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Old 12-11-2011, 6:30 PM
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Question Best red dot to put on Glock 17?

What is the best "bang for your buck" red dot to put on a Glock 17? I want to attach it directly to the rear sight mount. I am not doing any competition shooting, this is just a range gun. I was looking at C-More STS, but I know very little about it (I just noticed it mounted the way I wanted). I don't plan on taking it out past 100 yards or so.
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Old 12-11-2011, 6:37 PM
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Go check out the warrior talk forums. They have a lot of info reguarding RDS on combat firearms.
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Old 12-11-2011, 6:45 PM
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Trijicon Red Dots and Doctors mount to the frame with an adapter, otherwise you have to have the slide milled. You are talking about several hundred dollars, and for a range gun?

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Your cheap methods are either getting a DeltaPoint reflex red dot and putting it where your rear sight would go, or picking up a cheap picatinny rail mount and buying any cheap reflex sight and mounting it ontop of the gun (looking kind of like a ISPC race gun). Probably spend around $100-$200 for either setup.


I went with a true 'combat' style setup (IMO, from what I've researched) with a Trijicon RMR-A and milling the slide and co-witnessing the red dot with taller suppressor sights. Not cheap, but extremely effective. This setup is what most of the guys on WarriorTalk go for, but you're also looking at well over $1000+ for this type of setup.


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Burris fast fire...it works great too!



I also have a C more on an sti...I prefer the burris as it self adjusts for light conditions and its lighter. The burris mount taps right into place, its a 3 minute install. I have over 5000 rounds on mine and its never budged.
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I tried the T-1 route and the front bezel takes some abuse. Works well but a reflex sight will work better than a tube sight, IMO.
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Your cheap methods are either getting a DeltaPoint reflex red dot and putting it where your rear sight would go, or picking up a cheap picatinny rail mount and buying any cheap reflex sight and mounting it ontop of the gun (looking kind of like a ISPC race gun). Probably spend around $100-$200 for either setup.


I went with a true 'combat' style setup (IMO, from what I've researched) with a Trijicon RMR-A and milling the slide and co-witnessing the red dot with taller suppressor sights. Not cheap, but extremely effective. This setup is what most of the guys on WarriorTalk go for, but you're also looking at well over $1000+ for this type of setup.


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Love the decal grips, use them on my XD.
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I am calling it a "cross over" gun. Range use, and possibly race down the line. The Glock is a 17 and is going to be compensated, have a full trigger job, etc. I am not looking for a cheap reflex, I am just wondering what the best bang for your buck is. I have seen some for $100 and others for $600 and I am not too familiar with optics, at all.
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If you want to be cheap (and ghetto IMO), you can do this.....

Approx $60-$70 when all said & done.



Get a polymer picatinny rail mount like this one for $40....




And pick up a cheap reflex red dot from Amazon for $25....

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I am not looking for a cheap reflex, I am just wondering what the best bang for your buck is. I have seen some for $100 and others for $600 and I am not too familiar with optics, at all.

Depends on what size you want.

Do you want a larger reflex sight that mounts to a rail mount, or a smaller reflex sight that mounts to the slide and is much more compact?


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I went the semi cheap route with a deltapoint (all mounts) and used the M&P mount. No milling of the slide should I decide to change routes.



The 7.5 MOA is nice for estimating ballistic drop. for 9mm (assuming 1" scope height from the bore center)


base of triangle (middle)= about 7 and 100 yards
top (tip) of delta= about 25 yards
middle of delta= about 15 or 50 yards
<1" below triangle base= <7 yards

basically it's no precision dot but as long as your triangle covers your target, you know you are good to 100 yards

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Dang this thread. Makes me want to get a red dot too. Ideally I'd want co-witnessing sights.. but thats easily a grand there with milling and all... with that kinda money - I'd rather have another gun.
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Man, by the time you mount them you're looking at the price of another Glock. I'd like one but not at these prices...crazeeee!
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Man, by the time you mount them you're looking at the price of another Glock.
Here's the real sad part. For what I spent on my entire upper (slide, barrel, internals, Trijicon RMR-A, suppressor sights, milling, etc), I could have bought 3 more 9mm Glocks. No joke either .

But to have these fun toys/tools, you've gotta pay to play .
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Old 12-14-2011, 8:32 PM
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Eh, whichever red dot you have attached to the rifle you want to use to take out the unwanted tupperware intruder with is fine.

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Old 12-14-2011, 10:12 PM
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What is the best "bang for your buck" red dot to put on a Glock 17? I want to attach it directly to the rear sight mount. I am not doing any competition shooting, this is just a range gun. I was looking at C-More STS, but I know very little about it (I just noticed it mounted the way I wanted). I don't plan on taking it out past 100 yards or so.
You can have my C-more. It takes the challenge out of going to the range. You buy the small targets, blow the center out and go home. Seriously I bought one in July Then my wife gave me a 4 day defensive hand gun course at Front Sight in Nevada. My 17 had no front sight just the C-More. I really wanted to shoot the 17 at school but I couldn't attend a course at Front Sight with no front sight. So I built a complete (with barrel) Lone wolf slide with Glock night sights. I went to school in September and the factory slide with the C-More has not left the safe since. No reasonable offer refused. PM me if you are interested.
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Old 12-15-2011, 9:05 AM
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I like.


Love the decal grips, use them on my XD.
Yea its good stuff. Used it on my G17 for a while, I was bummed when it peeled off. It seemed like the set I got may have been sitting to high on the polymer frame.
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Old 12-30-2011, 9:11 PM
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I use a Burris Fastfire 2 on mine and I'm really happy with it. Good field of view, bright, and very durable. Mine's been on my 35 for over a year now with about 4000 rounds fired and not even a scratch. it even puts up with the spray cleaner I use to clean up the guns every day.

You can also get 'em pretty cheap on ebay. Like under $200.
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Old 12-30-2011, 9:13 PM
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PS, If you haven't taken Baja Jones' offer you should. I'd to it in a second if I had a G17.
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Burris Fastfire II worked for me, have Tasco 2000 on Beretta.
BTW,I scored 2 Fastfires at $100-$110.
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