Editor, The Armory Life
I agree -- good article. I think it is really difficult to predict how any of us will respond until we get in a threat situation, no matter how much training we have. We just have to do the best we can.
I would like to hear your thoughts on the DP, after you take it out.Timely article since I recently took ownership of my very own XDM Elite tactical OSP. I equipped it with the Leupold DP Pro which, by default, is going to make me give up the irons. Because it sits so high on the slide, I can't use the suppressor height sights that come on the pistol. I could get the Leupold add-on rear sight (installs on the back of the DP Pro chassis), but I think I'll wait and see how it goes with just the dot.
I've been able to hit the range just once, but I think it's the first time in my shooting "career" that I've put that many rounds through the same hole I agree this thing is the proverbial tack-driver!
Buy a Bushnell RXS-250 - fits DPP pattern - more robust than DPP - 4 MOA dot - so better than DPP - costs $150 less - so better than DPP. Has two soft buttons for up/down adjustment - so better than DPP. Battery compartment door isn't as slick as the DPP one. Uses the same battery. Window is smaller than DPP - but by no means unusable.I would like to hear your thoughts on the DP, after you take it out.
Mike, glad to see you over here brother. I enjoy your content, and I agree with your statements above. Just need to make the switch.I think many people get a bit nervous or overwhelmed at the thought, process and cost of swapping to a dot. Then when they practice and make that focal shift they understand and the benefits become immediately noticeable. Having an astigmatism myself swapping to a dot made a big difference.
Thanks.....nice groupsI believe that threat focus shooting is an essential skill set to develop. Psychologically it does induce a degree focus and stress that just isn't present with any other target shooting. It is also one of my favorite skills to hone.
Billymac, the answer is, "yes".
Target focused shooting is better in most situations when extreme precision isn't necessary - a lot of people actually have accuracy improve because they learn to accept the wobble better rather than snatch the trigger right when they think they saw the sight picture they wanted.
Mike, glad to see you over here brother. I enjoy your content, and I agree with your statements above. Just need to make the switch.