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Post by Ten Eight » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:08 am

Yummy. No more need to mill the slide for popular optics. Still no 10mm though. Meh.

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Post by ShaneP » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:49 am

I want one of those backstraps
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Post by Bolo » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:12 am

although I can see the charm for competition I just don't understand the need for a red dot on a secondary. To me it's just weight added to a weapon system. I just don't see the application in a self-defense setting.
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Post by Spd164 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:33 am

Bolo wrote:although I can see the charm for competition I just don't understand the need for a red dot on a secondary. To me it's just weight added to a weapon system. I just don't see the application in a self-defense setting.
Smith is heavily marketing their M&P line to police departments. Remember that most officers in the field, while they may have a long gun in the car, go to the pistol first because its what they have available all the time on every call. Sometimes there isn't an opportunity or its "inappropriate" to bring the AR with me into a call, and then I'm left with my sidearm to bail me out of whatever situation I find myself in. I can see where Smith is going with this, and even though I've yet to use a red dot on a handgun, I sure do approve of anything that's going to help me place accurate fire on target more quickly. I think the option of mounting a red dot is the next "big thing" in duty handguns, now that interchangeable back straps are so prevalent on popular models. Just MHO.
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Post by Chris@MTCT » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:54 am

Bolo wrote:although I can see the charm for competition I just don't understand the need for a red dot on a secondary. To me it's just weight added to a weapon system. I just don't see the application in a self-defense setting.
With the actual quantifiable results a lot of people are getting running a red dot on a secondary prove that it does in fact justify its use in a self defense setting.

Much like views 15 years ago when irons were the standard on most carbines, and that a red dot was more for range use only and unreliable. This is not the case any more. The red dot is pretty much the standard go to optic for everyone that puts bad guys down for a living. 5-10 years from now this will be probably the case with pistols used as a primary or secondary role.
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Post by Chris@MTCT » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:57 am

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Post by PistolPete » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:00 am

gravediggerfour wrote: With the actual quantifiable results a lot of people are getting running a red dot on a secondary prove that it does in fact justify its use in a self defense setting.

Much like views 15 years ago when irons were the standard on most carbines, and that a red dot was more for range use only and unreliable. This is not the case any more. The red dot is pretty much the standard go to optic for everyone that puts bad guys down for a living. 5-10 years from now this will be probably the case with pistols used as a primary or secondary role.
That exactly.
Also, in competition it seems red dots allow people to get shots on target faster. For as little as they weigh, I think that would be something people would want in a self defense situation, especially one that happens in low light.
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Post by crazyjediman24 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:00 pm

Red dots are all well and good, but am I the only one that wants it solely for the sex appeal?
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Post by Kutter_0311 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:03 pm

I agree that it's likely the next big thing. The 'juice' is clear, the 'squeeze' for a pro is pretty minimal.

I doubt my G35's will ever get optics, unless I return to the ranks of paid gunfighters. Hell, my AK's are still running irons!
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