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  1. #61
    Yeah I remember the first drop that we ever did a RMA on. Dude had one on a competition gun and was running a stage that required you to shoot steel with primary hand only, then switch hands and shoot left hand only after moving from point A to point B. He tried to do the hand switch while on the run and sort of flung the gun sideways, earning a DQ for the day as everyone cringed and dove for cover. Landed on concrete, like a cinder block material. Cracked glass, boom done. As the kids would say, YEET! Anyway, he got a new optic. The good news is, our return rates are really small, small enough that I can actually remember and recount individual stories like this on why guys had to send scopes back to us.

    It was one of our first generation pistol dots, the Kingslayer which is made of 6061. The new ones are 7075 and will all have the optional "Ironsides" stainless steel add-on available for them to help out with "whoops" situations like that. We came a long way in just one year between the Kingslayer and the newer generation of dots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwampfoxMike View Post
    Yeah I remember the first drop that we ever did a RMA on. Dude had one on a competition gun and was running a stage that required you to shoot steel with primary hand only, then switch hands and shoot left hand only after moving from point A to point B. He tried to do the hand switch while on the run and sort of flung the gun sideways, earning a DQ for the day as everyone cringed and dove for cover. Landed on concrete, like a cinder block material. Cracked glass, boom done. As the kids would say, YEET! Anyway, he got a new optic. The good news is, our return rates are really small, small enough that I can actually remember and recount individual stories like this on why guys had to send scopes back to us.

    It was one of our first generation pistol dots, the Kingslayer which is made of 6061. The new ones are 7075 and will all have the optional "Ironsides" stainless steel add-on available for them to help out with "whoops" situations like that. We came a long way in just one year between the Kingslayer and the newer generation of dots.
    I have not yet started using pistol mounted optics, but am looking to start at some point soon. Your participation here as well as your openness and honesty about your products definitely gives me a favorable impression of your company and products.

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    Some pics for you
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  4. #64
    @CarlK

    Thanks for those pics! It looks like those XS Sights work well through the optic, correct? Could you measure the front sight and rear sight heights? Thanks!

    Also, a bit unrelated, has anyone ran a green fiber optic front sight with an RDS? Thinking of going this route. I really like the green vis laser and red dot combo on my 300BLK HD gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWE View Post
    @CarlK

    Thanks for those pics! It looks like those XS Sights work well through the optic, correct? Could you measure the front sight and rear sight heights? Thanks!

    Also, a bit unrelated, has anyone ran a green fiber optic front sight with an RDS? Thinking of going this route. I really like the green vis laser and red dot combo on my 300BLK HD gun.
    The Minimalist sights give a great lower-third sight pic through the Sentinel optic as seen in my bottom pic above. I unfortunately am unable to provide the sight measurements.

  6. #66
    Like @HeavyDuty I was inspired by @CarlK 's setup and ordered an auto Sentinel from Rockeys and a set of the Minimalists. Delivery was speedy on both. My first impression is that the Sentinel is pretty bright in daylight and dims nicely when the sensor is covered. It's definitely compact, but also efficient. I don't feel cheated in FOV.

    I could be a little off here and there, but with my calipers, the XS front blade measures 0.215 high x 0.145 wide. The rear is a little tricky due to angles, but I get 0.295 in total height. The rear blade itself is 0.205 tall but I haven't installed it or measured the dovetail depth to know how much of a gap there is with the top of the slide. The notch is pretty wide at 0.175 and its 0.150 deep leaving 0.055 of blade showing below the notch. The front dot is nice and big and bright.

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    SwampfoxMike,

    I did find the missing screws and can confirm that the M4x0.7 10.1mm length works perfectly in mounting the Sentinel to the G43X MOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlK View Post
    SwampfoxMike,

    I did find the missing screws and can confirm that the M4x0.7 10.1mm length works perfectly in mounting the Sentinel to the G43X MOS.
    I hope your foot heals quickly.
    Ken

    BBI: ...”you better not forget the safe word because shit's about to get weird”...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyDuty View Post
    I hope your foot heals quickly.

    Haha! The vacuum cleaner found it.

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