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I am thinking a SIS shield is in my future.

I have a 9mm SBR that the T1 isn't ideal for.
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I am thoroughly impressed with both the SIS and RMS from Shield.

The SIS is sorta different from Aimpoint Micro and MRO.  MRO is trying to have the most unobstructed view.  With the SIS, the window is smaller, so there is a frame around it.  However, I talked to a British guy with ties to the SA and he says at very close (almost reach out and touch) distances, the viewing window itself can become an aiming aperture: if you see the guy through the window, pull the trigger.  They even turn the reticle off and run it that way sometimes.

For now, I put the SIS on my 10mm handgun to see how it holds up to being bounced arounn on a moving slide.   So far, nothing has shifted or loosened.

If it continues like this, for carbine use, my red dot recommendations will probably boil down to Hi-Lux MM2 in the $200 range and Shield SIS in the $500 range.

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All good to know.

And yea, for a 9mm SBR, it will indeed be close range work.
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

I am thinking a SIS shield is in my future.

I have a 9mm SBR that the T1 isn't ideal for.

Very very nice sight. Cant believe i missed them but then they were a bit out of my price range. Its small size would be great on a handgun and i loved the different reticle choices. For fast targeting close range shooting i can see how the 8moa dot would be nice to have.

As for the Athlon RD13 i bought i really like it. The sight looks and feels like its extremely well made and the lifetime warranty is nice to have to. It came very well packaged and once mounted it gives a perfect mid-level co-witness for my popup sights. It has a very generous sight picture with plenty of viewing area. The cross/circle/dot reticle allows me to shoot long range without blocking out the target and for close up the circle part is great for quick acquisition. I have to admit im very happy with this sight. Hopefully it will hold its zero and continue to function so i wont have to try their warranty out. While i was choosing a sight i emailed Athlons customer service and they responded to me quickly with the answers to the questions i asked about their sights.
I ordered Butler Creek flipup lens covers for it. So far only one has arrived and its the cover without the push-button option. I chose it for the front (size 23 which fit perfectly) and im still waiting on the rear cover. It will be the one that has the red push button on it. (size 20)
If i have any problems with this sight ill update this thread. So far i would definitely recommend this sight to others.
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