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Old 07-07-2020, 08:52 AM   #1
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Best RDS for a P365...

Looking for the best RDS for a P365. I use strictly for concealed carry so size and fit are a priority. Making the switch from irons as I recently became a convert with my P320 RXP Full-Size. Thanks in advance for your thoughts and opinions.
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Old 07-07-2020, 09:09 AM   #2
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Holosun 407k or 507k
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Old 07-07-2020, 01:02 PM   #3
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Most likely you will get recommendations from folks based on what they have, and that is a good thing. I own a Shield RMSc, with glass lens. It works well for me, in a slide cut by Maple Leaf firearms. Best features include long battery life, and simplicity in operation.

It appears that there are sub-compact red dots becoming available from several manufacturers; both foreign and domestic. Good luck in you search!
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This has been beat to death and is surprisingly polarizing. None of the micros have been out long enough for long term durability testing. On paper the 407k/507k look to be the best combination of cost, features, and durability. I picked up a 507k yesterday because I've been favorably impressed with my 507c and 508k. People who have had good luck with Romeo Zeroes are pleased with them. They all seem to be close enough in size to not make a difference in concealability. Peruse the 365 and electronics fora and take it all in.
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The Swampfox Sentinel and 407K have good specs but the sentinel just came out and already sold out and the 407k hasn't shipped.

I plan on switching to the Sentinel when they get some in.
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The Swampfox Sentinel and 407K have good specs but the sentinel just came out and already sold out and the 407k hasn't shipped.

I plan on switching to the Sentinel when they get some in.
I picked up a Sentinel in the last shipment. Just got it installed on a P365 yesterday using the Nameless Armament optics plate on my SAS. Probably wonít get to range until Thursday.

I went with the always on/automatic brightness model. Fired right up when I put a battery in and the automatic brightness works as advertised. Only issue I see so far is when in really really low light, the automatic brightness makes it impossible for me to see dot (but Iím an old man with trifocals). Let you know how Zero goes when I do it. You can get the model that works like other RDS with manual adjustments and sleep/wake. I just wanted to try something different.

I am one of the ones who has zero issues with the Romeo Zero. Bought mine attached to my P365 XL-RX and it has been flawless since I took it out of the case. Took less than a magazine to zero it and 630 rounds later still holding zero, sleeps and wakes when it is supposed to, and is my primary carry weapon.

These are the only two micros I have actually used. I do have two Romeo 1s that have also been excellent, as well as a Leupold DeltaPoint Pro, also without issues issues, though Iím rethinking the 7.5 MOA triangle reticle in it.

Most of my guns have 500-1000/1500 rounds through them, so none of this is saying any of my personal experience RDS will last 50k rounds without issues.
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I went with the always on/automatic brightness model. Fired right up when I put a battery in and the automatic brightness works as advertised. Only issue I see so far is when in really really low light, the automatic brightness makes it impossible for me to see dot (but I’m an old man with trifocals). Let you know how Zero goes when I do it. You can get the model that works like other RDS with manual adjustments and sleep/wake. I just wanted to try something different.
I have a Vortex Venom that has the auto brightness option. I thought it would be great, but found in actual use that it never seemed to be at the right brightness for me. Fortunately, you can switch to manual on the Venom, so that's what I use now.

Really impressed with the 507K for my 365 XL so far. Seems to be the best of all worlds.
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So what I am learning here is that if you get a holosun just be sure to get a k version.

Does anyone have a picture of it with a p365. Not the XL

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FWIW I am getting the Holosun 507k. Aluminum vs poly is the big diff for me. ...and I like the large Red Circle vs just a dot on a pistol this size. Vs the Romeo Zero
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20200604_164102.jpg My P365 with the Shield SMSc. Had fabricated arms do the milling. To me this is a perfect fit and match.
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Thanks tawcat

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Attachment 351340 My P365 with the Shield SMSc. Had fabricated arms do the milling. To me this is a perfect fit and match.
Is the slide milled low enough to allow for the factor front and rear sights to still be used (independent of the RDS) with the optic installed?
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Attachment 351340 My P365 with the Shield SMSc. Had fabricated arms do the milling. To me this is a perfect fit and match.
What is that sight youíre running up front?
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The best would be the mostly or totally American made Trijicon RMR type 2- but it'll be slightly wider than the slide on a p365XL, which is just an aesthetic issue. The slide would need to be milled for an RMR. Or wait for the rumored Trijicon micro optic coming in late 2020.

The next best would be the British made and sourced Shield RMSc or RMSw with the glass lens- it's been around a while and is a proven design.

The appeal of the specific hol(o)suns that fit the p365XL- the 407k/507k, which are brand new models and just shipping- are low cost and great marketing from the communist china funded and controlled company. Durability is an unknown because those two are brand new models with no track record of their own.

If interested, subscribe to the "News, Politics" forum to see my thoughts on why many of us here at ST reject buying from china communist controlled companies.

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Just bought the Romeo Zero for my XL yesterday so no experience with it yet but the Lifetime warranty made me feel good about the value even though I know the brightness buttons are a PIA.


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