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    Acro mishap

    I picked my second Gen 5 23 MOS for my red dot field pistol experiment today. The first has a 509T and this one was to get a P1 Acro on a TD plate. Pulled the TD plate and the Acro off a G19, and got things organized on the new 23.


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    Used our Wheeler laser sight in thingee, and the zero looked spot on from its previous installation on the G19. Next, I grabbed the Safariland Sig 320 RDS holster that I have been using with my G23/509T. I held the holster in my hand and gently inserted the 23/Acro to check fit and heard this terrible grinding noise. This is what I found.



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    Looking inside the holster, it was clear that the front lens of the Acro which protrudes slightly more forward than the 509T contacted the plastic that forms the front sight channel.


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    I texted Wayne and within 60 seconds he had me set up with a RMA to Aimpoint. We then discussed me shooting it a while broken, since the dot is contained internally, and I broke the sacrificial front lens. I checked zero with the Wheeler, and as you would expect this didn't effect zero. The shattered glass does muck up the BUIS, but this is fine for testing. I will probably put the broken Acro on a G17, since I don't have much .40 ammo. It is amazing the things that happen when you least expect them.
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    SaGeJM Dynamo. Looking forward to real destructive testing.
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    How gently did you insert it? Seems like a quick field fix but that seems a little more sacrificial than desirable.

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    I would blow that off with air real good before you shot it. A little shard of glass in an eye would suck.

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    yikes

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    "That will buff out".

    /sorry

    Wow that sucks. Flying glass shards would not be cool. Hope it gets replaced quickly.

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    Aimpoint just might warranty that. Won’t hurt to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJM View Post

    I texted Wayne and within 60 seconds he had me set up with a RMA to Aimpoint. .
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    Aimpoint just might warranty that. Won’t hurt to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GJM;1268913I held the holster in my hand and gently inserted the 23/Acro to check fit and heard this terrible grinding noise. This is what I found.



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    Must be a heck of a prominent point in front of the lens in that holster. I kept waiting for you to say "kidding, I actually wrecked the Cub and hit the Acro on something in the process."

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