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Old March 8th, 2017, 06:18 PM   #1
 
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I just purchased a 22/45. I had one 15 years ago and loved it. Should have never sold it. Does anyone have any recommendations on which scope/sight rail to buy, and also a decently priced red-dot sight? I have never used one, but I am considering giving it a shot.



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I have two unwritten rules.

Never get rid of a gun.
Never get rid of a microphone. (Audio engineer by profession....)

Every time I've done either, I've always ended up kicking myself later.

Why not just get the sight rail from Ruger? Is the gun tapped for it?

As for sights, there are guys here who could tell you more than I could. The Bushnell TRS-25 is well spoken of on every gun forum I've seen.

I just bought a Truglo reflex sight for my 22/45. Got it for about $40. So far so good.
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I also recently got a 22/45 MK III and I am wondering the same thing regarding a potential red dot. Does the included Weaver rail not support most red dot sights? I like the iron sights on mine, although a painted front sight would really help a lot.
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I also recently got a 22/45 MK III and I am wondering the same thing regarding a potential red dot. Does the included Weaver rail not support most red dot sights? I like the iron sights on mine, although a painted front sight would really help a lot.

Just about anything that has a Weaver mount will fit, and a lot of red dots have Weaver mounts.

As for painting the front sight, that's exactly what I did. I got out some bright yellow Testors model paint and put some on the back of that front sight. Sticks out like a turd in a punch bowl!
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I'll second the TRS-25. I started with a Fastfire III reflex sight that I didn't get along with. The TRS -25 is more scope like to use, it has excellent clarity and the dot is crisp.

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Thank you all for the input. This is exactly what I was looking for.
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I just purchased a 22/45. I had one 15 years ago and loved it. Should have never sold it. Does anyone have any recommendations on which scope/sight rail to buy, and also a decently priced red-dot sight? I have never used one, but I am considering giving it a shot.
It should come with a scope rail in the box, unless it is used.
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The rail from Ruger works just fine. I have a Millet Red Dot on my gun and I thought is was affordable and works well. I think I paid about $110 for it.
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I just purchased a 22/45. I had one 15 years ago and loved it. Should have never sold it. Does anyone have any recommendations on which scope/sight rail to buy, and also a decently priced red-dot sight? I have never used one, but I am considering giving it a shot.
I have had mine for 3 years, I have a tru glo red dot, I can keep all my shots in a nice ragged 1" hole at tactical distances, about 3" (from a bench) at 25 yards and a 4" target at 50. Once I put some lock tite on the screws that fix it in place its zero has not changed at all. This is one pistol I will never get rid of.
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The Ruger rail works just fine. I've had three different red dots on it without any problems. Just remember to use a "little" blue loctite on the mounting screws. There are a couple of mounting holes that are drilled thru the receiver and if you use to much it will drip onto the recoil spring and bind it up. Don't ask me how I know this. If you don't use loctite the rail "will" eventually come loose. Do not over torque the screws either. I also recommend the TRS-25. It's durable, compact, light weight, bright, and very easy to zero. I've seen them as cheap as 70.00 when on sale (Natchez).
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I have the TRS 25 on my Mark III 22/45 and have a C-More Railway on my Mark IV. Both are good sights. I like the dot size of the C-More better and it's brighter. The TRS is nice and light and very reliable. I love the battery life in it.
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