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Old 09-01-2013, 12:51 AM   #1
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Anyone have exp. With a pistol mounted red dot. Is it worth the bulk? I know it makes rifle shooting improve.

I was looking at the burris fast fire red dot. It is $250 + $50 for mount

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Old 09-01-2013, 01:00 AM   #2
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Anyone have exp. With a pistol mounted red dot. Is it worth the bulk? I know it makes rifle shooting improve.

I was looking at the burris fast fire red dot. It is $250 + $50 for mount
What application are you thinking of using it for?

I would never put glass on my gun for CCW. It could break too easily. If I get bumped the wrong way or something..

On the other hand, plenty of competition shooters use red dots.
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A good red dot can drastically improve your groups for target shooting.

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What application are you thinking of using it for?

I would never put glass on my gun for CCW. It could break too easily. If I get bumped the wrong way or something..

On the other hand, plenty of competition shooters use red dots.
Like a run and gun/ bug out/ home defense full size semi auto
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A good red dot can drastically improve your groups for target shooting.
How do they do in low light conditions?
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I'm going to add one to my 22/45 Target. Its already drilled and tapped so all I need is a deal on the optic.

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Like a run and gun/ bug out/ home defense full size semi auto
Strictly my opinion, you understand. But I personally wouldn't throw a red dot on a home defense or bug out or run and gun firearm. Too easily broken.

But, I'm sure there are more experienced people than me who do it.

For those applications I personally would prefer some night sights and maybe a laser/flash light combo.
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Strictly my opinion, you understand. But I personally wouldn't throw a red dot on a home defense or bug out or run and gun firearm. Too easily broken.

But, I'm sure there are more experienced people than me who do it.

For those applications I personally would prefer some night sights and maybe a laser/flash light combo.
+1. Mine's going on a markIII 22/45. It should make it a lot more fun to shoot. A laser sight or a streamlight might go on my P229 which goes in my nightstand. But I wouldn't put an optic on my Home defense pistol. Just MHO as well.
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Here you go, sight and mounting kit for lots of handguns.

http://rrages.com/sight/minicombo3/index.htm

Some pictures can be found in this thread: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f175/burris-fastfire-3-reflex-sight-95581/

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Anyone have exp. With a pistol mounted red dot. Is it worth the bulk? I know it makes rifle shooting improve.

I was looking at the burris fast fire red dot. It is $250 + $50 for mount
I have one on my Sig, and honestly I've had nothing but problems, the screws rattle loose, the dot would go low enough to the bore and I'm to the point of debating of putting my stock sight back on
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