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Old 11-24-2019, 02:09 AM
usmcmp usmcmp is offline
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MY EDC has a comp, RMR and a surefire x300u. Its used for on duty and off duty. I've had it about two months and its the best pistol I have had. It gets EDC in a Tier1 Axis slim.

www.sportingarms.com great customer service
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Old 11-24-2019, 09:40 PM
Newtm Newtm is offline
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I bought a Sig P229 Legion RX. It's is going for a higher grade 1911 with fiber optic front sight. I find I shoot the fiber optic just about as well as the Red Dot. And, I'm an old fart with astigmatism.

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Old 11-25-2019, 01:06 PM
borderboss1 borderboss1 is offline
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Location: Chicagoland
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I've had a carry comp on my Officer's Model .45 for almost 30 years. I like it a lot.

I like red dots on my competition guns, and I see the appeal. However, I don't understand how they're used on a carry gun. Do you leave the dot on all the time? If so, what do you do to make sure the battery doesn't crap out just when you need it?
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:26 PM
Sparky! Sparky! is offline
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Location: Chattanooga, TN
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I swapped to a G19 last year. Took me a long time to get use to it but I'm happy. I carry AIWB in a Raven Concealment Eidolon. It's notched for a my red dot and suppressor barrel.

I also added the tau development control device so I feel way better about holstering now...

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Old 11-27-2019, 06:44 PM
Hawkeye fan Hawkeye fan is offline
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^^^very nice.
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Old 12-08-2019, 06:03 PM
woody b woody b is offline
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Location: North Carolina
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I've been experimenting with a red dot. (Romeo 1 on IWI Masada). I might like it but I'm not ready yet for a red dot on a carry gun. I like it, I've shot it a bunch. The only problem I have it I took it to my backyard range one night after dark. I adjusted it until it was OK, but it wasn't bright enough the next day. (in sunlight) It's no good on a carry gun if I have to adjust it for lighting conditions. I believe a RMS adjusts itself for ambient lighting conditions. Any advise?

I'm another old guy with astigmatism but I do OK in all lighting conditions with either TFX or Sig X-ray sights.
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:53 PM
frankiestoys frankiestoys is offline
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Location: Tennessee
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My eyes are getting old too...
I usually start out with one of my 1911’s then I switch over to my Sig helps me get a little more range time
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