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Warbirds
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USA
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Posted - 12/07/2017 :  01:23:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My vision continues to erode at a rate faster than Id like- I know this is treating the symptom, not the root cause, but is anyone running an RMR style optic on a pistol?

Just looking for opinions and experience.


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yoshmyster
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Posted - 12/07/2017 :  04:53:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
AR/AK pistol with arm brace and a magnifying scope.
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tsavo303
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Posted - 12/07/2017 :  05:03:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://www.trex-arms.com/the-beginners-guide-to-pistol-reddots/
this guy makes a good argument for them, he is about the best technical shooter I've seen
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wpageabc
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USA
5203 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2017 :  06:50:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My concern would be racking with this optic on top and the added bulk these add not to mention costs.

Hanging a little laser off the front of your pistola.It helps the old eyes with more bang for your buck.

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Mobuck
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Posted - 12/07/2017 :  07:25:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"is anyone running an RMR style optic on a pistol?"

YES x 1,000
My pistol performance has been failing for 3-4 years and I was getting frustrated. I tried a red dot optic and the improvement was amazing. Now, I have RMR type sights on 3 Ruger 22/45 pistols and can give the young'uns a run for their money again.
We don't phart around--we shoot 22 pistols at 100-125 yards and a good RMR( I use Burris FastFire I/II) allows me to make those shots I couldn't with open sights.

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select-fire
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Posted - 12/07/2017 :  10:05:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ruger SR1911 with crimson laser grips. Put the laser on the target and fire.
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AzAfshin
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2462 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2017 :  11:31:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have red dots on my Buckmark and Glock 17. Extremely helpful with old eyes. With the Glock, I can now shoot the same groups at 15 yards that I used to shoot at 10 yards with iron sights. I also can shoot wearing my regular glasses and not readers (since I couldn't focus on the front sight with my regular glasses).
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He Dog
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Italy
44515 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2017 :  12:35:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Burris Fast Fire on a S&W Victory .22 (the new, one not WWII). Into a dime at 7 yards.

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festus
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Posted - 12/07/2017 :  2:18:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Burris fastfire 3 on a S&W model 629 and one on a S&W model 41. I wear prescription glasses and when I shoot I have to take my glasses off because the red dot is distorted. Have been using these sights for years and have been satisfied with them and recommend them highly. Have five in all. One is on a crossbow and one on my grandsons Mossberg 510 another on a T/C Contender 7x30 Waters.
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Mr. Perfect
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Posted - 12/07/2017 :  4:05:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Go with a laser.

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perry shooter
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Posted - 12/07/2017 :  4:19:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
red dot sights have been used for many years in Bulls eye pistol matches I have used them for30 Plus years one thing I don't see much talked about is the size of the dot if you can hold the pistol so still Like Mr ZINES then you can use a 2 minute dot but if you are old and have tremorlike me I SUGGEST A LARGER RED DOT 8 MIN OR LARGER DOT A SMALL DOT WILL DRIVE YOU CRAZY I used to be a 2600 shooter you can shoot just as good of a group with a 8 min dot as a 2 minute dot from a rest and the dot looks like it is floating with a large dot not a dance as like a small dot from you hand
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mogley98
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USA
13324 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2017 :  7:26:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not a fan of lasers since day light viewing is often limited, although they are great for dry fire practice.

I prefer the mini "halo" sights.

Quick aiming.


Edited by - mogley98 on 12/07/2017 7:26:43 PM
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carbine100
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USA
2846 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2017 :  7:39:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A couple of Burris Fastfire 3's Keltec PMR and a Ruger Mk II and a couple red dot scopes on Buckmark, Ruger Mk II. Love them.


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shilowar
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USA
35758 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2017 :  7:53:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's one of my pistols with an optic.

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pawnee66
Junior Member

USA
100 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2017 :  8:19:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Running a Doktor on my 1911. Great set up for old eyes!!
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Mobuck
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10186 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2017 :  8:27:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Go with a laser."

You have one that works @ 100 yards in full daylight????????

Mobuck<BR>
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hdcolt51
Advanced Member

USA
4229 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2017 :  8:39:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a trijicon RMR09 on my Glock 41 mos a bit overkill but it works well,took awhile to get used to and I do like it.I shoot a little better with it,I need alot of practice to be proficent with it on a pistol for some reason and I can shoot a pistol pretty well.I love it on a 45angle mount on an AR.IMO if you don't have one you should check out the trijicon RMR 06 and the vortex

Edited by - hdcolt51 on 12/07/2017 8:40:46 PM
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Warbirds
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USA
12981 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2017 :  9:55:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK folks- Trijicon RMR with 3.25 MOA dot on order. I will keep you updated with a range report ASAP.

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nunn
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USA
37634 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2017 :  11:32:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My carry pistols have night sights. In the daylight, they are 3 white dots. Actually, with my eyes, they are three white blobs. It's OK. I can line up three white blobs.

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wallie
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USA
8171 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2017 :  12:50:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is my .02
I used an aim-point 1000 on a Marvel 1911-22 some 40 years ago
It was shot at 50 feet at an indoor 5 county winter league match
They took a pic of the target and awarded it to me at the district dinner.

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