Which is exactly what happens when iron sights fail, some of the time. Look at my personal example. The front sight drifted to the side, some of those shots it was probably off enough to miss but not off enough to notice, then it was way off…it’s no different than a dot drifting.
…and if you’re worried about the dot drifting, buy better gear
Just seen far too many (proportional vs common-ness) stories like techs of failures, and not enough tests/drops/tests (abuse) that they make it through. Don’t see many professionals using them vs the big two either.
If durability and reliability are your bottom line, get an RMR is the short of it
That was my biggest concern. I saw Sage Dynamics video with broken DeltaPoint glass… but I took a risk, because I felt better with optics with bigger window.
I can hope that I won’t drop it, but I cannot hope that I learn how to deal with extra frame and small window which seemed to slow me down and disturb my vision.
This is gonna be my very first optic so I was very picky about comfort. I want a smooth conversion from iron sight to red dot, otherwise I may find the optic not usable for me…
I haven’t jumped on the red dot train yet. Probably will give it a try when I can get my finances back on track.
One thing I would want to do semi regularly if I did use one is have a shooting partner turn it on and off randomly between draws so I could practice quickly transition to the irons if I can’t pick up the dot.
Point shooting is a great technique for quick first shot.
I taught myself to focus on the target and take a first shot without focusing on front sight. My Natural Point of Aim is good enough. With this, I’m hoping to have easy transition to red dot without “looking for the dot” problem.
I actually used to be pretty good at point shooting. But the last couple years I have been working more on trying to get a flash picture of my front sight every time. With practice I find it to be almost as fast as point shooting but with smaller group sizes and less random flyers since I’m less likely to outrun the pistol before it gets back on target after recoiling.
Anyway, I got my money back, and put it into a Holosun 507K. Fine & dandy — but it will be sitting on the bedroom gun until until brings me a slide cut gun.
[I’m pretty much in charge of Santa’s budget, but candy canes is about what’s in there.]
I use a laser and a red dot. If you go the laser route, go green (as I’m sure has been said). I do have some issues seeing the red in daylight at even short distances. I prefer red dots to lasers, but being able to aim and activate a laser from any stance, shooting from the hip if you have to, for example, that laser indicating the location of your shot is nice, whereas a red dot requires you to bring it to eye level. The best, of course, is being able to point and click without sights (practice practice practice). This is where a laser helped me out a bit. Brought up the empty pistol, laser activated and saw where my natural aim point was…ugh. But it’s getting better.
That’s where I keep landing when I think about outfitting my EDCs with tech. I personally don’t want to depend on anything with transistors in it when it comes to stopping a potentially violent threat. Primer + Powder + Projectile is all I need or want.
With my iron sights on my new Canik, I can already hit consistently within 4” of center target at 17 yards. That’ll only get better.