Anyone ever mount an RMR to a revolver? Do RMRs handle the recoil from stout .357/.44 well?

Anyone ever mount an RMR to a revolver? Do RMRs handle the recoil from stout .357/.44 well?

I like to shoot handguns at unnecessarily long ranges, and the red dot revolver pairing seems ideal. I have a 6” GP-100, thinking I might swap the sights for a rail, and attach an RMR.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Scoped revolvers are more practical and cooler than red dots on a revolver

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I still dont know why a company like S&W, Ruger, hell even Tauroo, havent come out with a true “tacticool” revulva.
    Feels like untapped potential
    I know Tauroo has that one 856 TORO or whatever, which is cool, but we need something like a 686 thats optic ready, and has a light rail on the bottom.
    Maybe even an ambi cylinder that can swing open in either direction?

    Basically imagine the Glock 19, RMR, and TLR-7A setup but in .357 revolver form.
    (And not $10000 fricking dollars like a Korth)
    And nobody mention the R8 its too big to carry

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Maybe even an ambi cylinder that can swing open in either direction?
      How would that even work

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      S&W already has the TRR8.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >but we need something like a 686 thats optic ready, and has a light rail on the bottom.
      stop being poor

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The light mount on these always confused me.

        >reach out to flip light on
        >fire
        >bit by the spicy cylinder gap

        Wouldn’t it make more sense to mount the light on the butt of the frame, or something?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Are you moronic?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Are you incapable of moving your hand back to the grip? Why would you fire a revolver with your hand around the cylinder gap? Even ignoring the safety issue, it isn't at all a proper or effective firing grip

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Then you wouldn't have the same designer brand light that your favorite YouTuber has. Completely defeating the purpose of owning a gun in the first place!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you could mount it just in front of the trigger if you go to the bottom of the trigger guard for the rail, like every other modern gun, theres enough room for the cylinder, it would just be ass ugly

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Its a momentary activation anon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Its trivial to put an optics rail on any modern S&W or Ruger. Unlike everyone else I wont say stop being poor, I'll just say stop being moronic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      well the big problem with tactical revolvers is NO ONE MAKES HOLSTERS FOR THEM

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'd say fanny packs, but maybe surplus map bags would be more fitting.
        Maybe a fake colostomy bag so you can carry "IWB" and not draw....attention to yourself.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah at least the vertical fanny packs are hip now after being a thing in japan for years

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The major revolver manufacturers are still incapable of making dovetailed front and rear sights a standard feature, so I wouldn't count on getting an optic that isn't mounted to a picatinny rail. The flashlight is always going to be a bit awkward though due to the nature of a revolver.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/xDKyDB9.jpg

      The major revolver manufacturers are still incapable of making dovetailed front and rear sights a standard feature, so I wouldn't count on getting an optic that isn't mounted to a picatinny rail. The flashlight is always going to be a bit awkward though due to the nature of a revolver.

      Have y'all not heard? Picrel

      https://i.imgur.com/YrG5ing.jpg

      well the big problem with tactical revolvers is NO ONE MAKES HOLSTERS FOR THEM

      This company will custom fit you one
      https://www.wrightleatherworks.com/

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      > don't mention the gun that is exactly what I want

      My only complaint about the r8 is I wish it had a longer cylinder to handle 358429s.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        does yours have issues with light strikes on reman brass 38s?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I changed the spring day one so I have no idea. For a while with the reduced power springs I had to treat it as federal primer only but I eventually changed to a different spring but not quite as light (bit still lighter than stock) and it's been fine since then with everything.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            all ive done is get a tk extended firing pin and it only made it so 1 in every 8 shots is a light strike. i wonder if its a moon clip issue, i use revolver supply clips primarily.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I have Wolff springs and return spring in mine, no other changes that should effect that. I think my clips are all tk custom but to be honest I don't use the clips that much as I normally load a few thousand rounds at a time and just toss them in a give gallon bucket. I'd shoot without the clips to see if they're the issue, they can nend easily.

              I have LPA sights and s&w 500 wraparound grips on mine.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i have moon clips because i wanted to do USPSA. one of the things i learned however is that minimum power factor on .38spc in USPSA is higher than 99% of all factory .38 ammo, so you have to use 38 +P, and not all 38 +P has extractor grooves. i bought a whole case of speer lawman +p only to find out the cases had no grooves on them, even tho the display pic had them.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Well that's silly. Guessing you don't reload in that case.

                I thought competitors in icore and whatnot all used 38 short colt for shaving 0.008 off each reload. Although I guess the 929 is probably the king of ICORE revolvers now?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                yeah short colt seems to be the meta for 38 guns, probably just due to case length effective reload speed. the 929 seems to be the way to go but its such an ugly gun, i also hear it has problems of its own.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                also, have you had to get the blast shield replaced on yours yet?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Nah, it's probably got about 12000 or so on it, but it's just a knock around gun so the majority of loads are fairly modest although I generally only use 357 brass.

                It isn't as tight as it was from factory but that's life I guess. I think I only paid about $800 for it brand new too, the market is fricking moronic nowadays. I used to keep a green Crimson trace laser on it and kill critters after dark with it, which was fun. Fricking deer killing my babby fruit trees got killed on a depredation permit

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >I think I only paid about $800 for it brand new too

                wow thats a killer price. i got mine for 1300 new and THAT was the best deal online at the time.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I got mine a few months after it came out, long enough for the furor to calm down but before the world went moronic and s&w pc guns went up 50% in price

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Basically imagine the Glock 19, RMR, and TLR-7A setup but in .357 revolver form.

