FastFire™ 3

The FastFire 3 is the best selling red dot sight from Burris. It is available with a 3 MOA or 8 MOA dot, and with or without a picatinny mount. Many other mounts are also available.

Light  and  tough,  the  FastFire 3 series  puts an  unmistakable,  bright  red  dot  on  your target  to  give  you  an  immediate  speed and  accuracy  advantage.  Can  be  used  as  a  primary sight or paired on top of an existing sight.

  • Automatic brightness sensor adjusts brightness to match the environmental conditions; also has 3 manual brightness settings
  • Battery access is conveniently located on the top of the sight; automatic time-out feature after 8
  • hours helps battery last up to 5 years
  • Available with Picatinny/Weaver mount for mounting on rifles, handguns and tactical shotguns

DOT SIZE:

Generally speaking, the 8 MOA dot is most popular for short range shooters, especially with handguns or shotguns. The larger dot makes target acquisition quicker.

The 3 MOA dot is most popular with rifles, or anyone wanting more pin-point accuracy, as the smaller dot covers far less of the overall target area.

TECH NOTES:

  • The FastFire 3 will easily work with the Glock MOS system. Click here for instructions

  • The FastFire 3 will work with virtually every "optics ready" handgun. However, the Burris supplied mounting screws may not be the correct length for every single handgun. Please contact the firearm manufacturer for specific screw lengths necessary for correct mounting.

Starting at
$287-299

Compatible Reticles

FastFire™ 8-MOA Dot
8 MOA dot: frequently used for handguns and shotguns

Available On: FastFire 3, SpeedBead
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Specifications

Item Number
Description
Reticles
Reticle Color(s)
Kit
Combo Package
Magnification
Clear Objective Lens Diameter
Finish
Field of View
Mount
Close Focus
Eye Relief
Click Value
Height Above Rail to Optic Centerline
Elevation Adjustment, Total Capability
Windage Adjustment
Parallax/Focus
Length
Weight
Illumination Control
Illumination Settings
Battery
300234
3 MOA, picatinny mount included
FastFire™ 3-MOA Dot
Red
21x15 mm
Matte
Picatinny Mount
Unlimited
1 MOA
115 MOA
86 MOA
Parallax-free
1.9 in.
1.5 oz.
Manual push-button & automatic brightness adjustment
3 manual brightness levels; automatic setting reactive to environment
CR1632
300235
3 MOA dot, no mount
FastFire™ 3-MOA Dot
Red
21x15 mm
Matte
None
Unlimited
1 MOA
115 MOA
86 MOA
Parallax-free
1.9 in.
0.9 oz.
Manual push-button & automatic brightness adjustment
3 manual brightness levels; automatic setting reactive to environment
CR1632
300236
8 MOA dot, picatinny mount included
FastFire™ 8-MOA Dot
Red
21x15 mm
Matte
Picatinny Mount
Unlimited
1 MOA
115 MOA
86 MOA
Parallax-free
1.9 in.
1.5 oz.
Manual push-button & automatic brightness adjustment
3 manual brightness levels; automatic setting reactive to environment
CR1632
300237
8 MOA dot, no mount
FastFire™ 8-MOA Dot
Red
21x15 mm
Matte
None
Unlimited
1 MOA
115 MOA
86 MOA
Parallax-free
1.9 in.
0.9 oz.
Manual push-button & automatic brightness adjustment
3 manual brightness levels; automatic setting reactive to environment
CR1632
FastFire Red Dot 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
  • Mounts to almost anything—including handguns, rifles, and shotguns—using Burris mounting systems
  • Automatic brightness sensor adjusts brightness to match the environmental conditions; also features 3 manual brightness settings
  • Windage and elevation adjustments make optic fine-tuning easy; no special tool required
  • 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
  • Shockproof design stands up to years of punishing recoil
  • CR1632 battery included
  • Battery access is conveniently located on the top of the sight
  • Comes with our Burris Forever Warranty™
  • 3-MOA dot size (300234, 300235 only)
  • 8-MOA dot size (300236, 300237 only)
  • Includes Picatinny mount for mounting on rifles, handguns, and tactical shotguns (300234, 300236 only)
  • Optic only; does not include mount (300235, 300237 only)

Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we get on the FastFire.

