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Finally - The Perfect Open Gun Optic

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Back when I first started shooting USPSA a few years ago I quickly realized that the current state of optics was leaving a lot to be desired. I penciled out the idea for an optic that placed the lens directly over the slide and didn't create blind spots - that was a few years ago. My project to do list finally got to the point where designing and building this new scope was at the top and I started working on it about 2 months ago in my free-time. I've been talking about it buried inside of some other threads here on the forum, but wanted to at least share in the actual open division area.

I just shot it in a full match yesterday, and it performed perfectly. I performed ok, I'm pretty rusty from spending my free-time working on the new gun and optic and not shooting. It's really nice to have perfect vision into the ejection port area, just like on a regular gun. You can see when you chamber a round, clear it, and there is nothing in the way during ejection. Of course the glass directly over the slide is awesome, and I like a thumb rest so having it built into the sight mount feels incredible.

I'm heading out to the Northwest Multigun this week and am excited to put some more rounds through it.

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Machining the left side.

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Video of machining the left side.

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Man that came out great. What type of battery did you use and where is it located? Is it easy to replace? I love the low profile and clean design. Don't know if I could afford one but can't wait to try.

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Very nice, where is the power source, led, and how do you adjust windage and elevation ?

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i'll be there in squad 9. i wanna check it out.

I'm in squad 10, so that should be easy if we are on the same AM/PM schedule.

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Hmmmmm. So what are your plans for this?

All alphas! This is mostly a proof of concept, it needs some tweaks and custom glass. But I'm in the planning stages of figuring out what to do next. For now I'm going to keep shooting this and work on the next version as time allows.

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Just awesome to see what a real artist/machinist/outside-the-box thinker can do. I wanna be on the test team.

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Finally, someone took the "internals" out from under the lens! :cheers: You are on to something here. But then, you already know that :bow:

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Very nice!

I'd figure out a way to get some patent protection or get it licensed to a big company ASAP or your idea will get stolen.

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Finally, someone took the "internals" out from under the lens! :cheers: You are on to something here. But then, you already know that :bow:

Its funny because my original thought while installing my 1st cmore was "Why does it take so much space to power an LED, and why is it directly in the line of sight over the slide."

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I don't even shoot Open, but now I want one of these! Solves about 50% of the problems I see Open guys have with the ejection port, having to have a slide racker, etc.

Very cool!

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Very nice!

I'd figure out a way to get some patent protection or get it licensed to a big company ASAP or your idea will get stolen.

So very true!

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Keenly interested to see where this goes... Could be the first real C-More killer in 20 years!

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Well im in, if/when it hits production I would suggest having the thumb rest removeable vs part of the body.

Looks really good though, be great when you can produce these since it looks way better than the 90 mounts

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I was following this on your other thread. Looks totally awesome. Great job thinking outside the box.

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Wow, now that has to be the most interesting thing I've seen in a long long time. Very cool design. You can always tell when a shooter builds something for shooters. I'll be watching this closely as it develops. Great job!!!

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Add my BIG plus to your design, and your invention. Looks very appealing. I shoot open myself and would love the chance some day to try this out.

Best of Luck

:cheers::cheers::cheers::cheers:

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You've basically solved all of the problems with brass bouncing off the scope mount & back into the ejection port without going to a 90 degree mount. Awesome!! I'm in if this gets into production.

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been thinking of building an open gun for years, but always hated the optics we had to choose from. Luckily I saw the images before you removed them. Eagerly awaiting a production date. I think you have this of ouf the park. I also think you may have found a solution for those wanting a good RDS on a carry pistol, but aren't happy with the slide mounted options. This is pretty low profle and should be workable with a lots of ccw type holsters.

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Very nice!I'd figure out a way to get some patent protection or get it licensed to a big company ASAP or your idea will get stolen.

Very innovative solution. Please take the above advice seriously.

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