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Old 08-05-2018, 04:16 PM
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What is the best base for mounting a Fastfire III red dot to a M&P
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Old 08-05-2018, 04:37 PM
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Really only two options: either send the slide out to have it custom milled (a lot of shops offer this service), or get a M&P CORE slide, which is already milled for red dot sights.

ETA: disregard this post. I misread what you were looking for. Sorry.

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Old 08-05-2018, 04:46 PM
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Have you checked with Burris for a mount?
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Old 08-05-2018, 04:58 PM
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There are several on the market, just wondering what most are using and if the stay tight.
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:31 PM
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I donít know if this applies to the OP, but pleaseó

Donít ďtry outĒ the red dot concept by finding the cheapest way to mount the cheapest red dot and then see if you like it. You wonít, so donít bother.

A properly set up red dot sight on a quality pistol is a new way to aim and shoot. It is a joy to use after a fairly short learning curve if you are already a decent, consistent shooter.

If you degrade any of the components of a proper set up, what you get will be harder to learn to use, less adaptable and more frustrating. This is truly one of those technologies that does not have a low end entry point that works.

Iím all for people doing what they want and spending their budget as they see fit. However, I dislike budget minded folks expecting to get top tier performance from a tier four investment and without understanding what they are missing.

The best way is to find someone with a proper RDS set up and shoot that gun. Youíll like it.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:18 PM
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There are RDS mounts that use the dovetail for the rear site. These tend to be specific to the RDS (i.e. Trijicon, Burris, Vortex). At least, they don't require machining.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:54 PM
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What is the best base for mounting a Fastfire III red dot to a M&P
Well, I may or may not understand your question and my answer coincides, sort of, with another.

If you have an M&P Core, use the correct baseplate that comes with it from the factory. If you don't have a core and thus need to have the slide milled. Have it milled for the specific red dot you intend to use. In that case (a slide that needs to be milled for a specific red dot), no adapter will be or should be required.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:34 AM
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I have used this mount on both my Shield and my Full size. Rear sight dovetail same size.
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:03 AM
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If you do not have a CORE, you can use the existing dovetail with no milling needed. One example is here:

FastFire™ Mounts | Burris Optics

You lose your rear site.
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:19 PM
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I used the dovetail mount from Outer Impact on my 5" M&P 2.0. It accepts many different red dot sights. Has worked great for me so far, with a Vortex Venom. It's not quite as nice as my Sig's that have the slides factory milled for a red dot, since it sits up higher. That impacts the point of impact a little more at varying ranges.

I may end up getting the slide milled at some point. I just hate to invalidate the lifetime warranty by doing that. And for a range gun, the Outer Impact mount works fine.

https://outerimpact.com/shop/red-dot...mp-pistol-m-r/
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I'll second the Outer Impact mounts. I have them on several different pistols and have had no issues. Their mounts will work with most of the popular miniature red dots.
My 5" M&P with a Trijicon RMR mounted and my MK IV Hunter with a Burris Fast Fire 2.



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