“Woah! You’re in the nosebleed section!” I heard from my spotter, Jimmy, as we shot at 500 yards. I was missing high by about 2 MRAD, which was strange since I’d been on target at 100, 200, and 300 yards.
There’s a lot of reasons you might choose to transition from iron sights to a red dot for your pistol. As your eyesight degrades, red dots become easier and faster to acquire, and there are plenty of holsters that allow you to carry your EDC pistol with a dot attached. But making the transition from shooting irons to shooting a dot can be tricky, especially if you’ve trained your whole shooting life on irons.
With the Vortex Extreme right around the corner, and a few spots in the competition still up for grabs, we asked Adrian Alan, Director of Vortex EDGE and our head range guru, to give us a few tips on how to shoot long range better when you’re under stress.