You must be wondering whom we are calling the hero? Well, we are referring to Mete. In Turkish Mete means hero, yes we know it is an interesting name but people who haven’t used it yet, let us tell you the name really justifies its reputation.
Canik has launched two new models in the Mete series such as Canik SFT Mete and SFx Mete. These model guns are the upgraded versions of TP9 Mete series guns. However, they have still kept the feature to mount a mini red dot on your Mete series guns.
Now, if we address the point that they “won’t settle for typical dots”, it is because the slide cuts and plates that come with the pistols are not designed to fit with typical Trijicon or any other sight footprints. Both of the models are specifically engineered to be used with micro red dots which have either Trijicon RMRcc footprints or Shield RMS/RMSc footprints.
We know it does sound like a hassle to find a red dot with these specifications but we’ve found it as an impressively meticulous decision. Since the guns are designed to have co-witnessing optics ready slide cuts, this gives you a great opportunity to make accurate and fast shots by installing right mini red dots on the pistols.
So to aid in your quest, below we have added a list of factors that you should consider before buying the dots. Here, you will also find the reviews of top 7 red dots to mount on your Canik Mete.
Reviews Of 7 Best Mini Red Dots For Canik Mete
Now when you know what to look for before buying the red dots, let’s go through some of our best picks to find a perfect sight for your gun:
1. Trijicon RMRcc Sight Adjustable Led Red Dot (6.5 MOA)
Perfect is the word we would like to use to describe its compatibility with the Mete series guns. It literally ticks out every factor that we can expect from a red dot sight for these pistols. If you’re a big fan of Trijicon RMR sights, you will also love this dot as it consists of all the best features of the RMR. The only difference is, it is a smaller version of the RMR sights. Since the company has designed this new type of sight for concealed carry guns with small footprints, it can be easily installed on the Mete guns.
The housing material of the optic is 7075-T6 Aluminum which enables it to withstand impacts of the heavy recoils. It also has a multi-coated lens to transmit maximum lights through the glasses. Hence, you can get clear vision of the targets in different light conditions.
Moreover, the sight comes with a high capacity CR2032 Lithium battery to ensure that you can use the red dot for a long time. This battery can support you for nearly 4 years, so you can remain worriless about changing it for a good amount of time.
Another highlighted feature of the optic is its button lock-in and lock-out system. When the lock-in button helps you to secure the manual settings, the lock-out mode makes sure the auto-brightness setting remains the same. Thus, it enables you to use the dot in hunting, target shootings and even in competitions.
Note that this optic is also available with the 3.25 MOA reticle, so if you prefer to use small MOA dots, you can buy the product with this dot size.
What sorts of illumination settings do the red dot have?
It has both automatic and manual illumination settings. The brightness can be automatically adjusted according to the light conditions you’re in. And with the help of the 8 manual brightness adjustment system, you can also control the brightness level as you want. In addition, this 8 level setting includes two night vision modes so that it can be used in the lowest light environments as well.
Is it compatible to use with the iron sight?
Yes, it is. Since the optic has been designed to have thinner and lower-profile, it makes the dot compatible to use with the iron sight.
Do you need to remove the sight while changing the battery?
The battery is placed underneath the sight hence you need to remove it while replacing the battery. But don’t worry, the optic doesn’t require frequent battery replacement, it can serve you for a very long time.
2. Shield Sights Reflex Mini Sight (4 MOA)
You can mount the optic in almost all the RMS/SMS slide guns. Therefore, without any hesitation you can keep it in your consideration. What you will be most impressed about the product is its rugged construction.
For example, high quality material such as Aerospace-grade Aluminum has been used to forge the housing of the optic. This makes it really strong to endure heavy impacts from the recoils. According to the company, it can withstand upto 10x more shock impacts than the other glass optics.
In fact, the lens has also been carefully constructed to make it user-friendly in various ways. Apart from multi-coatings, it has an additional anti-reflective coating on the lens which helps to minimize the visible signature. Besides, to keep your eyes safe, the company has avoided using any radioactive materials, laser and colored coatings on the lens.
Additionally, the optic comes with an automatic brightness setting to enable you to see the target in low and high light conditions. Like the Trijicon RMRcc, it also has a high capacity CR2032 Lithium battery which can sustain upto 4 years on an average. You can find the battery underneath the slide.
Should you use an optic cover with this sight?
Even though it is not mandatory, It is always better to use an optic cover with sights. So if you want to be extra careful to protect your red dot from different outer elements, we will recommend you to use a good quality optic cover with it.
What sorts of components do you need to clean the optic?
You won’t need any special types of components to clean it. Just use regular cleaning materials like lens pen, lens cleaning solution, microfiber cloth for the process.
Does it come with mounting screws?
Yes, it does. Along with a battery and 2 hex wrenches, the company also offers 2 button-head M4x8mm screws and 2 button-head M4x10mm screws.
