In deciding to mount a miniature red-dot sight (MRDS) on a handgun, few options are as easy as a Glock Modular Optics System (MOS) pistol.
I used to believe that I absolutely must choose a single philosophy for my home defense rifle, now I realize I am no longer bound to any one category.
This method may seem obvious to some people. However, the world of scopes and guns, particularly on a crowded rifle range, can be confusing. I hope this will save some ammo, time, and frustration.
One of the fun things about the AR-15 / M4 style rifles is that they are easy to mix/match with a huge variety of accessories, including optics. That same flexibility can also be confusing. For example, a short barrel rifle can shoot very accurately at long distances, so why not use a high power scope? My answer to that question is, “Go ahead.” However, for my rifles, I use the standard of, “Have a rationale.”
Accurate shooting requires seeing the target and being able to properly aim. Properly aiming is harder than it would seem and is not to be taken for granted.