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Vortex Defender-CCW 6 MOA Red Dot Sight DFCCW-MRD6



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The Defender-CCW Micro Red Dot Sight was built from the ground up as an ideal optic for everyday and concealed carry applications, and offers the performance and quality that all Vortex optics are known for. When compared to Vortex’s Viper MDRS and Venom MDRS, the Defender-CCW offers a smaller overall profile, yet a larger window size, and is significantly more durable than both. The small size of the Defender-CCW greatly reduces the risk of snagging on loose clothing or equipment during the draw, while also reducing the chance of printing to maintain discreteness while concealed carrying. The massive window size is the largest in its class, ensuring a clean sight picture free of distortion. In terms of durability, the Defender-CCW is outfitted with the exclusive ShockShield polymer insert which allows the optic to easily withstand everyday shocks, impacts, vibrations, and repeated recoil. The Defender-CCW’s outstanding durability also extends to the innovative FastRack feature – this utilizes a knurled texture machined directly into the face of the optic, and allows the Defender-CCW to be pressed against any surface to rack the slide of the host pistol. In addition, the Defender-CCW utilizes a motion activation so its always at the ready, and an automatic shut off helps preserve battery life.

Features of the Defender-CCW:

  • Compact Size & Massive Window
  • ShockShield Polymer Insert: Allows the optic to easily withstand everyday shocks, impacts, vibrations, and repeated recoil
  • FastRack: Utilizes a knurled texture machined directly into the face of the optic, and allows the Defender-CCW to be pressed against any surface to rack the slide of the host pistol
  • Motion Activation & Automatic Shutoff
  • RMS Shield footprint

Included Accessories

  • 1° Shim Plate
  • Picatinny Rail Mount
  • Rubber Cover
  • Lens Cloth
  • CR1632 Battery
  • Custom Tool
  • 6 Sets of Common Mounting Screws


  • Magnification Range:1x
  • Reticle Details6 MOA Dot
  • Dimensions:1.6" x 1.1" x 1" (LxWxH)
  • Weight:0.95 ounces
  • BatteryCR1632
  • Battery TypeCR1632
  • Night Vision CompatibleYes
  • Brightness Settings8 daytime
    2 Night vision compatible
  • Product TypeReflex Sight/Red Dot
  • Item ConditionNew
  • UPC843829133289

Customer Reviews

Average Rating
March 31, 2023

The Defender CCW is a quality optic that can now give Holosun some competition. It is priced similarly to the Holosun 407K, but because it adheres to the Shield RMSc footprint... you don't need to permanently modify your gun to install it. And it comes with several packs of screws that fit a variety of micro-sized 9mm guns. The top-loading battery is a welcome addition. I wish the published battery life was just a little longer, but it should last a full calendar year and that's good enough in my book. As long as it can live up to the high standards that Vortex Optics are known for, I will be satisfied with my purchase.

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December 11, 2023

Looks good seems to work good , but have not shot with it on my pistol yet . Do seem to get a little halo from the emitter when looking towards bright light , but not enough to worry me . Have seen some YouTube people say it has bad refresh issue but have not found that to be a factor on my sight . Really like the 6moa dot , have other sights with 2 and 3 moa dots this 6moa seems perfect size for defensive handgun . Overall I am very happy with this sight for the price !

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November 30, 2023

Excellent product and vast improvement over the venom.

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May 31, 2023

Put it on my HK45. Installation was so easy it's not worth mentioning. After doing a rough bore sight while mounting it, it zero'd in 3 rounds. Put a couple hundred rounds though the pistol, used the sight to rack the slide a couple dozen times. Zero held just fine.

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May 26, 2023

I put one of these on my wife's S&W M&P 380EZ with a Galloway Precision mount. Easy install and zeroed in about 5 shots, She loves being able to quickly acquire the 6MOA dot. My complaint, and the reason for 4 stars instead of 5, is the 14-hour auto shut-off: Any movement during the 14 hours and the shut-off resets - take it off at night and put it on in the AM and it's basically on forever, until the battery dies. A 14-hour shutoff is only useful for safe queens.

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April 15, 2023

Mounted on my Walther PDP after only a few shots with a couple adjustments it was dead on and staying there. Thought I'd have a problem getting use to it never shooting a red dot before but nope it's quicker for me then regular sights, and Eurooptic as usual was quick getting it to me.

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