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Connect the Dots – A Red dot sight for your pistol

Connect the Dots – A Red dot sight for your pistol

Connecting with the Red Dot!

There’s a lot of clatter  going on in the pistol world right now about folks adding “Red Dots” or RMR sights to their pistols. It’s almost like a shark feeding frenzy, but what is it and is it right for you?

So, if you are new(er) to this industry, you may not be familiar with this terminology. A Red-Dot is a type of non-magnifying reflector sight for firearms, and other devices that require aiming, that gives the user a point of aim in the form of an illuminated red dot, according to Wikipedia

Sometimes you’ll hear others refer to the red dot sight as a ‘RMR’ site, such as my husband :).

In simple terms, it’s much like a laser and can help with aiming and it can make it quicker / easier to find your sight picture and target.

I’ve shot a rifle and pistol using a Red Dot. While it may be the latest fad, is it something to consider for your defensive handgun?

Before, I get to the article I’m sharing with you, a few other side notes to consider. Your holster. The Red-dot sight sits much taller  than standard issued sights on a pistol. So this added sight will also add a little weight and you will need a new holster that can accommodate this bulky sight.

Vortex Viper Red Dot Sight - 6 MOA VRD-6

Another important factor to consider, again much like a laser, is the battery life. Will you remember to turn it on (and off) when you complete your training with it? What happens if you become reliable on it and your in a situation where you need to defend your life?

As you’ve likely heard many times before, it’s important and critical to continue to train and learn. You may want to consider some of these points ahead of adding a Red-Dot to your pistol or self defense firearm.

Read more about Red dot basics here

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