Personal. Defensive. Weapon.
Ian from Forgotten Weapons puts a B&T stock on a SIG P320 and takes it to takes it to Desert Brutality 2023.
A few thoughts:
- His experiences at this match sorta matches my own results: A standard, service-sized pistol with a red dot and a stock is NOT the equivalent of a large-format, AR-style pistol chambered in 9mm and equipped with a dot. Those guns can handle 100 yards fairly easily and even 200 yards if you know your holdovers. On the other hand, a stocked service pistol is still a service pistol at it’s very core. This means that you expect slightly better than service pistol performance if you add a stock (or a brace), but that’s about all you’re going to get.
- And that’s fine (for me, at least), because for me, a pistol with a stock/brace is a “home defense gun for when I’m away from home.” It’s meant to engage targets at home defense ranges (under 25 yards), and based on my testing and Ian’s match results, it seems to do that just fine.
- Ian’s point about parallax is interesting. This is something for me to look into, as I’ve never really considered what parallax can do on a slide-mounted dot.