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Old 08-05-2019, 12:39 PM
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Leupold DPP vs Trijicon SRO, my impressions...

I have a 4.0 Tactical gen 1 HOST cut gun and have had both optics mounted to the gun. I Originally purchased the DPP because I liked the bigger window and top loading battery. What I didnít like about the DPP was the center mounted activation button. Your finger obscures the dot as you are trying to change brightness levels. You also need to scroll all the way up or all the way down to get to the setting you want. Also, the taller footprint obscured the iron sights.

The SRO was recently released so I decided to give it a try. It has a bigger window than the RMR, and also has a top loading battery. There are two adjustment buttons, up and down, and they are located on the sides. The SRO is shorter than the DPP, so the irons arenít obscured.

Both are great sights, but I prefer the ergonomics of the SRO on my gun. I should mention that this is for a non-duty weapon. According to reviews, the SRO is a target sight and not as durable as the RMR which is considered a combat sight. I figure with all the contracts that the DPP is getting, itís probably also rated as a combat sight.
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Old 08-05-2019, 04:29 PM
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Very nice. For the time being I’ll be sticking with my two RMR’s. I do like the SRO features.
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Old 08-05-2019, 04:57 PM
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The SRO takes the best of the DPP and the RMR... except for the durability.
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:13 AM
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Here's a good review on the SRO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzjgOq60vFE
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:17 PM
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Thanks for the info guys.

I’m debating btw rmr or sro as a combat optic, can’t get used to the looks of the SRO yet..need to go see one in person.
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:19 PM
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Very nice. For the time being Iíll be sticking with my two RMRís. I do like the SRO features.
Hawkeye, we are local .. any shops in town carry the SRO you can recommend?
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:44 PM
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Hawkeye, we are local .. any shops in town carry the SRO you can recommend?
I havenít seen any yet but then again I havenít really been looking for the SRO. Shops that I like to hit up are Freedom Firearms on Durango, Lock & Load on Eastern, American Shooters on Arville, and Spartan Arms on Decatur.

I mainly use them for window shopping then go online and buy.
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:51 PM
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I havenít seen any yet but then again I havenít really been looking for the SRO. Shops that I like to hit up are Freedom Firearms on Durango, Lock & Load on Eastern, American Shooters on Arville, and Spartan Arms on Decatur.

I mainly use them for window shopping then go online and buy.
Thanks for the referrals. Me too, online is the best priced way to go.
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:03 PM
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Pnut,
Any issues with the SRO hanging a tad over the ejection port? I looked at a DVC P today with an SRO mounted and the forward hood of the SRO was just a tad over the back of the ejection port.
I’m probably going to end up with a Staccato P or DVC P with a dot on it and it will be either a DPP or SRO.
I asked the sales guy today if they were selling a lot of SROs and he said they were. He also said that he bought one and it failed on day one. All slide ride optics will fail eventually. I have a Vortex Venom and a DPP, each with over 3,500 rounds and no failures, but I expect them to fail at some time.
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:30 PM
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The SRO will (likely) have no issues on quality 1911/2011 pistols because - again, QUALITY - ones will consistently eject to the right and the hanging over the ejection port is irrelevant. This is contrasted with a Beretta 92, for example, with top-ish ejection.

Durability and QC is a different issue, but Trijicon does NOT claim the SRO to be a duty-rated optic. Wait for the SRO2 for that
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:01 AM
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I asked the sales guy today if they were selling a lot of SROs and he said they were. He also said that he bought one and it failed on day one.
These reports popped up from week 1 of SRO release, but it seems like more recent units been OK. Most of them are relatively low counts but within my circle of shooters there are about a dozen now that are running OK. I am getting mine by the end of this week.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:21 PM
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I’ve only put about 200 rounds through my STI/SRO and no problems yet. My STI is in for repairs now, but I should be getting it back soon and will keep you guys updated on anything.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:33 AM
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Does anybody know if the Sig Romeo will work with the Staccato P Duo? I have the Trijicon RMR but prefer the wider field of view of the Romeo.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:24 AM
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Here is the Joe C. mount I had installed on my PM-9. Itís shipping back as I type. Should be here Tuesday.




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Old 08-24-2019, 04:11 PM
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