction, and a three or six-MOA red dot.

Below is the press release for the new Defender CCW red dot from Vortex.

Press Release

Arm yourself with the red dot specifically built for modern everyday carry. The micro-sized Defender-CCW™ delivers maximum concealment, reliability, and the first-shot quickness you need when facing a threat with nowhere to run. The slim profile means no extra bulk or width for a smoother, 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. A large, class-leading sight window and brilliant, illuminated dot help you lock on target faster and defend more accurately, even in low light. Auto-Shutoff to preserve battery life.

Motion activated, so it’s instantly ready when you need it. Fits full-size to micro-compacts. Meant for those who prioritize personal protection, the Defender-CCW™ lets you carry more discreetly, defend faster, and more accurately when life is on the line.

Built compact and tough for everyday carry, the Defender-CCW™ still offers a class-leading window size, along with exceptional optics with minimal distortion for a truer sight picture. Adjustable brightness lets you find the perfect setting for your eye, while a button lockout feature prevents accidental adjustments while carrying. And with up to 9,500 hours of battery life and motion activation, you can be confident the Defender-CCW™ will be ready when you need it.

The new Defender CCW is available now on Vortex’s website. The new micro-compact red dot retails at $349.99 MSRP. For more on the Defender CCW or other Vortex products, click here.

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