Haven't had a need for it in 30 years. Don't see a need for it now. At least for my purposes anyway.
That right there is all that matters. nice gun and optic you bought too.enjoyed the experience.
It's really great that you can continue the sport you like so much plus being able to defend yourself if required. As our vision ages we sometimes need changes in our shooting glasses just to see those iron sites. I've had double cataract replacement lenses and don't require Rx for shooting, just reading and the computer. Down the road, I will be trying a red dot on the carry pistol. Best of Health!Well the truth is ... Yes . I have suffered Detached Retina's in both eyes , complications have left me nearly blind in my right , dominant eye, and only half blind in my left eye . 7 rounds of surgeries and I no longer have a natural or implanted lens in either eye . Pistol competition (NRA Target Match Bullseye) was my passion for 20 years but the Detached Retina's and then later onset of Glaucoma robbed me of the ability to see / use iron handgun sights . Then one day I picked up a used Ruger MKII Target that had a Millet SP-1 Red Dot Sight mounted on it ... the dealer say's you ever shoot with a red dot ? ... I say No ... He turns it on and says just put the dot on what you want to hit and squeeze the trigger ... Oh My Lord ...my prayers were answered ... I could accurately shoot again ! So ... Some of us , with vision problems so bad that regular pistol sights don't work , NEED red dot's to shoot with . The Millet SP-1 is a large 1" dia. tube type sight , big and bulky but it worked ... the small compact red dot's that are available now are just a God Send to some of us older shooters ... I hate to say it but I Need the Red Dot on my handgun ! Gary
Well and good, until your eyes begin to fail. Tell me again when you're 70.I don't use it. It's an external dependency and potential point of failure.
Guess you're not 70 yet. Eyes begin to fail way before then. For example, keeping cataracts in mind, your lenses begin to start clouding at the age of 10.Well and good, until your eyes begin to fail. Tell me again when you're 70.
I've got a Vortex Venom on mine but wish I didn't get it. I'm 70 yrs old and I've had cataract and corrective surgery that helped but I also have a astigmatism so the dot looks like a cotton ball. But I'm look at maybe getting a can for itI bought one just for the hell of it as my FN's came optics ready. I figured why not have the complete package? After owning one I don't think that they serve any useful purpose especially on guns I plan on carrying. Target shooting maybe? But I do not want to become dependent on one for any serious self defense situations.
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