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Modern Samurai Project Red Dot Pistol: Fundamentals and Performance 2 Day Course Sycamore, GA , January 12-13, 2019

PM07 ·
I attended Scott’s Red Dot Pistol: Fundamentals and Performance 2 Day Course in Sycamore, GA , January 12-13 2019. I won’t go over every drill or exercise that we conducted and apologize to Scott for any mistakes in terminology etc due to little sleep prior to the class and during. I forgot to take notes during and was too tired to take notes that night which kind of screwed me. One of the hazards of being on night shift strikes again. I used a Glock 17 with KE Arms slide, Trijicon RMR 06...
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Glock factory zero and sight picture

Thanatos ·
Hey guys, I have 2 gnat's-ass questions about pistol sight pictures and factory zero distance. 1. At what range are factory Glock sights zeroed (assuming here that most/all standard-height aftermarket sights would follow suit if properly installed). 2. Within the sight picture at the zeroed distance, does the bullethole in the target bisect the top edge of the front sight post, or sit behind the post centered in the white dot? If the latter, at what range should I set the target for a...
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First Impressions: Schmidt & Bender 1.1-5x24mm Stratos

pointblank4445 ·
As it has been stated before, I am a fairly diehard fan of the Schmidt & Bender Short Dot line for use on most carbines. I've given a rundown on most of the line on another thread (found here ). Given some of my preferences, I have been intrigued by the STRATOS line of optics. As I have mentioned in the Short Dot post, I feel that the 2nd focal Plane LE line is the best suited line (in my opinion) for quick, close-quarter use as reticle and "flash dot" both remain the same size and...
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Mepro True Dot Red Dot Sight

Sinister ·
EOTechs on the way out until they can produce a holographic to .mil specs. Mepro has released a hybrid sight originally built for the Israeli military with features of legacy EOs and Aimpoints.  It looks a lot like older MARS sights which had built-in IR lasers. It's got a large optic window like the EO.  A single 1.8 MOA LED dot is projected on to a heads-up display window (irons in lower 1/3 of field).  It has LED circuitry (with auto shut-off and motion sensor...
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Green Line Tactical 2 Day Red Dot Pistol, Oct 26-27, 2019- Wallingford, Connecticut

30 cal slut ·
Green Line Tactical (Don Edwards) 2 Day Red Dot Pistol October 26-27, 2019 Wallingford, Connecticut https://www.aztectrainingservi...-2019-wallingford-ct Red Dot electro-optical sights on pistols have been used for decades in competition but have recently gained wider adoption due to durability improvements. Versus iron sights, red dot sights (RDS) on pistols offer many advantages: +RDS give the shooter a more natural way to aim a pistol +RDS are faster on target than iron sights on static...
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Tactically Sound 2 Day Law Enforcement Red Dot Pistol; January 13-14, 2020 Appleton, WI

TacticallySound ·
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-dot-pistol-for-law-enforcement-tickets-72773151455 This course will give students an introduction to utilizing a red dot equipped pistol. Through discussion and practical range exercises officers will gain the ability to properly and effectively utilize a red dot equipped pistol as a patrol officer. Topics covered include; zeroing pistol optic, draw and presentation, moving and shooting, RDS optic mitigation issues and dot “tracking”. Discussion and...
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Tactically Sound Defensive Red Dot Pistol June 27-28,2020 The Site Mt. Carroll, IL

TacticallySound ·
http://thesitetraining.com/defensivereddotpistol Intro To Defensive Red Dot Pistol is a 2 day course COST: $595 (Register with a family member and receive a 10% discount). Register early, class size limited to 14 . Lead Instructor: Jim Dexter; <tacticallysoundtc@gmail.com> Course hours: Course begins at 8:00 AM sharp and ends approximately 4:30 PM each day. All attendees will meet in the main classroom at The Site on the first day of training. Course description: Through discussion and...
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I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

sparky-kb ·
Interested to hear peoples opinion on these two front sight options. Which sight color as the go to jack of all trades?  I'm mainly interested in the I-Dot Pros as I prefer the 2 dot setup vs 3 dot but the colors are to be the main focus of...
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Re: First Impressions: Schmidt & Bender 1.1-5x24mm Stratos

dont_tread_on_me ·
Thanks for the post. Did you exclude pricing on purpose?
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Re: First Impressions: Schmidt & Bender 1.1-5x24mm Stratos

pointblank4445 ·
Buying S&B's are like buying cars; no 2 people pay the same price for the same scope (for a variety of reasons). MSRP is $2900 for this one, but no one should/will pay that. Consider it to be in the same arena as the Kahles k16i or 2nd Gen Swarovski Z6i.
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Re: First Impressions: Schmidt & Bender 1.1-5x24mm Stratos

