Shooting like it's the 21st Century
I am not a huge fan of Glocks for two reasons: first, their striker-fired trigger mechanism is long and heavy, and, second, I am not a huge
fan of plastic guns in general. The reason we still see a lot of firearms from the late 1800s and early 1900s in perfect shootable condition is because
they are mostly made of steel. Will plastic guns last for 100 years? I don't know, but I would be surprised.
That said, I am a sucker for competition hardware, and a technocrat. So I REALLY like red-dot sights (RDS) on handguns, and if a firearm has anything
about "match" or "competition", or "target" in its name or description, I usually buy it.
When Glock came out with the M. O. S. system, I, predictably - grudgingly - bought one.
M. O. S. is a fancy name for an ability to mount RDS on top of the frame. I think every gun should come with this, and I would
kill for ability to mount a RDS on CZ pistols in particular, but unfortunately only some Glocks and S&W M&P pistols come with this
option. Yes, plastic and more plastic.
Glock specifically comes with a bunch of mounting adapter plates that cover more or less every RDS known to humanity, and all the
For the RDS I picked out Eotech MRDS - not because I have any preference, but just because a distributor had an insanely good
closeout deal on it, so I got a few (including one for myself) REALLY CHEAP. MRDS comes with the kit (Picatinny-mounted), which I did not
use because the mounting plates provide a significantly better option. For the first trip to the range I mistakenly used the screws
that came with the kit, rather than the pistol, to mount the plate - which was a mistake, they were too long, and the plate shook off
almost immediately. I fixed this for the second trip to the range.
This is how the pistol looks with the sight mounted.
The obvious advantage of the RDS over the standard sights is, of course, the point-and-click function. There is no lines that need to be
aligned with other lines, there is nothing to be holding in focus, there are no distances to consider. Just, literally, point and click.
It looks like this:
Now, to the results.
I used CCI Blazer ammunition with aluminum casing. Since reloading for Glocks is a questionable proposition, I figured I'd go for the
At 15 yards, off hand, I was reliably printing 1-1.5" 5-shot groups. 2" groups were appeared once in a while, but were rare. Surprisingly,
I found that shooting supported and unsupported did not make much of a difference. This was relatively unusual in my experience - the
only other gun that exhibited the same behavior was a Hi-Point (but the groups were much wider).
Overall, found the setup to be quite good, despite its clear Glockiness. The trigger is still waaaay too heavy for a competition gun - so
I ordered a bunch of parts to get that fixed. The grips are a little bit too small for my hand - so I need to use the Gen 4 adjustable
bootstraps. The pistol needs a some work, but I - provisionally - like it!