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I wanna put a red dot on a .22

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by TTv2, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. 9mmepiphany

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    I wouldn't presume to answer for CraigC, but allow me to clarify some points (bolded numbers in the quote) for future readers:

    1. The sight picture of a red dot wouldn't usually be called refined as the dot is constantly moving on the target...it is like trying to hold a laser pointer still during a presentation.
    2. You shouldn't be trying to keep the front sight and target both in focus
    3. "a little too wide" would be based solely on intended use. When shooting quickly, the front post is properly centered in the notch by your subconscious as opposed to your conscious mind. I've found that there is more slop (movement of POA) with a red dot than iron sights
     
  2. TTv2

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    Update: When I say "red dot" I mean reflex sight/RMR style, not the typical red dot.

    This:
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    Not This:
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  3. LiveLife

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    As I said, I don't care for reflex type red dots in general. Prefer a tube.
     
  5. SparkyEE

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    My buddy and I have tried several..
    The ADE is OK... out of a sample size of two, one wouldn't hold center. The other one is fine.
    The Burris FastFire III is excellent. Probably the cheapest , quality, of the open frame design.
    On my CP33, I'm running a Bushnell TRS-25. Its a tube design, but it works well for very low $$$.
    BTW... the CP33 is awesome... at least as accurate as my Ruger Mark IV.
     
  6. John_R

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    I have the red dot in the OP's link, but sold under a different brand. It has worked fine, I have no complaints about it.
     
  7. Mainsail

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    Vortex has a pretty good military discount if you're active or retired.

    Crimson Trace has an incredible military discount as well. Did I say incredible? Amazingly incredible.

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  8. Jeb Stuart

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    Ditto on the UTG. Started using them on my heavy recoil pellet rifles and then on shotguns. They hold up extremely well. Have some others like the Busnell T25, but now stick with the UTG. Now I am talking about rifles and shotguns. Really do not know what one would be for a pistol. Personally do not like them on a pistol.
     
  9. Hookeye

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    Tube style reddot......trs25 by bushnell on the low end. Better the sig romeo 5.

    Have shot em without issue. Buddies have as well......several of each.

    Reflex sight? Im looking at a sig romeo 1 or burris ff.

    If shooting a specilaty pistol where its already bulky....a 30mm aimpoint or clone.

    I dont think rds or reflex to be akin to a dancing laser pointer at all. If anything they make shooting well pretty darn easy
     
  10. Hookeye

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    One has to get past the trying to look around the dot. Cheap ones usually have bigger and less crisp dots. Ill tolerate 3moa but like 2 moa dots better.

    Speed guys like the bigger dots.
     
  11. Hookeye

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    IMHO a crisp 2 moa dot is easier to transition to.....if used to scope crosshairs or using irons where the target ( like eyeball of chuck sticking head out of hole by barn ) sits right on the top edge of the front sight.
     
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