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Old 03-28-2021, 05:27 PM
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Iíve never liked the available optic mount solutions for the S&W R8 revolver. They sit way too high on the rail or you lose the rear sight. I donít have the skills to mill for an RMR so I went another route. The easiest mounting surface to mill is for the Aimpoint ACRO and Holosun HE509T. The ACRO sits way lower.








Took it to the range to test it out. Itís so much faster and way more accurate. I could hit the plate rack out at 50 yards. Iím loving this. Wish I had done this when I first got my R8.
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Excellent upgrade excellently done.
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Old 03-28-2021, 08:14 PM
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Thanks! Iím not a machinist so Iím happy it came out well. I may mill it a bit lower so I can see iron sights. They are just out of the window of the red dot.
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Whose front and rear tritium sights are those? That is a great milling job.
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Old 03-29-2021, 08:08 AM
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Whose front and rear tritium sights are those? That is a great milling job.




Front is a Dawson Precision 050-726. They still produce but you have to call it in because itís no longer showing online.

Rear is from Meprolight ML-22771-RS.

I donít know about perfect but more like acceptable. I did it in a drill press. Donít own a proper mill.
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That's a neat job. What cutter/bit did you use?

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Old 03-29-2021, 10:31 AM
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Itís just like a drill bit that is flat on the end. No clue what itís called.
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Itís just like a drill bit that is flat on the end. No clue what itís called.
Probably an end mill.
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Nice work! What is that on the bottom of your grip?
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Old 03-29-2021, 07:23 PM
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Thanks. Itís a rail section for the MantisX dry firing training sensor.
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Can we get a sight picture with that Acro and R8
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Iím not home now to be able to take a pic. Iíll do it as soon as I get back.
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Here you go. You can just see the front sight.
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:31 PM
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My luxury dry fire setup in the guest bedroom. Crazy how much faster and accurate it is with the red dot. Prepping for a Run N Gun Biathlon this Saturday.
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I went to an Acro on one of my Glocks. I think it is a winner and I think you will be very happy.
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Old 04-05-2021, 09:22 PM
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I went to an Acro on one of my Glocks. I think it is a winner and I think you will be very happy.

I hate to say it but I had removed it from my other weapons due to the poor battery life. They failed miserably in that department. Could have been a game changer if it wasnít for that. Instead Holosun 509 took that trophy.
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My understanding is that the first ones released had some flaw that caused that; it has since been addressed after major league screams from the serious user population. Can't blame you for the decision tho9ugh. I did not get mine until after that had been addressed.
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My understanding is that the first ones released had some flaw that caused that; it has since been addressed after major league screams from the serious user population. Can't blame you for the decision tho9ugh. I did not get mine until after that had been addressed.

That ďfixĒ only gives it one more week of battery life. Still pretty sad coming from the company that ridiculed all other optic companies for their battery life. They may get it right in the gen2 version, but for now theyíre not a duty option.
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Hmm. Not consistent with the feedback I am seeing from some pretty hard shooters.
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Hmm. Not consistent with the feedback I am seeing from some pretty hard shooters.

Hard shooters I have talked to concur with my experience. Even one of their oficial factory shooters in Europe. One of their spokespersons concurred too when I took his class. I donít want this to turn into a pissing contest. Just giving a heads up so people donít waste their money and then regret it like it happened to me. Get the Holosun 509T that is also a closed emitter, but battery life lasts over a year, and has passed the Aaron Cowan 10,000 round torture.
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