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I finally had to admit that I just don't see the sights on my carry gun as well as I should so I had a Trijicon added to my every day carry gun.





Frank



"I don't know what there is about buffalo that frightens me so.....He looks like he hates you personally. He looks like you owe him money."
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They do help at the longer ranges for sure.
 
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Congrats, I started using red dots about three years ago. It took me a while to learn not to 'chase the dot'and focus more on the target than is typical with iron sights. For me they are much more accurate beyond ten yards and for small dot work. However, my times 'from the draw' are still not as fast as with irons<ten yards. Still working on it. Have fun with it.
 
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I went out to the ranch on Sunday to shoot it and it's gong to take some serious re-training before I can carry it.

After 50 years of focusing on the front sight it was almost impossible to use the dot alone.

I'll be practicing a lot before I trust myself with it.


Frank



"I don't know what there is about buffalo that frightens me so.....He looks like he hates you personally. He looks like you owe him money."
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Suppressor sights help a lot.

I been learning how to use one on glock 19 I am about 98 percent on target now.
 
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Most inportantly with a pistol, is instinctive shooting point and shoot IMO, one can get incredibly efficient in just a little time and practice up 25 yards and one can get the 12" bull at 50 as a matter of fact with a 4" combat magnum..

If one is a pistol "hunter" optics, even a scope is fun and gives one an advantage..but todays tricked out pistols, bows and muzzle loaders suffer little if any hardship in the hunting field..Especially in the many draw hunts and rut hunts, calling and blind hunting..A scoped muzzle loader is elk deadly in the rut as is the bow and pistol, now we have cross bows and they are indeed potent..As I age I thinkmore and more of taking such hunts, not quite yet..I almost feel guilty shooting a cow elk in a alfalfa patch but lordy I do like cow elk on the table


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