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Question on slide mounted red dots.

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by BamaTrooper, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. BamaTrooper

    BamaTrooper Almost Done

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    I had a Burris Fast Fire mounted in the rear sight dove tail on my 17c, but found it moved too much for my liking.

    My current set up is a Carver mount and a Cmore. I appreciate the weight but it seems that the height difference between my iron sights and the dot are causing me a problem; so much so that I rarely shoot the dot gun in unlimited.

    I am contemplating a smaller sight milled into the slide so that it rides lower, basically cowitnessing with my iron sights (or closely cowitnessing). Am I thinking correctly?
     
  2. You saw mine last night - wasn't thinking or you could have shot it this weekend. Won't actually cowitness of course, as the dot takes the place of the rear site, and the front sight is removed - but does bring the dot down close to the bore axis.

    I really like that (Doctor sight and milled slide) setup on my 34 UNL, but do have a C-More Railway mounted on top of a MKIII that I also do very well with.

    If you're not in a hurry, shoot mine in Orlando (uh, assuming you are coming to Orlando.)
     

  3. S.Kargoh

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    Some of them rely on suppressor height sights to cowitness
    If I understand correctly.
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  4. PM720

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    So, did it stay on all weekend? :whistling:

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  5. mike g35

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    Having a moving dot on a slide is going to slow you down. I'd stick with the stable Carver mount and practice finding the dot. However that co-witness sight setup is pretty cool. :)


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  6. unclebob

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    No more jams because of the brass catching up under the mount or C-More. Don’t have the extra weight on the slide.
    Wish you would have said something at the match. You could have tried all kinds of U/L guns
     
  7. njl

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    That front sight is impressive.
     
  8. It wasn't falling off... Oh, you mean the dot itself.

    I removed the sight and found electrical tape insulating the sight from the slide - which isn't necessary. I cleaned the sticky tape stuff off under the sight and reinstalled it. Checked the sight at a steel practice and brought it to Mobile. No problems since the re-install, including this weekend. Come on back and use it again. :)
     
  9. PM720

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    Sure, NOW you find the problem!! :faint::rofl::rofl:

    Scott
     
  10. More or less - but it's not like it found a lot of A-Bs on those D-1s. :dunno:
     
  11. emtjr928

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    You wern't chewing gum!!!

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  12. PM720

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    Its all good. It gave me a chance to practice my point shooting! :tongueout::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Scott
     
  13. No kidding. I am back to vigorous gum-chewing while shooting.
     
  14. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    In my opinion the only way to mount a red dot on a pistol is getting the slide milled, and back up iron sights installed. With that setup you bring the pistol up and look for the front sight as usual and you can pick up the dot right away. Trijicon RMRs are the only way to go as well.

    Mark at L&M gun works does great work, send him your slide to mill and you'll has it back in a week. He did a good job on my G19.

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  15. igorts

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    mine was done by LWD
     
  16. Melissa5

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    Here's mine that Mark at L&M did. I like it, but I still like the Carver mount and CMore better.

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  17. Don At PC

    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    A few years ago Red Dots Milled into the slide were not legal in GSSF. I don't see that in the rules any longer.

    Don
     
  18. njl

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    You sure?...even in unlimited (which is the only place you can use optics)? People have been doing all sorts of slide lightening milling of unlimited guns for as long as I've been involved with GSSF.
     
  19. Don At PC

    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    This was several years ago. Remember I have been shooting GSSF for over 14 years so it could have been quite awhile ago.

    Don
     
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