Search Results: Pistol Sights

Laser Sights on Concealed Carry Guns

SUMMARY: Mike Seeklander used to think laser sights were only for military usage, but now he’s got them on his concealed carry and home-defense guns. What are the benefits of laser sights on carry guns, and what should you look for in laser products? Mike explains all this and much more. In the past, if…

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Aimpoint Acro P-1: Assessing the Pistol Red Dot Sight

Let’s take a first look at the new pistol red-dot sight from Aimpoint, the Acro P-1. Don Edwards of Greenline Tactical has been shooting with it and carrying it every day since he brought it home from the SHOT Show, and he’s ready with his evaluation. SPECIFICATIONS The Acro P-1 is mounted on a Glock…

Pistol Red Dot Sights for Self-Defense

Are you thinking about adding a red-dot sight to your defensive handgun? In this wide-ranging discussion, PDN Contributors Deryck Poole and Don Edwards present the basics of pistol red-dot sights, from how much money you can expect to spend, to what the red dot does for your shooting, and much more. YES TO THE RED…

Springfield Armory – XD(M) OSP-V

The Springfield Armory XD(M)® OSP™ (Optical Sight Pistol) allows attachment of popular red dot optics directly to the XD(M)® 4.5-inch pistol with no need for custom modifications. Optical Sight Pistol This addition to the Springfield Armory XD(M) series, the Optical Sight Pistol features factory-milled slides and replaceable adapter plates. Out of the box, the OSP™…

Holosun HE509T Red Dot Optic Sight – SPONSORED

Let’s take a look at the new Holosun HE509T, a rugged titanium-housed closed-reticle red-dot sight designed for competition and defensive pistols. HE509T DETAILS The Holosun HE509T has a proprietary mount and a side-access battery tray, which means you don’t have to take the unit out of the mount to change the battery. The battery life…

Red-Dot Sights on Pistols

As of early 2021, Rob Pincus has officially changed his opinion on red-dot sights on pistols for those just getting started in defensive firearms skill development. RDS ON PISTOLS IN THE PAST For many years, instructor Rob Pincus believed that red-dot sights on pistols were not a good option, especially for students in handgun training,…

PDN LIVE! April 2017

Rob Pincus spoke live from the new Cape Gun Works store and range in Massachusetts, and answered a plethora of questions about accessories for defensive firearms. Rob discussed the most important and popular accessories for both pistols and rifles, including sights, red dot optics, sling, magazine extensions, charging handles, lights, and lasers. Rob gave his…

PDN LIVE! April 2017

Rob Pincus spoke live from the new Cape Gun Works store and range in Massachusetts, and answered a plethora of questions about accessories for defensive firearms. Rob discussed the most important and popular accessories for both pistols and rifles, including sights, red dot optics, sling, magazine extensions, charging handles, lights, and lasers. Rob gave his…

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Springfield Armory XD(M) OSP – Clearing Malfunctions

Rob Pincus demonstrates proper malfunction clearance of a red-dot equipped handgun, using a Springfield Armory XD(M)® OSP™ (Optical Sight Pistol), which allows attachment of popular red dot optics directly to the XD(M)® 4.5-inch pistol. The Wrong Way During shooting drills, when there is a malfunction, Rob often sees shooters tap the magazine and then blade…

Maximizing the Value of a Red-Dot Sight

Deryck Poole, co-host of PDN’s Training Talk, has been getting a lot of questions about red-dot sights on defensive pistols. The price of red-dot sights has come down significantly, and more manufacturers are making pistols pre-cut and ready for a red dot to be added, with some even shipping their guns with the red dot…