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  1. Just sent email to your Yahoo address.

  2. Tuesday Night Steel at Rio cancelled. Good Evening Shooters, We regret to inform you that we are cancelling TNS for March 17th in wake of the new CDC recommendations that were announced today. We will send updates as we make decisions on a weekly basis.
  3. Interesting opinion piece in the WSJ today, suggesting we are flying blind on Corona because of a lack of data, by virtue of insufficient testing. If we had good data, many decisions would be obvious. https://www.wsj.com/articles/its-dangerous-to-test-only-the-sick-11584288494?mod=opinion_lead_pos8
  4. While Covid 19 might have little effect on your health, as a healthy younger shooter, it is actually about more than just you. The spread is about numbers and the rate of exposure, and if you give it to others, and especially those in the vulnerable categories, it puts at risk our first responders (doctors, nurses, police and fire), it can overwhelm our country’s critical health care capability, and maybe even impact you if you have the bad luck to get into a problem where you need hospital care and the beds and medical professionals are either too sick or too busy to look after you. I heard Virginia just banned gatherings over 100, and I would not be surprised if other states follow, with increasingly lower limits. Sort of gives the concept of an outlaw match a whole new meaning, if having a match violates the law.
  5. Not just hand shaking, I would be thinking about the pad, timer and tape.
  6. By way of trouble shooting, not sure how much you shot this slide before sending out for milling — was it reliable before the work was done, and the problems only surfaced after the work?
  7. In summary, I have found a clean lens is better, as is a lens without imperfections from repeated hits by brass. The different optics are quite different in a low sun angle with the Romeo 3 Max and RTS2 the best I have tried in those conditions, and the RMR and DP Pro being much more prone to multiple dots. I still remember on the first stage of a local match a year or so ago, using a DP Pro with a low sun angle, when I aimed at a popper and the one two feet to the right fell down, as I picked the wrong dot in the display.
  8. The Romeo 3 Max and RTS2 are awesome in a low sun angle, and I have never seen multiple dots with them. First, the Romeo 3 Max.
  9. The RMSc is quite good, and even the easily scratched lens doesn’t look too bad after a number of months on my EDC G43X.
  10. The SRO is better than the Acro and RMR, but often gets two dots in a low sun angle.
  11. The Acro can get multiple dots and some flaring. Here it is.
  12. I am lucky enough to spend some winter months in Arizona, which means lot of sunshine. It also means low sun angles in the winter, and as a CO shooter have learned the hard way that low sun angles can create issues with your red dot. Based on discussions here and elsewhere, I decided to take pictures of the RMR, Acro, RMSc, SRO, RTS2 and Romeo 3 Max with unfavorable sun angles, to show what you might expect, as the optics vary quite a bit in how they are affected by low sun angles. I forgot to take a picture of the DP Pro, but will comment on it later. I tried to start with a clean lens, as debris on the lens makes low sun angles worse. Also, imperfections in the lens, like you might get after the lens is hit by brass, make low sun angles worse. The RMR in my experience is quite bad with a low sun angle, and you might get a whole flock of dots. The DP Pro is only slightly better than the RMR, but mine have been shot a lot and have buggered up front lenses which make things worse. I am going to break the different optics up into different posts, as I don’t know how to organize the photos otherwise.
  13. GJM

    Red dot for G17

    A great thing about being in AZ during the winter is all the sunshine. A bad thing is the darn low sun angles in the winter. I took pictures of the RMR, Acro, SRO, RTS2 and Romeo 3 Max this morning, and later will try to post them. Here is the RMR.
  14. Just looked at the directions that came with our newest RTS2, and it says V5 on the directions, so I guess that is a good way to tell.
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