      You have brain damage and revolvers will always suck no matter what small 'advantage' they might have

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        not jamming when firing while falling over is definitely a benefit

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, most red dots can handle revolvers just fine. If anything they are milder than actual slides recoiling.
    On my S&W 617 and 686 I have an LPA picatinny rear sight which is awesome: you have great iron sights but also the option to add a red dot whenever you want. Particularly like my Burris Fastfire 4.

    I also shoot silhouette with that 617, and honestly, a cheap scout scope beats the pants off any irons or red dot, if you want to reach out to 100 yards and beyond. There's a reason it's all outlawed in competition: it really is an unfair advantage. I am still working on a way to mount my Vortex 6-24x on there for shits and giggles.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I’m pretty set on a red dot, since they’re very forgiving when it comes to head position.

      Currently I have a Glock 34 with an RMR, which I’ve tuned to work out to about 150yds. I’m imagining the GP100’s fixed barrel and single action trigger would stretch out to 200yds or farther with a flat shooting load.

      Thinking a Weigand mount is probably what I’ll use. Not sure how solid the iron sight mounting interface is though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I put a fast fire 3 on my desert eagle, it's been doing fine with spicy 44mag.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Never shot one of these, but always assumed that the rotating bolt/gas action would absorb a lot of recoil.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not only that, but on a Deagle the red dot is fixed - no sliding banging it around, which means a dot will last much longer.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's a locked breech, so I imagine the actual peak acceleration is not tamped at all because the barrel and bolt are held together. the weight tones it down significantly, though.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had one of the Vortex holographic sights I wasn't doing anything else with, so for shits and giggles I threw it on top of my 929 for an ICORE match. Was actually pretty fun.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fatass also that hair dont hide that redneck boy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nice gun, nice shootin, looks like a cool range. You should really think about a diet if you don't want to die early

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Vid is almost a year old, went from size 52 to 44 pants since then.

        Didn't really matter on this stage but being able to move faster in practical shooting has been good motivation.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >went from size 52 to 44 pants since then
          Ayeee, good for you biganon! That's some serious progress; you should reward yourself by purchasing another firearm

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >can't dress himself
      >unkempt hobo hair
      >obese
      >visible sweat stains
      I can smell you through the screen and I wish I could not

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Good shit man, I want to try ICORE

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >mfw I will never retire skinjobs in the rain

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What rail is that? That is so much better than you usually see these setup!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the top rail is the stock R8 rail, that is the older TRR8 with the removable bottom rail which is attached, with ANOTHER rail segment attached to that. unfortunately there is no 'good' way to put a light on the R8's stock lower rail.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        dead sexy, whats the rail extender

        The rail is a this. The bottom had to be milled slightly to make it clear the bottom lug.

        https://www.opticsplanet.com/lion-gears-cantilever-riser-mounts.html?_iv_code=3ZZ-WPM-LIO207-LG-BM0905EX

        It’s the 0.5” cantelever riser that’s 3.73” long.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anybody make a holster for that with the light yet? I carry my R8 in a simply rugged holster but the only way I ever knew to carry it with the rail in use was with a double action competition holster that just grabbed it by the trigger guard

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i dont think so, outside of maybe some big universal holster. the R8 was clearly not a commercial success even if it IS a great gun. I have a speedbeez holster for mine but it was definitely built for the TRR8 with the bottom rail removed. kaos concealment makes a 327snub AIWB holster that MAY fit but mine has been on backorder since august

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      dead sexy, whats the rail extender

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Broke a fast fire 2 on an s&w 500 years ago when the ff2 was fairly new. Burris replaced it for free, new one has been fine ever since, although I traded that 500 for the PC model and don't use the FF2 on it anymore.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It can handle being on the slide of a semi, what do you fricking think dinky ass .357 is gonna do to it?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Someone needs to start making a hammer shroud red dot mount for revolvers with bobbed hammers.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Someone needs to start making a hammer shroud red dot mount for revolvers with bobbed hammers.

      I reflected on this for a moment, and then realized just how based this set up would be.

      >Basically imagine the Glock 19, RMR, and TLR-7A setup but in .357 revolver form.

      You have brain damage and revolvers will always suck no matter what small 'advantage' they might have

      >better trigger
      >fixed barrel
      >doesn’t throw brass
      >can fire even when wrapped in clothing
      >can fire submerged in water
      >more aesthetic

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    EGW makes small red dot mounts for GPs if you don't want a frickhueg rail.
    https://www.egwguns.com/pistol-and-red-dot-mounts/?model=710

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >getting a wheelgat in 9mm Luger

    shiggy fricking diggy holy shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >reading comprehension
      It’s a 6” GP100 chambered in America’s cartridge .357 MAGNVM

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm suddenly reminded of those slightly awful Tom Clancy's Net Force books I used to read as a kid, that were ghost written for him in the 90s/early 2000s. One of the main characters had a Phillips & Rodgers Medusa with a red dot mounted, and some of the other characters in the novels endlessly ribbed him for being an old man who needed an optic on his sidearm.

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