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Post by 285wannab on 4/11/2015, 6:02 pm

I have been toying with the idea of buying an Aimpoint Micro.  It seems a lot of people add on some sort of extensions to the front and back of the tube. My question is, is this for outside shooting?  Would I need extensions if I only shot inside?

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Post by CrankyThunder on 4/11/2015, 6:41 pm

those extensions are what I am assuming what I call sunshades.   They reduce the frequency of getting glare through the scope prevents "washing out". 

I keep a supply of zip ties such that I can quickly manufacture a POS sunshade outa used targets when the sun is setting behind my shoulder or directly behind the target on certain ranges that I shoot. 

I am thinking of making something more permanent but still thinkin about it. 

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Post by Jack H on 4/11/2015, 9:56 pm

Not just sun shading.  Dirt from muzzle and fingers is less.  And rain I suppose.  But additionally the extensions create a tube affect to help recover visually.
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Post by davekp on 4/12/2015, 7:05 am

Call KC Crawford for aimpoint sunshades.

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Post by C.Perkins on 4/12/2015, 10:06 am

285wannab wrote:I have been toying with the idea of buying an Aimpoint Micro.  It seems a lot of people add on some sort of extensions to the front and back of the tube. My question is, is this for outside shooting?  Would I need extensions if I only shot inside?

A little tip.
If you are going to mount that micro on a .45 slide mount make sure you get a beefy micro mount like what Fred Totts makes and I believe he makes the shades also.
The factory mount and screw that comes with the micro will not hold up and your $600 dot will come off your slide and of coarse will find the concrete and not the grass to land on.
When I had one the mount came loose cause the screw was too soft and bent, all in about under 10 shots.
Noticed it before a came all the way off.
Installed Fred's mount and all was good.
I sold mine here on the list awhile back, went back to all 1" Ultradots.

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Post by 285wannab on 4/12/2015, 11:48 am

Thanks for the tips.... If I make the jump I would mount the Micro on a Ruger Mk II.  And it would only be used indoors at 50ft'.  I wanted a small reddot, low to my bore. It sounds like it would be ok for indoors without the sunshades/extensions. Right????
Clarence, Why did you sell your Micro and go back to Ultradots?  I have an 1'' Ultradot now on a different gun.

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Post by C.Perkins on 4/12/2015, 1:39 pm

285wannab wrote:Thanks for the tips.... If I make the jump I would mount the Micro on a Ruger Mk II.  And it would only be used indoors at 50ft'.  I wanted a small reddot, low to my bore. It sounds like it would be ok for indoors without the sunshades/extensions. Right????
Clarence, Why did you sell your Micro and go back to Ultradots? 

You should be fine with no shades.
Reason I went back to all UD's is that the Micro was the only dot that I could see a tail and although I shot very good scores with it, it just bugged me(you know when something just gets in your head, let alone a visual Smile )
All my UD's have perfect round dots with my vision.
YMMV

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Post by 285wannab on 4/12/2015, 5:08 pm

Thanks.....

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