Burris Fastfire 3 Review

The FastFire Red Dot Reflex sight comes from a line of scopes made by the Burris Company located in Greely, Colorado. One of the unique qualities of the Burris Company is that they are known for their excellent customer service. They accomplish their great customer service by always putting themselves in the customer’s shoes. They can do this well given that many of their employees are hunters and shooters as well.

FastFire sights are designed to be small, lightweight and durable. All FastFire sights are waterproof and shockproof. Due to their lightweight design, there are a variety of mounting options to choose from depending on the type of long range rifle or hand gun that you will be using with this sight.

The FastFire 3 products are available with either a 3 MOA or 8 MOA dot size. In addition, the FastFire offers an automatic brightness setting and three manual brightness settings. The red dot on this sight can even be seen in bright light like white snow conditions. The automatic setting on the sight adjusts nicely to ever changing ambient light conditions.  All you have to do is set the brightness to the “auto” setting and the sight will do the work for you.

The battery for this sight is mounted on the top of the sight which easy access for changing the battery when needed. The battery life has been improved in this model compared to previous models. This improvement provides for a super long battery life. The other adjustments on the FastFire sight are located where they are easy to adjust.

The FastFirst 3 is the next generation these sights. The FastFire III version is an upgrade of the very popular FastFire II model. The Burris FastFire III offers upgraded features over the FastFire II model. Some of the upgrades include windage and elevation adjustments, an easy to use power button that has three brightness settings.

The FastFire III also has a convenient battery access on the top of the sight which makes it easy the change the batteries when needed. Like the FastFire II, the FastFire III features a rugged steel body construction for extreme durability and is 100% waterproof.

Red Dot Reflex sight is so versatile sight that improves shooting accuracy and target acquisition time. The FastFire III can be mounted on several guns including a handgun, shotgun or your favorite hunting rifle. This sight is best suited for use when fast target acquisition is needed like on pistols and AR-15s.

With the FastFire III Red Dot Reflex sight, you will not have to worry about adjusting numerous settings like sight alignment that is required on rifle scopes. With the Burris FastFire III simply place the red dot on the target and press the trigger.

This Burris sight holds zero extremely well and the click adjustments are so easy to adjust that you barely hear the clicks. The size of the red dot is just the right size to place on any target.

This Burris sight is a high end performer that matches the performance of much higher priced sights. One of the nice things about this sight is that small and lightweight yet it is built to be durable. It can also be used on several different types of guns from pistols to long guns.  This sight can be on a Benelli M4 Super 90 shotgun, a Ruger Mark III,  and on a large calibur handgun like the Ruger Mk111 .22 cal just to name a few guns that can use this sight.

This Burris sight can be purchased at an affordable price that will not bust your budget. You can’t go wrong purchasing this sight because it is one of best sights for the money. I’ve fired 3 top of the food chain red dots in pricing. Those who have tried higher priced sights will tell you that this latest generation of FastFire is an excellent choice. This sight is affordable and performs like a higher priced sight, so why pay more when you don’t need to.

Technical Information

  • Style: Reflex
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Sight Window: 21mm x 15mm
  • Adjustment Range @ 100 yards: 190″
  • Reticle: 3 MOA Dot
  • Reticle color: Red
  • Housing material: Steel
  • Recoil resistance: 1000 G’s
  • Battery Type: (1) CR1632 3V
  • Length: 1.8″
  • Weight: 0.9 oz.
  • Warranty: 1-year factory warranty