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Red Dot - rail mount VS. frame mount

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by PVolk, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. verrot


    Aug 6, 2012
    I have not,,, but quickly looking at the specs and a pic of the sight,,, it looks quite a bit more rugged. The Win/Elev adjustments look beefier as well. Everything else looks like added functions or options. (always good)

    I have no idea. I've haven't had either of my FF's crap out on me,,, but they aren't old, and they are only on rimfire range guns.,,,,, a previous poster states his FF 2 is quite durable,,, and he probably has more time with it than I do.

    I havn't heard this,,, but an RDS has internal electronic circuits to worry about as well,,, there is more than physical placement on the slide that can get jacked in pretty much any RDS.

    I would never do it intentionally either,,, and I hope it never happens accidentally,,, but I'd rather know it will live through anything I put it through. I would be VERY surprised if the FF2 on my 22/45 lived if I dropped it sight down.

    That right there would rule it out for me.... I don't want to "activate" my sight on a CCW weapon,,, or any weapon I used for PP. Not to mention,, if it's on you as a CCW,,, it will get abused a bit more

    Everyone's different man,,, you gotta make that call for yourself. All I know is,,,, everytime I let the budget dictate my purchase of firearm equipment instead of my research and wants,,, I ended up resenting the fact that I didn't save up a bit longer and pony up the mula the first time. And what are we really talking about here,,, $100 -$150 bucks difference,, it's not much considering you will have $500 - $600 in the gun, $250ish into the milling, a bit more if you want iron sights as well. I saw a LNIB RM05 on AR15 yesterday for $325 shipped. You just can't beat the RMR when you can get them used for that price.

    I usually end up doing it to my original desires the second time,, and that's WAY more expensive. My RMR experience is no different. I cheaped out,,, resented doing so,,, and went the RMR route,,, cost me a boat load more!:shocked:
  2. verrot


    Aug 6, 2012
    There are "registration" lugs that are not milled away from the slide. These match up with holes in the sight. Keeps it square/repeatable if you remove it and increases the durability. Much more holding on to the sight than just the threaded screws. Not to mention that the milling gives you a perfectly flat surface to mount the RMR onto. I guess the Glock is pretty darn flat,,, but many pistols aren't. I'll remove my RMR and snap a pic for you.

  3. lkwan@houston.r

    lkwan@houston.r Glock 21SF

    Jan 20, 2008
    -Glock 27 $450
    -Trijicon RMR RM07 w/Slide Milled from L&M $595
    -Ameriglo Tritium Supressor Sights $110
    -Cerakote Savage Stainless $55
    -Zev Extended Mag Release $20
    -Grip Reduction $ 190
    Beaver Tail
    Rubber Texture
    Medium Palm Swell
    -Pearce Grip Extender $10

    Having a more consistent grip and Being able to shoot more accurately + 15 yards