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Well, it looks as if iron sights are pretty well finished for me. Bad day at the range, yesterday. I had a really tough time even getting on paper at 15 yards!

My aging eyes have a hard time getting consistent groups. I have tried ONERAGGEDHOLE sights, white paint on the front sight, white insert front sights, with the Redhawk rear sight blade, and the Merit Optical Atachment, all to no avail.

I do just fine with my scoped rifles, so I guess I will try a Weigand base and some flavor of optical/red dot sight on my MK II Target. I really hate to do that to what I think is a handsome pistol, tho... but it will beat not being to shoot at all.

Does anyone have suggestions for an economical, but reliable red dot or holographic sight? Do they even make holsters for the combination?

There is one 2X sight that is supposed to have a reasonable red dot size. Has anyone had experience with it, and is it worth a try? Or, is a standard non-magnifying sight the way to go?

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I have the same problem. I can still get on target but my groups would suffer. I know it is hard to put a red dot on a fine gun but I put a red dot scope on my single six and found it to be the answer. I found shooting with both eyes open really helps with tightening up the groups. I can even get approximately a one inch groups at 25 yards with the combination. I will be using the combination for small game hunting and feel comfortable with the gun. I have found a shoulder holster that works just fine for me. I do not like magnification on handguns I believe that the red dot is the answer you are looking for. :D
 

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I share your dilemma. Scope sighted handguns can be amazingly accurate but i just don't know what a scoped handgun is, it isn't a handgun to me. A scope sight, or red dot for that mater, makes the handgun bulky, heavy and awkward to carry and totally eliminates quick point shooting. A scoped handgun, to my way of thinking, is a compact substitute rifle, but still doesn't handle as well, point as well, or get on target as quickly as a scoped rifle.
The best solution I have found is one of the "tubeless" red dots, sometimes called holographic sights. Burris makes a good one called the "Fast fire". One of the earliest and still one of the best, is made by Dr.Optic, Tureglow also makes a good one. These sights are by far the lightest and most compact electronic sights. They weigh less than two ounces and when mounted over the rear sight location, add very little bulk. I have three of these, a Dr.Optic on my 6" .357 revolver, a Burris on my AMT Automag ll, and a discontinued Tasco on my S&W 22A. With these sights I shoot tighter groups than I have done in years. With these sights mounted over the original rear sight location they can still be carried in common holsters, perhaps with some minor modification, and the guns handle and point as well as with open sights. I really think this is the way of the future, they make the heavy, bulky tube sights obsolete.
 

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I have a 2x scope on one, and 2 red dots on target and hunting pistols, and they work fine for hunting or target shooting, but I can't scope the rest nor do I want to. I have found that if I have my mid range tri-focal made into a shooting glasses it lets me focus on the front sight, the rear sight and the target (25yd) are not in total focus, the front sight in focus and shooting off hand or at a rest is ok for me, with the results.
Jim
 
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