3. Holosun HS507k-X2 Classic Multi Reticle Red Dot Sight
It doesn’t matter whether you are carrying the sight in long hunting treks or in your practice field, it always ensures you get an equal amount of accurate and fast target acquisition in all terrains. Like most other high quality sights, this one also comes with a multi-coated lens and a long lasting Lithium battery.
But it is its Shake Awake system which mostly stands out to us. Because of this technology, the LED of the sight can be automatically shut off in the low motions of the guns. As a result, the energy of the battery doesn’t unnecessarily waste and it’s condition also remains in good shape for a long time.
Besides, the 10-level manual brightness setting and the 2 night mode setting, enable you to have a clear image of the targets in all lighting environments. In addition to that, the lock mode of the dot will prevent any unintentional changes in the brightness setting when the optic is holstered.
So, if you like to have full manual control over the brightness adjustment, this sight is just for you!
Which Lithium battery has been used with the product?
The product has a CR1632 Lithium battery which can power up the sight upto 50,000 hours of battery life. It is located in the side battery tray of the optic so that you can easily replace it whenever it’s necessary.
When should you re-tighten the optic?
Generally, the optic gets loose after 2000 rounds. Therefore, you need to re-tighten it when the gun shoots around these numbers of rounds.
Does it have an automatic brightness mode?
No, it doesn’t come with an automatic brightness mode. However, with the help of the “+” and “-” buttons on the left side of the sight, you can quickly make the brightness brighter or dimmer.
4. Vortex Optics Viper Red Dot Sight – 6 MOA Dot
Looking for a red dot that will allow you to co-witness with the iron sight of your Mete gun? If so, Viper red dot is what you need! It has a super-low height to help you to co-witness with the iron sight. With the help of the 6 MOA dot, you will also be able to make precise and quick aim on the target.
While the fully multi-coated lens will allow you to have a clear field of view, the Armortek coatings on the lens will protect it from oil, dirt, and scratches. Moreover, the O-ring seals prevent the penetration of different outer elements like moisture, dust and debris in the sight.
Additionally, it comes with a 1 MOA windage and elevation adjustments so that the dot can also move with your aiming point.
However, the optic doesn’t come with an automatic brightness setting, it only has a 10 level manual brightness setting, making it a desirable option for Mete users who like to control the brightness manually.
Which one will co-witness better, Venom or Viper?
In order to co-witness with a rear sight, your optic needs to come with low-profile. As the Viper has a low-height than the Venom, it will co-witness better with the sight.
Is it easy to change the battery of the optic?
The battery replacement process may seem a bit of a hassle to some of you. Since it is placed underneath the optic, you need to remove the sight first and then you can replace the battery.
Can you mount the sight onto a vented rib on a shotgun?
No, you can’t install the optic onto a vented rib on a shotgun. Because It has been specifically designed to be screwed directly on a slide or to attach on a Picatinny rail.
5. Swampfox Sentinel Micro Reflex Red Dot (3 MOA Dot)
Well, not bragging but since it is in our list of best picks, it goes without saying that it has all the necessary features we see in a high quality red dot. To begin with, it is crafted from CNC machined 7075-T6 Aluminum and it can be practically mounted on all slimline slides with RMSc footprints. Therefore, it is highly compatible to use with your SFT Mete or SFx Mete.
This micro red dot also comes with a CR2032 battery which can support the optic for nearly 2 years. However, we know many of you may not like to use a small MOA dot for short range shooting, but it doesn’t work bad to make a precise aim on the target in short distances. So, we believe it won’t be a big problem for you to shoot in the low range.
Now what we’d like to highlight about the product is the features such as Sentinel-M (manual), Sentinel-A (automatic) brightness settings and the Shake ‘N Wake technology. The Sentinel-M system offers you ten manually adjustable brightness settings which enables you to control the brightness level as you want.
When your Sentinel-M remains idle for 4 minutes, the Shake ‘N Wake system starts to save the battery energy to ensure good battery health for a longer period of time. It can also resume the previous brightness setting as soon as it senses motion of the sight.
On the other hand, the Sentinel-A setting includes a photosensitive sensor to help the dot to adjust its intensity according to the light condition you’re in. Hence, it can be a good deal for you, if you are looking for sights that have the right balance of important features.
Where is the battery placed on the sight?
The battery is located underneath the Sentinel-A setting. So when you want to replace the battery, you need to remove the sight first.
Can you use the red dot in the night environment?
You can easily use the red dot in a night environment because it comes with both automatic and manual brightness adjustment systems. Especially, the 10 level manual setting makes it really handy to use the optic in low light conditions.
Between a red dot and a green dot, which one is better?
The use of a red dot or a green dot is a matter of personal preference. There are no specific types of differences between these dots. However, the green dot works better for the users who have astigmatism.
6. Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec Reflex Sight
This reflex sight comes with a low profile mount to enable you to install it on small footprint pistols. It features a sturdy Aluminum housing along with a steel protective shield so that it can withstand any heavy impacts or recoils.
If we look at the battery, it has a CR1632 battery that can support the sight upto 30,000 hours. What is interesting about the optic is, even though it comes with an average quality battery, it can last for quite a good amount of time. How? The sight can be automatically shut off when it remains inactive for around 12 hours and it really helps to prolong the battery life.
Oh! Before moving on, let us tell you, like the Sentinel, this one also has 3 MOA dots so small dot lovers, you can consider it as another viable option for your gun.
In addition, the optic has a 10 level brightness system and 2 night vision modes to make sure that you can adjust the brightness in all lighting conditions. Besides, the M-Spec has an ambidextrous digital switch so that both left and right handed shooters can easily turn on/off the sight.
Is it difficult to make a zero setting of the sight?
The red dot has easy windage and elevation click adjustments which makes the zeroing process hassle-free. You won’t even need any special tools to zero the sight.
What accessories are offered with the product?
When you purchase the optic, you can also get a rubber cover, a fixed low profile mount for shotguns and pistols, a fixed riser mount for rifles, adjustment tool and a battery.
Can you shoot with both eyes open with this optic?
One of the major benefits of using a red dot with your gun is, it allows you to keep both eyes open while shooting at the targets. Since this optic is a red dot, you can definitely use both of your eyes to shoot from different distances.
7. Sig Sauer Romeo Zero Micro Reflex Sight (6 MOA)
The Romeo Zero can be directly installed on the slides which have standard Shield RMSc footprints. Hence, you can easily mount the sight on your Mete guns.
Additionally, the 6 MOA dot will make sure you get as accurate and quick shots as possible, especially when you are aiming for short range targets.
It comes with weapons-grade ultralite Polymer made housing and SpectraCoat HD Polymer Lens to ensure it can endure any strong impacts or recoils of the guns. The sight is also offered with a CR1632 Lithium battery to power up the red dot for a long time.
Moreover, the reflex sight has an 8-level manual brightness adjustment system to give you full control over the brightness setting of the dot. The MOTAC system of the sight helps to sense motion of the red dot to quickly turn on or off the illumination system.
Does the product come with mounting screws?
Yes, the micro reflex comes with mounting screws and you can easily use it on your Mete guns. However, we will recommend you to know the proper mounting procedure before you install it on the slide.
Is there any auto brightness setting in the optic?
The reflex is designed to give you a total control over the brightness adjustments, hence, it doesn’t have any auto-brightness system. The 8-level manual setting is really easy to use for brightness adjustments.
How to turn on/off the sight?
There are no buttons in the sight to manually turn it on or off. It has a motion activated illumination system that works to power up or down the sight according to its motion.
Buying Guide Of Red Dots For Canik Mete
The good thing is you don’t have to check many factors while purchasing the dots. Whether you are looking for reflex sights for your full sized SFx Mete gun or the sub-compact SFT Mete gun, just ask these following questions about the products. It will lead you to your right red dot sight.
What footprint does the red dot have?
It is the first and foremost important factor that you need to ensure when you buy a red dot for the Mete series guns. Like we have mentioned above, since the pistols are designed to have Trijicon RMRcc and Shield RMS/RMSc footprint sights, you must purchase dots with one of these footprints. Otherwise, you won’t be able to install the sight on the gun.
Which materials are used to construct the sights?
In case you don’t know, these guns are manufactured to use as heavy duty guns and hence they tend to produce heavy recoils as well. Therefore, it is essential to know what type of materials are used to construct the sights. Make sure they are made of strong materials like Aluminum so that they can withstand heavy impacts from the shootings.
Does the dot come with a high capacity battery?
It would be a total waste of money if you end up buying red dots with poor quality batteries. Because they won’t serve you long and you will always be in need of replacing them. So, try to look for sights that have high capacity batteries to support you in all shooting environments.
What is the dot size of the sight?
The dot size is measured with the MOA unit. The micro red dots are available in different MOA such as 2 MOA, 6 MOA, 8 MOA and so on. You can choose the sights with your preferred dot size.
However, as the Mete series is normally used for short range shooting practice, we will recommend you to go for larger MOA dots. The smaller MOA dots will also work well for you, especially if your astigmatism is in good condition.
To sum up, the Mete series has created a new standard of sub-compact and full size guns. But what enhances its popularity more is the feature of co-witnessing optics slide cuts to mount micro red dots for fast and precise shots on the targets.
We know searching for the right red dot is not an easy task to do. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, just go through the reviews and you will definitely find your perfect red dot sight. We also suggest you see the checklist we have included. It will give a better idea about the factors that are needed to be considered while buying the dots.
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