Which Red Dot Does Your Handgun Need?

   10.18.17

Okay, so you have finally decided you need to put a red dot scope on your pistol, but you are not sure which one. Here’s where all the time and fun begins! I can tell you a few things that may help you get through this and maybe even save you a little money along the way.

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This is another time that if you go cheap, you get cheap. And if this is for your carry gun, I ask you this: “How much is your life worth? Is this where you want to try to save a few dollars?”

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I have tried most of these over the past few years and I decided on C-More RTS2 models, which are in the mid/high price range. Interestingly, I’ve found that red dots in this price range are pretty much on par with each other.

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Be sure to consider battery changing. On many of these you have to remove the optic from the gun in order to change the battery, which means you’ll need to re-zero the scope every time you change the battery.

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Some red dot scopes are dual type; they offer some form of a night-sight dot with a fiber optic type. These “red dot types” are nice as long as you are in somewhat bright light. And there is one brand that costs a few hundred more than the C More red dots, yet they don’t work as well as the C More in low light.

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I have gone through the many brands and types in my competition guns, which get fired hundreds of times more than most carry guns. With the C More RTS2 red dot you never have to re-zero the dot after changing the battery. It has a tray that slides out the bottom of the unit so you don’t have to remove it from the gun.

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C More RTS2 red dots come with a 3, 6, or 8 MOA dot and sell for around the $419.00 price mark. And I can tell you I have only had ONE issue with one of the first RTS2’s, and even though it was long out of warranty, they still repaired it free for me. It was slide-mounted in the rear dovetail and had seen THOUSANDS of rounds (more than 50,000) before I had any issue. It was 4 years past the warranty if I remember correctly.

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I have 4 different RTS2’s now and they have been the workhorse of my red dot world. Look at the competitive shooting community and you will see more C More red dots out there than any other brand. There has to be a reason, right? The reason is simple: they work and they last. And for the price, you can’t find any better!

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