I recently put a red dot on my Glock 17 that I use for competition. Speaking as a guy who has shot for decades with iron sights, there is definitely a learning curve to get used to acquiring the dot quickly. No doubt shooting a handgun with a red dot is different than iron sights (keeping both eyes open, etc). But my carry gun does NOT have a red dot.
So here’s my question to all those who shoot well with a red dot…do you have problems going BACK to iron sights after shooting with a red dot for a long time?
I’m not really interested in putting a red dot on my carry gun right now, but I don’t want to have a hard time acquiring a good sight picture either.