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Thread: 1911 Milling, BUIS & Compact Red Dot Choices

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    I personally have no experience with them but, have read good things about a company called Green Tick Tacticle, their pricing and turn around certainly looks reasonable. I'm interested in having my Stingray milled.

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    Was reading the .32 vs .38 thread and @GJM mentioned D&L sights for the j frame. I went to the website and saw he does red dot milling.

    https://www.dlsports.com/red-dot-sig...1-pistols.html

    Somehow he's figured out how to mill a slide for a full size RMR/SRO without using the Trijicon plate:

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    I'm unable to tell, is this a full size RMR or the RMRcc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay585 View Post
    I'm unable to tell, is this a full size RMR or the RMRcc?

    From the width, Im pretty sure thats a RMRcc. Stick an IRDS on that and drive on.

    I still like RMR and RMRcc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay585 View Post
    Was reading the .32 vs .38 thread and @GJM mentioned D&L sights for the j frame. I went to the website and saw he does red dot milling.

    https://www.dlsports.com/red-dot-sig...1-pistols.html

    Somehow he's figured out how to mill a slide for a full size RMR/SRO without using the Trijicon plate:

    Found the order form, couldn't find the price list or description of footprints. Is this a call to get the price thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDTSGM View Post
    Found the order form, couldn't find the price list or description of footprints. Is this a call to get the price thing?
    I sent him an e-mail. Quoted $375/slide, but I mentioned I had 4 slides I wanted to (eventually) put dots on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-der View Post
    I personally have no experience with them but, have read good things about a company called Green Tick Tacticle, their pricing and turn around certainly looks reasonable. I'm interested in having my Stingray milled.
    Maybe read their Facebook reviews first.
    I sent them a slide. USPS tracking said they got it Feb 26. I finally got it back April 12. Not at all the 2-3 weeks they said. Their communication in that time was terrible; they wont answer the phone, or return calls or emails.

    The price was good and the work seems good too, but I was starting to think Id need to buy a new slide. I had them mill for an EPS Carry, which fits well. The cut is so tight that a Romeo X wont fit, even though its supposed to be the same cut.
    My slide was cut for an LPS adjustable sight, so they had to cut deep. Its so deep that theres no way to make a BUIS work. I like it so far.

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    A couple of thoughts about milling - deep, tight cuts where the optic body is fitted into the pistol may prevent you from using other optic brands with the same footprint. For example, someone on another forum mentioned that there Romeo-X Compact wouldnt fit into milled area for a Holosun that shared the RMSc footprint because the geometry of the slide walls around the optic. Thus, milling may marry your gun to one or 2 optics; not just a footprint. Rear sight options also seem to be more limited.

    Thus, Im leaning towards a plate system for my DW Specialist. Here are some options that Im considering that have the ability to convert back to non-optic configuration:
    1) NH IOS: The most expensive retrofit plate system at roughly 800-1000K but very elegant and secure. NH is a known entity with minimal risk of a hack job.
    2) Dawson Precision Optic (DPO) system: https://dscgunworks.com/ This guy can retrofit your 1911/2011 with the DPO found on Stacatto pistols. Dawson Precision is a well known entity. A mid-tier price at $350-450 for the cut plus cerakote the cut area only
    3) Atlas Plate System with the slide milled by Green Tick Tactical. Similar price point to the DPO/DSC. Not sure if Atlas will be around in 20 years to provide plate.

    I think that Wilson has a system that they can retrofit to a 1911.
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    Just curious, why no consideration of the Chambers/Charyn plates?

    The potential problem with a direct mill makes sense. One of the vaunted advantages of direct milling is the optic being tightly hemmed in front and back by slide material. If its that tight, Im not surprised to hear that optics of the same footprint may not fit.

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    No, my Romeo X Compact wont fit into the footprint milled for an EPS Carry, but it is so low that the dot height is just about identical with the original sights, which is exactly what I wanted. And its so close to fitting that if I really wanted it to I am confident that I could remove the 0.010 necessary either off the slide or the sight or both to make it happen. I mostly only wanted to because the rear sight on the Romeo is better, but once I realized that Id have to change the front to something impossibly short for it to zero I decided against it. Ill just remove the front sight.

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