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red dot sights on defensive handgun?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by jtheise4, May 18, 2009.

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  1. jtheise4

    jtheise4 Member

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    I'm considering putting a Trijicon Red Dot sight on my S&W M&P9. This gun will not be carried. It is on my nightstand. I have a red dot sight on my S&W 22A and love it. Makes shooting quickly much easier. Any thoughts? Anyone have a simaliar setup? Thanks.
     
  2. jambo545

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    Hey I also have an m&p 9. I use it for when I train(high risk security)If I were to do that I would use the new trijicon rmr the one that uses tritium and fiber. I have also thought of doing the same thing. I am completely not opposed to it I actually think it is a good idea. It is just hard now days to get a good solid opinion out of people on that subject becuase people don't think you need one but look at all the competition shooters using dots . I really think I will do the same soon. The shooting technique I use is called the C.A.R. system and I think it will help me alot check out the car system
     
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    If I need a gun in the middle of the night, I will probably need it Right Now.

    No time to be fiddling & diddling with red-dot sight ON switches and intensity dials.

    The best thing to do would be put a set of Tritium night sights on it.

    rc
     
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    A red-dot sight is fine, IF you can see the target! I'd rather have tritium night sights, and Crimson Trace lasergrips. Oh wait, I DO!

    Besides, if you paint a BG's eyes with a bright red laser, he's quite liable to see the error of his ways and save you the grief of cappin' his dumb ass and ruining your carpet. With a red-dot sight, he doesn't even know you're there.
     
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    Another vote for CT grips. You don't have to fiddle with them, grab the gun in your shooting grip and they come on.

    A nice red-dot I think is more suited to a target / race gun, for a home SD piece I'd rather the laser.
     
  6. jambo545

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    Hey guys slooowww down on the red dot bashing I said that you should use a trijicon rmr red dot if you have ever been around these they dont use batteries and are always on in any light. I use them on many weapons even for psd.
     
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