Vortex Defender-ST Micro Red Dot: All-Purpose Versatility

— News DeskCADRE Dispatch

The new Vortex Defender-ST is an all-purpose micro red dot designed for versatility across various firearms, from your handgun to your shotgun, paired up with a carbine, or piggybacked on your AR’s LPVO.

Ready for Any Challenge

The Defender-ST delivers rugged reliability, a large sight window, and motion activation for superior target acquisition, whether you’re running drills at the range or on duty.

The Vortex Defender-ST has eight settings for daylight and two for night vision, with either a 3 or 6 MOA daylight bright red dot.

Let’s take a look at the details.


  • Top Mount Battery: Easy change without rezeroing.
  • 10 Daylight Brightness Settings: Aids in faster centerpoint acquisition in bright daylight.
  • Parallax Free: Negligible difference in performance.
  • Unlimited Eye Relief: Rapid target acquisition.
  • Night-Vision Compatibility: The lowest 2 settings are compatible.
  • Waterproof, Fogproof, Shockproof: Reliable performance in all environments.
  • Low-Glare Matte Black Anodized: Corrosion-resistant matte surface for camouflage.
  • Single-Piece Chassis: Compact and lightweight.


  • 7075 Aluminum Sight Housing: Added strength and corrosion resistance.
  • Large Aspherical Lens: Distortion-free sight picture and truer colors.
  • Advanced ShockShield Polymer Insert: Protection against daily abuse.
  • Fast-Rack Textured Front Face: Enhanced grip for slide racking.
  • Adjustable Brightness: Customizable illumination settings.
  • 10-Minute Auto-Shutoff: Preserves battery life.
  • Motion Activated: Instant readiness when needed.
  • DeltaPoint Pro Footprint: Versatile mounting on pistols, ARs, and shotguns.
  • 3 or 6 MOA Red Dot Reticles Available.

Vortex is calling the Defender-ST the ideal, all-around red dot. MSRP is set at $469.99.

Included in the box:

  • Glock MOS Adapter Plate
  • Picatinny Mount
  • Rubber Cover
  • Lens Cloth
  • CR2032 Battery
  • Custom Tool
  • Most Common Mounting Screw Sets

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