After shooting thousands of rounds from the P10C on local range with all sorts of optics on it, thoroughly checking the materials used, going through the different warranty conditions, and checking personal experiences of many other experience shooters, and also after deeply considering all sorts of practical angles, we found few red dots that fit different budgets and different purposes.
At the top of our list: Trijicon RMR type 2 red dot sight.
FYI: Into our second pick we also included the green version of Holosun 507C X2. It is the same as the red dot version of 507C X2 that we tested and we can put hand in fire for that one too.
How we tested
We took into consideration both that the size of the optic needs to suit the compact size of CZ P10C.
We checked what warranties each manufacturer offers for their products.
Easy to use
We tested how the red dots are easy to use in everyday life: if you need any special tools for handling etc.
We taken into consideration and also tested all the unique features of the red dot sights.
Best without compromise: Trijicon RMR type 22
Trijicon RMR type 2 has extremely sturdy construction, very simple handling and size matching the size of CZ P10C quite perfectly (as also does Holosun 507C X2 by the way). If you do not care about the price tag and just want the best, Trijicon RMR is the way to go. We tested the 3.25 MOA version as that is the best option for us.$519* from Optics Planet $520 from Amazon
*At the time of publishing, the price was $520
Sturdy, reliable, easy to use, but higher price
Trijicon is one of the very few brands who does not go lower with quality to appeal larger market. It has high price, but you know you get quality for it. Trijicon RMR is one of the very first pistol red dots on the market and over the years it has built an amazing reputation and is considered the gold standard of pistol red dots.
You can find it available in different colors and different reticle size (MOA basically translates as the size of the dot). From our research among sellers, the most popular variant by far is standard black color with 3.25 MOA dot. Which is the version we tested as well.
Battery lfie is more than 2 years while active. What put us little bit off is the fact that for battery switch you have to remove the red dot from its position as the battery is only approachable from the bottom of the sight.
Great value for money: Holosun 507C X2
Holosun 507C is also great fit for the P10C considering size of the sight.
It has also switchable multi reticle system, so that you can choose whether you want to use 2 MOA dot or 32 MOA circle. A
lso, this sight has a very nice price tag for the value it brings.$310* from Optics Planet $310 from Amazon
*At the time of publishing, the price was $310
Simple design, long battery life, people’s favorite
Holosun 507C works perfectly. It also brings extra feature compared to our first choice of Trijicon – it has multi reticle system which allows you to select whether you want to use 2 MOA dot, or 32 MOA circle. From our experience you will stick with the 2 MOA dot, but some people like to play with it so it can be appretiated more by other users other than us.
The battery life is more than 50K hours (more than 5 years). On the first sight that seems a lot, but that high number is given by the shake awake system that Holosun 507C uses. In other words the optic is not active all the time, rather you have to wake it up.
Unfortuantely as with Trijicon, Holosun does not have side loading battery. Instead you will have to approach the battery on bottom only by removing the sight from its position. For that the long battery life becomes handy.
The other great thing about Holosun 507C is its price. You can get this optic by almost half of the price of Trijicon RMR. If you are limited by a budget, we recommend going for the Holosun 507C X2. You will definitely not be disappointed.
*We must also note that Holosun makes this very same optic with green dot instead of red dot. We are used to red dot so its nothing for us, but from what we hear from sellers, the green dot is very popular choice among shooters.Holosun 507C X2 with green dot | $340 from Optics Planet
Mounting of red dot sights to CZ P10C
As you would find out, its not enough to get a pistol and a red dot. You also need a device for mounting of the sight to the gun.
And which mount to use? It depends on whether you have the standard CZ P10C, or whether you have the CZ P10C optics ready model. How to tell which is which? Quite simple, the optics ready model has a cut in the slide.
For optics ready version you will need a plate which fits the cut in the slide. For standard version you will need a mount which replaces the rear sight in the dovetail cut.
Installation of red dot to standard CZ P10C
If you want operate red dot sights on your pistols, you need to use red dot mount.
These mounts function as a replacement of the rear sight in the dovetail cut.
Technically you can do the replacement of rear sight for the red dot mount by yourself with a hammer and pusher, but we would recommend either handing it to an experienced gunsmith, or at least get a sight pusher. Then the operation will go much more smoothly, we promise you that.
For both of our red dot picks for CZ P10C you will need a red dot mount that uses the RMR footprint because Holosun 507C as well as Trijicon RMR type 2 uses the same mounting base.
Either you can go for mount made specifically for the RMR footprint, or you can use any of the universal red dot mounts compatible with RMR footprint.
See more on the topic of how to install red dot mount to standard CZ P10C here.
Installation of red dot to CZ P10C Optics Ready
If your gun is optics ready, you will have it easier.
Instead of removing the rear sight and replacing it by a mount, all you have to do is get a matching plate (made for CZ P10 Optics Ready) with Trijicon RMR footprint.
Similarly as for the mount, you can also go for universal plate as long as it covers also the RMR footprint, but there are plates made specifically for the RMR footprint.
Same as with the mounts – as Holosun 507C and Trijicon RMR type 2 use the same mounting base, you can use the same plate for both – as long as it is for RMR footprint, it will fit for both our red dot picks.
See more on the topic of how to install red dot plate to CZ P10C Optics Ready here.
Red dot sight footprints
In this article we refer quite a few times to so called “footprint”. What does such footprint mean?
Footprint is a mounting pattern used by a red dot device. It will tell you where does the red dot use sockets for pins (pins are on the side of mounting device, sockets on the side of red dot), and where it uses screw holes for fixation of the sight to the plate or mount.
To avoid complications for customers, manufacturers of red dot sights usually use footprint patterns similar to other manofacturers. Not all of them (some come up with new footprints), but a lot of them do.
Thanks to that, for Holosun 507C as well as Trijicon RMR type 2 the footprint is the same. Both sights use the Trijicon RMR footprint standard.