How do I mount a Fastfire  to my Glock MOS?

The Fastfire 3 sight will easily fit on the Glock MOS! Please click here for specific instructions

While the FastFire 3 works great with optics ready pistols like the M&P C.O.R.E. and Glock MOS, we do not recommend the FastFire 2 for these systems. The earlier version of the FastFire uses rear locking screws, which may conflict with the rear sights of your handgun.

What is the difference between the Fastfire 2  and the Fastfire 3?

The Fastfire 2 uses an automatic brightness setting, toggled by an On/Off switch while the Fastfire 3 uses a push button to activate its settings which are: Auto, High, Medium, Low, and Off.

The Fastfire 2 uses a CR2032 inserted into the bottom of the sight while the Fastfire 3 uses a CR1632 inserted into the top of the sight. The Fastfire 2 has a 4 MOA dot and the Fastfire 3 can be purchased in either a 3 MOA dot, or an 8 MOA dot. Both sights have the same footprint.

Why is my dot not a perfect circle?

There are two main causes for this.

The most common reason is a dirty emitter lens. Even if you can't see it, there could be debris obstructing the dot. The emitter lens is small, and located behind the mounting screws toward the back of the sight. Clean carefully and thoroughly with rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip. We recommend cleaning both sides of the main lens in the same way.

The other reason is related to your eyesight.  An astigmatism can cause the red dot of any red dot sight to flare or develop a “tail” like a comet.  A quick test for this is to rotate the sight in a circle. If the tail remains in the same position as you turn the sight, the issue is very likely your vision.

What kind of recoil will this sight handle?

All Burris Optics are rated to withstand beyond the recoil of a .50BMG. We frequently see our Fastfire mounted on high recoiling firearms such as the .460 S&W, .500 S&W, as well as large caliber rifles.

Does the Fastfire have an automatic shut off?

The Fastfire 3 has an automatic shut off after 9 hours of use. The Fastfire 2 will go into a battery saving “sleep mode” once the protective cover is put on the optic and the switch is in the ON position.

What is the battery life on the Fastfire?

Fastfire sights will have approximately 5,000 hours of battery life.

