I’ve gotten deep into optics on pistols. But this is mostly optics mounted to pistol slides. Now that I’m coaching an SASP team, I’ve started having to familiarize myself with pistol optics mounted to rails. SASP competitors go this route so they can use the same pistols in both irons and optics divisions. In a perfect world, you’d use different guns, but this could mean literally mean thousands of dollars in guns, and youth sports don’t typically support such high costs.
I have a Ruger MkIV 22/45 Lite and a MkIII 22/45, and I needed an optics solution for them. I had an old Docter-style ADM mount lying around, so I decided I would try out the new Burris Fastfire 4 (FF4). I liked the FF3 – I still run it on a Glock slide from time to time – but found that the window was smaller than I preferred. The FF4 has a bigger window, better battery life, and an intriguing selectable reticle. What did I think? Read on…
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Phil at TFB has the scoop on the just-announced Hartman Optics MH1 Reflex Sight.
Bizarrely, no one notices that this sight is very similar to the MSE-AQC sights that CAA was selling a couple years ago, also designed by Mikey Hartman. Optic control via PTT cable, German-post-esque reticle, huge window, etc. The MH1 seems to improve on the MSE-ACQ by dumping the switchable reticle in favor of motion-sensing on/off and USB charging and brightness configuration. While the USB recharging is a bit of a gimmick, customizing the sight’s brightness levels and other settings via USB is a clever idea that could be the next big thing.
Street price is going to be the make or break, I think. You can buy the Mepro Tru-Dot RDS at Amazon for $335, which is really a terrific deal for a combat-grade reflex sight. It is really unclear to me that anyone is going to spend 50% more on a sight without that sort of heritage. I just don’t think I’d spend $150 more for a slightly fancier reticle and USB configuration.