I’ve been debating for months now about making the switch from traditional iron sights to a red dot on my pistol.
When I first tried a red dot, I didn’t like it AT ALL…it was difficult for me to find the red dot and it slowed me down instead of speeding up target acquisition.
But the more I researched, the more I wanted to try and make the red dot work for me.
My #1 reason for wanting to make the switch is based on how our eyes work in a REAL gun fight.
If you have ever done force on force drills (or been in a real shooting) you quickly find out that it’s difficult to focus on your front sight when your adrenaline is pumping after you see the OP4 draw on you.
Usually your eye focuses on the threat and NOT your front sight.
That is why we see so many people get shot in the hands during force on force. You see the gun and you point shot at the threat.
For this reason, I want to give the red dot another try.
With a red dot you don’t have to focus your vision on your front sight to get accurate shots. You can focus on the threat with both eyes open and just place the red dot on your threat.
I think this is a HUGE factor, since before we take a shoot we need to identify if this situation we are in warrants deadly force, BEFORE we take the shot. We can’t really do this if we are focused on the front sight and our target is blurry.
So I’m taking the plunge and purchasing a Glock 19 MOS with Trijicon RMR. I’ll report back after putting a few thousand rounds through it and let you know what I think.
Sgt Nick Rians