40+ years of shootings handguns with iron sights it's taking me awhile to get use to the red dot sight. Are there any tips on achieving it faster other than lots of draw and dry fire?
This guy is right up there with Sage Dynamics on dot use IMHO, also I slightly altered my draw so I bring the pistol straight up with my line of sight so the dot naturally comes into my field of view. Also unfortunately presentation with a dot is a lot like Organic Chemistry be prepared for a lot of practice and suffering early on . That being said now picking up the dot is 100% natural for me, not even a problem waking up from a dead sleep with the nightstand gun.
I've been experimenting for awhile now and am still deciding whether it's an advantage for me. If your experience was with say M4's and a CCO it doesn't translate the same to handguns. Rifles with red dots are easier to pick up and go but handguns require more work as they aren't as forgiving as a rifle mounted with a red dot optic. So far i've tried the Aimpoint Acro P1, RMR's and the Holosun 509T, the ACRO has been my favorite, I sold my P1 when the P2 was announced but they aren't available yet, sold my RMR's and got another 509T as i'm a fan of the enclosed systems. I just put a 509T on a Glock 17 Gen5 MOS, the plate is just what I got free with the sight but I have to order a C&H plate. I agree that with the red dot (at least for me) you can shoot much more accurately especially at distance. All in all though i'm pretty happy with them, except for my 1911's and HP's I probably wouldn't buy a new semi-auto that wasn't optic compatible.
Agreed on enclosed dots they seem to be where the market is going and the ACRO 2 seems excellent (assuming battery life is fixed). That being said I am interested if such a system would be possible on a smaller footprint optic like the RMRcc/507k