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First red dot on a pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:54 pm
by TacoTyrant
Finally got my vortex viper dialed in today. This is the first time I’ve ever shot a pistol with a red dot on it. Once I figured it out I love it!felt like I was cheating a little bit haha!

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Re: First red dot on a pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:59 pm
by colonel00
Nicely done. You are braver than me shooting that steel.

Re: First red dot on a pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:03 pm
by TacoTyrant
Probably just dumber.. plus I stay 10-20 yards back.

Re: First red dot on a pistol

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:02 am
by LT USN (Ret.)
TacoTyrant wrote: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:54 pm felt like I was cheating a little bit
I hear this comment a lot from new red dot shooters. Enjoy, I do.

Re: First red dot on a pistol

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:32 am
by Tejas Products
Yea, my wife calls em cheater dots. (As she takes over any gun that has one). I actually have been removing them though. Decided I prefer iron sights.

I stopped using red laser sights as it made me look like I had Parkinson’s, the red dots are starting to feel the same especially close up.

Re: First red dot on a pistol

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:48 am
by TacoTyrant
I noticed that a lil but too, but way more accurate for me and loving it for now. Lasers do drive me nuts for that though..

Re: First red dot on a pistol

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:52 am
by gunn
I have red dots on 4 pistols now. I really enjoy them.

Re: First red dot on a pistol

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:29 am
by colonel00
Yup, red dots and lasers show you how much you are moving. You are moving just the same with iron sights, it's just not as visible or noticeable.

Re: First red dot on a pistol

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:17 pm
by DiGecko
Have one on my TP9SFL, and seriously thinking about adding them to all of my handguns. There is just no comparison for me.

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Re: First red dot on a pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:19 pm
by RWIG
I just ordered a TP9SF Elite One, and am waiting for it to arrive, can a red dot be added to that model? I know it doesn't come with mounting plates and other accessories, but can mounting plates for red dots be purchased for the Elite one?

Re: First red dot on a pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:22 pm
by colonel00
RWIG wrote: Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:19 pm I just ordered a TP9SF Elite One, and am waiting for it to arrive, can a red dot be added to that model? I know it doesn't come with mounting plates and other accessories, but can mounting plates for red dots be purchased for the Elite one?
The Elite does not have the cutout for a sight. You'd have to either get the slide milled to accept a red dot or get one of those red dot mounting plates that fits into the rear sight dovetail.

Re: First red dot on a pistol

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:01 pm
by TL1000RSquid
Tejas Products wrote: Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:32 am Yea, my wife calls em cheater dots. (As she takes over any gun that has one). I actually have been removing them though. Decided I prefer iron sights.

I stopped using red laser sights as it made me look like I had Parkinson’s, the red dots are starting to feel the same especially close up.
Have you tried various size reticles? I prefer 6.5 moa on my handguns and 3moa on carbines/rifles.

Re: First red dot on a pistol

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:08 pm
by deserttrans
Yep, 6 and 3 moa here too.