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Micro Red Dot for a pistol project
« on: April 23, 2014, 08:29:19 pm »
Hey guy`s,
I`ve got a nice little pistol project on the go at the moment and I want to put a micro red dot sight on it. What one would you guy`s recommend?
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Re: Micro Red Dot for a pistol project
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 02:25:58 am »
If you're mounting directly onto a slide, i'd recommend a real steel optic. As the airsoft ones often break under the force of the recoil.

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Re: Micro Red Dot for a pistol project
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 07:10:26 am »
Yup.  Most pistol top mounts don't attach directly to the slide for that exact reason.  It depends exactly what you're planning to use it on, and how it's going to be mounted. 

Looking at this, for example;



The rail system on the P99 mounts to the lower frame, and doesn't come into contact with the slide at all.  With something like this, you'd be OK with a cheapish airsoft grade open red dot.  I wouldn't use a closed tube scope of any kind on a pistol personally, but it's up to you.

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Re: Micro Red Dot for a pistol project
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 12:17:13 pm »
What I've done is mod a small rail and mounted it directly on the slide so was thinking a doctor style red dot for that, it's going on a hand cannon the mk23  :D
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Re: Micro Red Dot for a pistol project
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 01:28:24 pm »
Quick update unfortunately my little mod couldn't take the recoil  :laughsoutloud: anyone know where I can get a frame like the one above for it?

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Re: Micro Red Dot for a pistol project
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2014, 03:58:38 pm »
I don't think I've ever seen a RIS system for a Mk23.  They may be out there though, and if not you could possibly get one for a similarly large pistol such as a Desert Eagle and bodge it to fit.  A lower rail under the barrel would be an almost essential starting point though, without that you'd have to start drilling into the frame to have any hope of securing a RIS system properly.

Personally I wouldn't bother with a scope or any kind of aftermarket sight on a pistol.  I've been doing a bit of CO2 pistol target shooting lately with my .177 Walther Nighthawk and I far prefer using the iron sights, especially when you are only shooting at 10 yards on average, a red dot sight seems to upset the balance of the gun a bit.

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Re: Micro Red Dot for a pistol project
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 07:13:30 pm »
I hear where your coming from there but unfortunately I have a left eye dominance problem which makes shooting really hard I`ve trained myself to be able to fire a rifle fine without an eye patch but when it comes to pistols the sight picture get all messed up. Hence why I want to mount a scope to counter act that.

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Re: Micro Red Dot for a pistol project
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2014, 08:00:48 pm »
i have one for you, ill bring it sunday
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Re: Micro Red Dot for a pistol project
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2014, 08:17:11 pm »
I`m not there on sunday mate but I could pop round to pick it up mate.

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Re: Micro Red Dot for a pistol project
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2014, 09:07:29 am »
currently modding a 4.3 desert warrior to fit an RMR, so far i have the custom mount made here in work, i need the cut into the slide and attach it and i am good to go. once i am happy with the mods to the plastic slide i will move over to a metal slide i just need to change out the BBU for something lighter to help it cycle properly.
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Re: Micro Red Dot for a pistol project
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2014, 04:24:14 pm »
Sounds nice mate look forward to seeing the end product  :bravo: