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  • Pistol optic in front or behind rear sight?

    Posted by pamzero on June 23, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Looking to pickup a PSA dagger with optic cut and threaded barrel as a suppressor host and they have them with the optic cut behind the rear sight and in front of the rear sight.

    I don’t own a pistol with the optic mount behind the rear sights and I’m wondering what are the pros/cons of it?


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  • Corey307

    June 23, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Optic cuts are usually behind the sights, if they’re in front your sight radius is tiny.

  • CoolCrab69

    June 23, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Personally, I don’t see much advantage to having the irons in front of the dot vs behind the dot. You’re not going to ever worry about cowitness irons in a defensive gunfight and if you ever want to run without the dot your sight radius is smaller now making it harder to reach out at distance and shoot for fun.

    Imo I’d go rear set irons all day.

  • LockyBalboaPrime

    June 23, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Irons in front of the optic give a cleaner sight picture and are “better” in the long run, so most red dot instructors say.

    Is this enough of a difference to matter? Not likely.

    Personally, I don’t even have irons on my red dot CCW. I trust in my dot and I like the ultra-clean sight picture.

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