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
2017 Burris Optics CatalogPDFJanuary 26, 2017Download
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
2017 Burris Optics CatalogPDFJanuary 26, 2017Download
AR-F3™ is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from takes a licking and keeps on ticking Ifbought 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 from FastFire III/MTAC combination for the AR-15 A 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 from Awesome! When it works First 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 3 out of 5 by from clear and crisp I'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 from battery life I 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 from Awesome red dot I 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 from Love it It works as expected and the battery last a bit longer than I expectec.
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sight. Great sight for my shotgun and pistol. Long battery life and easy dot selection switch.
Date published: 2014-10-13
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Good morning, I understand the AR-F3 mount is designed for a flattop AR-15. I would like to use the FF3 and AR-F3 on a Beretta CX4 Storm, do you know if it will co-witness with the factory sights on the CX4? Thanks

Asked by: Jacs
If the CX4 has typical AR height sights, it should cowitness fine.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2017-02-09

Will the AR-F3 kit provide the right hight to allow the Smith & Wesson MP-15 tactical's (811041) Magpul folding mbus sights to co-witness?

Asked by: PointBlankMOA
The AR-F3 is an appropriate height to co-witness with *most* standard AR iron sights.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2017-01-27

Will the AR-F3 easily mount to my Colt A3 AR-15 6721 out of the box?

Asked by: TJ0810
Yes.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-12-13

Would this be compatible with my S&W shield?

Asked by: HD94
The Fastfire optic can be mounted to the pistol using our M&P mount (300234 + 410336) The AR-F3 mount must be mounted to a Picatinny rail.
Answered by: BurrisOptics1
Date published: 2016-11-28

Hello, this item is compatible and good for my Stoeger Double Defense, or better is Fastfire 3? I have Picantinny mount. Thank you for answer.

Asked by: feri1973
It would work, but it might sit a tad high. For a shotgun I recommend a Fast Fire in a standard picatinny mount. That is the mount that some item numbers ship with. For separate purchase, here is the item number. 410335
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2016-09-07

Dear Sirs, I own a Benelli M4 and help me, please, to choose between Fast fire 3 and AR - F3. Tank you Best regards, Gabriel

Asked by: Gabriel
I recommend the regular picatinny mount for the FF as opposed to the AR-F3. The AR-F3 will put the sight too high for a good sight picture and cheek weld on your shotgun.
Answered by: Burris Tech Support
Date published: 2016-09-07

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: 2017-01-23

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: 2016-07-26
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