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Mad Hatter
05-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Anyone here have experience with putting a reflex sight on their semi-auto handgun? I just put one on my shotgun and love it. I can sight without my glasses. I see they make them small enough for this. Methinks this would be the cat's meow so to speak.

hercster
05-05-2014, 03:04 PM
I had a Trijicon MRD on my FNP45 and liked it. Now I have a Burris Fastfire III on a .22 conversion for my 1911 that I use for Steel Challenge. It works even better as the limited recoil gets you back on target fast. The FNP was pre milled for the MRD but all the brands have adaptors for many pistols. Some replace the rear sight. The beauty of these things is the very small size and weight and ease of mounting and dismounting. I may try one on my VMT shotgun at some point. I have a DeltaPoint perched on top of my HAMR on the AR. For action shooting I recommend a 7 moa reticle and really like the chevron shape on the Delta Point. Ease of adjustment and battery access are features to look for. The Docter RDS is popular on pistols. All other things being equal, I would choose one of the Trijicon models as they are so rugged. The new Burris Fastfire is lower in cost and so far has worked well for me.

Satain
05-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Yep luv it.

TV-PressPass
05-07-2014, 12:52 PM
I used to laugh at these guns:

http://czcustom.com/images/products/detail/CZ_75_TS_CZECHMATE.png

Now I'm thinking I might try it!

hercster
05-07-2014, 01:21 PM
I used to laugh at these guns:

http://czcustom.com/images/products/detail/CZ_75_TS_CZECHMATE.png

Now I'm thinking I might try it!

The frame on my new (yet to arrive) Tanfoglio is drilled and tapped for a mount like this. I may get one someday and put a MRD up there. I may also get an Open barrel and compensator kit and convert the gun to a full race open version.

Depending on the cartridge, these guns can be tuned to almost eliminate muzzle flip. However this requires a high pressure cartridge which is why the .38 super is popular. Mine is in .40 S&W so that I can shoot major/standard in IPSC which was one of my goals. The .40 is adequate with the proper compensator. I'm going to rig my gun so that I can shoot Limited in the US, Standard here and then jump to Open with a few changes including spring swaps. Will this fun ever end??

hercster
05-07-2014, 01:26 PM
I used to laugh at these guns:

http://czcustom.com/images/products/detail/CZ_75_TS_CZECHMATE.png

Now I'm thinking I might try it!

The frame on my new (yet to arrive) Tanfoglio is drilled and tapped for a mount like this. I may get one someday and put a MRD up there. I may also get an Open barrel and compensator kit and convert the gun to a full race open version.

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab203/hercster44/3jpg48_zpsa0848d45.jpg (http://s864.photobucket.com/user/hercster44/media/3jpg48_zpsa0848d45.jpg.html)

Depending on the cartridge, these guns can be tuned to almost eliminate muzzle flip. However this requires a high pressure cartridge which is why the .38 super is popular. Mine is in .40 S&W so that I can shoot major/standard in IPSC which was one of my goals. The .40 is adequate with the proper compensator. I'm going to rig my gun so that I can shoot Limited in the US, Standard here and then jump to Open with a few changes including spring swaps. Will this fun ever end??

TV-PressPass
05-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Oooo now that is fancy!

I'm taking two baby eagles to the MGM Ironman. One with a ported barrel, one without. It was custom done by an IDF Colonel, so who knows what it will shoot like. I don't get it till next week sometime. I'm thinking if I can get a picatinny mount before the event I'll give it a shot though!

http://www.zahal.org/files/images/fab/new10-11-10/usm-jr.jpg

TV-PressPass
06-02-2014, 09:01 AM
Damn! The mount came in but its the wrong size for my Jericho rail! Trying to see if I can get it machined out easily

hercster
06-02-2014, 09:38 AM
I hope that works out for you. My short experience with an MRD on a pistol was with a slide mount and where the dot and irons co witnessed. I found finding the dot much faster when I looked for the front sight first. I have a mount coming for my new gun but it will also be a frame mount. It takes practice to find that dot in game conditions. I'll be interested in what you decide about a MRD in competition.