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Thread: Insight MRDS and Aimtech 1911 Grip Scope Mount

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    Insight MRDS and Aimtech 1911 Grip Scope Mount

    A new review has just been posted in the M1911.ORG E-zine, evaluating the Insight Technologies Mini Red Dot Sight and also covering the Aimtech 1911 Grip Scope Mount. The article can be read here.

    Please discuss the article in this thread.
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    Nice write up, Brownell's also sells a mount that will fit either a "Govt." or Novak sight cut and will position the sight a lot closer to the bore line. It, however, is slide mounted as opposed to the frame/grip mount in the article. Also, you can get the sight for around $399.00, as opposed to the MSRP price in the article.

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    MSRP is MSRP and is always cited in articles, because that's the price the manufacturer "suggests" for it, and it establishes the baseline. What various vendors sell an item for is referred to as "street price," and we know that varies considerably. I believe that was mentioned in the article.
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    Correct, I merely wished to point out that it can be acquired for the price I mentioned. Usually most things can be purchased for less than MSRP if one shops around somewhat.

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    Nice review! These things surely are expensive.

    How about when they plays tricks on us by placing the stop light east and west as opposed to north and south? That blasted defective red/green color vision cost me 10 years of seniority at my job. I would have been hired in the late 80's instead of 1999. in the 80's they were less forgiving of defective color vision than they were later. Those little numbers in the dots of the Ishihara cards are really annoying.....
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    I've put one of the grip mounts on my Gold Cup with an Ultradot 25mm.

    thing works great!!...

    My grip screws loosened up and fell out and the supplied sear and hammer screws still held it in place!!

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    I have a friend who has shoot thousands of rounds in her Kimber Match 45 with no loosening or loss of zero with the AimTech mount holding an Ultradot. She's a Bullseye shooter who shoots target loads but has at least 10,000 of them downrange with this mount.

    There are a couple of downsides. The grip itself is squared off and very uncomfortable in my hands. It doesn't make a clean blend with the frame like a normal grip. I'd have to take a file to it to make it more comfortable.

    The other problem is that you can't easily rack the slide since the mount blocks the grooves on the slide.

    Regardless for someone who doesn't want to gunsmith their prize to check out a scope or Red Dot it's a great solution.

    I don't know if this happens but the instructions clearly state that it will mar some finishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry944T
    The other problem is that you can't easily rack the slide since the mount blocks the grooves on the slide.
    No it doesn't. It's cut away specifically to provide access to the slide serrations.

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