Have you ever considered getting a reflex optic for you handgun? I know I have… ForÂ me, there are two main considerations when deciding whether or not to make the investment: cost and capabilities.
Cost is an easy assessment – can you afford it. Adding a reflex optic to your handgun is not cheap. The optic alone, like the excellentÂ Trijicon RMRÂ for example, can cost more than your handgun, and you still have to get your slide milled by a competent gunsmith.
Capabilities however, can be a bit harder to assess. Will adding a reflex optic make you a better shooter? Is it enough of a difference to justify the cost? In the video below, Aaron Cowan from Sage Dynamics compares two Glocks, one with traditional sights and the other with a Trijicon RMR to see which is faster and more accurate to help you make the decision.
Also be sure to check out handgun iron sights vs reflex optic part 2.