RMR cuts?

At what point do you start chopping up good existing guns for RMRs, or just buy a gun already designed and cut out to mount one?

Is it really worth mangling something like a 92, and what would be the cost to have a gunsmith cut out the slide for one?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know if anyone will do slide cuts on a 92, I think you have to buy either the factory or Langdon Tactical precut slide because of how much they had to change internally.
    I've never gotten a slide cut for a red dot and probably never will, any gun that is common enough for me to not feel bad about getting it modified so seriously is also common enough for me to just buy a precut slide.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Langdon Tactical can cut nearly every 92 made for their optics plate. Including 92X RDOs with their existing optic system

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

      At what point do you start chopping up good existing guns for RMRs, or just buy a gun already designed and cut out to mount one?

      Is it really worth mangling something like a 92, and what would be the cost to have a gunsmith cut out the slide for one?

      I think it’s worth. I’ve done it twice and I’m waiting on a third slide. But I have 10 92s since I like them so much

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Caius

    >At what point do you start chopping up good existing guns for RMRs
    when it sux (gun that isn't rare and isn't accurate in your hands without an optic)

    >or just buy a gun already designed and cut out to mount one?
    when if fux (optic-ready version is reasonably priced and it's a gud base model)

    >Is it really worth mangling something like a 92
    he asked, knowingly posting the one you don't need to mangle

    >what would be the cost to have a gunsmith cut out the slide for one
    You can find absolute bargain bin pricing for cuts but caveat emptor. Ask in /hg/ to get going rates for a particular fun. Almost nobody does it for 92s, if you're asking specifically about that.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most factory optics read pistols use a plate system. OEMs like plates because they can advertise supporting every RDS ever. But plates are worse for the shooter because its another failure point and position the red dot higher than direct mount. I got one of my pistols cut even though there was a factory optics ready slide for this reason. I didn't want to use plates, I knew what red dot I was going to use. And it worked out to be cheaper than buying a new slide anyways.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Plates are gay. I just wish primary machines would have the precut slide for my P07 in stock again one day...no else makes them.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >At what point do you start chopping up good existing guns for RMRs
    Never, unless I bought the gun specifically to get the slide cut. I'm hesitant to cut any of my slides for optics because slide-mounted red dot sights are still a pretty new technology and there are several competing mounting styles. If I get my slide cut for one, then I better hope that mounting footprint is still relevant in 15 years. Alternatively, there are mounting plates, but those are less than ideal as was explained by the guy above me. If you want to get your slide cut, it's usually $150-200, but it would be a lot easier to just buy an optics-ready pistol.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Still new technology
      It's been at least a decade you luddite

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's still a pretty new technology. Remember not too long ago when we had dovetail, weaver, and picatinny rails for scopes all on the market at once? Weaver and dovetail rails lost that one. I know that the RMR footprint is a pretty safe bet, but there's no harm in waiting to see what MRS mounting style gets to be the universal standard before committing to chopping up a slide.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Also keymod vs mlok. RIP keymod 🙁

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Keymod>mlok

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never because red dots on pistols are and will always be a meme

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I used to feel the same until I got nods

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >mill slide for optic
      Wouldn’t it be easier and maybe about the same price to just buy a replacement slide that is already cut? Then you could easily swap back and forth if you want.

      I got one and am currently taking it off. The “quick” target acquisition is a bit hampered by adjusting the brightness on the optic for day/night when you need to draw it. Good waste of a couple hundred dollars. Truglo’s fiber optic + tritium sights are so much better.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anon they've had auto adjusting reticles for years now...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most optics have auto adjust brightness. What were you using?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have my doubts you've owned a pistol optic

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the brightness on the optic for day/night when you need to draw it.
        Not sure if particularly moronic or you just don't actually own any

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is it really worth mangling something like a 92
    if you want to mount a dot to it permanently then absolutely, the factory optics cut sucks
    you act as if 92 slides are rare or something

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They kind of are, vertec/92X ones are rare or expensive. But if cuts his current slide and then buys a cheap M9/92FS for shooting with irons

      The only slides worth cutting are ones with dovetailed front sights, while you can get a 92FS cut you have no front back iron sight

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a rule of thumb that factory mounts are gay and inferior due to plates.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're buying a new gun and it's not cut from the factory you're a fricking moron.
    But if you bought one before the craze, it's acceptable to not want to send it off, especially since half the random who will cut a slide will destroy your gun.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're either moronic or posting from 2012.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I sent my glock slide out to wager machine works and got a RMR cut for under $100 and it took a week
    If you choose them get the slide cerakote while it's still cheap

    • 2 weeks ago
      MilSurpDude

      This, did likewise.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think it was you who shilled me on wager. Nevertheless I like my EPS and being able to shoot at night.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’m on week 9 of a 4-8 week special optic cutting operation from LTT (the only people who cut 92s since it requires redesign of the slide internals)

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you greatly enjoy your pistol and cant find an alternative that comes with a cut, its worthwhile.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Red dots on pistols are unfortunately (or fortunately) are here to stay. They'll become as common as red dots on rifles. There are already tons of police departments that issue and train with them. I have one and am learning to love it. As of right now, my draw and shoot speed is a solid .6-.7s slower with a red dot unless I'm point shooting. But follow-up shots and mag dumps group much smaller. I would definitely rent one before committing the money to it, but don't be dissuaded by the learning curve because they're awesome once you get used to them. Pic related is 7 yards, trying for a second or less between each shot

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would like a flip-up RDS that is low profile for stuff like CCW but it pops up when you draw.
      Or maybe a holographic crosshair over the barrel, that would be kino.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm guessing that within the next five years, there will a prototype Gen 3 Glock 19 slide with integrated optics. I hate the term, but the Glock 19 has become a platform that's taken over the handgun market, so there are probably enough people who would buy a dedicated integrated-optics slide to justify building one.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >there will a prototype Gen 3 Glock 19 slide with integrated optics
          I would unironically love this. Frick the irons, just give me a red dot at the same height for my cyberpunk ccw. Like pic related but less moronic

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe an optic built into a detachable slide cover could work, like how the P17 is built. All of the necessary electronics and battery could be put into body of the cover piece so the only thing above the bore height is the glass and reticle. I don't know how much demand there really is for such a low-profile sight, though. I guess we'll find out if the market decides that what we have now is good enough, or if we still need to go lower.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Have you seen Glocks with the SCS? Several guns have red dot cuts low enough for cowitness with stock sights

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The added height of a red dot isn’t that big of a deal IWB

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I would be concerned with it snagging on stuff

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well I'm stupid. I ordered the wrong footprint red dot.

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