SOUSA Optics, which is now part of the Texas-based CMC Triggers family, recently came out with a new pistol red dot, the R.A.I.D. It’s always good to see an RDS hit the market and even better when they look like they’ll bring some solid competition to the industry.
The R.A.I.D. is affordably priced ($179 MSRP), yet well-made and promises to cover the needs of a lot of gun owners out there (especially the newbie gun owners who just bought their first handgun say, last week, and are looking for a red dot that won’t break the bank).
The R.A.I.D. has a sturdy black housing designed to withstand the hits your carry gun is likely to take in the course of training or repetitive motions (because I hope you’re practicing working from the holster). To back up its ability to handle hard use it’s made with a geometric housing and a unique lens coating to improve clarity and protect the glass. SOUSA also made their new RDS with a wide lens for a broader sight picture and a thin, lightweight frame so that sight picture isn’t obstructed by metal.
Features of the SOUSA R.A.I.D. include a 3 MOA red dot with ten brightness settings — two for night vision — a 5,000 hour battery life when set to medium, and 4-hour auto shut-off. As for that shut-off, if you’re in LE and on duty or in an RDS pistol class and know you need it to run longer, just turn it off and back on again to reset the timer.
The sight fits RMR cut mounts which is a nice bonus as well. SOUSA backs the R.A.I.D with company’s Absolute Satisfaction Warranty meaning they will repair or replace the sight at no cost to you.
The SOUSA website lists the ASW being handled as follows:
SOUSA Optics designs and makes precision aiming devices and firearms accessories for the most demanding shooters and outdoor enthusiasts. Throughout the research, design, manufacturing, quality control, and testing processes we pride ourselves on attention to detail and unrelenting standards. We bring the very best to the shooting community at an affordable price and we stand behind our product with our ASW Absolute Satisfaction Warranty. If you experience any issues with a product that we make we will repair and replace it at no cost to you. We don’t need a box, receipt, or a reason for the failure. No matter what happens to your SOUSA product, we take care of it…period.
Specifications: SOUSA R.A.I.D pistol red dot sight
24mm OBJ DIA
3 MOA Dot
5000 hour battery life when set to medium
Unique lens coating does not block IR light, allowing use with NVDs
Geometric housing increases strength while reducing weight
4 hour auto shut off
2 night vision settings
Comes with low profile rail grabber
Fits RMR cut mounts