The Viridian RFX45 is a closed-emitter green dot reflex sight touts a pretty impressive feature set. I will test it and give you my first-hand experience and opinion on how the RFX45 stacks up against optics similar to the Holosun AEMS.
We tested dozens of pistol red dot sights and found the best options for concealed carry. We aim to find the ones that offer the most value – not just recommend the most expensive ones.
We have over 15 years of combined experience training and shooting handguns with red dot sights. This review took over 5 years to complete as we tested these various sights over time.
We reviewed Trijicon, Holosun, Sig Sauer, Burris, Vortex, Primary Arms, Viridian, Leupold, and Shield sights. We also talked to others at defensive handgun training courses and at competitions. We found some new sights on the market today that have surpassed the standard most recommended a few years ago.
Keep reading to find out what we learned.
Viridian Unveils C5L Custom and CTL Custom for SIG - Lights and Lasers Fit & Designed for the SIG P365
New Viridian Fits for Sig P365
Viridian Weapon Technologies is proud to introduce two specifically engineered products, the C5L Custom and CTL Custom designed to fit the SIG P365, with its proprietary rail. These new C Series lights and lasers represent the latest evolution in the line introducing custom mounting, design, and usability, reaffirming Viridian's commitment to delivering top-tier performance and innovation while adapting to firearm enthusiasts personalized needs.
Viridian Weapon Technologies and Springfield Armory Announce New Hellcat Pro Pistol Bundle RFL11 Green Dot Reflex Sight and Custom CTL Tactical Light The Viridian RFX line ushered in a new era of pistol optic visibility when it launched in 2022. Relying on the scientific fact that “eyes see green better”, all RFX sights feature green dot aiming points. The RFX11 is one of the lightest optics available on the market, features a 3 MOA Viridian Green dot, INSTANT-ON and auto shut off, ambient light sensor, and over 30k hours of run time.
Take charge with the new Custom CTL built for the Springfield Hellcat Pro. The new CTL is the smallest, most versatile weapon light on the market. It is also the only weapon light designed to match the aesthetics of the ultra-popular Springfield Hellcat Pro.
- 525 peak lumen output (17k candela)
- Up to 60 minutes of run time
- An internal rechargeable battery with magnetic recharge port
- INSTANT-ON and ambidextrous activation/deactivation
- An all-aluminum construction
Viridian RFX45 Closed Emitter Green Dot Reflex Sight Review The Viridian RFX45 is a closed emitter green dot reflex sight that is suitable for handguns and rifles. It has a 5 MOA green dot reticle, an IPX6 water-resistance rating, and a battery life of up to 50,000 hours. The RFX45 is also compatible with a variety of mounting plates, including the Docter adapter plate. In this review, Scott Conditt tested the RFX45 on his Springfield Prodigy pistol and SAINT Edge 5.56mm rifle. He found the optic to be extremely reliable and accurate, and he was impressed with the clarity of the glass and the brightness of the green dot. Conditt also appreciated the fact that the RFX45 is compatible with a variety of mounting plates, making it a versatile optic that can be used on a variety of platforms. Overall, Conditt was very impressed with the Viridian RFX45 and highly recommends it for shooters who are looking for a high-quality, closed emitter green dot reflex sight.