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Old 02-16-2010, 03:07 PM   #11
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It really comes down to what makes the user more comfortable at aquiring the sight. Many people like the red dot because it is easy to gain a sight picture quickly. Now, it is my own opinion that if a red dot is used, the user needs to be very familiar with the sight. Turning it on to level 10 in low light will not help, and fumbling with the sight dial can take up valuable seconds.
+1000 on all points, especially the last one. I put the Millet red-dot back on my GF's, and it is a great piece for the money, but if I were serious about going the optic route (I only put it on there to try out), I would go with nothing less than one of the Aimpoints that can go years on a battery, and would simply leave it on and change the battery at regular intervals (every 6 months, every year, etc). That way the sight is ready when you are, not to mention it is going to be durable enough for all but the most rough handling.
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:11 PM   #12
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Optics on an HD shotgun are a waste of money. That optic on that shotgun, with that stock is nearly useless. That stock does not allow for a steady shoulder mount, as a result, with a pistol grip shotgun ther will always be signifigant movement.
The red dot suggests a single projectile. The pistol grip on a shotgun is just not user friendly for single projectile accuracy.
IMHO, lose the red dot and that is a nice shotgun for HD.

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I don’t see any optics helping with a pistol grip like that.. When you fold out the stock OK but putting a pistol grip shotgun up to the face?
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That optic on that shotgun, with that stock is nearly useless. That stock does not allow for a steady shoulder mount, as a result, with a pistol grip shotgun ther will always be signifigant movement.
The red dot suggests a single projectile. The pistol grip on a shotgun is just not user friendly for single projectile accuracy.
If you look carefully you will notice that is a foldaway stock.... not a pistol grip...
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If you look carefully you will notice that is a foldaway stock.... not a pistol grip...
MY mistake. Still the optic is overkill, unless shooting slugs. Sorry about my mistake, though.
Oh, yeah, It's a cool shotgun.
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No sights needed for a home defense shotgun.
At most I would put a light on mine. In fact I'll be putting a light on mine as soon as I can afford to buy a new shotty and light.

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