03-18-2018, 10:35 AM
Join Date: Jan 2014
New 9mm Intended Purpose?
Originally Posted by Crystalblu
Looking for a new 9mm. My Sig is too heavy well, it's not a 1911.. Would like a 4 inch barrel, and not weigh over 30 oz.( weak wrists). Seriously looking at Aegis elite pro w vortex optic installed.
It seems they have changed the weight from 38 oz to 28 oz, so it is in my wheelhouse.
Want the red dot because my old eyes are double sights ( tritium night sights) and I have to close left eye to shoot. Have decided to try the red dot.
Love my Kimber 380, and the Aegis is a beautiful gun. Hope it will perform as well as my 380.
Does anyone here have one, and/or use a red dot?
My other choice is dan wesson eco or guardian, then have to get the slide milled and optic installed. So looking at around $2200 for that.
Do you think the dan wesson is worth the extra money?
What will be the main purpose of your new 9mm? Range, home defense, concealed carry?
Factory Kimber's with Red Dots are brand new to all of us. They maybe popular or not?
Kimber offers more Pro 4" models in 9mm than ever before, starting to offer some with Red Dot. I think I would only buy a pistol with Red Dot if it was almost 100% be a range gun.
IMO a Pro model with Crimson Trace (Green laser) grips and 9mm would serve all shooting needs. Some members here won't accept or see the benefit of a laser grip so I'm not sure how they will react to a Red Dot sight. I guess time will tell. I'm not saying I'll never own a pistol with a Red Dot just that it would have limited use for me. Red Dot is not a magic sight system you still must look thru it to get the bullet on target, with a laser grip you can fire from the hip if need be.
Dan Wesson makes a fine pistol, if I owned one I would not spend extra dollars to install a Red Dot. You must decide if that would be worth the money.
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