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OK boys and girls..........what are your opinions on red dots vs. reg scopes.
Advantages and disadvantages of each
 

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Red dots for shorter range, quicker target acquisition, smaller. Scopes for longer range, more precise, no batteries.
 

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vmtcmt said:
Red dots for shorter range, quicker target acquisition, smaller. Scopes for longer range, more precise, no batteries.
+1, like he said... both are great for what they're designed to do.
 

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What they said, but you can go with a compromise optic in a variable power 1-4x scope, turned to 1 power they are supposed to be -almost- as fast as an RDS, and you can tune them up to 4x to get some magnification. To get magnification out of an RDS you need a magnifier which is bulky. Downside to the 1-4x variable is that you have to worry about eye position and eye relief with a scope while you generally don't have to with an RDS.

The 1-4x variable option has been graining popularity among the tactical crowd and, from what i understand, rules the 3-gun circuit.

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I see some of the guys that shoot in matches at my range use red dot scopes on their  pistols. I took a couple shots with one and it was easy to shoot with. Thought about getting one as I get older the sights on my pistols seem to be getting harder to see.
 

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On AR platforms and some others, RDS do have the option of a 3Xmagnifer. If this suits you, its the weay to go and posibly getting the best of both worlds but try before you buy.
 
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