EDC Red Dot Size

Discussion in '1911 Carry' started by Whiten, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Whiten

    Whiten Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2017
    I just got a g19.5 MOS and looking to put a RMR on it. I have a 3.25moa on loan from a friend but everything I read is 6.5moa for EDC. I don't have a 6.5 I can try out. I would like opinions from people that have used both and why they went one way or another. Thanks in advance.



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  2. joey neat

    joey neat Member

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    Jul 20, 2012
    Watch this:


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  3. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    The 3+ MOA is as coarse as I’d go.
    Pretty subjective though.
     
  4. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    Close range, the larger the dot is easier for fast target acquisition. This is defensive pistol shooting not precision long range shots.
     
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  5. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    Remember a 6moa dot is going to be a 3moa dot at 50 yards, 1.5moa at 25 yards, .75moa at 12 yards, and roughly .4moa at 7 yards where supposedly the majority of self defense shooting occur (7 and under).
     
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  6. Jollyroger1

    Jollyroger1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2015
  7. Whiten

    Whiten Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2017
    I'm leaning toward the 6.5moa because it will be 25 yards or less pistol. More than likely 15yds or less.


    SageDynamics has some great youtube vids
     
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  8. Buckhorn

    Buckhorn Well-Known Member

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    Nov 30, 2015
    I’ve had both and have no strong preference either way. If you turn up the 3.25 you get a pretty decent size dot and the 6.5 is a nice size as well. Current plastic carry is a 3.25 because it came with the gun, I would be equally happy with the other. Love the dot, it’s a solid option for carry and HD. Lots of dry fire, line the backplate up to your nose and you will be acclimated in no time.
     
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  9. Whiten

    Whiten Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2017
    Well looks like I'm going to try out a 6.5moa, I picked up one from the Addicts classifieds
     
  10. joey neat

    joey neat Member

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    Jul 20, 2012
    Lots of dry fire, line the backplate up to your nose and you will be acclimated in no time.

    This is the best advice I’ve heard on using the red dot.


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  11. Jollyroger1

    Jollyroger1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2015
    Try an RM08G 12.9 moa triangle for some real fun.
     
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  12. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    I’m a fan of the 6moa dot.

    I’ve shot it a few times out to 25yrds but most of the time 7-15yrds with a lot at 15. 2” a zone head box shots are a cinch. It just makes shooting at distance way easier for me. I just passed the 1,000 round mark. C9FE1CBC-E004-4D69-B811-01195C6495DB.jpeg 76D886E7-684B-4D39-849D-3F0639F5C5D3.jpeg 5CA3DC20-8A57-4760-BA14-937AEC754038.jpeg
    I have tried the 3.5moa dot on range rentals and and some dry fire and find it harder to pick up the dot against busy backgrounds.
     
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  13. Wake27

    Wake27 Active Member

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    Oct 16, 2017
    What? MOA is MOA.


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  14. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    6 MOA dot is 3 INCHES @ 50 yds., but we knew that. :)
     
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  15. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    Sorry, yes I should have said inches in my conversion not MOA.
     
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  16. C5brangus

    C5brangus Well-Known Member

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    Apr 2, 2018
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    I’m running an RMR04-A which is 7 moa and I don’t have any complaints at all. I definitely prefer it over the 3.25 moa.
     
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  17. Sapper

    Sapper Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 25, 2014
    I have a 3MOA RMR on a M&P and feel that it's more than adequate. I can turn it up to the max if needed, but wow is that a lot of dot. As my eyes continue to deteriorate I can see having them put on more guns!!
     
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  18. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    If it's a carry gun, you don't want to "have to" turn the level way up for a bigger dot. Your battery life degrades severely at that level. You don't want to have to change batteries every couple of weeks especially on a RMR as you have to remove the e tire optic to change the battery. The Leopold DP Pro had a very convenient slide out battery tray and a larger sight window but it is larger and sits higher on the gun (less natural sighting).
     
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  19. IANative

    IANative Well-Known Member

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    Feb 10, 2013
    6.5 dot (RM02, RM07) for most; but 3.25 dot works better for some w/ mild astigmatism who suffer "blooming" of the dot. More severe astigmatism may benefit from the 7 MOA RM04 dual-illuminated, but you sacrifice dot brightness in "dusk/dawn" situations.
     
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  20. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

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    Nov 26, 2018
    I use the 6.5 on my Night time HD gun. I found I’m faster with the larger dot and it’s very precise at “in the home” distances. It would be my pick of dot size for the streets as well. Target pistols might benefit from a finer dot.

    Get a good consistent presentation and the dot will just be there waiting for you.

    Don’t forget: Zero with your defensive ammo, not your range ammo.

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