I had purchased a Springfield XD 40cal auto pistol a few years back. I love this weapon. The only time it ever jammed on me was when it ejected a shell that went straight up then fell straight down back into the slide as it closed.
That seemed pretty lucky to me, like the guy on Twilight Zone who flipped the coin and it landed on its edge. I was not able to read people thoughts for a day after my falling shell jammed the slide though :D
A year ago I purchased the Ruger sr-22. put a bipod and red dot on it, and it is just a shooting machine, so accurate, also not as expensive to fire as ar-15 since it is a .22LR.
I cannot wait to fire my ar-15 this wednesday. It’s going to be like Christmas in Novemeber! I’m not sure if I want to put a red dot or hologram sight unit on it though or just stick with the pop up sights. One thing I don’t like about the fancy sight units is if your battery runs out in the field and you don’t have a replacment, you ain’t got no sights.
I have the EOTech 512 on mine. Uses cheapo AA batteries so they are easy to always have on hand. But I would like to add a magnifier, but am not sure if I can use an EOTech magnifier witht he 512. I have read some reviews state it is too high for the magnifier. If anyone has such a setup I would love to hear about it.
If you have a A2 style front sight and a holo sight like an EOTech, you can have your iron front sight be co-incident with the bottom of the turned-off glass in the EOtech and you have a sight system right there without batteries.
It sounds complicated, but if I had an EOTech and the front iron sight set up correctly on a rifle in front of you, you’d see instantly what I’m talking about.