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Offline MFI

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Re: Considering a Red Dot, How Do I Start?
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2019, 03:41:28 PM »
Anything better? I don't want to mill the slide.

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Re: Considering a Red Dot, How Do I Start?
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2019, 07:04:47 PM »
     Hiya MFI and see you are still in the seeking phase. I'd imagine that following some completion shooting events could net an opportunity to shoot your or another platform to see if its right for you. Perhaps a local range has a rental to test out?. Only reason I suggest is because having owned a Cmate and added a c-more to a shadow,it didn't work out for me,and its not a big deal to return back to what worked fine in the first place, but would have been nicer without the price tags involved and the loss of resale value. As long as you can see a front sight you are in business,I might consider it again when I cannot. Be well.

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Re: Considering a Red Dot, How Do I Start?
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2019, 07:25:09 AM »
My problem is I can see the front sight with 2.0 glasses but the target is now blurry. I'll see if the range has a rental but in CT there arent any competitions to go to.

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Re: Considering a Red Dot, How Do I Start?
« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2019, 07:47:40 AM »
Anything better? I don't want to mill the slide.

What gun?

My first several red dot guns were milled but I have become more of a fan of the optic-ready options.
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Re: Considering a Red Dot, How Do I Start?
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2019, 04:25:22 PM »
 I am getting my P10c back from Jagerwerks after work today 8)(might have to leave a little early) i am putting a green Holosun 507c on it. lots of C's. i'll post pics
ok you look at front sight, target, rear sight, target, front sight or go front sight, blur, blur.
 it is faster to do dot on target. as far as finding the dot in the window at the gun store and not liking it it is one of those things like getting a your first dot on a rifle and moving away from irons, it takes time. And not having a repeatable cheek weld... takes time with a pistol. dry fire for a month and its programmed in pretty well. if you practice, it will be easy, and you only have to focus on target. the dot is right there and its not a back and forth with eyes focusing. even if you sport 20/15 vision the dot is king over irons once you can present it consistently. Again practice practice practice

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Re: Considering a Red Dot, How Do I Start?
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2019, 11:07:49 AM »
I started shooting at age 53 and picked up a CZ Shadow 2.  Aging eyes and myopia, in addition to bouts of one sided double vision and depth perception problems from a medical condition made it a constant battle over whether I see the front sight or I see the target.

As soon as the optic ready CZ Shadow 2 was released in Canada I bought one and installed a Vortex Venom 6 MOA to test the waters.  What a revelation!  I could now wear my prescription glasses, now able to see the target and the RDS clearly superimposed over the target.  My shooting speed dropped off significantly at first, adjusting to dot acquisition, but within a few months I was shooting faster and far more accurately than previously.  I graduated from being a low 20% club match shooter to currently courting 60% within those three months.  In Steel matches I am doing even better.

I’ve now turned my P-09 into an optic modified gun running a Vortex Venom 6 MOA, I purchased a second Optic Ready Shadow 2 and am now running a Trijicon SRO 5 MOA on one and a Leupold DDP 7.5 MOA on the second which is solely for practice. 

If you’ve got aging eyes, RDS are the way to go and a way for you to keep enjoying and excelling at competitive shooting.  Making Production Optics a permanent division in IPSc was a brilliant decision and it’s definitely here to  stay. 


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Re: Considering a Red Dot, How Do I Start?
« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2019, 12:14:47 AM »
Thanks this exactly what I needed. I read and posted on your other thread about mounting Co witness on a dovetail. This is i much more generalized. The might consider making this a sticky.
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Re: Considering a Red Dot, How Do I Start?
« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2019, 09:12:53 AM »
I’m a fan of RDS.  Failing eyesight up close from aging eyes, same as many of the rest of you I suspect.  For the last few years I’ve been using corrective eyeglasses to help me focus on the front sight, but last year I just accepted the inevitable and started converting competition as well as EDC guns to RDS.  Plus shooting with a RDS is fun. 

My first experiment with a RDS was with a .22 Marvel conversion that I mounted a 6MOA C-More for Steel Challenge shooting, later went with a Vortex Razor.  Next up was my P10C that I sent to Jagerwerks for milling to accept a Trijicon RM07 for use in Carry Optics as well as EDC/HD.  Despite the small window I chose the RM07 because of Trijicon’s reputation for durability and also opted for BUIS since this was my EDC/HD gun as well.  I spent the next few months transitioning to a RDS gun.  At first I relied on the BUIS to help me acquire the dot, but after enough dry fire I got it to where the dot was in my sightline whenever I brought the gun up. 

Mid-2019 I sent my Shadow 2 off to F4E for slide milling.  This was to be a dedicated competition gun so the biggest question was which RDS to go with.  At the time the Leupold DPP seemed like the obvious go-to choice of many USPSA shooters due to the large window, but I was still a little hesitant since they seems to have issues. When Trijicon announced the release of their SRO I decided to take a chance, banking on the RMR’s reputation and the fact that I was already invested in Trijicon with their mounting footprint.  The SRO and my milled slide both showed up at the end of the summer and since then I’ve been rocking the Shadow 2 with SRO in Carry Optics and have really been enjoying the experience.  The big window, bright dot, ease of controls, and durability (hopefully) made me glad I chose the SRO. 

I’m currently waiting on the Sig Romeo 0 to be released for my latest EDC gun, a Sig P365XL.  For me, RDS is the way to go.  I still own a bunch of iron sight guns, but find myself shooting them less and less.   


 

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