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52-2 optics?

Post by tceva on 10/16/2017, 4:39 am

I am suffering the dilemma of most aged shooters and need to have a dot on just about all my BE pistols.
I am toying with putting one on my model 52-2.  I was looking at some of the options that BME offers.
My 52 is like an old friend that always shows up.  I really don't want to drill the slide, but nothing is more annoying than a 
crappy mount.  I use mostly Matchdots, but have been considering a small Aimpoint.  Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance
Alex
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Post by oldsalt444 on 10/16/2017, 10:16 am

Since you don't want to drill the slide, you might think about a grip mount.

http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=APM352
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Post by Magload on 10/16/2017, 12:24 pm

I really like the mount I have that fits the Dovetail cut.  I tried grip mounts on the 52 and a 1911 and did not like them.  The optic set to high and it wore blueing off.  Don
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Post by LenV on 10/16/2017, 12:31 pm

+1 on what Don said. Grip mounts wore the bluing off in a very short time. I went with BME and I am happy with results. Be sure to use the locktite they recommend.

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Post by Multiracer on 10/16/2017, 1:07 pm

What is BME ?

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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on 10/16/2017, 1:14 pm

They manufacture scope bases
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Post by tceva on 10/16/2017, 1:30 pm

Many thanks for the info.  I have had a not so perfect experience with one of the Aimtech grip mounts on a 1911. Glad to hear the positive about BME .  How about recoil spring changes or load variations? 148g/2.9WST  It already shoots very soft. 
Any thoughts on small red dots?
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Post by hp246 on 10/16/2017, 8:24 pm

tceva wrote:I am suffering the dilemma of most aged shooters and need to have a dot on just about all my BE pistols.
I am toying with putting one on my model 52-2.  I was looking at some of the options that BME offers.
My 52 is like an old friend that always shows up.  I really don't want to drill the slide, but nothing is more annoying than a 
crappy mount.  I use mostly Matchdots, but have been considering a small Aimpoint.  Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance
Alex
I just went through this.  I used an grip mount Aimtech mount.  I want to be able to remove it, as I still shoot a couple of matches that require open sights and I'm only using the dt for a 50' league anyway.  I ran into a problem with it.  Two screws replace the trigger pin and the mainsping pin.  The trigger screw caused the trigger to lock up.  Not able to get ahold of Aimtech's tech support, as they've moved.  Spoke with the S&W custom shop and posted question here.  Recommendations from both were to replace the trigger screw with the pin, which I've done.  One match with it and so far so good.  If I didn't need to be able to remove it quickly without having to re sight the iron sights, I'd have gone with a mount using the rear sight dove tail.

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Post by Virgil Kane on 10/17/2017, 7:11 am

I use the BME S&W52-RR mount w/ 30MM UltraDot. The usual load of 2.8 grains of BE under a 148 grain HBWC functions perfect in my 52-2.  YMMV

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