Holosun for CCW

At one time maybe. We are living in the 21st century now and things have come a long way.

I'm not ready to put one on a small gun that needs to be carried concealed, at least not yet, but that could change. Not because I don't like the sight, but because it adds to the bulk of the gun that I don't want.
When your ready you will like it and it really does not cause any issues with my edcc. I am still able to carry the same way I always did iwb concealed. Those mrd's take up very little real estate.
It's not that dots take more training than do irons. It's that dots take as much training. If a fellow has never fired a gun before, then he probably can learn at least as quickly with a dot as with irons. If he's got decades of experience with irons, though, he's got some work to do to get up to speed with the dot.

As for the cost, iirc the slide cut was $150 with shipping. The sight itself was 450 bucks, which was the best price I could find. 450+150=about the price of a new Glock 29.

As for battery changes and re-zeroing, I hope you are right. I have not yet needed to change the battery, so have no personal experience.
Red dots don’t take as much training to learn if you learn correctly from the beginning.

If your iron sights are properly aligned and if your draw stroke and presentation brings the iron sights up consistently, you will have almost no leaning curve with a red dot, because if you see a good sight picture, you should see your dot. It isn’t as if there is a different aiming point for irons and the dot…

The problem everyone I’ve ever introduced to red dots is they present the gun and look for the dot. DONT LOOK FOR THE DOT! Look for the iron sights (like you were told years ago)…the dot should be there.
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That's assuming there are iron sights on the gun, and that they can be seen through the glass...
I have optics on 3 different pistols, and carry two of them often. I've been carrying a handgun starting with a revolver in the middle 1970s when I started working as a deputy sheriff, retiring in 2011. I didn't have much issue transitioning to an optic. MY experience is, with cowitnesed optics, if I chase the dot, I would also be chasing the irons since they line up perfectly. Maybe because of that it was easier for me. Might not be for everyone. Will I need an optic if I have to use it in self defense? None of us knows until that situation plays itself out. But there is a chance. If I had the attitude that I wasn't going to need sights during a self defense situation, I wouldn't need the iron sights on there ether. I was involved with an on-duty shooting many years ago and the sights were not used or even visible because of the positions we were in. But I can imagine enough scenarios that might involve sights being used, I'm going to keep sights of some sort on all of my defensive handguns.
My 507C is rounding out year 3 of being on my carry gun on the same battery. Range trip last Thursday, another thousand rounds through it from my hands and a few other people. Now I have 3 guns lined up on my work bench waiting for Holosuns to go back to students. More range time this weekend. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and install one on anyone's gun. But I still recommend backup sights as well.
I’m coming around to red dots on pistols. I’m more accurate with them but not as fast yet. My next problem is holsters in my preferred style that accommodate a red dot.
I don’t have a Holosun, but I did just mount a Primary Arms dot with a Holosun 507c footprint on my Gen 3 Glock 17 build.

The Tru Glo rear sight was a fraction of an inch too long and hit the sight, so I put a stock rear back on the gun until I figure out something else to buy to replace it. It’s too short to use, but it fills the slot for now.


I only have one other handgun dot, it’s on one of my Ruger Mk IV uppers. So, this will be a new experience getting used to a sight on a center fire.

I am looking forward to getting used to this set up. My Glock 43X is an MOS, so once I get the dot down on the 17 adding one to my ccw gun (the 43X) should not be tough to learn.

Stay safe..
At 60, I put an optic on every gun I reasonably can. Most of my carry guns and all my boonies guns have optics.


1. I can see BOTH my target and the sight. Nothing is blurry when I press the trigger.

2. I can hit targets much better father out.

3. Adapting to red dot may seem. Like a hurdle to overcome but it really isn’t with a bit of proper practice.


I’m 65 and your post could have been written by me as my points for switching over are the same.
RDS’s have been around for a long time but these newer ones are much smaller and more durable and have advanced features. I’ve got a few older models like what came on early SiG 556’s which I’ve got on a few other carbines.
I in the last year I’ve bought 7 “modern” RDS”. 2 Holosuns for carbines, one on a Ruger 10/22 Charger, the other I’ve moved around on a CZ Scorpion, an AR SBR and an HK MP5SD … I really haven’t found anything that I really like it on.
Last week I picked up a SiG RomeoZero Elite for my newest purchase, a SiG P322 (this is a screenshot from GunBroker, mine is identical except I’ve put the included threaded barrel adapter on as I shoot it suppressed) … I really like its 20 round mags.

My 1911 Nelson Custom 22 conversion

And my Glock 19 & 34

Like anything new these RDS’s did take some getting used to but it’s quite natural now, it’s faster and tighter groups.
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