Red dot on semi-auto pistol???


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alpha6164
March 16, 2009, 11:51 AM
I have a Sig 226 with threaded barrel, trigger work, and AAC Evo-9 can on it that is primarily a home gun that obviously will not be carried. I always wondered how a red dot such as Jpoint/Docter or Burris FastFire would work. I think that sight acquisition would be faster comparing to standard sights. Any opinion on this? Of the three i mentioned is one better than other and why? Thanks for all inputs.

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bluetopper
March 16, 2009, 02:53 PM
Red Dots are quite common on semi's for bullseye shooting..............if that helps?

ArmedBear
March 16, 2009, 02:55 PM
I like frame mounts that attach below the slide, then go up around the slide.

But people do put them on the slide.

The little sights like Burris work nicely, but Bullseye competitors tend to favor tube sights like the Ultradot.

That said, on a defensive gun, there's a lot to be said for a laser. Red dot sights come into their own when the target is a bit farther away than HD might imply.

4thPointOfContact
March 16, 2009, 02:55 PM
I've never used one on a pistol, though I have seen quite a few.
They seem to work well enough on competition pistols, so I see no reason why it would slow anyone down for SD use.

I have a Pride-Fowler mini red dot on my household shotgun and have No worries about it's performance.

(The only reason I chose a PF in particular was that it can be turned to "fully ON" for use when transitioning between dark and light areas, which can wash out some mrd's. )

bluetopper
March 16, 2009, 06:24 PM
I just put a holographic sight on my 629-6 two weeks ago. I was amazed at how accurate it made it................or rather how the sights let the guns accuracy come to fruition. At first I took a chance on it cause I wasn't for I would even like the thing as I'm kind of a trditional target shooter. But yes, I do like it.

Coronach
March 16, 2009, 06:31 PM
Right. For defensive use, a laser is probably better than a red dot for a handgun. I'd go for a set of Crimson Trace Lasergrips before I put a red dot on a handgun.

Mike

Average Joe
March 16, 2009, 08:01 PM
I put one on my Ruger MKIII, its a lot of fun.

chris in va
March 16, 2009, 11:58 PM
Ditto for my Kadet. Makes it a lot easier to shoot. Not sure for SD situations though, I don't see why it wouldn't work well.

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