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    Quote Originally Posted by Wake27 View Post
    Shot a .45 with irons instead of the Roland Special I've been shooting exclusively for over a year and learned that I've gotten very lazy managing recoil and focusing on the sight instead of target.
    I had the exact same experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggammell View Post
    I had the exact same experience.
    I have found my focus on the front sight post has improved after shooting an RDS equipped pistol, regardless of caliber. I noticed some "looseness" on the recoil management of my 1911 though.

    Wake and ggammell, are you shooting .45 in a Glock, 1911 or something else?

    Chuck Pressburg's discussing the change from 1911 to Glock on his Patreon page. Interesting issues, with the change in caliber and trigger movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightchief View Post
    I have found my focus on the front sight post has improved after shooting an RDS equipped pistol, regardless of caliber. I noticed some "looseness" on the recoil management of my 1911 though.

    Wake and ggammell, are you shooting .45 in a Glock, 1911 or something else?

    Chuck Pressburg's discussing the change from 1911 to Glock on his Patreon page. Interesting issues, with the change in caliber and trigger movement.
    That post was based on my 1911 in .45 and Roland Special, so comp'd G19. I've seen it go both ways though. When I first transitioned over, I saw it drastically improve my iron shooting, now after over a year with nothing but the dot, I stay threat-focused the entire time and my groups show it. This was also the first time that I've really noticed a difference in proficiency with platforms. Prior to the last 1-1.5 years, I'd shoot my 1911 almost as often as my G19, though not for nearly as many rounds. Regardless of the round count, it seems that at least a few rounds to stay familiar used to make a difference because I used my new SA RO Elite 9mm in a class on Thursday and felt significantly slower and more clumsy than with my RS. I'm sure it goes both ways though - I've lost some familiarity with the 1911 platform and iron sight shooting but gained it with my RS.
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    Was firing a soft-shooting .45 (S&W full size 2.0) while holding a flashlight and learned a couple things.

    1st, it's a little slower than with a 9mm.

    2nd, it's much easier with a low-recoiling gun like a Beretta Cheetah or Vz61.

    3rd, if this is your plan, use a gun that holds more rounds because it's not easy to reload a pistol while holding a light. (I already knew this)

    A WML and hand held light on a lanyard is the best plan for using a pistol in the dark. (Just a reminder)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    Was firing a soft-shooting .45 (S&W full size 2.0) while holding a flashlight and learned a couple things.

    1st, it's a little slower than with a 9mm.

    2nd, it's much easier with a low-recoiling gun like a Beretta Cheetah or Vz61.

    3rd, if this is your plan, use a gun that holds more rounds because it's not easy to reload a pistol while holding a light. (I already knew this)

    A WML and hand held light on a lanyard is the best plan for using a pistol in the dark. (Just a reminder)
    There’s a reason I don’t own any pistols without rails. Though I should practice this at some point just in case an X300U actually goes down.

    I just realized how much I prefer red fiber optic sights. I’ve used green for the past few years on both my 1911 and M&P because our eyes tend to see green better. Not sure why, but the red FO on my new 1911 seems far brighter than either of the green ones I had been using.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    3rd, if this is your plan, use a gun that holds more rounds because it's not easy to reload a pistol while holding a light. (I already knew this)

    A WML and hand held light on a lanyard is the best plan for using a pistol in the dark. (Just a reminder)
    Depending on how big your light is, and where it's been there are several options:

    1) clamp it under your arm, in your armpit;

    2) place it on your shoulder, shrug and hold it between your neck and shoulder;

    3) place it in your mouth like a cigar;

    4) back pocket (many LEO's can't access front pockets quickly with duty gear on)

    Lanyard and ligature are both spelled with 'L' so I would kind of shy away from lanyards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26 Inf View Post
    Depending on how big your light is, and where it's been there are several options:

    1) clamp it under your arm, in your armpit;

    2) place it on your shoulder, shrug and hold it between your neck and shoulder;

    3) place it in your mouth like a cigar;

    4) back pocket (many LEO's can't access front pockets quickly with duty gear on)

    Lanyard and ligature are both spelled with 'L' so I would kind of shy away from lanyards.
    Thanks. The mouth and pocket were the only other ideas I'd thought of. I like the mouth option because it works when nekkid, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    Thanks. The mouth and pocket were the only other ideas I'd thought of. I like the mouth option because it works when nekkid, too.
    So do the armpit and neck/shoulder, you budding nudist, you.
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