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For those interested, I came across this company. They do the red dot work on John Correia's (Active Self Protection) HK p30 sk's. He said, while challenging, they could add a red dot to a ppq sc.($395). They also do stippling.
I haven't worked with them at all, but they were prompt, courteous in responses FWTW.



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Any reason why these won’t work or no one’s talking about them? Everyone just want to blow money on custom smithing?
The dovetail mounts are the least stable and janky way to attach a red dot to a pistol. They also leave the dot sitting higher on the slide which means adapting to a different natural point of aim compared to a milled slide which can get your point of aim lower down more akin to where it would be with iron sights.
The q4 and q5 mounting system do already sit higher than pretty much all of the other company's options so kinda damned if you do damned if you don't there but just pointing that out. The dovetail mount also isn't nearly as stable as screwing the optic directly to the slide
All the being said if you are just looking to try out a red dot on a handgun and have all handguns that do not have optics capabilities a dovetail mount is a good low cost entry point for you to give it a shot

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Thanks. I have the PPQ SC LE... and gotta work with whatever is available. Definitely want a Red or Green sight...
 

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Oceania Defense ppq optics plate. (hard to generate a link for some reason)

Also this is a universal dovetail mount that you can use for most optics out there. Disclaimer I have no affiliation with this company and I have also not personally used it, just been eying it for a while cause it looks interesting but all my pistols are optic capable so I have had no need to buy one

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Those red dots are great. You can only focus on so many things. Put one on a P22 which has no options for dovetail, screw on mount, etc. Monkey glue and custom alum base. Regarding having to remove the sight to replace the battery...they are supposed to last three years. Longer if you cover the sight to reduce the brightness. No on off switch. I have a .45 Colt with a Crimson Trace laser on it and the battery is thirty years old...still works fine. Need to replace it one day but I no longer carry that pistol. Tubby's hate this new set up. 1917

 

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One word of warning on the Shield sights, the coating that they put on the lenses is not resistant to the common solvent “Varsol”.

for years I’ve used a solvent bin to clean my guns, and I typically use the general purpose solvent called Varsol in it. I’ve never had a problem with my other RDS (Delta Point Pro, Acog, HoloSun) but the first time I cleaned the slide with the Shield installed the glass fogged up and it won’t clean up.

unfortunately no response from Shield when I contacted them about it.

Additionally the hex wrench provided by them sheared off in one of the screws when I installed the mounting plate. Appeared to be a bad heat treating job.

i like the design of the site, but just be aware of the solvent issue and a lack of vendor support.
 

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I wanted to let the forum know that this combination was possible on the PPQ SC and the journey it took to get there. I am a fan of the SC and know some folks are standoffish on it because of the newly designed dual spring striker system. I like the size, weight, balance, feel, the soft way it shoots, the 15 rd mag and that wonderful PPQ trigger. The pistol has such a nice feel for a 15 rd, 3 inch barrel sub compact. In close to 1000 rounds I have had ZERO problems with the weapon.

I am also a huge fan of Red Dots. My 64 year old eyes just are not what they used to be and a young Navy Seal friend suggested I try Reflex Red Dots. Boy was he right! HUGE difference in my shooting....exponential. My Q5 Match with Trijicon Red Dot is simply the best, most accurate striker fired pistol I have ever shot. And I have shot over 20 different striker fired weapons in the last two years. Sigs, H&K’s, S&W’s, Springfield’s, Berretta’s, Glock’s....you name it. Anyway, I have a custom PPS M2 with a Shield RMS with Bill Springer trigger work that I had Mark Housel in North Carolina mount the Shield Red Dot long before Walther made it a “thing” with their own release. It’s a great single stack and easily concealable. I was hoping the PPQ SC could replace it so I could have a much larger Mag capacity....buuuuut it did not have the ability to mount a Red Dot so off to Mark Housel it went.

Hats off to Mark and his patience and design skill! The dual spring striker system leaves very little metal to work with to mount the Shield. Mark designed a special plate with tapered sides that is mounted to the slide and milled into the rear sight well. The Shield mounts to that plate. It is a truly elegant design and Mark was also able to “co-sight” the piece using the Shield’s rear sight notch and a higher front sight blade. The weapon looks like a factory design....not some bolted 3rd party add on.

Likes:
Lightweight, size, 15rds, ergonomics, low muzzle flip and softer shooter, Red Dot Accuracy, co-witness sights, PPQ trigger, and the gun handles any ammo I throw at it and LOVES my 1000 fps plated bullet reloads that I do the majority of my practice shooting with.

Disadvantages:
Shield RMSc must be removed to change the battery unlike the normal Shield RMS that has a pop out tray. (But heck, my expensive Trijicon on my Q5 Match ALSO has to be removed to change the battery so not really a big disadvantage).

Conclusion:
I like the PPQ SC and recommend it for those who want a smaller concealed Walther but don’t want to give up magazine size and that fabulous PPQ trigger. I have had zero issues with the dual spring striker system and in fact, the gun shoots softer and has less muzzle flip (I believe) because of it. I know pistols are like cars, and everyone has differences on what is right for them. But mix a PPQ SC with a Shield Red Dot and I believe you have a very nice setup.

Mark Housel can be contacted at his Website: https://www.landmprecisiongunworks.com/ or by phone: (510) 396-0849‬. For total price contact Mark directly. I was a "one-off" design so your price will be cheaper.

I bought the RMSc sight directly from Shield: https://www.shieldpsd.com/shop-2/rmsc-reflex-mini-sight-compact-4moa. Including shipping from the UK and exchange rate....it was Approx $320 (Americans do not pay the VAT Tax). Took about 10 days to arrive. I believe Brownells and some other vendors are carrying it now, but probably at a bit higher cost.







 

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johnrr6,
Have you had any structural integrity issues with the PPQ SC slide since you had it milled for the red dot. I'd still like to get my PPQ SC milled, but haven't found anyone willing to do the work yet.
 
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