In July, Rich of Canyon Creek Custom mounted a JP Rifles JPoint red-dot sight on the slide of my Springfield Armory XDm9. He did a superb job. The day after I got the gun back, I went out and put >1200 rounds through the gun. I experienced no problems with the sight or it’s mounting. The sight held it’s zero and stayed strong and bright.
(The gun in the photo is setup for dry-fire practice with the Readyshot System)
The biggest advantage of a red-dot sight is the ability to focus on the target and still see the super imposed red-dot. This allows the shooter to acquire the necessary sight picture more quickly and with less eye strain than with traditional handgun sights. To be honest, it feels like cheating!
The camera doesn’t illustrate perfectly, but in the photo below, the camera is ~18” behind the sight and the target is ~10’ beyond the sight:
The sight as viewed from the from front left and right:
With the included cover:
As viewed from above:
As viewed from behind(too low to show the dot):