Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association

Go Back   Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association Discussion Forum > Discussion > General

Notices

General General firearm-related talk that does not fit into any of the other forums.

PAFOA Sponsors Businesses that provide financial and technical support to PAFOA. PAFOA Shopping Partners A percentage of all sales made through these partner links goes to PAFOA.
Arms Dealer Logo

Arms Dealer — Free Firearm Classifieds, Gun Shop & Shooting Range Reviews

Arms Dealer is your one-stop shop for free firearm classifieds, gun shop & shooting range reviews.

Join today to start buying, selling and reviewing!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 4th, 2009, 10:20 PM
smoke-wagon's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(Philadelphia County)
Age: 32
Posts: 457
Rep Power: 9214
smoke-wagon has a reputation beyond reputesmoke-wagon has a reputation beyond reputesmoke-wagon has a reputation beyond reputesmoke-wagon has a reputation beyond reputesmoke-wagon has a reputation beyond reputesmoke-wagon has a reputation beyond reputesmoke-wagon has a reputation beyond reputesmoke-wagon has a reputation beyond reputesmoke-wagon has a reputation beyond reputesmoke-wagon has a reputation beyond reputesmoke-wagon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Eotech on a pistol?

i was thinking about adding a sight to my ar and pistols and i was thinking the eotech would be perfect for rifle and both pistols (ruger mkIII 22/45 and s&w .44 mag hunter). has anyone else tried and eotech on a pistol? if so got any pics? and of course how do you like it. thanks.
__________________
Go head, skin it. Skin that smoke wagon and see what happens.
Reply With Quote

Thanks for visiting our forum! If you ever plan to return you should consider quickly registering for a forum account, especially if you're in Pennsylvania. It's simple to do and best of all free. Once registered you'll be able to participate in our discussions and keep up to date on issues important to Pennsylvania firearm owners!

  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 4th, 2009, 10:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(Philadelphia County)
Posts: 386
Rep Power: 990
he11zna has a reputation beyond reputehe11zna has a reputation beyond reputehe11zna has a reputation beyond reputehe11zna has a reputation beyond reputehe11zna has a reputation beyond reputehe11zna has a reputation beyond reputehe11zna has a reputation beyond reputehe11zna has a reputation beyond reputehe11zna has a reputation beyond reputehe11zna has a reputation beyond reputehe11zna has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Eotech on a pistol?

I personally think an Eotech would make the pistol too heavy.
I would look into something like a Truglo Trupoint.

I ran one on my Ruger for a bit, and found out it wasn't for me.
I prefer iron sights on a pistol.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old November 4th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Lycanthrope's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location:
New Castle, Pennsylvania
(Lawrence County)
Posts: 7,978
Rep Power: 139208
Lycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Eotech on a pistol?

I shot one on a compensated .45 ACP once. It didn't balance badly, but was a bit higher than the C-more. I liked the C-more a bit better, but the Eo wasn't bad. You just have to get used to a different index on the pistol (head higher than what you would use for tracking iron sights).

LycanthinkstheEotechreticleis"busy"thrope
__________________

I taught Chuck Norris to bump-fire.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old November 5th, 2009, 07:50 AM
Grand Member
PAFOA Bronze Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location:
Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
(Luzerne County)
Age: 67
Posts: 1,146
Rep Power: 4045
Pete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Eotech on a pistol?

I have one on a .44 magnum T/C Contender barrel - a ten incher. I had gone through three other "recoil proof" red dot sights with that barrel - all broke under recoil. The Eotech has held up. It's a hunting gun and still easy to carry.
Pete
__________________
"True democracy demands the constant effort to be well-informed based on facts and the exercise of reason."
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old November 5th, 2009, 09:03 AM
recoil freak's Avatar
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location:
Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania
(Clearfield County)
Posts: 106
Rep Power: 8
recoil freak is a jewel in the roughrecoil freak is a jewel in the roughrecoil freak is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Eotech on a pistol?

I have tried the Bushnell Holo site which is almost identical to eotechs and had fair results. It does add considerable weight to the gun but in a heavy recoiling pistol that's never a bad thing. The only issue I experienced was the the site rides very high and can be hard to zero while still maintaining proper form
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old November 5th, 2009, 09:15 AM
ChamberedRound's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location:
somewhere, Pennsylvania
(Berks County)
Age: 40
Posts: 6,649
Rep Power: 180864
ChamberedRound has a reputation beyond reputeChamberedRound has a reputation beyond reputeChamberedRound has a reputation beyond reputeChamberedRound has a reputation beyond reputeChamberedRound has a reputation beyond reputeChamberedRound has a reputation beyond reputeChamberedRound has a reputation beyond reputeChamberedRound has a reputation beyond reputeChamberedRound has a reputation beyond reputeChamberedRound has a reputation beyond reputeChamberedRound has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Eotech on a pistol?

