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I started looking at Vortex UH-1.

So far, I like what I see.


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Who makes the charging handle on that rifle? Love the hand guard.

Nice write up. Unit looks way clunky.  
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Glad you like it, I have one in a box at home right now.
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It does look clunky, I will grant you that.

I think that is a Raptor charging handle.

The handguard is going to be my go to choice going forward.

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Yesterday, for me, was one of those days where everyone - by the end - was afraid to say "it can't get worse", but it just kept getting worse.

And, in all that, I got my UH-1 late last night.  So before I went to bed, I played with it for awhile (the UH-1. That was a strangely worded sentence, don't make it weird!)

It is clunky and bulky but not particularly heavy.  I need to warm to the reticle, but do like the multiple aiming points and the very generous FoV - and mostly like that it ain't Eotech and that Vortex stands behind their stuff like no one else in the red dot/holosight game.

Range testing to commence shortly.

More to follow.

Carry on.
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reminds me of a periscope!



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I thought this was about a helicopter.
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I was looking at one… my wife said "that looks clumsy… why would you want one".

I actually kind of like what I saw.  Interested in your range report RC...
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For me, it is interesting to see how it compares in use next to modern reflex sights. With reflex sights for a carbine, to me, the best if the breed is Shield SIS.

UH-1 and SIS take very different approaches, so to me this is a lot of fun. Full size red dot sights, in my opinion, are obsolete, but a full size holosight is a different animal entirely, especially if you are thinking of using a magnifier some day.

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I've always wanted to try a shield on my glock...
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Shield RMS on Glock 43.


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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:


Shield RMS on Glock 43.
Very nice… I like that a lot
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:


Shield RMS on Glock 43.
Very nice… I like that a lot

I've added Suarez sights to it since and took off TLR6 (it is heading toward Ebay).  It is a nice light/laser combo, but I think I am going to stick with separate flashlight in the off hand.  

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Lasers are like red dots on a handgun: you have to re-train, re-learn. I have one pistol with a laser, it is the one my wife prefers, and it is train rather than re-train.

UH-1 on the range shortly. It is on an SBR right now, I do like the concept of the reticle, will see how well it works in practice.
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Lasers are like red dots on a handgun: you have to re-train, re-learn. I have one pistol with a laser, it is the one my wife prefers, and it is train rather than re-train.

UH-1 on the range shortly. It is on an SBR right now, I do like the concept of the reticle, will see how well it works in practice.

I am not big on lasers on handguns, to be honest.  TLR-6 was there primarily to have a flashlight, but I really do not like the idea of a flashlight that I can not operate with the firing hand without getting my finger off the trigger and shifting my grip.

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