Aging eyes have started to affect my accuracy, so I’ve been using red dots on the AR and PCC for several years now. My declining vision hasn’t significantly affected my pistol shooting yet, so I still run irons. However, it’s only a matter of time, so I recently installed my first pistol dot on the Ruger MKII. I haven’t practiced much with the new setup yet, so it’s too early to have an opinion. Do you guys use red dots? If so, what are your thoughts?
Love a red dot for my semi auto defensive rifles. I’ve got a red dot on a range toy pistol, its accurate & I can pick up the dot pretty quick. But I feel I’m faster on target & have less obstruction/distraction sticking with the open sights on my EDC. I’m certain with more practice, a pistol optic can be mastered as well as open sights.
I too am not getting any younger & I know time is ticking on the eyesight. I plan to add more use of red dots on the pistols to become more proficient with them.
Should open that poll back up …I used to use them years ago but believe most of the ones I used were all first gen and just didnt hold up . I actually went back to scopes about 7or8 yrs.ago. my vision now has started to get that blur and I am considering go back to a red dot . Was thinking about a Trijicin RMR RMo1 3.5moa anyone use one on anything with extreme recoil??