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Optics and lights on your carry gun

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  1. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Everything I Own Is Paid For

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    Lights & Optics, Really? If you can't center mass a man at a few feet or yards you really shouldn't be carrying.
     


  2. Gilbertc13

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    Opinions are like assholes. We all have them. Personally I want to be able to PID someone in my driveway trying to break into my car or house. Lights add a tactical advantage when activated especially with a high lumen output options. The x300u can blind someone thru their eyelids... and the dot is for more accuracy at distance. Next time your in a grocery store, look at the lines of sight. If you wanted to act if there was an active shooter, could you make that shot from the end of an aisle to the other end? Obviously the other option is to retreat which would be better 95% of the time.

    You keep your iron sights, I’ll keep my red dot. In the end, if they get the job done then that’s that

    Also have you ever heard of the 21 foot rule? It’s too late at a few feet to draw and fire under 21 feet. Which is why you train in hand to hand and other tactics.

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    I gotta look up T5. My T1C is getting well worn. And I just like trying different stuff


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  4. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Everything I Own Is Paid For

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    Opinions is the primary purpose of this platform. And, the thread started out as "...on your carry..."
     
  5. Gilbertc13

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    Please refer to the picture posted above. And it is on my carry. As you can see from this photo f72c42fc4bb6a3aa16c7e68f072d285a.jpg


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  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Everything I Own Is Paid For

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    Thanks for the respectful feedback. I am 76 years old and grew up with iron sites. Qualified Expert several times in the military with only iron sites. I think I am too old to learn these new gadgets. I would probably be more apt to lose if I tried to learn and apply them.
     
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  7. Gilbertc13

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    Absolutely. If you get the chance to try a red dot on a hand gun it might help if your eyes are aging


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  8. Dead Roman

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    I can center mass with no sights at 10 yards easily. But I can center mass at 100yards with the dot.
     
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  9. Inspector43

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    My wife has a laser on her Ruger 10/22 that she uses for killing armadillos. It is very helpful at night since it is too hard to point a flashlight and aim. Most armadillos are killed at night. I might try a Red Dot. Most of my guns are WW II. Probably would be difficult to configure. I carry a Colt 1991 A1 45 in Commander.
     
  10. Gilbertc13

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    If you were to try a red dot on a handgun you might have to go from full metal 1911 to a plastic gun. My range has rentals and a few have red dots


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