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Old 10-05-2012, 22:16   #4
Mark Housel
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Originally Posted by RiverRatMatt View Post
I want to get an RDS for my Glock 19. I've already decided on a Trijicon RMR, but am finding the mounting aspect to be an issue.

Installation packages including the RMR start at $675 (That's MSRP for the RMR itself. Yeah I know that no one pays MSRP.

Basically, I have four options.

1. Buy a dovetail adapter and sacrifice my rear sight semi-permanently. I like this option but does it put the sight too high?

No BUIS are possible since the dovetail is used for the RDS mount. Yes, this does put the RMR much higher above bore line. Some are OK with this. AAYMWV

2. Have my Glock's slide milled. This will have an unknown effect on reliability due to weight change and possible drop in structural strength. Moreover, I have no idea how much this would cost and don't know any places in Idaho that do this.

This has ZERO affect on reliability or structural integrity of the slide. Having done many hundres of these personally, there has never been a reported issue. The weight change is negligible as there is nearly as much weight in steel removed as is added by the RMR.
Basic milling portion of the job is $145

3. Buy a gun with a pre-milled slide. This doubles or triples the price of the project and the only gun I can find that has a pre-milled slide is the FNP-45 Tactical, which is a $1000 dollar gun (out of my price range).

Pre-milled, RMR equipped Gen 3 G17/G19 starting at $1199.
Any Glock model available, prices my be higher.

4. Buy a pre-milled Glock slide from Brownell's. $270 and an unknown effect on reliability and accuracy.

Still no effect on reliability or accuracy if you buy a Glock OEM slide or quality aftermarket slide. The barrel you put in the slide may have some effect.

Any ideas on how to approach this?

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