- Brief developmental history of optics on pistols
- Technical overview of the Glock 34 MOS
- Philosophy of use (POU- thanks nutnfancy)- What do you hope to accomplish by putting a red dot on your pistol? What are the performance advantages of a red dot on a pistol for competition and defensive use?
- Accessory and upgrade considerations, with a quick discussion of relative value
Welcome to my review of the Glock 34 MOS 9mm pistol, and a discussion on whether it is worthwhile to add a red dot to your pistol for competition or defense. Bear in mind though, that the technical aspect of the review will not focus on Glock vs. Smith and Wesson or any other pistol platform, but more about the utility and design of the Glock MOS, modular optics system.
The review is organized into the following sections:
If you’re in the market for a new rifle, this review will help you make a decision as to whether the Tavor Bullpup or an AR-15 carbine is better for your needs as a shooter. Both are 5.56 semi-automatic civilian versions of military rifles, the TAR 21 and the M16 and variants, respectively. The M16 has seen service since the Vietnam War, and its variants are used by military, law enforcement, and private security in over 80 countries. The TAR 21- Tavor Assault Rifle, 21st Century- has seen combat in the hands of the Israel Defense Forces since 2001, and units in 24 other countries, including the United States, have adopted TAR 21 for use in some capacity. The Tavor has only been available in the US civilian market for a few years, but it is quickly gaining popularity. The AR-15, on the other hand, is the most popular rifle in the United States.
To start the technical review, I’ll give a brief overview of materials design and operating mechanism of the rifles. Then, I will compare their performance in accuracy, reliability, and functionality. Size and weight considerations (SAWC), and philosophy of use (POU) (thanks Nutnfancy...), upgrades, and accessories are subcategories within functionality.
I’m back reviewing another CZ platform pistol, the SP-01 Tactical. This one is not my personal firearm. It belongs to my dad, and he has great taste, seeing as it was not only his first pistol purchase, but overall firearm purchase as well. In Maryland, it’s a longer process to get a pistol. We have to take a handgun qualification course and get fingerprinted before purchasing the pistol. My dad saw it worthwhile to get his Handgun Qualification License (HQL) just so he could get this pistol, which shows just how much allure the CZ SP-01 has.