B0308 ·
I once thought I made good money in my second career, as a contractor, just not S&B money . Im sure they are great glass, but I'll have to make do with Leupold. YMMV
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Re: First Impressions: Schmidt & Bender 1.1-5x24mm Stratos

M. Wilson ·
The turret with the volume controls ( ) for the dot, does it do anything other than hold the emitter and moon/sun buttons? If it doesn't or isn't affected by my suggestion negatively (couldn't really tell from the pics), measure the diameter of the turret, get a short piece of rubber hose (snugly fitted) cut to be longer than the turret so when you slip it over the hose "recesses" the control and prevents inadvertent adjustment and damage to the buttons from being banged about but would...
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Re: First Impressions: Schmidt & Bender 1.1-5x24mm Stratos

pointblank4445 ·
There are electronics and the battery housed in the removable controls. Unfortunately, I don't know what's beneath the buttons; there may very well be a waterproof layer beneath them; I just don't know. With my luck; i'll probably be able to tell you someday but at this time I can't. I have thought of the cutting some rubber myself, but I'm of the mind at this point..."if it ain't broke...don't break it." @B0308, maybe my second career will financial advisement for tac gear. The trick is to...
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Re: Glock factory zero and sight picture

Back Spin ·
-25 yards is a good distance to have your sights zero’d. 15 yards would also suffice if that’s the farthest your range went. -Different ammo may have different zero. For example, out of a Gen4 Glock 17, 115 grain ammo may print a different POI than 147 grain ammo -Some guns print high/low out of the box, regardless of ammo. Your front sight height would be the easiest change to dictate elevation. You may need to change your front sight height to get your desired POA/POI relationship. (Sight...
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Re: Glock factory zero and sight picture

Brock01 ·
IIRC Glock does not give an accuracy guarantee. However, if you send one in for work, it has to shoot (5rds?) inside a 2" circle at 15m before it leaves their hands. This came from the armorer's course/ instructor workshop I attended about two years ago.
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Re: Glock factory zero and sight picture

darbywpd ·
My understanding is that you could adjust the lasers on the SIRT pistol. I will check the owners manual when I get home. Did you get any of the manuals with the device?
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Re: Glock factory zero and sight picture

Thanatos ·
@darbywpd It did come with manuals, and you are correct re: laser adjustment. I was just trying to figure out which rdistance to a zero at. However, on further testing, the laser point of impact relative to the sight picture is jumping around wildly between shots, and there’s something rattling inside the gun. Also, the laser adjustment set screws are very loose. I’m returning it. I heard the SIRTs had some questionable QC when they first came out. I’m wondering if I got a first-run lemon. I...
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

sparky-kb ·
Seems like it's just personal preference then I guess. I have a set of lime green I-Dots and was about to install them on one of my 19s but starting second guessing my choice. I know that lime/ yellow color is supposed to be the most visible to the human eye but in such a small dot of the color it just didn't seem to stand out as well as I thought it would. Thought about selling the limes before installing them and buying some with orange front instead. I guess I'll just install them and see...
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

Dorsai ·
For a Tritium sight, green is the brightest color, so for that reason, it is my preference for the front sight. I never minded having the same color for the rear as the advertising argument that a different color helps you differentiate your front from your rear (3 dot sights) is ludicrous. That requires the gun to be so angled off to one side, you can't help but feel it in your hand. That said, my latest sights are green front, yellow rear. These are replacement sights after the glow faded...
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

