Optic for pistol?


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Buck13
January 22, 2013, 02:29 PM
Took my new EAA Witness 10mm standard steel frame to the range for the first time Saturday. Didn't shoot a lot, since I need to make a brass catcher to prevent losing a third of my casings. My initial impression is that I'm disappointed with the accuracy. Firing @25 yards with my hands rested on a support, my best group with my K22 was 1-3/8" (Federal Auto Match), with my .32-20 Colt PPS 2-3/8" (90 gr SWC handloads) and with the EAA something like 6 or 7" (not entirely sure, since I had 3 bulls on one 17" target paper, and I'm not 100% sure which outliers go with which "group," to use the term generously). I shot the same model as a rental last year, and thought it did considerably better. If this gun can't do under 4" @ 25 yards, I'm selling it.

Of course, there's lots of variable here. Me getting used to new sights, me generally sucking, a fairly stiff trigger, ammo (shot mostly 180 gr. plated Rainiers over 12.1 gr AA#9, a few Nosler 150s over 14.3 gr #9 or 7.5 gr Unique; much to explore there). I should buy a box of the Serbian 10mm Lite I used last fall and see if that is magic.

To try to take the sight alignment out of the problem, I'd like to try an optical sight. What suggestions for a decent reflex sight or low power scope? Not disposable crap, since I'd like it to survive and be usable on a future draft pick in the form of a magnum revolver...

I do plan to cheap out on the mount:
http://dx.com/p/aluminum-picatinny-rail-base-top-mount-for-pistol-black-146025
If worshiping at the altar of Locktite doesn't make this POS work, I can always buy a Mako later (or give up on the project and just get that revolver.)

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ColtPythonElite
January 22, 2013, 02:30 PM
Burris Fastfire III

tuj
January 23, 2013, 04:39 PM
My experience with the Burris FF3 was quite poor. It wouldn't hold zero on my GT45 and would turn itself from one brightness setting to the next (or off completely) under recoil. Tried tightening the battery cover but that didn't help. I was unimpressed.

Fortunately I have had outstanding luck with Ultradots. They are very reliable, good on battery life, and handle recoil with no problems at all, even in a slide-mount 45ACP application with factory loads.

As you can see...I am a big fan of the Ultradots...

http://renkucorp.com/jf/pics/guns/IMG_20121006_101836_sm.jpg

Buck13
January 23, 2013, 04:42 PM
Nice collection. What IS that with the pink grip???

tuj
January 23, 2013, 04:49 PM
Buck13: That is an IZH-46M Russian air pistol.

Buck13
January 23, 2013, 05:45 PM
Nice. That's the craziest looking thing I'll see today.

I hope.

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