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Old 09-16-2016, 07:37 AM   #1
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Burris on a 229

I have had a legacy slide 229R that I have had as my combination House/EDC for a while. Then I got a 239 for summer EDC. And then a 229 SAS M2 for the cooler months.
So what to do with my oldest friend?
Well, I already had an inexpensive rail light for it, and I didn't want to go the laser route, and I didn't want to mill the slide. And I didn't want to spend a lot of money. So I went the Burris Fastfire III with a rear sight replacement plate route. It turned out pretty good, and it still fits my Bianchi 82 belt holster.
Got the Burris for 199 on EBay, got the mount from Burris, and installation cost a case of beer.

And it looks pretty good.

And a heck of a lot cheaper then the others
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:42 AM   #2
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looks good, can you take some pics from the top, front & rear view please??
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looks good, can you take some pics from the top, front & rear view please??
Yes, please.
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And . . . are you happy with it? I can see a serious advantage in not having to mill the slide - though the quick fix for that is to get another slide to hack up (um, I mean mill).

I have red dots, reflex and glass style, and scopes on pistols. I consider none of what I currently own as suitable for HD or EDC except for the reflex style (as is your sight). All the other types share a fatal flaw in not being fast enough to acquire the dot and align.

Still, with no co-witness with the iron sights or other back up, laser etc, no matter how reliable the red dot is I'd not use it for anything involving life safety (mine).

Curious re. your thoughts on this?
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This is a site problem. I had it straight when I uploaded it from my iPad. And when I click on it it shows true.
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And . . . are you happy with it? I can see a serious advantage in not having to mill the slide - though the quick fix for that is to get another slide to hack up (um, I mean mill).

I have red dots, reflex and glass style, and scopes on pistols. I consider none of what I currently own as suitable for HD or EDC except for the reflex style (as is your sight). All the other types share a fatal flaw in not being fast enough to acquire the dot and align.

Still, with no co-witness with the iron sights or other back up, laser etc, no matter how reliable the red dot is I'd not use it for anything involving life safety (mine).

Curious re. your thoughts on this?
Bumper.
This is my Range toy and House gun. At 10 yards or less I don't need sights with all the bells and whistles. Inside the house I am going to point shoot anyway.

Lasers are a distraction at CQB for me. A rail flashlight is much more valuable.
YMMV.
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I have had a legacy slide 229R that I have had as my combination House/EDC for a while. Then I got a 239 for summer EDC. And then a 229 SAS M2 for the cooler months.
So what to do with my oldest friend?
Well, I already had an inexpensive rail light for it, and I didn't want to go the laser route, and I didn't want to mill the slide. And I didn't want to spend a lot of money. So I went the Burris Fastfire III with a rear sight replacement plate route. It turned out pretty good, and it still fits my Bianchi 82 belt holster.
Got the Burris for 199 on EBay, got the mount from Burris, and installation cost a case of beer.

And it looks pretty good.

And a heck of a lot cheaper then the others
I was looking at both the Burris 3 and Vortex Venom. I ended up with the Venom because it did allow me co-witness marginally on my m&p 9L Performance Center. The Burris 3 was a little taller and wouldn't have allowed me to co-witness... even with the taller sights that come on this gun. These 2 models of red dots seem to fairly equal in quality, and also price. I do like the unconditional lifetime warranty that Vortex offers.

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I was looking at both the Burris 3 and Vortex Venom. I ended up with the Venom because it did allow me co-witness marginally on my m&p 9L Performance Center. The Burris 3 was a little taller and wouldn't have allowed me to co-witness... even with the taller sights that come on this gun. These 2 models of red dots seem to fairly equal in quality, and also price. I do like the unconditional lifetime warranty that Vortex offers.
Burris has had the same on their optics for years.
If I was going to Iraq, or Southside Los Angeles, I would worry about co witness and all the other Tac Ops worries.
I have 2 other pistols that I EDC. This is my house gun, and range toy.
And I have enough trust in Burris that a decent battery change schedule will keep it in good working order.
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It looks great. How long have you had it on there and have you had a chance to shoot it?
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It looks great. How long have you had it on there and have you had a chance to shoot it?
A little while now. Couple of months. I have to tell you that the RMR makes shooting a bit of a shock. Biggest thing is you keep both eyes open, and focus on your target. Almost like a laser, only without giving away your position. That to me is 1 of the 2 tactical advantages. The other is that Laser's cause escallation, not deescalation like a Flashlight would.
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That RMR looks awesome. Does the holster also works with your SAS or is it for the railed P229 only?
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The Bianchi works nicely with either rail or non rail.
The range I go to discourages IWB holsters, so this does double duty.
I gotta tell you, I love this system. I wish they made it for the 239, but they only see it for full sized weapons.
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NICE!!! I like it!!! CONGRATS!!!
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