mini red dot on revolver?


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NOLAEMT
April 2, 2011, 11:04 PM
does anyone have a mini red dot, like a Burris Fastfire on a revolver? and if so, how do you like it?

I am thinking of putting a Fastfire on my 686+ and I was wondering if anyone had any advice.

pictures would also be neat!

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Rodentman
April 2, 2011, 11:12 PM
Not sure if this is what you have in mind, but I like it. Very accurate and stable with hot loads.

http://fototime.com/3B3AAC0B4ED108B/standard.jpg

NOLAEMT
April 2, 2011, 11:13 PM
that is exactly what i was thinking of.

does it bother you having the sight so high above the bore?

imoXu
April 3, 2011, 11:08 AM
i have a similar setup except with a leupold deltapoint
(http://www.leupold.com/tactical/products/scopes/deltapoint-reflex-sights/deltapoint-reflex-sight/)it mounts on the rail, avoiding that half inch riser thing in that picture
I think it also comes with a mount that would replace the rear sight mount, so you wouldnt need the rail and it would be even lower still (or so the manual would seem to indicate)
mox

Lobo_79
April 3, 2011, 04:50 PM
does anyone have a mini red dot, like a Burris Fastfire on a revolver? and if so, how do you like it?

I am thinking of putting a Fastfire on my 686+ and I was wondering if anyone had any advice.

pictures would also be neat!

Here's one on a Performance Center Model 627 8X. Works great.
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz154/Lobo_79/Smith_Wesson/L1000929.jpg

oldfool
April 3, 2011, 07:02 PM
have been tempted, but they are just not mini enough to suit me
a cheap alternative is a fiber optic front, if your front site is pinned
can be pretty stunning when shooting in direct sunlight

I do run a Millet 1" 3MOA red dot on a Ruger MKIII pistola though, and it is a good setup
just have to know your elevation to compensate for bore line vs sight line unless always shooting at one given distance, no different than any scoped gun

all red dots do suffer from "parallax" though, contrary to some claims... you need keep that dot well centered in the optic if really want best accuracy

Walkalong
April 3, 2011, 07:23 PM
They work great.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=114637&d=1265038109

It actually has a bigger sight picture than this full size Ultra Dot

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=131402&d=1291154662

PO2Hammer
April 3, 2011, 09:41 PM
I use a full size Trijicon Reflex sight occasionally on my .357 single action. Battery free, very rugged, precise click adjustments, very wide field of view.

blackfoot5
April 4, 2011, 08:57 PM
I have a C-More ST mounted in the rear sight slot of a 4" GP 100. I really like it for Bullseye shooting. What I like about it is it dosen't affect the balance of the pistol and it has a larger dot. I also have a C-More Railway mounted on a 4" Smith. I like both better than tubular scopes, but I like the ST better. They do take some patience to zero, but this one holds zero even with 327 mag loads. - gene

blackfoot5
April 4, 2011, 09:03 PM
I have a C-More ST mounted in the rear sight slot of a 4" GP 100. I really like it for Bullseye shooting. What I like about it is it dosen't affect the balance of the pistol and it has a larger dot. I also have a C-More Railway mounted on a 4" Smith. I like both better than tubular scopes, but I like the ST better. They do take some patience to zero, but this one holds zero even with 327 mag loads. - gene

TonyAngel
April 4, 2011, 09:09 PM
I agree that the mini red dots aren't quite mini enough. I'd either go with a nice set of fiber optics or a C-more. Red dots on handguns are a little tricky. With tube scopes, you have the tube to use as a point of reference. With the C-More you have the body as a point of reference.

When you mount the minis close to the rear of the revolver, you could have some trouble finding the dot.

blackfoot5
April 4, 2011, 09:15 PM
Sorry about the double post. I haven't figured out how to delete one of them. - gene

Rodentman
April 4, 2011, 09:29 PM
It doesn't really bother me up that high. It isn't the most streamlined sight in the world but it's fun. No batteries on that one either.

Iron Sight
April 5, 2011, 01:59 AM
Smith & Wesson Model 14-8 (38 special only). Very accurate for me. Some battery contact problems with the Burris Fastfire. but I think I have them solved by tweaking the contacts. The tube style allow faster dot acquisition. I like the fastfire style better though for this gun.
http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx294/SlowWater/38splwreddotsm-Copy.jpg

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