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    Default Crimson Trace red dot for pistols, is it any good

    In the recent American Rifle saw this CT red dot mounted on a pistol that is unknown to me. The mounting of the red dot seems right, but the iron sights do not appear to be raised to allow co-witness.
    I tried to search WT, just came back lasers by CT.
    Relative to the pistol I will for now stick with the glocks and it would be really be nice if glock would offer their pistols with milled slides.






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    Looks very much like a re-branded Shield RMS.

    I had a Shield RMS on my 43 for about 2 years until it failed. (No visible dot.) I sent it back to Shield in England, they “repaired” it sent it back.

    The “repaired” unit would not hold zero.

    Sent that one back, and bought a complete Suarez 43 upper with Trijicon RMR, NSA, threaded barrel, and Street Comp.

    Worth every penny. Buy once, cry once. And know that you have the most reliable, most functional set up for a gun that will be used to save lives.

    About 3 months later, Shield sent me their “new and improved” RMSw” (waterproof with a glass lens.) Nice gesture, and their customer service was solid all the way through, but I just can’t trust their red dot with my and my family’s lives.

    It will likely get mounted on range toy.
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    Nothing is free.
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    I’ve got friends that have various non-RMR optics mounted on factory Glock slides milled, drilled, cut, cerakoted and bastardized by local gunshops. To say they’re clearly inferior to my pistols with complete SI uppers and RMRs would be a gross understatement.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
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    “Good, cheap, on time. Choose any two.” Basic project management....

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    Its on a SCCY, what else is there you need to know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psalms23dad View Post
    Its on a SCCY, what else is there you need to know?
    My thought exactly.

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    Originally Posted by psalms23dad
    Its on a SCCY, what else is there you need to know?



    Quote Originally Posted by Faramir2 View Post
    My thought exactly.

    It seems SCCY is not a well regarded brand and i have never heard of it before. I tend to purchase mainline items like glocks, S&W, Ruger, etc that are massed produced in large numbers. Service, Mags, accessories are more easily come by.

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    It seems everybody and his brother is setting up red dot optics on pistols

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    And not very many do it right. It’s either a custom proposition OR the easy button done right by the people that brought it mainstream in a combat capable and durable way. Buy the Suarez slide with an RMR and be done with it. Expensive? Sure, but as stated already in this thread, nothing good is cheap. If it’s for a defensive pistol, it’s the only answer.
    “Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” ~Heraclitus

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