Adam’s everydaycarry.com pocket dump features a modified GLOCK 26. We’re talking Talon grips, Magpul GL9 12-round extended mag, Streamlight 69272 TLR-6 (with white LED light and red laser) and a Trijicon RMR 6.5 MOA LED Red Dot Sight. Red dot sights are excellent for . . .
training. Nothing teaches you to keep your gun steady better than trying to hit a target exactly where the red dot shines (before you pull the trigger). I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Oh wait. I meant the laser! Red dot sights? Not so much . . .
Don’t get me wrong. With enough practice, putting a handgun’s red dot sight’s red dot on a target becomes fast and instinctive. As you’d expect, given that the world’s best handgun shooters use red dots in competition.
But concealed carriers aren’t professional shooters and a defensive gun use (DGU) isn’t a friendly competition.
During an adrenalin dump shooting skills degrade significantly. The question isn’t which sighting system — red dot of iron sights — is better in highly skilled hands. It’s which sighting system is more effective for most shooters during a DGU.
Who knows? If you’re rocking a red dot, maybe you should give it some thought.
Bottom line: train as you mean to fight, no matter what equipment you carry. The time to find out that less is more isn’t when your life is on the line.