Vortex SPARC AR Red Dot

The Vortex SPARC AR was designed to be simple, fast, effective, point and shoot. When you boil it down, those are the advantages of a red dot sight. And that’s what the SPARC AR delivers, all in a durable, lightweight, compact, and ultra clean package. Digital rear facing controls for power and dot brightness offer quick access and are viewable from the shooting position. 2 MOA dot diameter promotes precise point of aim. Automatically returns to last dot intensity used when powered up. Unlimited eye relief and parallax free, the SPARC AR gets shooters on target fast. Waterproof, fogproof and shockproof for ultimate durability. Unit automatically shuts off after 12 hours to prevent accidental battery rundown and operates using a common AAA battery. Duty rifle, home defense, recreation, the SPARC AR is built to handle all your red dot needs.


Fully Multi-Coated

Multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air to glass surfaces increase light transmission.

Bright Red Dot

Display is highly visible in daylight.

Brightness Settings

Provides 10 variable illumination settings. The SPC-AR2’s lowest two settings are night vision compatible.

Nitrogen Gas

Nitrogen gas purging with o-rings-seals delivers fogproof, waterproof performance.

Single Piece Chassis

Compact and lightweight.


O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating for reliable performance in all environments.


Rugged construction withstands recoil and impact.

Hard Anodized Finish

Highly durable low-glare matte finish.

 Operating Temperature

 Rated from -4 degrees to +158 degrees Fahrenheit.

Multi-Height Mount System

Includes a spacer shim that can be utilized to provide two different mounting heights: lower 1/3 co-witness (40 mm) & absolute co-witness (37 mm).

Unlimited Eye Relief

Non-critical eye relief for rapid target acquisition.

Battery Life

12-hour auto shutdown feature maximizes battery life. Typical battery life for the SPC-AR1 is 300 hours at maximum brightness and 5,000 hours at minimum brightness setting. The SPC-AR2 however has a 50,000 hour battery life at setting 6 and night vision compatibility at the lowest two settings

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Magnification 1 x
Objective Lens Diameter 22 mm
SPC-AR1 Battery Life – Setting 6 3,400
SPC-AR2 Battery Life – Setting 6 50,000
Eye Relief Unlimited
Adjustment Graduation 1 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment 90 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment 90 MOA
Parallax Setting Parallax Free
Length 2.9 inches
Weight 7.5 oz


Q. How to turn off Vortex Sparc AR

A. To turn the SPARC AR off, press and hold the DOWN button for five seconds. If you forget to turn off the SPARC AR, it will automatically shut down in approximately 12 hours.

VIP Warranty

VIP stands for a Very Important Promise to you, our customer. We will repair or replace your Vortex® product in the event it becomes damaged or defective—at no charge to you. If we cannot repair your product, we will replace it with a product in perfect working order of equal or better physical condition. It doesn’t matter how it happened, whose fault it was, or where you purchased it. You can count on the VIP Warranty for all Vortex Optics riflescopesprism scopesred dotsrangefindersbinocularsspotting scopestripods, and monoculars.

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