LobsterClaw207 posted:
207 pages long in a week???? In 11 years we've done 72 pages. Good lord that place is busy I guess.  (EDIT: For Fuck's Sake, page 1 of this thread has @Timmy and @KevinB among others, I almost pooped my pants seeing those names. @borebrush , @uspswatcop , @Casket , @ sneakysfdude (doesn't come up) @SPEARboss , @AKFireCop etc etc etc etc etc would've completed the blast from the past)

 

Anybody using an ACRO on duty someplace, did I miss it? Just curious.

"PMRDO? "



Pistol-forum threads only have 10 posts per page, that makes them look longer than they are;

Some good guys in that list;

Fwiw, LAPD is using PMO - Pistol Mounted Optics - rather than RDS, RDO, etc. PMO at least distinguishes from red dots on carbines, subguns, etc.

Confession, I'm lazy. 73 pages is a lot to look through. I have ordered an LWD G19 slide with RMR cut. I also ordered  an  RM-06. Ameriglo tall iron sight will be to rear. Now I'm looking for a holster. Is a 693450 going to work? I've seen mention of needing to need to take a dremel to it (the holster). How much of a mod is it?

Garg 'nuair dhùisgear

Definite sample of one ... from the Pistols I Saw Last Week thread:

"The Vortex Venom RDS ran all week. I don’t know if it shifted zero as I don’t know how the shooter had it set-up, however I shot it and made a minor windage adjustment on Wednesday afternoon. It appeared that worked as there weren’t any other issues with it the last two days;"

Not recommending one yet; however it did make it through more rounds in a week than some repaired RMRs I've had, shot, & broke. 

CAE5 posted:

Confession, I'm lazy. 73 pages is a lot to look through. I have ordered an LWD G19 slide with RMR cut. I also ordered  an  RM-06. Ameriglo tall iron sight will be to rear. Now I'm looking for a holster. Is a 693450 going to work? I've seen mention of needing to need to take a dremel to it (the holster). How much of a mod is it?

You want the 6390RDS series now if you don’t want to find an mod a 6354DO. 

“They were two douchebags who met in the normal course of being two douchebags.” - Sully, Third Watch

Erick posted:

Definite sample of one ... from the Pistols I Saw Last Week thread:

"The Vortex Venom RDS ran all week. I don’t know if it shifted zero as I don’t know how the shooter had it set-up, however I shot it and made a minor windage adjustment on Wednesday afternoon. It appeared that worked as there weren’t any other issues with it the last two days;"

Not recommending one yet; however it did make it through more rounds in a week than some repaired RMRs I've had, shot, & broke. 

Another sample of one but I just removed a NIB Venom off my M&P game/training  gun after a year of USPSA & steel matches plus 1 Asian Jedi RDS class & a DB 2 day pistol tuneup.

With 3.5K+ of rounds using it I had zero issues, a few battery changes & only removed it last week to mount a Trij. SRO in it's place. Shot the SRO today in a USPSA match, liked it much so the Venom will 'prolly go in an offset mount w/ my LPVO sim. to the one Jerry showed me today on one of his game rifles.

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ggammell posted:
CAE5 posted:

Confession, I'm lazy. 73 pages is a lot to look through. I have ordered an LWD G19 slide with RMR cut. I also ordered  an  RM-06. Ameriglo tall iron sight will be to rear. Now I'm looking for a holster. Is a 693450 going to work? I've seen mention of needing to need to take a dremel to it (the holster). How much of a mod is it?

You want the 6390RDS series now if you don’t want to find an mod a 6354DO. 

Thank you sir!

Garg 'nuair dhùisgear

I like the 6354DO, but it has been replaced by the 6360RDS and 6390RDS. I like all three better than the 7000 series. 

Its been 1 week (7 days) and my ACRO with a Renata cr1255 at setting 8 is still going strong. Since the battery change I’ve only been to the range once and fired around 300 rounds. Most of the time it has been sitting. 

 

LPD "People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. . . The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives." - Theodore Roosevelt

As an update to my experience with the Aimpoint ACRO,  today, I had to make my first battery change.

 

Before heading out, this morning, I was doing my routine pre-flight make-ready with my carry weapon, when I observed that the ACRO's dot was very dim.

I bumped it up to level 10, and it was still only as bright as it normally is on level 7.

 

This was the factory battery that shipped with the ACRO, and I have run the optic on level 8, continuously, for exactly two months.

 

After swapping  out the battery (I keep a spare set of 2032 and 1225 Energizer brand batteries in my wallet's coin pocket), the brightness was back to normal.

 

So, my conclusion is:    I am going to need to stock up on more 1225s, and just routinely change my ACRO's battery on a regular schedule.

 

This is really kind of disappointing, to me,  because I am so used to all of my other Aimpoint optics running for YEARS on a single battery, and now I am getting only SIXTY DAYS!    

......makes me really appreciate the power conservation that the RMR provides with its auto brightness detection circuitry.

