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Old September 26th, 2019, 06:34 PM   #1
 
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Wink Recommendation for Optics on a first generation Ruger Police Carbine

Hi folks,
With my cataracts not ready for surgery, but my eyesight not that great, I'm looking for an optic solution that will clamp to the top of a 1997 police carbine 9mm. I really only shoot out around 50 yards sometimes up to a bit more. Any suggestions on an affordable solution would be truly appreciated. I see pictures of scopes and optics clamped to the top of them, but there is no pitcanny rail up there and I dont know where to find something that will suit my needs. Any input is appreciated.
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Old September 27th, 2019, 10:58 AM   #2
 
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What about using the ringsand and then a red dot.
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Old September 27th, 2019, 01:19 PM   #3
 
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Something like this

Thanks, that might work, I was curious if anyone knew about this setup where a pitcanny rail attached to the existing rail on older RPC's?
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I think it is this. It lists the PC9.
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Thanks, that sure looks like it would work!
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If it's the correct one, I have a Jack Wiegand (spelling?) Rail on my Ruger 77/357. Was insure of it, attachment seemed flimsy, but it's been banged around, beat up and everytyoe of ammo shove in there and has held up nicely. I used blue loctite.

As for optics, if only 50 yards shooting, cant go wrong with a red dot. A nice Micro Aim Point will last forever (have had mine on a S&W TRR8, M14, etc, still going). They're pricey, but worth it. Larger, maybe a Vortex Sparc.

Nowadays you can get scopes that are light weight and offer 1.5-4x, etc. I have a Leupy 1.5-4 Freedom, nice budget scope, think its 9 oz? Has lasted on my Scout M1a for a good time. The VX-3 patrol 1.25-4 is nice, too, about 11 oz, but pricey, have that on my 77/357 currently. This way you get low mag and can bump it up if youd like, with about same weight as a red dot.
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Here is a link to another option for a rail: https://www.combathunting.com/Ruger_...ount_Rail.html

As far as a possible optic, I really like the Vortex Crossfire RD1 Red Dot.
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