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Old 12-19-2020, 04:06 PM
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I want to add a Red Dot Optic to my Model 52. Considering the Vortex Venom. Anyone have input on these? Also, what mount would I need and would the gun have to be modified to install other than removing the rear sight amnd replacing it with the mount?

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I went the cheap way, I found a mount that replaced the right grip panel. I think I found it at CDNN a couple of years ago
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I have two of them. Great sights and company. Had a problem with adjusting evaluation. It was a three moa I believe and requested a larger moa for replacement and they sent me the larger one. Can’t complain. One is on a Sig 226 and the other a SW 357 revolver.
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I own two of the Vortex Venom, great sights, easy adjustment and best warranty going by all accounts. Stay away from the Viper, battery is on the bottom so you have to remove the sight to change it.

About $250 is the best price I can find for a Venom, used to find them on sale, but not these days.
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I have a Venom mounted on a 1911 .45 acp. Maybe 800 rounds, and it has held up fine. Not sure what mounting options are available for the model 52.

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I want to add a Red Dot Optic to my Model 52. Considering the Vortex Venom. Anyone have input on these? Also, what mount would I need and would the gun have to be modified to install other than removing the rear sight amnd replacing it with the mount?

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Check out BME Mounts. They have several Model 52 red dot mounts. One of them might work with a Vortex. Ask the guy who runs the business he is really nice and helpful.
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I got the Venom Red Dot (3 MOA) and the appropriate mount. Any thing to watch for driving out the open sights?

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rkittine,
Be aware that there is an ejector depressor plunger and its spring under the rear sight, you'll want to trap or capture them when removing it.

The Venom is a great little sight, which mount did you end up getting?
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I ended up with the EGW mount. Waiting for my new Site Pusher to arrive before I install it.

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