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Sunshine Shooter
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02/01/2020 10:46 am  

Got to the range today for the first time in... let's just say it's been a minute.

I printed off December's challenge target in triplicate and decided to bring them along.  I've been dry firing my pistol since it came back from the machine shop (for dot attachment), but I hadn't actually shot it until yesterday.  After going through over 100 rounds of zeroing the dot and practicing at distance, I decided to shoot the EDM's targets.

I ran the first target to 3 yards, set my timer to 5 minutes, and prepared to draw. I shot dot 1 great, though maybe a little low.  My second shot on dot 3 was outside the line.  Failure.  Try again.

Run the second target to 3 yards, reset timer, prepare to draw.  Shot dot 1 a little low.  First shots on 2 & 3 were center hits, but the second shot on 3 went so low that it was inside circle 6!  Big fail.

Run last target to 3 yards, reset timer again, and prepare to draw.

Knowing that I'm pushing the gun low, and that I'm doing so on my last target, was pretty nerve wracking, but I ended up pulling out a win!  I just kept holding a little high and trying to go as slow as I could afford.  I shot the above target in 4:22, so I didn't have just a ton of time left, but I wasn't rushing much either.

I will say that I owe a lot of my performance to the dot.  The dot allows me a level of precision over irons that I cannot overstate.  I've been putting in some work with my presentation, and it allowed me to save time in 'hunting for the dot'.

I don't know if I could clean this target at 5 yards yet, but I think I could get close.  Hopefully in 2020 I'll get more range time and we'll see.

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02/01/2020 11:06 am  

Well done! I think that really does show the value of dots on pistols when it comes to precision.

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02/01/2020 11:21 am  

Nice work.  Out of curiosity, where did you get your slide cut for the red dot?

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02/01/2020 1:05 pm  

@diceman624

Primary Machine.  I've only just began to shoot it, but I'm getting the feeling that I'm going to really like their work.

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02/01/2020 1:24 pm  

@sunshine-shooter

You gonna do a review on that Holosun???

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02/01/2020 1:24 pm  

Cool; they were on my short list for when I get my ACRO.  How do you like the sights in front of the optic?

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03/01/2020 4:10 pm  

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I think rear sight in front is superior.  I like the setup a lot and don't even notice the rears until I specifically look for them, which is what I want in a 'backup' sighting system.

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03/01/2020 4:11 pm  

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Yeah, after I get a lot more time & rounds downrange.

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03/01/2020 4:22 pm  

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The ability to have a rear sight was one of my concerns for putting the ACRO on my M&P, so it's nice to get input from someone who has experience with a red dot on an M&P slide.  Considering the viability of rear sights in front of the red dot, and how well I shoot M&Ps, that's probably the route I'm headed.

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03/01/2020 4:23 pm  

@Matt @sunshine-shooter

I will be interested to see this, as well.

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06/01/2020 12:02 pm  
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@sunshine-shooter

The ability to have a rear sight was one of my concerns for putting the ACRO on my M&P, so it's nice to get input from someone who has experience with a red dot on an M&P slide.  Considering the viability of rear sights in front of the red dot, and how well I shoot M&Ps, that's probably the route I'm headed.

The ACRO is also a little different than an RMR or 507c.  Since the body is so long, it can be used as a very rough rear aperture.  A front sight would still be recommended, but with an ACRO I'd be less concerned about keeping the rear.

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06/01/2020 12:04 pm  

@sunshine-shooter

I also know a full sized M&P slide doesn't offer the same real estate as a longer Glock might, so we'll see what happens when I get it.

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