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    What about revolvers and red dot sights?

    Regressing in time on one issue while striding fearlessly into the future on the other.

    I've got a fair number of S&W revolvers with the adjustable sights and scope mounting holes already drilled into the top strap.

    What is the cleanest mount for an RMR here?

    I can dream of a dedicated design for revolvers but I suspect that's not going to happen.

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    I ran one on my competition revolver starting in around 1990 with an Aimpoint 3000 on a GP100 Slab barrel gun. It was phenomenal. I have a PC 627 right now that will be getting a red dot at some point. They work well and have none of the issues as the semi autos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 314159 View Post
    Regressing in time on one issue while striding fearlessly into the future on the other.

    I've got a fair number of S&W revolvers with the adjustable sights and scope mounting holes already drilled into the top strap.

    What is the cleanest mount for an RMR here?

    I can dream of a dedicated design for revolvers but I suspect that's not going to happen.
    Aimpoint used to have a stainless finish version of the T1/H1 called the R1 which I believe was intended for hunting revolvers. Aimpoint on an N frame is something I have wanted to do for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCM View Post
    Aimpoint used to have a stainless finish version of the T1/H1 called the R1 which I believe was intended for hunting revolvers. Aimpoint on an N frame is something I have wanted to do for years.
    I got one when Midway ran a deal. They also have some specific mounts.

    The problem is I only have one, I think another one would be great on a GP-100.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 314159 View Post
    I've got a fair number of S&W revolvers with the adjustable sights and scope mounting holes already drilled into the top strap.

    What is the cleanest mount for an RMR here?
    I like this one, but do not have:
    https://www.jackweigand.com/Smith-We...ini-Mount.html



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    Quote Originally Posted by mmc45414 View Post
    I've used the no d&t GP100 full rail and I'd have no problem using that S&W mount if I were looking to dot a Smith. In fact, I'm sort of thinking about getting the GP mount that only replaces the rear sight and trying something bigger than a Fastfire. I found the FF too small to acquire the dot quickly but that's a training and familiarity issue as much as it is an equipment issue.
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    Ive got a raptor engineering mount for a vortex viper I'll be mounting on a 617 later today. I'll post pics later once i get it put together. I plan on doing an open 627/327/929 or super gp100 later in the year.

    I'm starting with budget dots on the 617 but will probably go dpp on the centerfire guns. I don't think durability will be as much of an issue since they're not reciprocating on a slide.

    I got my ambition from the revolvers only rds project
    https://www.revolversonly.com/p/red-...ncept.html?m=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by 314159 View Post
    Regressing in time on one issue while striding fearlessly into the future on the other.

    I've got a fair number of S&W revolvers with the adjustable sights and scope mounting holes already drilled into the top strap.

    What is the cleanest mount for an RMR here?

    I can dream of a dedicated design for revolvers but I suspect that's not going to happen.
    I find this mount from Trijicon works great:

    https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/produ...3.php?pid=RM46

    It mounts the RMR relatively low on the gun and is really solid. You can buy a cheaper BladeTech holster that has clearance for the optic to try the whole thing out.
    Real guns have hammers.

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    That looks like a perfect starting point, thanks.

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