DRS 1X

Engineered for speed, simplicity and accuracy

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The DRS1X lives up to its namesake with rapid and lethal target engagement at close quarters.

The DRS (Defendu Reflex Sight) is so versatile and effective at close range, we've named it after the famed Lt. Colonel William Ewart Fairbairn whose Close Quarters Combat system was designed to rapidly disable an opponent with potentially lethal force. Perfect for tactical operations or home defense, the 1x reflex sight offers three reticles calibrated for speed and accuracy at 7, 25 and 50 yards.

The ultimate CQB sight, it is built with Steiner's legendary ruggedness. Lightweight, compact and simple to use.

Included Accessories: Battery, Lens Cloth, Lens Cover

  • Window size is .96 x 1.26 in. (height x width).
  • The overall height is 2.57 in., and it sites 2.35 in. above the rail.
MSRP: 
$749.99

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Product Features: 
  • RUGGED MAGNESIUM BODY
  • CHOOSE FROM 3 RETICLE OPTIONS
    • a single dot
    • dot and stadia lines
    • dot, stadie lines and close dot
  • SEVEN ILLUMINATION LEVELS (4 DAY/3 NIGHT)
  • ADJUSTABLE FOR WINDAGE/ ELEVATION
  • WATERPROOF/FOGPROOF/ SHOCKPROOF
  • POWERED BY TWO (2) AA BATTERIES, BUT CAN OPERATE ON ONE
  • 2000+ HOURS OF BATTERY RUN TIME
  • 13-HOUR AUTO SHUTOFF
  • CO-WITNESS WITH IRON SIGHTS OR USE WITH ANY MULTIPLIER

SPECIFICATIONS:

Item No.US Item #MagnificationReticleSpecial FeatureClear Objective Lens DiameterReticle Color(s)
8503-1 xC2 ReticleNitrogen Filled-Red
US Item #-
Restricted-
Reticle Color(s)Red
FinishMatte Black
Field of View-
MountMIL-STD 1913
Close Focus-
Eye Relief-
Click Value05 MOA
Height Above Rail to Optic Centerline-
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability50 MOA
Windage Adjustment1/2 MOA
Length3.88 in
Weight10.4 oz
Illumination Control-
Illumination Settings7 illumination settings
Battery2x AA | 3000 HRS
Special Features3 reticle modes
UPC Code000381885036
8504-1 xC2 reticleNitrogen Filled-Red
US Item #-
Restricted-
Reticle Color(s)Red
FinishFDE Matte
Field of View-
MountMIL-STD 1913
Close Focus-
Eye Relief-
Click Value.5 MOA
Height Above Rail to Optic Centerline-
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability50 MOA
Windage Adjustment-
Length3.88 in
Weight10.4 oz
Illumination Control-
Illumination Settings-
Battery2x AA | 3000 HRS
Special Features-
UPC Code000381885040

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DRS 1X is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best CQB sight out there I just recently purchased this sight, and I must say I absolutely love it. The field of view is bigger and better than any Eotech I have. I have approx. 500 rounds on it and have not had one issue. Great Job Steiner !!
Date published: 2020-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Duty Rifle Choice As a police officer I pick this optic for my duty rifle I love it so far
Date published: 2020-09-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wanted to Like It I really wanted to like this optic but I have to say this was a waste of money. Having multiple dot options and it using standard batteries caused me to buy this optic. I heard complaints about dot brightness but the brightness was fine. The red dot is not a dot anymore but an L shaped blob. It was fine out of the box but it was dropped a couple of times and now I don’t have a red dot. I should have went with the Aimpoint. I have used Steiner lasers in the Army and those things are indestructible. However, this was just a dud.
Date published: 2021-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer Solid optic!! Extremely happy, fun at the range and heavy duty. This this is made to last . @breninbjj
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TimeX Looks like it can take a kicking and keep on ticking!
Date published: 2019-01-22
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What other mounting option is there to increase the height of the optic from the absolute co-witness height?

Asked by: Shootsidaways
A picatinny riser.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-06-11

On the DRS 1X…..what is the difference between  the model # 8503 and 8504?

Asked by: Ron2378
The color is different. 8503 is black and the 8504 is FDE.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-10-29

I recently purchased a Steiner DSR1X red dot. In daylight, i can only see the reticle on the brightest setting and even that is dim. I put in new AA batteries and there was no difference. Does this mean the ret dot is not operating properly.

Asked by: Anonymous
They are definitely supposed to be daylight bright on a few settings. If you think there might be something wrong we can definitely take a look at it. https://steiner.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-07-18

With an astigmatism, often red dot type sights are blurry or have a starburst-ed effect to the sight picture. How does this sight compare/what type of sight picture can I expect? 1 or 2 MOA dots are easy to overcome but what about a 13.64 MOA dot?

Asked by: Chris Cap
Since it is a red dot sight it could interfere with an astigmatism on the smaller reticle settings. The large reticle is big enough that I have not heard any complaints.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-06-16

Does this sight have any shortcomings in Day Time sighting on targets with the sun in back ground?

Asked by: Vision
No, these are designed to be used at any time including bright daylight.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-06-11

Is this an absolute co witness with irons or the lower 1/3 Co witness?

Asked by: DjKskip
These are absolute cowitness.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-06-11

How does the DRS "reflex" sight differ from and how is it similar to a "holographic" sight?

Asked by: NobodyUknow
They use different technologies. One is reflecting the image of a light, the other is superimposing the light in the middle of a crystal (holographic)
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-06-11

Description states 2000+ hours of battery life. Would this be with alkaline or lithium batteries? Thanks.

Asked by: Mr B
That would be from utilizing two AA batteries. I unfortunately do not have whether that is Alkaline or Lithium.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-09-11
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