Welcome aboard. I like my TLR-4 because its a laser light combo that has 3 settings and isn't their most expensive. Since its for HD too I was not as worried that it have a metal body.
he's referring to using the plate, which means he's planning on installing a red dot, which means he will lose his rear sight...What’s wrong with that rear sight on it?
Gents...IMO....as an experienced shooter, Co witnessing is not needed. Don’t really see the point. You don’t want big ass towering sights on the thing. I am winning matches with mine....no Co witness.
Worried about a home intrusion or a self defense shooting....you will never see the rear sight anyway. Just point and shoot.
People are finally getting it, how worried are you about the backup irons on your rifle? For some reason with pistols everyone is worried about WHAT IF THE DOT GOES DOWN! Don't over concern yourself with the issue I would say if you have an optic for self defense then you will want to choose one that does not turn off or will turn on when it senses motion. Shield sights stay on, I believe the delta point pro turns on with motion. The vortex optics while I like them would not be my first choice for carry or gtw/self defense since they shut off at a certain point but I believe eotech/aimpont also have a similar feature set and people use them on the battlefield. Get comfortable with using the dot find what works best for you. The best resource imo for learning about optics on handguns is Aaron Cowan of sage dynamics. His YouTube Channel is an excellent resource for learning about optics on handguns