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Red Dots, let's see them

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW, Aug 6, 2009.

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  1. QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW

    QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW Member

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    im looking to mount a few red dots on a few different hand guns i have and would like to see some mounted up as well as some reviews of the optics.

    Thanks,
    Shean
     
  2. Walkalong

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    1911 and a J Point. Nice little sight. OK dot. OK lens. Small is nice. Gun still its in a Galco Avenger holster.

    1911 and C More. Great sight. Great dot with interchangeable modules (size dots)

    586 and an Ultra Dot. Very nice dot and lens. Better than the J Point.

    FA 97 and a Red Dot. Ultra Dot again.

    1911 and a Red Dot.

    Two 1911's and Red Dots. Discontinued Leupold on the Colt .38 Super on the bottom. Weigand mounts. Super Mounts

    Buckmark with a Tasco red dot. Pretty nice red dot. No complaints

    1911 and a Red Dot. Aimpoint. Great Dot. Great glass. As good as it gets.

    Colt Trooper Mark III. Cheap Simmons. Decent dot, decent glass. Unknown mount.

    Trailside before

    Trailside now with Nikon Red dot. Very nice red dot. Discontinued though. They have one similar now. Haven't seen one.
     

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  3. chris in va

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    CZ 75BD with Kadet slide, Millett dot, Weaver rail.
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    I received the dot in the mail and soon discovered the optics were off enough to cause a double image. Other friends confirmed this. Called Millett, had me send it back to CA from VA for an exchange, took two weeks. This one works decently enough but the rheostat ring is loose and I'm just wondering how long it will last before it quits.

    I'd much prefer one of those micro holographic dots that Walkalong has, but they're pretty expensive.
     
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  4. QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW

    QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW Member

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    wow i thought he meant there was already a thread for this. . .

    long day at work.

    thanks for the pictures and comments.
     
  5. SharpsDressedMan

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    Beretta 75 with AAC suppressor and Docter sight. ................................................[​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    I know those red dots are great, but I just can't deal with the aesthetics of those monsters on one of my handguns.
     
  8. Walkalong

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    As your eyes start failing you, you will begrudgingly change your mind about using them, if not liking the way they look. ;)
     
  9. DickM

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    My stable of bullseye pistols, all with UltraDot Match Dots:

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  10. M2 Carbine

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    I'm a fan of Red Dot sights. I don't know how many I have but I usually always need a couple more.:)

    Since I use so many, spending hundreds for them is out of the question. Since I've found that the inexpensive sights, like BSA, gives good service I just stick with them.

    Here's a few.

    GSG-5 pistol.
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    Winchester 9422.
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    Bushmaster
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    AK pistol.
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    Ithaca 12ga
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    Ket Tec PLR .223 pistol.
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  11. Damon555

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    I only have 1 but the Bushnell on my Neos works great.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. The Wiry Irishman

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    DickM - who made your 1911 grip?
     
  13. DickM

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    Vitarbo - purchased from Champions Choice about 4 years ago. They don't seem to carry them any more.
     
  14. wally

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    Agreed, but since I had Lasik last year I'm enjoying iron sights more and red dots less :)

    --wally.

    Took me a while to find this:
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  15. wally

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    Here is another:

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    The great thing about Red Dots is even the cheap ones can be very good. Other than the size, this $20 BSA works every bit as good as the $200+ J-Point.

    --wally.
     
  16. M2 Carbine

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    +1

    You have to figure that a $30 sight isn't going to have the quality and isn't as tough as a $300+ sight, but for most uses the cheap sight is fine and costs ten times less than a "good" sight.

    The dot in the cheap sights isn't as sharp as the expensive sights but good accuracy can still be achieved.

    One thing, the target (bullseye) has to be bigger that the dot in order to center the dot on the target.
    For instance, when shooting with a 4 inch dot at 100 yards, the bullseye must be about 5-6 inches.

    Decent accuracy can be obtained even with the slightly fuzzy cheap Red Dot.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    I initially was thrilled with this BSA holographic sight as it performed great. But after about 75 rounds of 44 Mag reloads (not hot either) the lens came loose. I tried to super glue it back, but that didn't work. The open sights work just fine anyway and I'll keep it stock from here on out.


    [​IMG]
     
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    I've had good luck with the inexpensive tube type red dots, and no success at all with a couple of the inexpensive reflex type.


    The key to using a Red Dot is you have to look through the dot and focus on the target, unlike a scope or irons where your eye focuses on the reticle or front sight.

    --wally.
     
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    That little sight actually looks like it belongs on that M&P Ric.

    Cool stuff.
     
  21. 753X0

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    I use my gun for home defense mostly, so I put a Laser/Light combo for use at night and I'll use open sights for daylight.

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    This was taken with no light, except the light on the gun. The Laser is aimed just about where someones heart would be. The lasers is round, the odd shape is from me moving slightly.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. chris in va

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    ...except we're talking about red dot scopes, not lasers.
     
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    Just trying to show that there's other options. That will enable someones sight to be effective day or night, not just day.
     
  24. QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW

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    yes we understand that and i have CTC grips on my K frame .357mag

    but im looking for reviews and pictures of red dots. thanks anyways.
     
  25. Avenger29

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    Many are big and ugly now, but they will get smaller and smaller until they are not nearly as obtrusive.
     
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