- Reaction score
I'd argue it is more an issue with a lot of people who where being sloppy with their draw, and/or had not been taught higher presentations.That's where the challenge lies in converting iron sight trained shooters to RDS. Lots of muscle memory and mental conditioning to undo. I'm surprised the Mounties expressed as an option, unless the intent is to roll it out to specialized units only.
I don't think Canadian federal procurement is ever going to be fixed until people start losing their jobs over unacceptable end user results. I vote we start with the TAPV...You D think they’d want to get something for all the money they spend rather than cycles of no results
Only for shooters with thousands of reps. For the average police officer or soldier, going to a RDS would be an easy transition.That's where the challenge lies in converting iron sight trained shooters to RDS. Lots of muscle memory and mental conditioning to undo. I'm surprised the Mounties expressed as an option, unless the intent is to roll it out to specialized units only.
Even still - most modern instruction goes for a high presentation out of the draw.Only for shooters with thousands of reps. For the average police officer or soldier, going to a RDS would be an easy transition.
I will caveat this by saying I've been running MRDS for about 12 years now on handguns.Not being familiar with RDS on a pistol, I have a couple questions.
How often do you need to clean the lens of dust and debris?
There are a lot of different sights with different options on that -- nearly all have adjustable brightness - adjustable by hand.Does it turn on/off? Have adjustable brightness? Does this require a tool or is it done by hand?
The DPP has a waterproof lid that you need to unclip - then you can change the batteries - all the other options need the sight to be removed from the weapon (a no go to me). I switch batteries on my carry gun every month at the 1st of the month, I also do the same with the weapon light batteries.How long do batteries last? Do you have to remove it to change them?
Depends on model, I picked the DPP because I had inside knowledge of a program somewhere - I haven't had any issues with it - from being jumped (albeit not a static line), rappelling, explosive breaching and a few courses, and duty use when I did that sort of stuff.How often does it need to be resighted?
Honestly pretty much every entity that has gone forward with it has seen a remarkable uptick in shooting scores - both in training and on the street. Moving and target moving, and low light engagements are significantly easier IMHO.As attractive as they may seem, I fear a lack of basic firearms competency and maintenance puts a pistol RDS out of reach for your average police officer. I guess Vancouver will find out, as will the RCMP if this RFI goes the way its written.