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Old 04-21-2012, 05:11 PM   #11
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Lets see...........a 225gr JHP loaded with 6.7 grains of Unique (max load) travels at 883 fps, would this bullet have a flat trajectory out of a handgun, that probably has a 4" bbl, to justify a scope? Uh, not in my opinion. If your buddy feels the need for something to aid in his target acquisition have him try a lazer or maybe just some good old range time.

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Old 04-21-2012, 05:17 PM   #12
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My buddy has a nice Sig p220 st. He kills me though when he goes out and buys a scope for it. What is that all about. Why and who does that. Seriously a scope on a hand gun. Really???

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Old 04-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #13
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Thank you so much for clarifying that. I totally forgot that gun has a moving slide. I still have so much to learn. *embarrassed*


The good scope mounts attach to the frame. Only lightweight reflex sights should be mounted to the slide.......They are light enough not to affect the action of the slide and are less apt to failure from the violent shock they are subject to being slide mounted. I would like to think no one would mount a scope on a slide just on common since alone...
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The good scope mounts attach to the frame. Only lightweight reflex sights should be mounted to the slide.......They are light enough not to affect the action of the slide and are less apt to failure from the violent shock they are subject to being slide mounted. I would like to think no one would mount a scope on a slide just on common since alone...
Be patient with me. I am learning every day. I didn't know how a scope would mount on a semi-auto with a slide. I'm telling you, just assume I know nothing because I usually don't.
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As has been stated, people do it all the time. They do it for competition, target, and even hunting. If he's not doing any of those things with it, it's pretty silly.
Silly? Some of us aren't blessed with the same great vision we had when we were 18.
So, anyway, why can't it just be for the fun of it? Simple fact: Optics make any gun easier to shoot accurately.




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Be patient with me. I am learning every day. I didn't know how a scope would mount on a semi-auto with a slide. I'm telling you, just assume I know nothing because I usually don't.
Well, its not the best place to put glass but there are mounts these days to allow it- I've had a couple J-Points on 1911 style guns but the only "scope" i've had on one was frame mounted- something i'll never do again
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Silly? Some of us aren't blessed with the same great vision we had when we were 18.
So, anyway, why can't it just be for the fun of it? Simple fact: Optics make any gun easier to shoot accurately.
I apologize, I didn't even think of that. And there's nothing wrong with doing it for the fun of it either.
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Id say its silly on a ccw or home defense gun. Ive got a buddy with a .460 revolver with a scope.
A red dot scope is quicker to pick up a target than open sites, in my experience. Handle one on a firearm, you might be surprised.
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A red dot scope is quicker to pick up a target than open sites, in my experience. Handle one on a firearm, you might be surprised.
Well, opinions vary on this - As i mentioned i had a couple of J-Point reflex sights (NOT a scope) - I think I was quicker to pick up the target with them but it took practice - I really dont think a red dot scope is near as fast to pick up I guess the key word is practice with whatever you have
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Be patient with me. I am learning every day. I didn't know how a scope would mount on a semi-auto with a slide. I'm telling you, just assume I know nothing because I usually don't.
oh, I didnt mean that bad toward you , or anyone for that matter.
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