SOUSA Optics Announces new DARC Micro Pistol Dot

SOUSA Optics recently announced the latest optic for discrete carry, the DARC Micro Pistol Dot. The new DARC Micro pistol dot reportedly offers superb magnification without the obvious bulk.

SOUSA Optics recently announced their newest red dot optic, the DARC Micro Pistol Dot. DARC, short for Discrete Advanced Reflex Concealment, is said to combine precision and durability without the bulk of the traditional red dot.

SOUSA Optics, known as American designers and manufacturers of precision aiming devices and firearm accessories, brings the new DARC to market. DARC, short for Discrete Advanced Reflex Concealment combines precision and durability without the bulk of traditional red dots.

SOUSA says that the DARC Micro Pistol Dot’s compact design can handle the abuse of being mounted to any pistol while maintaining a consistent point of impact. They say that the DARC is ideal for a single stack and concealed carry pistols, and should do well in competition shooting, self-defense, and all other aiming needs.

SOUSA DARC micro dot
The DARC Micro Pistol Dot is made of lightweight aluminum and has a matte black finish. Even with the battery installed, the DARC only weighs 19 ounces.

The 1x magnification, scratch-resistant, hydrophobic coated glass lens on the DARC features an Advanced LED Technol lighting system with a 3 MOA dot for precise aiming. The micro pistol dot automatically adjusts to the surrounding light levels and has a manual override for individual preferences, with ten brightness settings to choose from. The DARC is night vision compatible with two night vision settings.

The DARC has an always-on battery life of between two and three years with average use and four years in dark storage. The DARC runs on a CR2032 battery and has a 12-hour auto-shutoff built-in for the night vision settings.

SOUSA Optic DARC rear view
With ten different brightness settings, including a manual override, the always-on optic has a two to three-year lifespan for the battery or four years in a dark setting.

DARC Micro Pistol Dot Specs

  • Glass Lens w/ NV compatible hard coating, anti-reflection, and hydrophobic properties
  • Strong aluminum housing w/ matte black finish
  • 12-hour auto shut off
  • 10 brightness settings
  • 2 night vision settings
  • Automatic brightness w/ manual override
  • Fits factory micro pistol cut mounts and a wide range of 3rd party mounts
  • Includes 2 sets of screws to fit Sig® P365 and Glock®
  • ASW (Absolute Satisfaction Warranty) Guarantee


The body of the DARC Micro Pistol Dot is matte black made from lightweight aluminum. Thanks to the aluminum housing, it weighs just a hair over 19 ounces with the battery installed. The small footprint means that the DARC is 1.6 inches long and just under an inch tall and wide.

The small size of the DARC Micro Pistol Dot means that installation is a breeze, and it fits directly in the factory slide cuts for the Springfield Hellcat, Sig P365, and Glock 43/48 MOS with no adapter plate needed, thus adding to the low profile of the optic. Additionally, the low mounting helps with co-witnessing with the stock iron sights. Not only that, but the DARC is compatible with a variety of third-party mounts for other applications.

SOUSA Optic DARC red dot on Glock
The micro sizing of the DARC allows for a direct mounting into existing cuts on the Springfield Hellcat, Sig P365, and Glock 43/48 pistols. The DARC can also be mounted on a variety of third-party mounts for other uses.

The DARC Micro Pistol Dot has an MSRP of $209.99.