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mini red dot on revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by NOLAEMT, Apr 2, 2011.

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  1. NOLAEMT

    NOLAEMT Member

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    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!
     
  2. Rodentman

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    Not sure if this is what you have in mind, but I like it. Very accurate and stable with hot loads.

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  3. NOLAEMT

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    that is exactly what i was thinking of.

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

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    i have a similar setup except with a leupold deltapoint
    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
     
  5. Lobo_79

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    Here's one on a Performance Center Model 627 8X. Works great.
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  6. oldfool

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    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
     
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    They work great.

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

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    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.
     
  9. blackfoot5

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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Sorry about the double post. I haven't figured out how to delete one of them. - gene
     
  13. Rodentman

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    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.
     
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    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.
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