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THE C-MORE FOOTPRINT (VORTEX RAZOR)
THE DOCTER FOOTPRINT (BURRIS FASTFIRE 3)
varying shapes and sizes in irons, MRDs and slide cuts, the
presence of raised sights does not necessarily guarantee the
ability of the irons to be co-witnessed with the reticle of
all optics. There's a strong likelihood that they will be compatible,
and some optics even have a trough molded into
them to help facilitate this, but a few
red-dot housings are so tall as to spoil
proper alignment of the elements.
Also, consider that a small but
growing subset within the optics-readypistol
market are optics-included models
that ship from the factory with the
MRD already installed (or at least with
it in the box to save battery life)-and
possibly with its aiming point even
already regulated for use at a specifi c
distance. Of course, purchasing a gun/
optic combo in this way removes all
guesswork from the equation, however,
should the owner later desire to switch
to another red-dot, units within the
same footprint will generally interchange,
and alternate plates may also
still be available that will allow for the
installation of other footprints as well.
I also need to make special mention
of two manufacturers, FN and SIG
Sauer, as the complexity of their optical
systems defi es adequate explanation
through a simple table. The rest of the
lists should be fairly self-explanatory.
The Low Profi le Optics Mounting System
used by the various optics-ready variants
of the FN 509 includes a total of
four metal " MRD Plates, " three plastic
" MRD Inserts " and six sets of screws.
Ingenious but a bit complex at fi rst,
these components can be re-arranged
into too many confi gurations to list
here, but suffi ce it to say that the guns
can accommodate a great many micro
red-dot models-including examples
from all four major footprints.
SIG's system is even more diffi cult
for the uninitiated to intuit, as the
company has developed not one, but
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OPTICS
ADE RD3 AVENGER
ADE RD3 SPIKE
ADE RD3 STINGRAY
ADE RD3 - ALL OTHER MODELS
AIMPOINT ACRO P-1/P-2
AIM SPORTS 1X24 MM MRS
ATHLON MIDAS TSR1
BURRIS FASTFIRE 2/3/4
BUSHNELL ADVANCE
BUSHNELL FIRST STRIKE 2.0
BUSHNELL RXS-100/RXS-250
C-MORE RTS2/STS2
CRIMSON TRACE CTS-1200/1250
CRIMSON TRACE CTS-1500/1550
CRIMSON TRACE RAD/RAD GREEN/RAD PRO
CRIMSON TRACE RAD MICRO/RAD MICRO PRO
FIREFIELD IMPACT MINI REFLEX SIGHT
HAWKE MICRO REFLEX DOT 12136/12141
HEX DRAGONFLY
HEX WASP
HOLOSUN 407C/407CO/507C/508T
HOLOSUN 407K/507K
HOLOSUN 509T
JP ENTERPRISES JPOINT
KONUS FISSION 2.0
LEAPERS UTG OP3 MICRO/SL/SLS
LEUPOLD DELTAPOINT PRO
LUCID LITL MO
MEOPTA MEORED
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fi ve, unique mounting footprints-with very little intermingling
of optics and guns possible between them. The
RomeoZero red-dot uses the common Shield footprint, but
the rest of the company's MRDs all employ one of these
fi ve unique patterns. And, while the MAX and XL variants
FOOTPRINTS
C-MORE DOCTER RMR SHIELD UNIQUE
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