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Red dot on a pistol...take 2

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by adamsredlines, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. adamsredlines

    adamsredlines Sharpshooter

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    Ok, so I tried this once before and it was a failure. I took a pistol I shoot well (Browning Buckmark) and put a rail on top of it, and got an inexpensive red dot (Browning branded one) slapped it on and went to the range. I couldnt find the dot to save my life. I hate the experience so I nixed that and moved on about my business.

    I still like the idea and wanted to give it another go, so enter the P365XL with a Holosun. This time, the optic is LOW on the gun compared to the other setup and the dot is bigger (I'm using the ring for now)....and I'm giving myself a sporting chance by spending a few weeks finding the sight picture on random stuff around the house and dryfire practice before my first range visit. All this to say, at least at this point, it seems to be going much better. When my presentation doesnt instantly field the reticle, its much quicker to find...and becoming quite easy. The only kicker here is the P365 is a brand new platform for me...but I think the presentation and dryfire practice is going a long way to helping that too.

    I'm hoping to get to the range next week...I have 3 pistols I need to get some rounds through so we'll see how it goes with the red dot in real time shooting.

    Sig P365XL MS.jpg
     
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  2. MacFromOK

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    I never could understand the idea of a red dot (or other optic) on a pistol anyway. :anyone:

    A laser perhaps, otherwise I'd go with open sights.

    But it's probably just me...
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    It's all the rage right now; real operarors use Red Dots.
     
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    I am really liking the red dot on my XL. Practice, practice and more practice will have the dot acquisition 100% every time
    May eventually end up with a 48 MOS with red dot as well.
     
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    My son bought the XL with the red dot and while I like the pistol you can keep the red dot , cause I rage just fine without being a steenkin operator type !! :cool:
     
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    100% target focus. That is the benefit. If done right and the right amount of practice, it will make you a better faster shooter. There is a lot of time and training that has to go into it to be proficient with it. Think of it as transitioning from a wheel gun to a 1911. Takes a fair amount of time to learn a new trade

    I only have one handgun without an MRDS on it now and that's Dads old Star. Shooting it feels weird now lol
     
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    And that's easier than pointing a laser on target from the get-go?

    To each his own, I guess. My eyes aren't too bad for open sights (lol, yet?), but when that day comes, it might be a different story.
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  9. adamsredlines

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    So why is a laser reasonable but an optic not?

    Have you shot much with either?
     
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    You can simply point a laser (from the hip if ya want), and have to sight the other on target.

    FWIW, my experience (I have both btw, but not on a handgun) doesn't change the facts.
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