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Jpoint in Competition Class

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by myglockisa23, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. myglockisa23

    myglockisa23

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    I have a third gen G17L and a G34 and would like to build my first Unlimited class pistol. Does anyone use the Jpoint sight in this class? Looks like it is mounted in the dovetail without any modifications. Any negatives? Comments?
     
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    It would be allowed in Masters/Unlimited but not in Competition Category. Competition Category is for stock Glocks.
     

  3. myglockisa23

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    MY mistake... I meant to put Unlimited but...it must be the eggnog I had this morning..... anyway it would be a fun gun to play with and try in the Unlimited Class. Just wondering if anyone had experience with this setup....
     
  4. Fireglock

    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    I tried the Tasco Optima but the lack of control on the dot brightness was a real irritation. They also didn't hold up well either. The Jpoint and Docktor are similar but I never bothered trying them.
     
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    I tried an Optima and got rid of it fast. Fire Glock warned me but I had to see for myself so I hope I can spare you the same experience. Go with Bobby Carver or Matt at Glock Racing. They are the experts in this area and their advice is tops. The stuff is expensive but it works.
    Fred
     
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    i have a doctor sight on a 17C. works fine, and has held up now for over 2 years (havent even changed the battery).

    a few points:
    -mounted on slide so it moves with the slide as the gun cycles, as opposed to dots that are mounted above the slide and dont move.
    -no on/off switch. automatically powers off when cover is put on (if holstering your gun you could easily loose the cover...i have to use a paster to keep it on)
    -cant control dot intensity

    those are pretty minor issues. overall i like it.
     
  7. njl

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    AFAIK, the JPoint is the Tasco Optima. JP claims that they're being made better (more durable?) than the Optimas, but I kind of doubt anything's changed. The price has gone up quite a bit though.

    Reliability has been an issue. My first Optima died (eats batteries in <24h) out of warranty. My second failed (elevation way off and no longer adjustable) days after installing it. I got it replaced under warranty, but it took months. I have a third one that I picked up used, and it's still working.

    If I buy another, it'll probably be a Docter. They're made of metal and glass (Optima/JPoint are polymer and optical plastic) and reputed to be more reliable. All of these things could really use a brightness override adjustment...the autobrightness does get fooled under certain lighting conditions.

    What I love about these types of dots though is that you can still use most "normal" holsters with them and don't have to shell out hundreds of $ on exotic looking race gun holsters.

    I've shot a 34 with 3.5moa Optima in UL/Masters for a couple years in GSSF.
     
  8. Mark L Miller

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    About the holster issue. I'm not sure if you call a CR speed a normal holster or not but they can be modified easily to work with a Carver mount. Right now, brownells has the G model crspeed for around $120 or so, less if you have a dealer friend ;) . The old Ghostholster could also be fixed to work but the new ones are hollow so they won't work well. You can mount several different optics on the carver mount. Also with the hunter model, you can keep your stock sights & if by chance your optic quits, you can even use the sights without having to remove the mount. MLM
     
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    CR and Ghost are what I'd call exotic looking race holsters. Next weekend at the JAX match, I'm likely to be wearing 2 Fobus's, or perhaps a fobus and a G-Code...both of which combined are quite a bit less than a CR or Ghost.
     
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    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    Not to overstate the obvious but you don't need a holster for GSSF. If you're shooting open class in USPSA then I would think Mark's suggestion would be a good thing. :)

    Just use your range bag at GSSF, it's so much easier. :)
     
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    But I like holstering. :)
    Especially when practicing at the local range. Shooting steel from forward of the line (where the tables are), it's nice to be able to holster while resetting the targets.

    Also, I never did get used to shooting with the Carver mount. The part that anchors at the trigger pin gets in the way of where I normally like to have my left thumb.

    The Optima and Docter also add minimal weight to the gun.