NOBLEX has been making high-end optics out of Germany for 150 years. A well-known brand, but they weren’t on my SHOT Show must-visit list. Thankfully a picture of this new “NOBLEX Sight for GLOCK M.O.S. System” optic caught my eye and I popped in to check it out. This is easily one of the coolest micro red dot pistol sights available.
Whereas other MRDS use the GLOCK M.O.S. mounting plate as a sandwich-style adapter in-between the optic and the gun, the NOBLEX optic IS the mounting plate.
It’s the lowest-mounted reflex sight in the world. Even GLOCK’s factory, plastic sights can be lined up through the lens of the NOBLEX — no suppressor-height sights necessary.
Unlike the vast majority of other reflex sights on the market, the NOBLEX is fully enclosed. This protects the LED from water, dirt, mud, etc. that can block its ability to reflect onto the lens where the shooter sees it as a floating dot.
On the NOBLEX, the 5 MOA, auto-brightness-adjusting dot is projected from an LED inside of the two-lens, enclosed optic that’s surrounded by a steel housing.
NOBLEX says it’s impervious to heavy use, and the design is certainly a great step in that direction. It’s also sleeker, lower, and generally less likely to snag than many MRDS and, as it mounts directly to the slide rather than via an adapter, it’s a more integral connection with half as many screws and what should be a more secure, solid connection to the gun.
Hopefully we can borrow one for review, because on paper and just playing with it in the SHOT Show booth it seems really promising. Plus, I dig its unique look.