Dagger Defense DDHB Review

Image from Amazon.com

Let me start this review from saying – I have no idea why Dagger Defense DDHB is such an underrated red dot system. No idea! Because I love it! So, if you are too lazy to read through the whole review, well, just buy it, here is the link: Dagger Defense DDHB Red Dot Reflex Sight.

I suspect that the reason for being somewhat underrated is the price, which is only $39.99 currently on Amazon. Now, considering that pretty much any other red dot system for your AR-15 start at about 100 bucks, Dagger Defense red dot is suspiciously cheap. Yes, I was suspicious as well. So let’s take a closer look at Dagger Defense red dot sight.

Like I have mentioned above, currently the price of Dagger Defense sight is $39.99. Here are a few details from Amazon.com:

  • Both red and green dot, four position reticles
  • Equipped with a locking set screw to stabilize your sighting adjustments (use only if needed and turn 1-2 times clockwise only)
  • APERTURE:33mm
  • LENGTH:82mm
  • WEIGHT:291g/10oz
  • FIELD OF VIEW:15.8m@100m
  • Included: 1x Type Red Dot & Green Dot Sight scope, CR2032 Battery- 1x Instruction Manual- 2x Allen Wrench- 1x Lens Cleaning Cloth

First Impression

So, this red dot system is tiny and obviously the box it comes in is tiny as well. At about 10 oz, Dagger Defense is practically weightless. Now of course, buying a red dot system for less than 40 bucks, might have you concerned for the quality, BUT, surprisingly, the quality seems acceptable right out of the box as well. One thing that you become sort of disappointed in are the batteries that are included… Well, at least Dagger Defense are courteous enough to include the batteries at all! The tools that are needed to mount this red dot system are included as well.

Installation of Dagger Defense DDHB

Installing Dagger Defense red dot system is easy. Just loosen the bottom clamp with the tool that was provided (hex tool) and then tighten it on your rifle. DONE! This is when you start noticing a little lack of quality. The hardware is where the quality could have been better, but, it concentrate on the price of the system, you quickly forget these complaints.

Is Dagger Defense DDHB Waterproof and Fog Proof?

No, but it is not a big deal to me. I would not use ANY OTHER red dot system during the rain for example anyway.

What about the Dagger Defense DDHB Reticle?

Yes, this is where Dagger Defense red dot system blows the competition out of the water… even some of those that are above $100. There are 4 different reticles that you can chose from! There are two different colors for your reticles, red and green… That is 8 different reticles! How awesome is that? Pretty awesome to me. Here are a few reticle options that you are getting with Dagger Defense DDHB:

On the Range and Testing

I know you are wondering how Dagger Defense performs on the range… It performed amazing! It took me a little longer to adjust it, compared to for example my Vortex Strikefire 2, but it stayed zeroes throughout the whole 2 hours of the range day… and then another 3 hours of the range day next week… and then the next week after that. Pretty awesome!

Minor Complaints

So, I love this red dot system, but it would not be a legitimate Firearms of America review if I did not mention a few complaints. Complaint number one: cheap quality of the hardware definitely feels. So, I would be careful no to strip the screws. Complaint number two: battery will not last you as long as some other red dot systems, like the ones with CR123 for example. So, I recommend you to keep a few of CR2032 batteries on you, just in case. Complaint number three: I wish that the adjustment dials could have been adjusted by hand… But, it is more of my personal preference! That is it… I can’t come up with anything else.


Dagger Defense is a veteran owned company. They could have priced this red dot higher, but they didn’t. This red dot comes with eight different reticles! For the price, the quality is definitely acceptable. The design of Dagger Defense DDHB is very slick and light weight. Overall, awesome buy and for $39.99, you just cannot possible go wrong.

Other Red Dot Systems

I have done a big comparison of budget red dot systems. If you want to check it out, you can find it here.

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by Ken on Dagger Defense DDHB
Cant go wrong!

Love this red dot! Slick looking and built like a tank!

by TP on Dagger Defense DDHB
Good system!

For 40 bucks you can't go wrong! Just buy it!

2 thoughts on “Dagger Defense DDHB Review”

  1. Pingback: Best Red Dot Sight for AR-15 on a BUDGET ($39.99 and more)

  2. I put a “cheap” Dagger Defense red dot on my girlfriend’s AR-7 that is her first time handling a firearm; Damn it, now I want one for my S&W M&P-15 and another for my Keltec SUB 2000… and everyone is out of stock as of this posting. I’ll be replacing two other higher-end brand red dots with a Dagger Defense DDHB ‘cuz they make a great product.

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