Best Red Dot Sight For Ruger Mark IV – Reviews w/FAQs

Ruger Mark IV is a series of handguns by Ruger guns. Under this Mark IV banner, there are tons of models available that serve almost the same purpose. The one thing that they all have in common is the sight rails. Thanks to that, you can find a red dot for Ruger Mark IV quite easily.

But you guys already know that’s not an easy task. Like always, TargetChaser is here to the rescue. In this article, we are going to find out the best red dot for Ruger Mark IV. It’s gonna be a lengthy read, sit back with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the read.

Best Ruger Mark IV Red Dot Sights- [Editor’s Pick]

1. Trijicon RM06-C-700672 RMR Type 2 LED Sight

Trijicon RMR and MRO are two of the hottest red dot sights from Trijicon. Besides their ACOG sights, Trijicon is most well known for RMR. Type 2 of RMR improves a lot over the original RMR. The most important improvement in type 2 is the battery life.

Where the original RMR had complaints about bad battery life, RMR 2 improved on that majorly. The battery improvements were noticeable by the vast majority of users out there. Overall, the improvements were made for the good of this sight.

The sight is still made out of aluminum and it features a multi-coated lens. The lens is crystal clear and extremely bright. There are no issues regarding low-light performance either.

Without a doubt, Trijicon RMR Type 2 is one of the best sights for Ruger Mark 4.

Does this sight come with a mounting plate?

No, it doesn’t.

Where is this sight made?

It’s made in the USA.

Is this sight suitable for hunting rifles?

Yes, it’s very suitable for hunting rifles.

2. HOLOSUN HS507C X2 Circle Dot Solar Failsafe

Holosun HS507C X2 is a durable and rugged red dot sight for pistols and rifles alike. We have recommended this sight for countless guns and rifles. That’s the thing, simply put, HS507C X2 is an amazing sight that doesn’t even cost you that much.

The sight is made out of aluminum and it’s extremely light. It’s very suitable with guns like Mark IV. The weight balance on this sight is very nice as well. The sight is also water and shockproof. As there is no chance of moisture leaking inside the sight, the sight is fogproof as well.

The lens of the sight is made out of glass and it’s fully multi-coated. The brightness and clarity of this sight are something else. Even in low light conditions, you will have fun shooting with the Ruger Mark IV combined with this optic.

Can you adjust the brightness?

Yes, you can.

Where is this sight made?

It’s made in China.

What is the expected battery life of this sight?

It’s expected to provide around 50k hours of battery life.

3. Vortex Optics Venom Red Dot Sight

Vortex Venom is available in two different reticle sizes. In is a 3 MOA red dot and the other is a 6 MOA red dot. Depending on how big of a red dot you like, you can opt for either of them. Both of them are the same sight just a different reticle size.

As for the sight itself, it’s made out of aluminum and features a fully multi-coated lens. The lens is crystal clear and extremely bright. There is no issue regarding light transmission or performing badly in low-light conditions.

While Vortex Venom is mainly marketed towards hunters, this sight can be used on handguns such as Ruger Mark IV. While the side o the optic is marked with brandings and information, the backside of the sight is very clear and not distracting at all.

You can easily mount this on top of Ruger Mark IV as well. If you want a bang-for-buck sight, this can be it.

Can you adjust the brightness?

Yes, it’s fully adjustable.

Where is this sight made?

It’s made in the Philippines.

Will it fit in any Picatinny rail?

Yes. it will.

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4. Sig Sauer SOR11000 Romeo1 Reflex Sight

We have featured Romeo 5 in a lot of our reviews. That’s a great sight and you will see more of that. But the one we have here today is the OG Romeo 1. It’s the first iteration of Romeo that started this whole thing.

Even to this day, Romeo 1 proposes an incredible value for the money. The pricing of the Romeo 1 has been cut off to become competitive against other sights. That makes the Romeo 5 an incredible purchase coming in 2022. The aluminum housing is shock, water, and fogproof as well.

The lens of the Romeo 1 is coated multiple times to provide optimal performance. It’s clear under daylight and the lowlight performance is commendable. While the nighttime performance is nothing to write home about, it pays back very well with the daylight performance.

Romeo 1 is mostly suitable for guns like Ruger Mark 4. The synergy between Romeo 1 and Mark IV is quite nice.

Does this come with a mounting plate?

It doesn’t.

Is the brightness level adjustable?

It is.

Where is this sight made?

Sig is an American company. They import parts from China.

5. Burris FastFire III Red Dot Sight

Burris FastFire has a bunch of sights under the same name. The one that is latest and still going strong is the FastFire 3. FastFire III is also available in two different models. One of them has a 3 MOA red dot and the other one has 8 MOA red dot.

The sight is made out of aluminum. It’s durable and lightweight. The sight is fog, water, and shockproof at the time. In the future, if you want to change guns and upgrade to a rifle, you can transfer this sight over to the rifle as well. Yes, the Fastfire 3 is capable of handling the rifle’s recoil quite easily.

The lenses of the scope however have some of the best coating this budget range has to offer. They are crystal clear and vivid. They get extremely bright as well. Low-light, daylight, both performances are spectacular, to say the least.

Pairing this sight with a Ruger Mark IV is like pairing strawberry flavor with vanilla ice cream. It just goes in smoothly and tastes wonderful. Kind of a weird analogy, but that’s the best way I could explain the synergy of this sight with the gun.

Can you remove the mounting plate?

Yes, you can.

Where is this sight made?

It’s made in the Philippines.

Does it come with any sight-carrying case?

It doesn’t.

Things To Keep in Mind Before Buying

While choosing the next sight for your Ruger Mark IV, you should keep a couple of things in mind. It will help you choose the best sight for your gun.

Build Quality

Depending on how durable the sight is, the longevity will vary highly. You can go for cheaper and poorly made sight and change them every other month or so. Or you could spend on one good sight and be done for years to come.


The sight must be lightweight. Red dot sights are generally lighter than riflescopes and holographic sights. We don’t want to increase the weight of our handgun by much.

Lens Quality

Plastic lenses are very prone to scratching and their reticle isn’t clean either. Going for glasses lens should be your top priority.

Lens Quality

Having a nice warranty doesn’t hurt. It will save you a lot of trouble if your sight comes with a good amount of warranty.


Ruger Mark IV is not an easy gun to find the sights for. But we did for you. Anything for you guys. That will also conclude today’s article. I did my best to feature the red dots that perform well with Mark IV. If I wanted, I could have mentioned 100 more red dots that can work with Mark IV.

But all of them are not the best sights for Mark IV. That’s a given. If you read through the entire post, you know by now which one you should go for. With that said, let’s end this here for now and we will be back with more.

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