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Old 06-14-2010, 11:42 PM
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Just a question i wanted to throw out there...would you rather have iron sights, or a red dot scope on your in home defense shotgun and why?
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:47 AM
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Irons. Batteries go dead at the most inconveniant times. I don't want to have to worry about that.
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:29 AM
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thats true...but then again what if its dark wouldnt a red dot b more conveinient?
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:24 AM
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Even with a red dot you wont be able to see in the dark. Just a red dot but no idea where or what you are aiming at. I mounted a light on my pistol after having one scare of the wife "seeing" someone in the house and me learning that I could not see a damb thing.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by RemyFan View Post
thats true...but then again what if its dark wouldnt a red dot b more conveinient?
I have Tritium Ghost Ring nightsights on my Benelli M1S90 tactical that I keep for HD. To be honest, a simple bead is more than adequate for HD and a tactical light makes the tritium sights unnecessary as they are silhouetted in the light.

I like weapon mounted lights, especially on a long-gun. At HD distances, the pattern will be pretty much centered in the light cone.

I believe that in a HD scenario, target ID is paramount. There are countless stories of homeowner X shooting family member Y by mistake. Mounted lights allow for a free hand for opening doors, using a phone etc. Also thereís no chance of leaving the light behind when you need it. Itís also much easier to engage a target with a mounted light.

Some people donít like mounted lights, one thing to remember, just because itís there doesnít mean you have to use it. This really is training issue and a low-light class will go a long way to make someone a believer in tactical lights either handheld or mounted.

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Old 06-15-2010, 05:01 PM
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Home defense range probably renders the choice of sights a moot point. The first shot will light things up just fine.
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:31 PM
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burris fastfire red dot.........
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:20 PM
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A sight? It's a shotgun! (i.e. point and shoot)

Get a good stunningly bright flashlight on it and you are all set.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:09 PM
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yea but i like to shoot slugs too!
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:37 PM
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point and shoot...

it's a shotgun/buckshot, not a 100yd slug shot on a deer.
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