Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Bigford, garcalo, gilv94, Sentry_10-41_1asterisk, Gspears
60428 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77358
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43783
BOBO the Clown 41084
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33683
bill oxner 32620
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30569
facebook
Forum Stats
60428 Members
45 Forums
475735 Topics
6240839 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6322663 - 06/04/16 03:20 PM Glock optic???'s
slayer12 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/28/07
Posts: 942
Loc: Whitney, Tx
Has anyone added a holosight or reflex to there glock? If what is the process you did and do you recommend anyone for the work? I have a 10mm that I want to make a hunting pistol.
Also pics would be great.

Top
#6322696 - 06/04/16 03:33 PM Re: Glock optic???'s [Re: slayer12]
HicksHunter Offline


Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 1532
Loc: Kerrville
Here's my Open division Glock 34.



I started with a Glock MOS, so it's a little different than what you'll need to do. With the MOS series, there are (poorly-designed) mounting plates that all have different post and screw arrangements to accommodate basically any micro red dot on the market today. With a little work, I was able to mount up this Burris FF3, and I'm really happy with it. For you, you'll have to send the slide off to get milled. Even though it seems like everyone and their dog is offering RMR milling as a service now, I'd only go to reputable shops for this. I've seen too many slides get really buggered up by shadetree gunsmiths. Reputable services that come to mind:

Glockmeister
ADCO
Suarez
Class 3 Machining (although I know them for their barrel threading services, I'm sure they'd help you out)

Once that's done, you'll be able to mount your optic (more than likely a Trijicon RMR) and have some fun with it. However, you're probably going to want some taller sights to cowitness with the dot. If you're trying to get shots off quick, it's actually easier to pick up the irons for the first shot. If you don't have cowitnessed sights, you'll be doing the dot wiggle trying to find it in the window. It's not necessary, but I highly recommend it for most shooters. I don't have them on my Glock, but that's because it's just my preference to only have the dot.

Top
#6322906 - 06/04/16 05:48 PM Re: Glock optic???'s [Re: slayer12]
BigPig Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9492
Loc: Forney, Tx
Does anybody mill the slide to mount the sight closer to the end of the barrel? I have found that she using optics on a pistol, mainly red dots, it's easier to acquire the dot if the sight is mounted farther forward
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

Top
#6322922 - 06/04/16 05:59 PM Re: Glock optic???'s [Re: slayer12]
HicksHunter Offline


Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 1532
Loc: Kerrville
If it's slide-mounted and farther forward, it's harder to track, however, because the muzzle will be jumping around as you fire.

Mounts like the ALG Six Second and Carver's put the optic either on top of or forward of the ejection port, but they have the advantage of staying stationary as the gun cycles. I much prefer these to a simple slide mounted optic, but you have to pick what works on each gun.

Anyway, to answer your question, no. Nobody makes the cuts farther forward because I'm pretty sure there isn't enough metal for the mounting screws to not shear off or strip after only a couple hundred rounds.

Top
#6322929 - 06/04/16 06:10 PM Re: Glock optic???'s [Re: HicksHunter]
BigPig Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9492
Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: HicksHunter
If it's slide-mounted and farther forward, it's harder to track, however, because the muzzle will be jumping around as you fire.


No harder than tracking open sights as the muzzle jumps.

I had a revolver that I mounted the optic right at the end of the barrel and it was great, but it had a full length top rail for optics. Figured the front of the slide might not be as thick
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

Top
#6322942 - 06/04/16 06:23 PM Re: Glock optic???'s [Re: slayer12]
HicksHunter Offline


Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 1532
Loc: Kerrville
It is, because if the dot is out of the window, there's no way to know exactly where it is. Having it farther out means that every little degree to one side or the other will make it harder to find.

Top
#6323002 - 06/04/16 07:24 PM Re: Glock optic???'s [Re: slayer12]
Tactical Cowboy Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 2844
Loc: Abilene
Carver mount and a cmore.
_________________________
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Top
#6323005 - 06/04/16 07:24 PM Re: Glock optic???'s [Re: slayer12]
slayer12 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/28/07
Posts: 942
Loc: Whitney, Tx
Are all cuts done for the Trijicon?

Top
#6323012 - 06/04/16 07:31 PM Re: Glock optic???'s [Re: HicksHunter]
Tactical Cowboy Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 2844
Loc: Abilene
Originally Posted By: HicksHunter
Here's my Open division Glock 34.



I started with a Glock MOS, so it's a little different than what you'll need to do. With the MOS series, there are (poorly-designed) mounting plates that all have different post and screw arrangements to accommodate basically any micro red dot on the market today. With a little work, I was able to mount up this Burris FF3, and I'm really happy with it. For you, you'll have to send the slide off to get milled. Even though it seems like everyone and their dog is offering RMR milling as a service now, I'd only go to reputable shops for this. I've seen too many slides get really buggered up by shadetree gunsmiths. Reputable services that come to mind:

Glockmeister
ADCO
Suarez
Class 3 Machining (although I know them for their barrel threading services, I'm sure they'd help you out)

Once that's done, you'll be able to mount your optic (more than likely a Trijicon RMR) and have some fun with it. However, you're probably going to want some taller sights to cowitness with the dot. If you're trying to get shots off quick, it's actually easier to pick up the irons for the first shot. If you don't have cowitnessed sights, you'll be doing the dot wiggle trying to find it in the window. It's not necessary, but I highly recommend it for most shooters. I don't have them on my Glock, but that's because it's just my preference to only have the dot.


Lose the magwell and shoot Carry Optics
_________________________
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Top
#6323052 - 06/04/16 07:56 PM Re: Glock optic???'s [Re: slayer12]
HicksHunter Offline


Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 1532
Loc: Kerrville
Originally Posted By: slayer12
Are all cuts done for the Trijicon?


It seems like it, simply because it's the most popular option by far. But that's probably partially due to the fact that it's the only optic that anyone machines slides to fit. You can see the relationship there. Only way to find out if someone will cut your slide for another optic is to ask.

And I'm not a USPSA shooter yet, so once I find a good club I might drop the magwell. There's not a lot of support for it down here, so I just shoot a lot of bastardized steel challenge with Texas Steel Competition, and I'm trying to do IDPA and tactical carbine more frequently.


Edited by HicksHunter (06/04/16 07:57 PM)

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide