As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been looking at a lot of red dot sight mounts lately. I have already talked about the Unity Tactical slide and optics mounting system.
Now, it is time for a few words about the mount form www.sight-mount.com
To re-iterate: I like this mount and it works well if you want to us many different reflex sights. However, I would not use it for a carry/defense setup. Like many people do, I insist on having co-witnessed iron sights with the reflex sight.
If the shooting position is slightly off (let’s call it improvised) and you do not see the dot, the sight does not give you much feedback in terms of which way to adjust your position.
However, for my purposes for this 10mm Glock, the mount works well and I will continue using it.
I have gone to a few FrontSight classes and I keep on meaning to write a proper review of them, but I never quite get around to it. The reason for that is fairly simple: a lot of people visit FrontSight and quite a few of them write about it.
I do not think I have anything particularly new to offer, but if you want me to talk a little more about the curricullum and how they teach stuff, shoot me an e-mail or say something in the comments. I’ll be happy to provide more information.
Still, there are a few things I thought I should say since a lot of what I see out there in FrontSight discussions has not matched my experience with the place.
I recorded a brief video clip a couple of days ago when I came back from the latest class:
Some of this may be repetitive with the video, so I will make it brief.
When you sign up, you get on their e-mail list and you start getting an immediate barrage of long and frequently idiotic e-mail from Ignatius Piazza (I am sure he does not send them himself). Those e-mails were such a turn off that I did not go for many years. When I finally made it over, my opinion changed. Classes are well structured and well run. Basic classes are aimed at being equalizers: they are really there to get rank beginners up to speed and for experienced shooters they are a refresher. However, since there are several instructors who keep on roaming around and looking at what you are doing, the individual suggestions you get are geared at whatever you need help with. I took a lot of advantage of that since I have gone a few times with friends or family to the same basic class. I just wheel up to the instructor early on and ask a question. Once they figure out that I generally know what I am doing, they are very helpful with whatever specific thing I am struggling with at any given time.
I took several rifle and handgun classes there and with handguns I started bringing in different guns and holsters to test them out in a rather repetitive environment where you work on the presentation and general gun handling a lot. It is generally a good idea to revisit the fundamentals every so often, and this way I get to keep it interesting.
Next time I do it, I will probably bring a revolver, or take the class left handed. I shoot adequately well with both hands, but but I have not done any presentation drills with the the left hand. That should be interesting.