The Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec is the smallest red dot sight offered by the Texas-based company, and yet, it boasts one of the market's highest energy efficiency levels
The Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec (SM26043) is an excellent red dot sight for a plethora of applications. Offering multiple installation options, it can be easily be adapted for use on numerous different types of firearms such as semi-automatic pistols, revolvers, modern sporting rifles – particularly AR-15 or AKM platform variants – and hunting or tactical shotguns. The availability of flush-fit or raised quick-detach mounts makes the Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec suitable either as a primary sight or as an ancillary to magnified gunsights.
With its bright red reticle and digital illumination control switch, the Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec micro red dot sight provides for quick target acquisition. Whether it's for hunting, sport shooting, plinking, training, or law enforcement applications, Sightmark's M-Spec is an excellent and durable choice of a gunsight.
When out on a hunt, a small and practical red dot sight such as the Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec is perfect for close-to-mid-range shooting. Its quick target acquisition capabilities will give you a better shot at fast-moving targets or at any game that may be just out of your field of view, quicker follow-ups, and cleaner kills.
Shooting competitions is where the M-Spec line of gunsights really give their best, offering everything a shooter may need for a good ranking placement: they're lightning-fast to get on target – which they illuminate as clearly and vividly as it could ever be! – and their low power consumption make sure that you won't have to worry about the battery dying on you halfway through a stage.
The Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec micro red dot sight is extremely compact, standing at 44 mm / 1.73" in length and 29 mm / 1.14" in width, while the overall height will go from 34 mm / 1.34" and 56 mm / 2.2" depending on the type of mount: two are issued with each Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec sight – a low mount and a riser mount, both Weaver/Picatinny compatible.
The Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec micro red dot sight can also be installed on optics-ready pistols for shooting competitions, duty, or personal defence through the use of dedicated interfaces.
The quick-detach installation brackets allow the Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec micro red dot sight to be easily and speedily transfered from one firearm to another, making it versatile enough for law enforcement, militari, and government applications.
The Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec micro red dot sight is fully certified as waterproof and dustproof: no matter where you use it, no matter the environmental conditions – even the most unforgiving ones – the M-Spec red dot sights will always work.
The Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec micro red dot sight is also pretty comfortable to the eye, with its unlimited eye relief and fixed parallax from 22,6 meters (25 yds) to infinite. Built around a solid black hard-anodized, aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum alloy body, the Mini Shot M-Spec features a 21x15mm optical glass lens with a special red reflex-proof and scratch-proof coating on the outer surface.
While most micro red dot sights host their battery under the chassis, and require the removal of the mount or riser for replacement, the battery compartment of the Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec is located on top for easy access. A single CR1632 battery powers a 3 MOA red dot that can be adjusted on a 110 MOA range both in windage and elevation through a pair of 1-MOA-per-click set screws located on top and on the right side of the body.
A set of rubberized buttons located on both sides of the sight allow for adjustment of the dot illumination brightness on ten different levels. The embedded electronics on the Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec micro red dot sight incorporate an auto-shut off system that will cut the power to the reticle after twelve hours of continuous runtime, and with its advanced energy-efficient system, a single battery can offer from a minimum of 300 to well over 30.000 hours of use, depending from the selected brightness setting.
The Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec is rated to resist recoil up to .357 H&H Magnum and to withstand external aggressive elements according to military specs, and is definitely one of the most cost-effective micro red dot sights currently available on the global commercial market, aiming to meet the daily needs of most civilian and professional users. There aren't many red dot sights out there that can offer all these features in such a small package, but the Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec is definitely among them.
The Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec micro red dot sight is available in black or desert tan, and is now available in Europe at a retail price of approximately 300 euro for the standard mounting bracket version (SM26043) and 340 euro for the quick-detach mounting bracket version (SM26043LQD).