Red dot recommendations for 22/45?

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  1. Scsmith42

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    I recently acquired a 22/45 suppressor host, and am looking for a lightweight reflex style red dot sight for it. There sure are a lot of choices. I'd like something that will stay accurate w/o breaking the bank.

    Any suggestions?

    Thx.

    Scott
     
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    Primary Arms is hard to beat for the money.
     
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    Just for plinking, or for compitition? If the latter, I hear the C-more on a 90* mount is the way to go. Otherwise I would look at the Burris Fastfire or the Vortex.
     
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    reliable and cost effective - Bushnell TRS25, if you are stuck on the reflex style probably 2nd the Primary Arms or Burris.
     
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    I bought one of these and have been happy with it.
     
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    I have had one with a Fastfire 3 for a while now and shot many rounds. I think a C-more would be best for any kind of competition. It's faster to acquire and easier to keep in the window.

    But the Fastfire works great for plinking and target shooting. It's small and lightweight. Pretty long battery life. I have an 8 moa, but I would get the smaller dot for general usage. I think its 2 moa.

    One of the tube style like a Trs or PA would work well for that type of thing, too.


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    I have Fastfire II, Fastfire III, and PA reflex sights. All work well. Performance wise no real difference IMO. All have been reliable too. I agree with Dave 2 moa is optimal dot size. If the size is not a concern the PA micros are great for the money also.

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    This one is for plinking (but I may look into a high quality sight for a PPQ Q5 in the future). I'd really like an inexpensive reflex type to see if I like them, and if so I can invest in something better.
     
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    C-MORE 6-12 moa around $200 or a Vortex Razor 6moa for quality.
    I have a used TRS-25 ill sell you.
     
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    Cmore.....

    FWIW after five years and many thousands of rounds my PA Reflex gave up the ghost recently. Will no longer hold zero...something internally has broken.


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    All, many thanks for the feedback. I'm going to see if there is a LGS with several of your recommendations in stock so that I can compare them on my pistol.
     
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    Ultradot matchdot II Though may not be cnsidered "lightweight"
     
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    Many thanks to everybody that shared this knowledge with me.

    NoKimberDave stopped by this afternoon and I purchased his Fastfire. He was even kind enough to sight it in for me on my 22/45 and I reciprocated by letting him shoot my MP5SD (Joe, we need to discuss your crappy reloads.... lol).

    All in all a great afternoon. Dave, thanks for stopping by! I really enjoyed shooting with you and appreciate the tips that you gave me regarding the pistol.
     
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    That Dave, he is a great guy!
     
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    My pleasure Scott. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    I'll PM you some info soon regarding the 22/45 Lite and what I had done to mine when I get a chance.
     
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