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voodoo_man
16 June 2017, 16:12
Decided to put some of my thoughts in an article...



I ran my G19L with a Unity Tactical Atom slide, with an Aimpoint T1 2MOA, at an AMTAC Integrated Combatives class last weekend and a few old lessons became very obvious to me, and I wanted to share them. An AAR will be coming of an AMTAC Integrated Combatives class soon.

http://i.imgur.com/4pxSjmI.png

During the first parts of the class we shot at close range, 7 yards and in for a variety of drills, this was not a pistol class, rather a combatives class which covers pistol application as a tool. Both days had similar weather which consisted of bright sunshine. I turned the T1 brightness to be compatible with the conditions and ended up around the 10 setting (10 out of 12) which worked for the first day's shooting. When we got to the end of the second day, we all ran the Stress Course, which included various stress-inducing tasks, the shooting portion consisted of several differently sized B-C Steel targets which had to be hit in order to move forward in the stress course. Starting distance was around 35 yards and it gained in distance to around 43-47 yards, second set of targets were between 20-30 yards, then there were several targets as you got closer.

Link to full article -> http://www.vdmsr.com/2017/06/optic-mounted-pistols-and-concepts-in.html

alamo5000
16 June 2017, 16:42
"I also use it as a diagnostic tool. If I go to the range and shoot a crappy 100 drill two times in a row, I have to know if it is the gun or me. Having a properly zeroed optic mounted pistol is excellent for this purpose. You will know right away if it is you or if it is the gun."

Excellent article Voodoo Man. Lots to absorb in there.

voodoo_man
16 June 2017, 16:43
"I also use it as a diagnostic tool. If I go to the range and shoot a crappy 100 drill two times in a row, I have to know if it is the gun or me. Having a properly zeroed optic mounted pistol is excellent for this purpose. You will know right away if it is you or if it is the gun."

Excellent article Voodoo Man. Lots to absorb in there.

Thanks for reading it.

I had a lot more to add but figured it was long enough.

alamo5000
16 June 2017, 16:48
Thanks for reading it.

I had a lot more to add but figured it was long enough.

I definitely like and agree with the summary at the end there. For sure.

For real training and shooting applications a person needs to know their gear.

For a range toy or a tool to help figure out the diagnostics of trigger control or whatnot.... that's a whole different story.

Eric
16 June 2017, 18:04
So as usual, training trumps equipment... What?!? That's crazy talk. 😉

UWone77
16 June 2017, 18:07
So what's the verdict on the ATOM slide?

voodoo_man
16 June 2017, 18:32
So what's the verdict on the ATOM slide?

I had to warranty replace the t1 mount but now that it's replaced it's pretty good. OEM parts other than the SCD. I'm a fan. I may get an rmr plate as I probably won't be running an rmr on a pistol after I'm done reviewing the rbu2.