I haven't come across any relevant threads in any forums I frequent, so I'm starting one here.
Recently I've developed a fascination with the use of red dot sights for self defense shooting after having seen Kelly McCann use one on his Glock in one of his video series. His assessment was that they make pistol shooting almost like cheating, provide commonality with the optic on his carbine and make it easier to rack the slide offhand. Obviously, the interest in these optics outside of competition appears to be marginal so I'm asking you guys what your opinions are on this subject.
Are red dot sights useful and/or practical for your self defense or carry pistol? Do any of you have one installed?