The Optical Rear Sight On An Every Day Carry

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    The Optical Rear Sight On An Every Day Carry

    Actually not such a far fetched idea...with The Doctor sight.

    Click Here To Visit The Doctor USA Sight Site

    The Doctor is a phenomenal optical red dot rear.

    The big hitch is the cost...especially to have it mounted down low into the slide.

    I guess you're looking at possibly $700 smacks + total (just a guess) for the sight and to have it machined into the slide.

    The rear sight is priced at a few pennies less than $400.00 BTW.

    The "machine work" looks decently complex.

    Then add a couple more $$$ for slide refinishing.
    Maybe also a removal and "fill in" of the front sight since it's really no longer needed.

    It IS a nice set-up for an Every Day Carry though.

    If you're wallet is fat enough.

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    I have seen one or two at the club - one I know was on a carry gun, a 1911.

    Cost for sure is a disincentive and I am not sure I want any extra protrusions, even tho it's profile is modest.

    As for accuracy and fast shooting, I expect it is the cat's miow.
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    looks like it's about the same as the J-point, just more expensive.

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    Think it replaced the jpoint didnt it ? Neat ideal but what king of holster could you use and comfortably

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    Yep, I think either a full custom or a modified leather holster would be best for daily carry.
    I don't think having any extra bulk in the rear sight area would cause any additional concealment problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    Think it replaced the jpoint didnt it ? Neat ideal but what king of holster could you use and comfortably
    I know the J-point replaced the Tasco Optima-2000, I haven't heard that the J-point has been replaced. I know they're still widely available and in use in the military.

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    expensive, need might depend on area one lives in.

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    My dad has one of those on his 1911. He carries it sometimes. It's not machined in though, it's in the dovetail.

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    I'll be putting either a Doc, JPoint, or Burris Fastfire on my 6" stainless, bull barreled Ruger MK II. That should make it into an even better tackdriver and alot of fun for rapid fire plinking. The fastfire is under $200 and I saw one for $134 so its alot more feasible.
    Yeah I like Glocks, wanna fight about it!

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