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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Red dot equipped pistols seem to be everywhere these days. Years ago, I only saw them at local USPSA matches, but now, many folks seem to be giving them a go for concealed carry. The concept was very intriguing to me. I read a few of the early articles on the pros and cons of a red dot equipped pistol, and opinions seemed to range from “it’s a terrible idea” to “it’s great”. Since I try to approach my training with an open mind, I decided I would give it a try…ya know, for science. Planning - A few years ago (5 maybe?), there were only a few options for mounting an optic on a handgun, and only a few optic choices to mount to your pistol. The popular sight choices seem to be the Trijicon RMR, the Leupold DeltaPoint, and the Doctor 3. (I personally have never used a Doctor optic, but I have run guns with the RMR and DeltaPoint on them.) Today, there are many companies that specialize in mounting a red dot to a pistol slide. Some companies will not only mill your slide, they produce their own slides already milled for optics (usually Glock slides designed for use with an RMR).Even mainstream firearms manufacturers are getting into the game with popular models available from the factory already milled and ready to accept a variety of red dot optics. In 2010, FN announced the FN45 Tactical, a few years later S&W announced their M&P Core models, and recently Glock has launched their MOS line.I wrestled with how to begin this experiment. Read the rest here: http://blog.gunnersalley.com/my-red-dot-sighted-pistol-experiment-part-i/
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