I was out helping with a new shooters training class today and during our review of all the weapons we had available the question came up “is it better to start with [electronic] optics or not?” (we’re talking laser sites, and red dots)
I suggested that there was debate on both sides of the topic but that my personal preference was to start off initially with iron sights and then once the shooter has the fundamentals down move to an electronic optic if they desire.
All of my co-facilitators agreed which surprised me a little and made me wonder if there’s as much debate out there on the topic as I thought.
So what say all of you here? What is your preference in starting a new shooter out? Electronic optics or not?
BTW - hats off to the Community here, I found myself citing comments/knowledge from here more than a couple times. Thanks!