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Old 04-17-2019, 11:16 PM
JayhawkNavy02 JayhawkNavy02 is offline
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Originally Posted by SV 22 View Post
I can only speak to testing on Glocks. If you utilize a 9mm, there are slide mounted options that will last. Once you go to a .40, failure rates rise to an unacceptable level.

Between training man hours and ammunition expense, it is worth hiring a trainer to come in that specializes in transitioning to a red dot. A few tips and changes can eliminate a lot of time spent trying to figure it out for yourself.
Switch to Aimpoint. The military shooting teams (45 APC and 9mm) are shooting 100s of thousands of rounds annually through a small population of pistols with almost zero issues. Lots of dead dots along the way to figure out what works. Are dots more reliable than irons, of course not.

For the OP, Rifles yes, pistols no.
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