I just bought a Ruger 22/45 with the 1913 rail on the top and bottom (the version with no irons), and have sort of started a project to make this into a modern day "Hush Puppy".
I'm doing the paperwork now for a Gemtech Outback-II, and I just ordered some grips for it, so all I need is a mini red dot.
A Trijicon RMR would be ideal, beings I have Dual Illuminated RMRs on both my Glocks, and it'd be good for practice, however I cannot justify spending $400 on an RMR, then $50 on a mount.
The Leupold Deltapoint is $360 w/ mount, but has those stupid elevation/windage locks, so its out of the question. The Burris FastFire 3 has click adjustments, doesn't require removal to change battery, and is $250 with mount from Primary Arms, so the FF3 seems to be the ticket for my 22/45.
My question is this- should I get the 8 MOA dot or the 3 MOA dot? Both my RMRs have a 9 MOA dot, which is perfect for me.
My justification for the 8 MOA version of the FF3, is that my RMR's have a 9 MOA dot, so they would be similar, but the 8 MOA would not allow me to be as precise.
My justification for the 3 MOA version is that it'd would allow me to be more precise, but at the cost of speed. I pick up the 9 MOA dot on my RMRs SUPER FAST.
I seriously doubt I'm gonna hit anything with a .22LR pistol at 100 yards, so the 8 MOA seems to be a good decision, as its similar to my RMRs dot, but I'm just not sure.
Any suggestions are more than welcome. As always, pics of your 22/45 with a mini red dot are a bonus.