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Old June 15th, 2019, 06:09 PM #1
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So I'm getting ready to build the g17(thanks KJackson) and spit balling getting a slide that has the RMR cutout. Seems to be the fad, but I dont know if its practical or not. Anyone with experience with these? Learning curve? Or feels natural?
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Old June 15th, 2019, 06:19 PM #2
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So I'm getting ready to build the g17(thanks KJackson) and spit balling getting a slide that has the RMR cutout. Seems to be the fad, but I dont know if its practical or not. Anyone with experience with these? Learning curve? Or feels natural?


Learning curve, yes.
Practicality is based on the kind of shooting you do and at what ranges. Jerry Miculak uses them a lot for speed shooting on steel. If you are into bullseye shooting, a red dot is not your solution. I have a Smith & Wesson M&P CORE Pro Series with an RMR that is co-witnessed to suppressor height sights and neither gives me a decided advantage as far as accuracy or speed of acquisition go. I like practicing with different equipment, but it wouldn't break my heart to do without it.
The one caveat is you have to have a good and consistent hold because you only have the one dot to aim with instead of a front and rear sight.
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Having RMR’s on several pistols and Romeos on others - yes I would do it. There’s absolutely a learning curve but you’ll adapt in a couple outings. For the cutout, its nice having on a glock even if you don’t use.
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They are slower to pick up, but that can be fixed with practice. I was constantly making hits at 100 yards with my G19 and red dot, which surprised even me.
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get the slide cut, try it, and if it doesnt work out for you just put a cover plate on and never use the red dot, its really not a bad deal. For glock frames i tend to have to punch out completely to get the dot on point due to the grip angle. a p80 frame with its 1911 angled grip is alot less, meaning if i get lazy on draw the gun will be pointing high. this happens when i dont practice for a while.
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They are slower to pick up, but that can be fixed with practice. I was constantly making hits at 100 yards with my G19 and red dot, which surprised even me.
Holding over at that distance?
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So I'm getting ready to build the g17(thanks KJackson) and spit balling getting a slide that has the RMR cutout. Seems to be the fad, but I dont know if its practical or not. Anyone with experience with these? Learning curve? Or feels natural?
I've tried them. My limited experience has been, if you put it on a gun that has a natural point for you, probably not that big a curve. On the other hand, put it on a gun you could never shoot well(for me, any Beretta), Might be better served with iron sights.
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I think I'm going to give it a chance, I'd rather have it on a g19 slide, rewly digging that gun but g17 will be ok also.
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Holding over at that distance?
Just a few inches over the steel target.
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I have it on my glock40. I am definitely a better shooter with it quicker target acquisition side to side and more accurate. Since the red dot and the target are both in focus. I don’t have to force myself to only focus on the front site and can acquire target instantly
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