Name
Glock MOS installation guide
Type
 PDF
Modified
January 4, 2017
 
Name
Fastfire 2 Manual
Type
 PDF
Modified
November 30, 2017
 
Name
FastFire 3 User Guide
Type
 PDF
Modified
October 29, 2015
 
Name
2018 Burris Optics Catalog
Type
 PDF
Modified
February 1, 2018
 
FastFire™ 3 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 321.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough little sight Simply put, this is an outstanding sight, especially for the money. I bought two; one for a Beretta Neos (with a non-moving rail), and one for a Glock 34. I was most concerned about the one which would be "riding the slide" on the Glock with regard to durability. My concerns were unfounded. Both sights have functioned perfectly. You'd expect the one on the .22 pistol to be fine, and it has. So has the one on the Glock. No blinking, no turning off, has held zero perfect through 450 rounds so far. I did take to care treat all screws with Loctite and to let it cure for a full 24 hours before shooting. I'm very glad I didn't buy more expensive red dots; there was absolutely no need. The lifetime warranty sealed the deal.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Be Happier I love my fastfire 3. As soon as Burris placed the battery where it could be removed without removing the sight I was sold. Its low profile and handles the abuse of my shotgun. My only complaint is when its time to turn the sight off you have to click the button through all of its settings before it can be turned off. It only has 4 settings but that is a just more times a button gets pushed. Also the lowest brightness setting is last and hard to see the dot on bright day and you could think you have it turned off. I feel It should have a hold down 5 seconds to turn off and thats the only thing I would change. Its outstanding otherwise. Thanks Burris for the greatest customer service ever
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from old eyes young again I bought a Fastfire II and Burris rear site dovetail base for my Ruger mark II pistol. My eyes are not young any longer and I could not be confident of hitting my targets with the sights on my pistol. The FastFire solved that problem in a very satisfying way. I liked the sight on the.22 so much, I bought another to mount on my Redhawk 44 mag. The FastFire has worked out just as well on the revolver as it has on my .22 pistol. Took the Redhawk deer hunting and shot 2 deer using the FastFire. It was an awesome experience. I'm very pleased with this sight, though not having to remove it from the mounting base to change battery would be nice.
Date published: 2015-11-23
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 5 out of 5 by from Perfect co-witness on M&P Core I installed the Burris Fastfire 2 Red Dot in 15 minutes and within 20 had it It co-witness with no issues on a M&P core Ported 40 cal. 5 inch barrel. The main thing to remember when adjusting the sights is do do exactly what the instructions says to do. Loosen the locking screws by half a turn this will allow you to adjust the sight on the gun take it off with out any movement on the screws while you tighten back the locking screws. This sight is very small and easy to use. It is the same size as the Doctor red dot. The quality is great and I found no issues with the workmanship. The clarity of the lens is incredible. It comes with lifetime warranty and for under $200 I see no reason to spend money on optics that cost half of the gun. I really like that it has an off and on switch which is what I wanted. Tips for Co- Witness
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product/value Bought this on Amazon to complement the AR 536 which is mounted on my Windham AR-15. It is very light weight and doesn't add much bulk to the sight. It is very well made. The auto brightness feature works very well and the windage and elevation are easily edjusted using a thin blade screwdriver. I read several reviews on the FastFire II and the biggest complaint was that you had to remove the sight to get to the battery compartment. The FastFire III has the battery compartment on top and that's why I chose that modle. I have fired approximately 500 rounds since adding the optic and it has held zero. I am very satisfied with this purchase and would recommend this to a friend. I could have spent more on another brand but so far I don't see the need.
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For Aging Eyes....This Does The Trick! This is the second FastFire III I have purchased. This unit was for my wife's Ruger 22/45 Lite which I matched up with a mount from MaddMac's Precision Tactical and she couldn't be happier. I had narrowed my search for a red-dot down to a couple of units, but in the end I went with the FastFire as I already owned one and it has been great so far. My calculation was why try something else when I'm not sure I will like it, and also it keeps me with parts commonality so I can carry a spare battery or whatever and it will fit either unit. Have only been to the range a few times with either unit, but so far zero complaints.
Date published: 2014-10-08
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Is the Burris Fast Fire III housing aluminum?  Also, is the 3 moa OK for handgun target practice at 50 yards and less.

Asked by: JTsan
Yes it is aluminium and it would work well for that purpose.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-18

Hello, I am considering buying a Burris FF3 and I am thinking of attaching it to my Tisas Regent SP1 aka Zigana Sport. Will this BFF3 fir my gun?

Asked by: FRGP66
Yes, you will need a mount from www.amerigunusa.com
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-18

I'm looking to purchase the fastfire 3 model 300237 for my kel tec pmr 30. I noticed that it doesn't come with a mount. Would I be able to just buy a picatinny mount that is specific for my pistol and mount y ok url optic to that? Thanks in advance!

Asked by: Jake Newton
I would go for 300236. That one comes with a picatinny mount.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-13

DOES the Burris Fastfire III easily mount to a Baretta APX or PX4?

Asked by: BDlang
For the PX4 we have mounts available, and yes it is easy. For the APX, we do not currently have a mount.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-09

Any ideas for a mount for a Ruger SR22?

Asked by: Badshot
You can get one of those form folks at www.amerigunusa.com
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-09

New to guns. Would the FF3 fit on a DDM4 V7 SLW 5.56. If not what’s Burris’ best option. Thanks. 

Asked by: Quiapo
Yes it would fit. For an AR we recommend the AR-F3 mount.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-03

Will the FastFire 3 work with factory base supplied with Ruger 10/22 takedown lite?

Asked by: Beau37
If you are using the rail that Ruger includes, it should fit fine. However sometimes the Weaver style rails they include are of varying tolerances so there can be fitment issues as our mount is Picatinny Spec.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-07-03

Just bought a Fast Fire 2 and getting ready to put it on my new Canik TPSFX I watched a you tube on how to install ...they said not to use the rubber casket ... do you agree with that? If so why was there one in the box?

Asked by: Joe Fleming
I would use the gasket as it is needed for waterproofing.
Answered by: Burris Support
Date published: 2018-06-27
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