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Red Dot Pistols
#1
Ok, took a bunch of instructor training last year. There is quite a buzz about red dots on pistols, i.e. Glock MOS, Sig P320 RX, etc...

Are any of you running these, Trijicon, Romeo 1, etc..., on your carry pistols, not comp guns?
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#2
I don't know if I'd run one on my carry gun, but I'm thinking of putting one on my Super Blackhawk for hunting.  Might work out decent for carry, but I'd want to make sure I could cowitness the sights just in case it failed for some reason.
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I had a red dot on my AR. I didn't like it. I found that unlike a laser a red dot takes longer to correctly acquire the target. What I mean is with the red dot you have to be sure your head eyes and everything is lined up perfectly with every shot for it to be of any real use. The red dot I had did not have any crosshairs which may have been part of the problem, I don't know and I can't tell about a red dot for a pistol either. I have a laser on my Ruger SR1911 and it hits what it's on pretty much all the time if I don't jerk my shots.
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Now that they seem to have seriously extended battery life, AND as long as I can co witness the iron?  I would be down with a Sig P320 RX.  Especially at the Instructor price.

But then the cost of all those new holsters???
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(03-19-2017, 06:00 AM)soberbyker Wrote: I had a red dot on my AR. I didn't like it. I found that unlike a laser a red dot takes longer to correctly acquire the target. What I mean is with the red dot you have to be sure your head eyes and everything is lined up perfectly with every shot for it to be of any real use. The red dot I had did not have any crosshairs which may have been part of the problem, I don't know and I can't tell about a red dot for a pistol either. I have a laser on my Ruger SR1911 and it hits what it's on pretty much all the time if I don't jerk my shots.

Yes, red dots are slower, that's why all the Open class competitors run them in competition..... Angel Confused
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(03-26-2017, 01:39 PM)ivwarrior Wrote:
(03-19-2017, 06:00 AM)soberbyker Wrote: I had a red dot on my AR. I didn't like it. I found that unlike a laser a red dot takes longer to correctly acquire the target. What I mean is with the red dot you have to be sure your head eyes and everything is lined up perfectly with every shot for it to be of any real use. The red dot I had did not have any crosshairs which may have been part of the problem, I don't know and I can't tell about a red dot for a pistol either. I have a laser on my Ruger SR1911 and it hits what it's on pretty much all the time if I don't jerk my shots.

Yes, red dots are slower, that's why all the Open class competitors run them in competition..... Angel Confused

It was slower for me, as I mentioned maybe if it had crosshairs it would have been better, but it didn't it was just a red dot in a plain open circle I didn't like it, couldn't get used to it, my shots were off more than on, I gave MY opinion, works for you ... great.  Shrug Dodgy
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