 

Here's hoping that the next generation of ACRO sights has a much improved battery life........

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Erick posted:

Has anyone gone the Atei machining route for the Acro yet? If so, what was the turn-around time?

I have. Right around a month.  A couple days of that was waiting for them to get their shim sights in and install them.

"Hold my beer and watch this"

K.O.A.M. posted:
Erick posted:

Has anyone gone the Atei machining route for the Acro yet? If so, what was the turn-around time?

I have. Right around a month.  A couple days of that was waiting for them to get their shim sights in and install them.

Thank you. 

RyanScott posted:

Why didn’t they have a motion sensing on-off switch?

I’m glad they didn’t, it would be an excluding factor for me (I don’t think that technology is ready for prime time). A monthly battery change is a level of responsibility I’m willing to accept for the feature set the ACRO brings to the table. I’m also hoping Aimpoint’s next generation of PMO’s batterie life is closer in line with their rifle optics. 

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FWIW, my several Mepro M5 things have perfectly operational motion sensing. crazy sensitive, so you cannot breathe on the gun without it turning on, but it seems to save a lot of battery when stationary in the safe, overnight. 

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shoobe01 posted:

...motion sensing... seems to save a lot of battery when stationary in the safe, overnight. 

 

That is precisely what I love about the RMR's automatic brightness control.

 

Since my RMR equipped pistols are, generally, carried concealed, they are in the dark (holstered and covered)  the overwhelming majority of the time.

Because of this, the automatic brightness control keeps the dot very dim, which really extends the battery life.

 

When presenting the weapon, from concealment, the intensity automatically brightens to the appropriate level, before I can even get my eyes onto the dot.

It is a seamless transition that I don't even notice, and I have never had a problem with the intensity level being inappropriate for the shooting conditions.

 

Trijicon seems to have gotten that part of the RMR's design nearly perfect, in my opinion.

 

 

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4Track, are you seeing any issues when using a WML? Or shooting from a dark area into a light one? If I convert to dots completely I’m thinking the RMR is the ticket for my off duty / house guns but would probably go with the 06 (non auto brightness) version. 

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Just got a shipping notice that L&M has finished machining/mounting the ACRO on my M&P !  Range report and pictures to follow.  

Also have a ten pack of batteries, as required. 

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Erick posted:
B0308 posted:

Just got a shipping notice that L&M has finished machining/mounting the ACRO on my M&P !  Range report and pictures to follow.  

Good to see Mark is doing the machining now. I really like the work he'd done for me in the past. 

Agreed as he did a nice job w/ my Shield milling to accept a DP yrs. ago.

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4track posted:
shoobe01 posted:

...motion sensing... seems to save a lot of battery when stationary in the safe, overnight. 

 

That is precisely what I love about the RMR's automatic brightness control.

 

Since my RMR equipped pistols are, generally, carried concealed, they are in the dark (holstered and covered)  the overwhelming majority of the time.

Because of this, the automatic brightness control keeps the dot very dim, which really extends the battery life.

 

When presenting the weapon, from concealment, the intensity automatically brightens to the appropriate level, before I can even get my eyes onto the dot.

It is a seamless transition that I don't even notice, and I have never had a problem with the intensity level being inappropriate for the shooting conditions.

 

Trijicon seems to have gotten that part of the RMR's design nearly perfect, in my opinion.

 

 

The auto adjust feature is what keeps me from buying the current RMR offering. At least they fixed the programming for their release at SHOT and with the SRO. The auto adjust cannot keep up with a WML (decent ones anyway)

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XTCBX posted:

4Track, are you seeing any issues when using a WML? Or shooting from a dark area into a light one? If I convert to dots completely I’m thinking the RMR is the ticket for my off duty / house guns but would probably go with the 06 (non auto brightness) version. 

the 06 is still an auto version if you don't manually adjust it every 16 hours, PITA, I'd go type 1/SRO or wait for SHOT.

In Valor There Is Hope

XTCBX posted:

4Track, are you seeing any issues when using a WML? Or shooting from a dark area into a light one? If I convert to dots completely I’m thinking the RMR is the ticket for my off duty / house guns but would probably go with the 06 (non auto brightness) version. 

Do you mean with RMRs, or the ACRO?

For my eyes, either brand washes out, the instant that my white light is activated,....especially indoors on light colored walls/ceilings.

 

The good news is that, when this happens, my iron sights also suddenly jump into my sight picture (because they contrast black), helping me to take the shot immediately, if I need to.

Otherwise, a moment or two after my white light activates, my eyes and the RMR's auto-brightness both adjust, and the dot becomes visible, again.

 

On the ACRO, there is no auto-adjustment, so that is why I keep mine on level eight constantly.  

For me, it is the best compromise setting:  just bright enough for daylight shooting, even outdoors, and in the dark, it is overly bright, until the weapon light is activated, and then, is is just bright enough.

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