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View Poll Results: Best suppressor sight size?
Full co-witness 2 28.57%
Lower 1/3 co-witness 5 71.43%
Between full and lower 1/3 0 0%
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:04 AM
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Default RMR cut with suppressor sights, what size?

I've decided to send my G19 slide off to battlewerx to get it milled for the new SRO that is coming out.
I've been told by a few people with RMR experience that you really do want sights installed to go with it. Here are my options for that:
IRON SIGHT CO-WITNESS HEIGHTS:

AMERIGLO .315" TALL FRONT/.394" TALL REAR: LOWER 1/3 CO-WITNESS

AMERIGLO .407" TALL FRONT/.500" TALL REAR: ABSOLUTE CO-WITNESS

TRIJICON SUPPRESSOR SIGHT: HALFWAY BETWEEN LOWER 1/3 CO-WITNESS AND FULL CO-WITNESS

Does anyone have a good suggestion on what size makes the most sense? I'm really not sure what I'd prefer and have no way to view the options in person. Off the top of my head I would imagine the lower 1/3 co-witness doesn't really help much? I would think it would make your eye focus in two spots (sights and dot) instead of a full co-witness. I'm leaning towards co-witness at this time but I'm not sure what people with experience prefer.

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Old 05-03-2019, 6:56 AM
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I run dots on several of my guns with various iron sights, including one with no iron sights at all.

They are a backup sighting system and the benefit of the dot is seeing more so I would not get the extra tall ones hoping to absolute co-witness.

I say hoping because you zero your irons and your dot separately, sometimes they align nicely and other times they just dont.

If you are going to get irons, I would make sure they clear the sight enough to be usable but that is about it.

I have just about 1K rounds experience with the KNS SwitchSight and while it's pricier than the Ameriglos it offers some nice features/benefits.

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Old 05-03-2019, 9:46 AM
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Thank you for the reply, I appreciate the info. The main reason i'm doing this is that I don't deal with iron sights well for some reason and shoot much better with RDS or scopes on everything (I even shoot clays with a RDS). I'm not sure I should even bother with sights for my use as this isn't some duty gun or personal defense.
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If it is purely a range toy, then I wouldn't bother if you don't want them.

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Some competition guns that come with a red dot don’t even have iron sights. The Czechmate for instance.


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Having back up irons in the lower 1/3 or at least a front in that area will help you find the dot easier.
A true co witness is too busy when looking through the window in my experience.

I would absolutely agree if your fundamentals are strong you can adapt very quickly without it.
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Not to add to the problem but take a look at suarez's cowitness sight options. They offer a single dot set up that's supposed to be less confusing than traditional 3 dots sights when you throw in the red dot. I like them, but then again I haven't had any serious time with the three dot/rds set ups, I started off with suarez's sights.
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