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Old 12-01-2010, 01:56 PM   #1
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Trijicon's RMR and its use on a defensive handgun

I never thought I'd want to go down the "install an optic on a handgun" trail, but Gabe Suarez has a couple of good selling points - Link: http://www.onesourcetactical.com/reddot ... omtsd.aspx

Anyone thinking about this, or has done this? I've got a Gen III Glock 17 sitting on a shelf right now collecting dust (as my Glock 19 gets all my attention), and this sounds like a interesting thing to try.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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Re: Trijicon's RMR and its use on a defensive handgun

I'm experimenting with this right now; I have a G34 with a Deltapoint mounted on it. I shot it for the first time since the sight was installed yesterday. It isn't intended to be a carry gun, but it certainly could be. I'm going to use it for some steel challenge matches and I'll take it to a GSSF match and compare my results to my stock gun.
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Re: Trijicon's RMR and its use on a defensive handgun

I think it's a really interesting idea. I've been waiting for this concept to become a reality for quite some time now. As long as the size/weight of the unit can be kept down, and iron sights can still be used should there be a system failure, I'm all for it.

(Jeez, listen to the old codger! Buy one lousy revolver with a laser on it and he 's ready to accept anything ! )
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Re: Trijicon's RMR and its use on a defensive handgun

I've actually tried several of the small red dots and currently have a Deltapoint mounted on a 1911 and played with it on a Super Redhawk .44 hunting gun.

I neither love nor hate them. I think they have a place in events where speed rather than precision is the primary goal. Some years ago I put one of the Tasco Pro Point models on a carry gun but never could get comfortable with it.
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Re: Trijicon's RMR and its use on a defensive handgun

So Charlie, you've found that the red dot sights don't allow the precision that iron sights do? Is that because of the size of the dot, or some other factor?
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Re: Trijicon's RMR and its use on a defensive handgun

I was speaking of the small red dots like Tim mentioned and yes, it is the size of the dot. They're fine for steel etc. because targets are pretty big and all you have to do is hit them somewhere. We tend to plink at relatively small steel targets at 70 yd. and with some the dot obscures the target.

The Delta Point has an automatic brightness adjustment so you don't have control over the dot size/brightness. If you're shooting under a roof it sometimes is brighter than it needs to be. This is not just the Leupold... it's been that way with all of the little ones I've tried.

The bullseye shooters use a tube type red dot such as the Ultra-dot that has a brightness control. Some have a choice of dot sizes ie: 1MOA, 3MOA etc.
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