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Athlon Midas Flash Red Dot Sight

Athlon Optics is a US-based optics manufacturer with headquarters located in Olathe, Kansas. Since being established in 2014 they have gained quite a reputation among users for some of their high-end devices. They offer anything from riflescopes, binoculars, to spotting scopes and red dot sights.  At Shot Show 2024, we talked to Dustin from Athlon Optics to learn more about their newest addition to their red dot sight lineup – the Athlon Midas Flash.

Athlon Midas Flash Specifications

The Midas Flash, a new 3 MOA reflex red dot sight from Athlon, caught our eye with its solid design and construction. Right from the start, it feels robust and well-assembled in hand.The sight features a RMR Trijicon mounting standard, making it easy to find compatible aftermarket adapter plates. Given the RMR’s popularity in the US, it readily fits many optic-ready pistols.

Athlon Midas Flash Red Dot Sight
Athlon Midas Flash Red Dot Sight

The Flash boasts a CR2032 battery with a life of 50,000 hours at a medium illumination setting, which is about 5.7 years, placing it on par with Aimpoint and other leading red dot sight manufacturers. It incorporates Shake Awake technology, powering on with motion and shutting down after a period of inactivity, and it memorizes the last used brightness setting.

The Midas Flash is equipped with a 22x16mm objective lens for a clear, crisp sight picture. Adjustment for windage and elevation is managed with tools at the rear and side of the sight, while brightness controls are located on the left side of the housing.

Athlon Midas Flash Red Dot Sight
Athlon Midas Flash Red Dot Sight

Athlon includes five different sets of screws with the optic, accommodating most of the popular handguns in the market. The optic’s fully multi-coated glass enhances light transmission which really showed even under the lights of the fair. Constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum, the body is rugged and designed to be waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof. The dot itself is lightweight, weighing just under 33 grams so it feels really good on the handgun.

Athlon Midas Flash Red Dot Sight
Athlon Midas Flash Red Dot Sight

Availability and Price

Inside the box, you’ll find the Athlon Midas Flash Red Dot, a pack of screw mounts, instruction manual, lens cloth, battery, necessary tools, and warranty details. The warranty will likely hit the 10-year mark for the European market although Athlon offers a lifetime warranty on the product in the US, meaning they have you covered for as long as the model is in production.

Athlon Midas Flash Red Dot Sight
Athlon Midas Flash Red Dot Sight

Having been released in Q1 2024, the Midas Flash was available for purchase during our conversation with Dustin. We’re expecting it to be priced around the 320 € mark in Europe, which we find to be competitive. We were pleased with what we saw and believe the product holds a lot of promise in that price range.

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