There is a big difference between a red dot sight and laser sight. The basic difference between the laser sight and the red dot sight is that the laser sight emits a beam of light onto the target, while the red dot sight reflects an image of the target onto the glass of the sight in the form of a red dot. With the red dot, the target is not magnified in the lens, it simply sights the target. Since it is not magnified, you can use a telescope with this sight. Handguns, sub machine guns, and shotguns used at close range can use a red dot sight since they do not need magnification. A red dot sight offers a good level of precision and accuracy.
The following discussed how the red dot sight works. Red dot sight has concave lens which has a very thin metallic coating that reflects only red light. The red dot is a reflection of a light emitting diode inside the sight tube. The red light that appears when you look through a sight seems like it has been projected onto the target. If you use proper aiming and firing techniques, then you can be sure that with the red dot sight, you will have some level of assurance of hitting your target even is the sight does not have pinpoint accuracy. You can adjust the sight up and down as needed.
There are different types of red dot sight. A full tube sight is very much like a telescopic sight. The red dot sight is ideal for use with a shotgun. There are additional features and accessories include haze reducing filters, sun shades, and flip up lens covers. Another type is the open sight or the mini red dot sight since they are smaller and weigh less than the full tube sight. There are no accessories like sun shades of haze filters that can be used with the open or mini red dot sight. The last type of red dot sight is the small tube sight that can use haze filters and sun shades but they are small than the full tube sight.
It is important that you are comfortable with the way the sight works, so if you are planning to purchase a red dot sight, make sure to look through it to know how comfortable it is for you. However, if you are color blind this will not be helpful to you at all especially if you are trying to improve the accuracy of your aim. Every shooter has his needs, and depending on his needs, he has to choose the best type of red dot sight that will meet them. Improving the level of your accuracy is possible with the use of red dot sight.