Just went to my gun shop today, i've been looking into some high quality optics for my new scope mount, but i've gotten completely different answers each time i've asked someone.
Today, i got this Burris "XTS-135" "Extreme Tactical Speed-dot" red-dot pushed one me. Looks basically like an aimpoint spinoff, but for 30% less cash.
At a first glance, it looks high quality. Uses standard coin cell batteries, comes with flip up lens caps, and has a 30mm tube. It has a 3 MOA dot, which is far too small for practical use on a handgun (IMO) and the image was quite dark... even worse than my Tasco $50 POS that im trying to replace (bad double-dot, not parralax corrected... or enough to be useful, heavy, large, high optical axis) But i find it hard to pay up almost $400 Canadian for it. Anybody have any experiance with these things? i cant see paying 400 on an optic that wont perform any (or much) better than what i have right now.
So as you can see, i need something a little better, lower profile.
What kind of red-dot/holosight would you guys recommend for a handgun?
It doesn't have to be invincible, as the scope is mounted off the frame. I would prefer a dot size of over 5MOA (i might consider the 4MOA aimpoint) and something low profile would be much nicer for different range shooting. Im not afraid of paying the high price of an aimpoint, but i want something high quality, and USEABLE!
Any input would be awesome!
Anybody? Any of you Open Class IPSC guys?
try to find a j-point if you must have a red dot. do you have a sling too? that's got to be heavy.