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I am thinking of purchasing a nice Red Dot. Need some advice for the best model. While I'm not a pro shooter, I would much rather spend 2x the money for a good one that I will not have any issues with.

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Next question is what you going to put it on - Rifle, Pistol, or Shotgun?

Then what the intended use of the gun is?

I run C-Mores on 3 of my pistols and like them a lot, but they are not meant for rough and tumble.

For my rifles I run an Eotech on my carbine. They big circle and dot set up ate great for close stuff and fast acquisition of targets. On my mid length 6.8 AR I run a aim point, just seems to work better for me at not so social distances. And on my SiGs I run Trijicon dots. They have issues with washout in some cases, but none I typical shot it.

For shotgun, I got a CMore CTS for whenever I get around to putting a rail on the Tac4.

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Assuming that you are looking at a slide rider and not a frame mount. I have fired Glocks over various types with Bushnell fast fires, Trijicon, CMore, doc optics, Laurie, and other labeled brands of the micro sights on them.

The sights have been both mounted on plates fitted into the rear sight dovetail and machined into the slide itself. The advantages over frame mounts is the site is lower to the bore so you don't have to adjust your presentation to "hunt the dot" like you do with a frame mount. Biggest issues are the mount itself to the dovetail, they sometimes aren't so robust. The slide milling is best, brings the sight in line even more.

Bad thing is that since the sight is mounted to the slide you have a harder time tracking the dot and it tends to bounce more in your vision which slows your followup time some.

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I would like to have it replace my rear sight. I plan on shooting at some local matches but, nothing too big. Just some weekend events. Don't want to drill the top even though I have heard good thing's from doing so.
 

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Assuming that you are looking at a slide rider and not a frame mount. I have fired Glocks over various types with Bushnell fast fires, Trijicon, CMore, doc optics, Laurie, and other labeled brands of the micro sights on them.

The sights have been both mounted on plates fitted into the rear sight dovetail and machined into the slide itself. The advantages over frame mounts is the site is lower to the bore so you don't have to adjust your presentation to "hunt the dot" like you do with a frame mount. Biggest issues are the mount itself to the dovetail, they sometimes aren't so robust. The slide milling is best, brings the sight in line even more.

Bad thing is that since the sight is mounted to the slide you have a harder time tracking the dot and it tends to bounce more in your vision which slows your followup time some.

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Thank you, I had this question as well. That is some good infromation to think about.
 

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I would like to have it replace my rear sight. I plan on shooting at some local matches but, nothing too big. Just some weekend events. Don't want to drill the top even though I have heard good thing's from doing so.
Check the rules for the events you plan on shooting in. Many times the dot will kick you into an open or unlimited class. Local club I shoot steel and USPSA like matches at, the dot kicks you into open class and then you are swimming with the full blown race guns.

If you don't mind feeling like a VW bug in a pack of sport cars it can be really fun. WE have two slide riders on G24's that shoot regular in my squad at steel matches and they hold their own fairly well within in their class, but typically get outpaced by the full on race guns with comps.

For GSSF, there are very few slideriders that compete there. My best friend ran a 17C with a Fast Fire but he tends to find he shoots faster and cleanre with his standard sights. In most cases the carver mount with a cmore tends to dominate along with the SJC mount (I run it on my open glock). Part of the reason is the emphasis on accurate shots fast, the low bounce to the dot makes it easier to follow-up with a frame mount. Also, the C-More mimics the shape of the GSSF targets which gives you a little added edge if you can't make out the lines. Simply mirror the upper curve of the target and you are going to get an A or B.

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G35, replacing the rear sight, don't ming spending the money the first time for a good one..............Doctor Optic
 
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