ClosetCaseNerd ·
Originally Posted by Dorsai: argument that a different color helps you differentiate your front from your rear (3 dot sights) is ludicrous. That requires the gun to be so angled off to one side, you can't help but feel it in your hand. I never experienced the issue with 3 vial sights. It was a different game with the straight 8 configuration: low illum, from the holster, charging target. I found I wasn't stacking the dots, I was placing one ONTOP/covering the other. I *think* a yellow vial'd...
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

tpd223 ·
I need the tritium for low light, I need the orange for bright daylight. The lime green washes out under bright sunlight for me. I way prefer the three dot set-up myself, works measurably faster and more precise for my eyes. Ref rear sights; one can tone down any rear tritium sight with a tough of red Sharpie on the dots. This tones them down without blacking them out, gives a different color for contrast, and although one can find yellow rear tritium sights, with the red Sharpie you don't...
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

mjp0212 ·
I used the trijicon HDs with the orange for awhile, they were good but I still prefer the greenish yellow color
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

SmokeJumper ·
I just got a set of Trijicon HD's in orange and put them on an MP this week. Shot well for me and was bale to pick up the orange quickly in daylight and low light (not dark). Not to derail, but anyone notice how tall these sighs are? hat front sight is a lot taller than a factory MP front sight and is dragging in my Raven holster. At first I thought I bought the wrong HD's but checked the part #, they are for the MP and the only HD's for the MP. Just curious...
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

scjbash ·
Originally Posted by SmokeJumper: I just got a set of Trijicon HD's in orange and put them on an MP this week. Shot well for me and was bale to pick up the orange quickly in daylight and low light (not dark). Not to derail, but anyone notice how tall these sighs are? hat front sight is a lot taller than a factory MP front sight and is dragging in my Raven holster. At first I thought I bought the wrong HD's but checked the part #, they are for the MP and the only HD's for the MP. Just...
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

Desk_jockey ·
I playd with both Colors in fiber and pained sights. I have found lime sights wash out on leafy or veg backgrounds Based on shooting at a range with grass berms and a sporting clays course set in a wooded area - Green fiber on shotgun bead. My preference is orange. A cheap way to test is paint some of your existing sights each color with a paint peen or hobby paint. .
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

steveg2 ·
My personal preference in front sights was a bright yellow
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

ST911 ·
I run I-Dot Pros and Trij HDs in both the green and orange colors. After using them on guns in the field and in classes, I no longer have any color preference and just buy what can ship first. The rest ended up being all much over-analysis.
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

Sig Chaser ·
I was able to pick up the orange better in most situations butiI would bet that is a very subjective thing.
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

Rick Finsta ·
The lime green is about as close to day-glo chartreuse as you can get; there is a reason that orange vests (etc.) are not considered "high-viz" anymore relative to the yellow/green offerings. This is a clue.
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

ClosetCaseNerd ·
Under many lighting conditions the Ameriglo pro-dots will appear white to the user giving good contrast (either the white (appearing) circle, or the black post will contrast). Under good lighting conditions the orange HD's/Prodots are *maybe* marginally faster to pick up under good lighting but I feel that the slime green Prodots are much better in dusk/dawn/low light. I will say that I wish I had a yellow tritium REAR vial instead of a green one. In very low light it can cause momentary...
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

scjbash ·
I've used the orange for a few years. It's great when the lighting is good but in low light I don't pick it up too well. I just ordered new sights because I'm changing carry guns and this time I went with the lime green.
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Re: I-Dot Pro/Trij HD....Lime vs Orange

Desk_jockey ·
Originally Posted by Desk_jockey: I playd with both Colors in fiber and pained sights. I have found lime sights wash out on leafy or veg backgrounds Based on shooting at a range with grass berms and a sporting clays course set in a wooded area - Green fiber on shotgun bead. My preference is orange. A cheap way to test is paint some of your existing sights each color with a paint peen or hobby paint. . Allow me to amend my own post. I went with green fiber beads and green sights at first for...
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Re: Modern Samurai Project Red Dot Pistol: Fundamentals and Performance 2 Day Course Sycamore, GA , January 12-13, 2019

AsianJedi ·
Thank you for the kind words brother! It was an honor to train with you!
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Re: Mepro True Dot Red Dot Sight

Plasman ·
These have been out for a bit. I bought one during BF 2014 for about $280. Overall I think it's a decent sight (QD mount is a bit crude), although if I had put it on a serious use gun, I probably would've just picked up a PRO.
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Re: Mepro True Dot Red Dot Sight

cpd699 ·
At the Shot Show they released the mil-spec version to America called the RDS Pro-M5. I messed with it numerous times at the show. I like the window but will be interested to see how it shoots. We are going to be testing this and several other makers in the next couple weeks.
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