SHOT Show: NOBLEX Sight for GLOCK M.O.S. System

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.

comments

  1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

    Looks interesting. A bit of a shame they couldn’t ‘curved’ the housing a bit more so it couldn’t hang up on clothing when being drawn…

    1. avatar Anymouse says:

      I agree. The viewing window looks pretty small too. I’d be interested in something similar for suppressor height sights, which could have a larger than usual window. I already installed Heine suppressor height tritium sights on my G19 G5 MOS, so no savings for me there. My dealer couldn’t find a MOS model that had night sights, so I needed to replace the sights anyway.

    2. avatar SoCalJack says:

      Speaking of being hung up on clothing, wonder if this optic will allow for one handed slide racking on a gun belt…more than once. They do claim, “… it’s impervious to heavy use…”

      1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

        That looks like it’s possible, press against your pants and cycle it that way.

        Is there anything stopping you from a strip of skateboard tape on the top of your slide for a similar effect?

    3. avatar arc says:

      Can always modify it in the shop, 3D printer, some sand paper, and a little Epoxy. Such will make the overall profile bigger but more rounded.

      1. avatar Someone says:

        Now that’s the proper GLOCK Perfection approach! Pay premium and then finish the product yourself after you bring it home. It works for Gaston, why not for Noblex?

  2. avatar Leighton Cavendish says:

    Isn’t that the owl from Docter? Same company, it seems.

  3. avatar Ian says:

    $500 on opticsplanet. On par with a RMR, interesting concept.

  4. avatar t says:

    My issue with micro red dots is that they all bloom on me due to my astigmatism. Any chance these would be any different?

    1. avatar BloomWherePlanted says:

      Nope

    2. avatar Totmacher says:

      Shooting with polarized glasses is all I have found to fix that. Not practical for every real world situation though obviously.

    3. avatar TommyJay says:

      The bloom is a little less if you turn the brightness down. I put a micro dot of flat black paint over the light sensor on my Burris FastFire II to dim the red dot.

  5. avatar former water walker says:

    Man that seems tiny…any measurements? Not that I’ll ever get one😕

  6. avatar American Patriot says:

    A photo looking thru the lens would of been helpful.

    1. avatar Carlwinslo says:

      Or one on a gun

    2. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      I took one but it didn’t turn out great. The camera just doesn’t see what a human eye sees and the dot appeared smaller than in reality so I didn’t post the photo.

      1. avatar gene says:

        gotcha covered – here’s an artists rendition of the mounted sight: https://i.postimg.cc/GhCbDBkF/Artist-Rendition.png

        1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          “Artist” is kinda generous…

          *snicker* 😉

        2. avatar gene says:

          I didn’t say it was good….

        3. avatar Someone says:

          Why did you attach GLOCK to that Japanese flag?

        4. avatar PTM says:

          Well done! Definitely a professional.

  7. avatar Krampus says:

    If it will hold up to use it as a hammer on the job site followed by being thrown down my driveway, it will maybe worthy of me carrying to baskin robins for a banana split. Terrorists love ice cream and I need to prepared.

    1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      Krampus, just kick ’em in the head with your hoof and you’re good-to-go…

  8. avatar neiowa says:

    Make a version for not a gluck?

  9. avatar Robster says:

    I’ll try it. Glocks aren’t my fav, so maybe this would give me a reason to shoot one more often.

    Thanks for the article!!

  10. avatar D.J.U. says:

    Ok. So whos slide does it mount to. Glock stock, Brownells rmr cut, MidwayUSAs Swenson’s rmr cut, or does it need a glock cut for it? Would have been nice to mention that. I actually have found that the Swenson slides are very nice for the price and very good fit to their brand of SAMMI spec barrels. Alot less expense and better fit than the high dollor options with no rattle from barrel slide match up.

    1. avatar The Donger says:

      “You have no frame of reference here, Donny. You’re like a child who wanders into the middle of a movie and wants to know what’s going on.”

    2. avatar BusyBeef says:

      The article literally says it’s for Glock’s proprietary MOS system.

  11. avatar jros says:

    Now someone needs to hit it with a hammer until it breaks then claim that it sucks and they wouldn’t trust it with their life.

  12. avatar Robert Bailey says:

    find the Noblex produktKatalog here , Mounts and part numbers and MSRP=19%VAT

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