If you don't mind spending the cash, you can look into a J-Point sight. It's similar to a C-more, Docter Optic, etc. However, for an additional fee (above the normal purchase price) they have a "melt-in" install for Glocks and 1911s.



The "melt-in" install sits the sight low enough that you can see the slide of the pistol in view with the dot, so the sight picture is more like irons than most reflex sights. Not sure if they do this for other pistols as well, but they do have a large selection of traditional mounts as well.

Here's the websites:
http://www.eabco.com/jpoint01.html
http://www.jprifles.com/1.6.1.php

Hope it helps.
__________________
"Political Correctness is just tyranny with manners"
-Charlton Heston

"[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
-James Madison, Federalist Papers, No. 46.

"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy." [sic]
-John Quincy Adams

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies."
-Thomas Jefferson

Μολών λαβέ!
-King Leonidas
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old November 5th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Lycanthrope's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location:
New Castle, Pennsylvania
(Lawrence County)
Posts: 7,978
Rep Power: 139208
Lycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Eotech on a pistol?

The JP sight is not really comparable to a C-more, though.

Anything that rides on the slide is going to be closer to the actual sight plane if you are used to using iron sights......

But.... (you knew there was a "but")

.....anything that rides on the slide is going to be harder to track in recoil. That is why most full blown race guns have the sight mounted to the frame.

The Doctor sights had a har dtime surviving through recoil. I've heard good things about the JP, but anything along for the ride on the slide better be TOUGH.

Lycanthe1911isFASTthrope
__________________

I taught Chuck Norris to bump-fire.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old November 6th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Grand Member
PAFOA Bronze Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location:
Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
(Luzerne County)
Age: 67
Posts: 1,146
Rep Power: 4045
Pete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond reputePete D. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Eotech on a pistol?

The JPoint sights are tough. I have had one on the slide of my 1911 for about three years now at a few thousand rounds per year. It has survived quite nicely.

But -
Quote:
.anything that rides on the slide is going to be harder to track in recoil.
I don't agree with that at all. The sight is no more difficult to track than the iron sights were - in fact, it's way easier, otherwise it wouldn't be on the gun.
The slide is back in battery before the shooter can register the fact. I'd alwasy felt that the sights on race guns were picked because they had a larger objective and were easier to see through as opposed to any recoil factor
Pete
__________________
"True democracy demands the constant effort to be well-informed based on facts and the exercise of reason."
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old November 6th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Lycanthrope's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location:
New Castle, Pennsylvania
(Lawrence County)
Posts: 7,978
Rep Power: 139208
Lycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond reputeLycanthrope has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Eotech on a pistol?

I wasn't comparing the JP to iron sights.....just to a frame mounted red dot (which is typically how the C-more is mounted).

It's pretty common to see a slide mounted red dot on an IPSC Modified gun because they need to fit in the box, but most Open guns use a frame mounted optic.

Lycansomeshootersseetheslidecyclethrope
__________________

I taught Chuck Norris to bump-fire.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old November 7th, 2009, 09:58 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location:
Maxatawny, Pennsylvania
(Berks County)
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 22
Guns & Glass has a brilliant futureGuns & Glass has a brilliant futureGuns & Glass has a brilliant futureGuns & Glass has a brilliant futureGuns & Glass has a brilliant futureGuns & Glass has a brilliant futureGuns & Glass has a brilliant futureGuns & Glass has a brilliant futureGuns & Glass has a brilliant futureGuns & Glass has a brilliant futureGuns & Glass has a brilliant future
Default Re: Eotech on a pistol?

Been working w/some Burris Fast Fires for a few years. The 'micro sights' really have held up well.

Try the newer Burris Fast Fire II. Upgraded version of the Fast Fire also has a waterproof seal.

Mounts already made for the guns mentioned.

A shotun version had been out and won some award in 2009.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eotech 512.A65 rev. F XD45 General 0 July 15th, 2009 03:38 PM
EOTech 556 SoundOff General 3 May 13th, 2009 03:42 PM
SIG 556 pistol with EoTEch Sight- Hard to find! dab86 General 0 April 14th, 2009 12:23 AM
EoTech? 557 with 3x mag or 512 Mr_Anderson General 1 August 27th, 2008 01:07 AM
EOTech 512.A65/1 phillyd2 General 6 April 16th, 2007 02:09 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.2.0 ©2008, Crawlability, Inc.
Marketing Services provided by MergeMedia.
Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops