AR-F3™

Starting at $359

Reticles

Description
Specs
Shared Features
User Guides

For AR and carbine shooters, the AR-F3 combines the FastFire™ III sight with the rugged AR-F3™ mount.

It’s the simplest and most effective way to mount any FastFire™ sight on an AR flattop as a standalone sight or as a co-witness for iron sights.

The FastFire sits low in the mount. Metal wings on each side of the lens protect the sight from impact or unintentional abuse.

A lower compartment offers convenient storage for a spare battery, open-end wrench, and Torx® wrench. Fits any Weaver or Picatinny-style base.

Item Number:300215
Reticles:FastFire™ 3-MOA Dot
Reticle Color(s):Red (300215)
Clear Objective Lens Diameter:21x15 mm
Finish:Matte
Mount:Picatinny Rail Base
Eye Relief:Unlimited
Click Value:1 MOA
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability:115 MOA
Example: 50 MOA is roughly 25 MOA from center.
Windage Adjustment:86 MOA
Example: 50 MOA is roughly 25 MOA in any direction from center.
Parallax/Focus:Parallax-free
Length:2 in.
Weight:4.6 oz.
Illumination Control:Manual push-button & automatic brightness adjustment
Illumination Settings:3 manual brightness levels; automatic setting reactive to environment
Battery:CR1632
  • Bundles a FastFire III 3-MOA sight with the rugged AR-F3 mount, creating a convenient package for first-time FastFire owners
  • Protects FastFire optics
  • Ideal for multi-gun shooters
  • The mount’s height is sufficient to co-witness with flip-up sights
  • Bright red dot allows for fast target acquisition and easy aiming
  • Compact and lightweight, so it won’t affect firearm balance or handling
  • 1x magnification allows both-eyes-open shooting, for enhanced awareness and target acquisition
  • Parallax-free, for better accuracy
  • Fits any Weaver or Picatinny-style base for easy mounting
  • Windage and elevation adjustments make fine-tuning easy
  • Easy access to illumination controls
  • High-grade optical glass provides excellent brightness and clarity, with lasting durability
  • Index-matched, Hi-Lume® multicoating provides low-light performance and glare elimination
  • Waterproof
  • Durable and rugged, with shockproof design that stands up to years of punishing recoil
  • Features a compartment for carrying a spare battery and open-end wrench or Torx® wrench
  • Comes with our Burris Forever Warranty™
NameTypeModified
FastFire 3 User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
2016 Burris Optics CatalogPDFJanuary 18, 2016Download
Description

For AR and carbine shooters, the AR-F3 combines the FastFire™ III sight with the rugged AR-F3™ mount.

It’s the simplest and most effective way to mount any FastFire™ sight on an AR flattop as a standalone sight or as a co-witness for iron sights.

The FastFire sits low in the mount. Metal wings on each side of the lens protect the sight from impact or unintentional abuse.

A lower compartment offers convenient storage for a spare battery, open-end wrench, and Torx® wrench. Fits any Weaver or Picatinny-style base.

Specs
Item Number:300215
Reticles:FastFire™ 3-MOA Dot
Reticle Color(s):Red (300215)
Clear Objective Lens Diameter:21x15 mm
Finish:Matte
Mount:Picatinny Rail Base
Eye Relief:Unlimited
Click Value:1 MOA
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability:115 MOA
Example: 50 MOA is roughly 25 MOA from center.
Windage Adjustment:86 MOA
Example: 50 MOA is roughly 25 MOA in any direction from center.
Parallax/Focus:Parallax-free
Length:2 in.
Weight:4.6 oz.
Illumination Control:Manual push-button & automatic brightness adjustment
Illumination Settings:3 manual brightness levels; automatic setting reactive to environment
Battery:CR1632
Shared Features
  • Bundles a FastFire III 3-MOA sight with the rugged AR-F3 mount, creating a convenient package for first-time FastFire owners
  • Protects FastFire optics
  • Ideal for multi-gun shooters
  • The mount’s height is sufficient to co-witness with flip-up sights
  • Bright red dot allows for fast target acquisition and easy aiming
  • Compact and lightweight, so it won’t affect firearm balance or handling
  • 1x magnification allows both-eyes-open shooting, for enhanced awareness and target acquisition
  • Parallax-free, for better accuracy
  • Fits any Weaver or Picatinny-style base for easy mounting
  • Windage and elevation adjustments make fine-tuning easy
  • Easy access to illumination controls
  • High-grade optical glass provides excellent brightness and clarity, with lasting durability
  • Index-matched, Hi-Lume® multicoating provides low-light performance and glare elimination
  • Waterproof
  • Durable and rugged, with shockproof design that stands up to years of punishing recoil
  • Features a compartment for carrying a spare battery and open-end wrench or Torx® wrench
  • Comes with our Burris Forever Warranty™
User Guides
NameTypeModified
FastFire 3 User GuidePDFOctober 29, 2015Download
2016 Burris Optics CatalogPDFJanuary 18, 2016Download
AR-F3™ is rated4.416666666666667 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 3 out of 5 by fromclear and crispI'd been wanting one for some time, finally took the leap. the box arrived a bit beat up, not bad though, all parts and equipment where in the box. two things stood out; 1 i know i'm a bit thick sometimes but I can't for the life of me figure out where the battery storage is. And 2 I'm the kind of guy who if I'm going to own something scratched and actually a little chewed up, I like to be the guy who does it first. Personalizing it so to speak. both the interior and exterior containers came shrink wrapped. So taking it back to the gun store and raising cain doesn't really excite me any. plus the young man who owns the shop is a good kid and it wasn't his fault in any way so why should I give him grief. If you'll notice both corners are nicked up and sharp
Date published: 2015-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by fromtakes a licking and keeps on tickingIfbought my fast fire six months ago. It sighted in as easy as any other red dot I have and is bright enough for any condition I have been in. When I was at my gun club last week the rifle that my ar-f3 was on feel out of the gun rack when I was at the bench shooting another rifle. The rifle with the ar-f3 on it fell about 4 feet and landed on concrete hitting the ar-f3 first. One of the protective wings was slightly bent in. Other than that the sight held zero and is working fine. I can't find any torture test reviews online for the fast fire 3 but if it can take that abuse and hold zero and work just fine I think that is all I can ask of a red dot sight to hold up to
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by fromFastFire III/MTAC combination for the AR-15A little over a year ago, I bought a Burris MTAC scope for my AR that came bundled with the FastFire red dot. Owing to family and work obligations, I didn't have the opportunity to really evaluate the system until quite recently. The scope was great, but I couldn't reliably turn on the FastFire, and it would often turn off with recoil. Not good. So I contacted Burris, concerned about a year having gone by. Burris immediately suggested I return the FastFire for evaluation and repair, preparing me for a several weeks turn around time. In a little more than a week, a new FastFire was returned to me (at no charge), and this one functions perfectly. I am very satisfied with the scope/dot combination. The quality and performance is top notch.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by fromAwesome! When it worksFirst few times using the sight it was great. It maintained zero after two matches and then, snafu. Battery cover keps coming loose and had to shoot a 3 gun match guessing on sights. A little frustrating but it still gets 4 stars. One, the warranty, sent it back and they are repairing. Two, when it's on, it's on. Three, it is rugged and can handle match use. Four, with my eyesight going the way of the dinosaurs, well, it is awesome to use, even at 30 yards! Hope that helps!
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by frombattery lifeI have had a fast fire 3 for two , I shoot two matches a month. I leave the sight on for the whole match{ about three hours. After two years I had to change the battery. Great product.
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by fromAwesome red dotI have had this fastfire iii for about six months and have had it mounted on a 9mm slide, turkey gun 12ga 3 1/2 and my ar 15 and it works great on all of them
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by fromLove itIt works as expected and the battery last a bit longer than I expectec.
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by fromGreat sight.Great sight for my shotgun and pistol. Long battery life and easy dot selection switch.
Date published: 2014-10-13
  • 2016-08-26T07:29CST
  • bvseo_cps, prod_bvrr, vn_cps_3.3.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_12
  • loc_en_US, sid_59, PRD, sort_relevancy
  • clientName_burrisoptics

Hello,  My AR-F3 started to show two red dots instead of one solid dot after two times use over one year.  Although the two are connected but my questions is this normal since when I compare it to my trijicon it is kind of frustrating seeing two dots.    

Asked by: Allan123
There are 3 glass surfaces on the FastFire, you'll want to use a cotton swab and either Acetone or rubbing alcohol to clean the front & back of the main lens, and the smaller emitter lens just behind the battery cap. This usually clears up the smudges that distort the dot
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-07-19

Is there no automatic shut-off? Pushing the "hard to get at" little button four times is a bit inconvenient. I would be happy to see an easier button to use.

Asked by: Woodswarrior
The button is designed such that it will not be inadvertently switched off. There is an auto-shutoff timer of 8 hours.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-07-18

"Features a compartment for carrying a spare battery and open-end wrench or Torx® wrench." So how do you access the battery in storage? I can push the wrenches out, but how do I get to the battery spot?

Asked by: Woodswarrior
The AR-F3's battery storage compartment is beneath the Fastfire sight, you'll need to remove the sight in order to access a spare battery
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-07-06

Looking at getting the ar 536 which red dot sights will fit this scope? Or all compatible with that scope? Thank you

Asked by: Nickb
The AR-536 has 3 Picatinny-style rail sections that will fit any of our Fastfire sights with a Picatinny mount. (I would *not* recommend the AR-F3 fastfire mount, as it will sit far too high above the sight for reasonable use).
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-07-05

Can I also use this sight (minus AR mount) on a Colt 1911 .45 using the correct mount plate?

Asked by: LB too
Absolutely!
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-05-31

Can you use the 8 moa version of the fastfire iii? Also which version of the fastfire should you buy, with or without the mount? i.e. 300234 vs 300235 or 300236 vs 300237

Asked by: ecoastkid
The AR-F3 kit comes with the 3 MOA fastfire sight (#300215) The AR-F3 mount alone (#410348) can be used with any generation or size of FastFire. We package the sight in several formats that include different dot sizes and/or hardware to better suit customer's preferences
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-05-31

Can the fastfire III be removed from the AR mount to use on other rails such as handguns?

Asked by: Promustang
Yes it can. Simply remove the two mounting screws located on top, just behind the battery cover
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-05-11

What is the burris' warranty on the fast fire 3? Some sites show 1 year and cabellas says lifetime warranty?

Asked by: Maineiac11
The 1 year warranty was replaced by the Forever warranty in Jan 2014
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-05-06
  • 2016-08-26T07:40CST
  • bvseo_cps, prod_bvqa, vn_cps_3.3.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_19
  • loc_en_US, sid_59, PRD, sort_recentAnswersFirst
  • clientName_burrisoptics