First Shots: Burris FastFire C Optic

by Braxton Taylor

The FastFire C is Burris Optics’ latest entry into the world of red dot optics and is designed specifically for sub-compact and micro-compact pistols typically used for everyday concealed carry. Weighing less than one ounce, the FastFire C offers durability and reliability, featuring an “Always On” technology with a 25,000-hour run time, powered by a CR2032 battery. Its low profile allows for absolute or 1/3 co-witness with standard open sights, eliminating the need for elevated sights. Equipped with an Intelligent Auto-Bright system and offering manual illumination settings, this compact red dot ensures optimal visibility in any light condition.

This new optic uses the popular RMSc footprint as its mounting standard, and the housing’s protective lens hood incorporates serrations along the front edge to deliver no-slip performance for one-handed slide manipulation. Combined with the ultra-lightweight, shockproof, fog proof and water-resistant housing construction, the FastFire C is built for everyday carry.

For use with backup open sights, the FastFire C has a low profile allowing for absolute or ⅓ co-witness with most standard-height factory open sights. This eliminates the additional expense of installing elevated sights that clear the optic window. In addition to this, the FastFire C includes a removeable rear fixed sight, which can be used as a co-witnessing backup or reference point for quick dot alignment. A white, high-visibility stripe on the back of the housing also assists in fast sight alignment and quick dot acquisition.

Burris FastFire C Specifications

  • Magnification: 1X      
  • Footprint: RMSc
  • Reticle: FastFire 6-MOA Dot
  • Reticle Color: Red
  • Finish: Matte 
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Click Value: 4 MOA   
  • Elevation Adjustment, Total: 80 MOA
  • Length: 1.61 inches
  • Weight: .44 ounces
  • Illumination Control: Push-button
  • Illumination Settings: 5 brightness settings plus Burris Intelligent Autobright
  • Battery: CR2032

The FastFire C has an MSRP of $276, and more information about this new optic and other products from Burris is available at

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