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I'm an old man but a youngster to .22cal handguns. I've been enjoying my 9mm's for several years but just purchased the Taurus TX22 based upon its sterling reports from users. I've been to the range once with it and, have to say, it's a lot of fun.....reliable, no muzzle flip, a great grip and cheap to run. Because of my aging eyes all my 9mm's have red dot opticals (Vortex Venoms) and I've come to like that sight very much. But, with the TX's light slide and the comparatively gentle slide action I thought I'd best ask the experts what the maximum weight of a red dot and its required base would be to maintain the gun's reliability with standard 22cal ammo. Guess what...absolutely no-one knows. Even Taurus couldn't answer this question and Lakeline couldn't help me even though they offer the red dot base for the TX. So it seems that it's up to us to experiment and find out. I was thinking of using lead tape on the slide and increase the weight until failure. I don't want to buy a red dot and find out the gun can't handle it. Also, I'm not planning on spending an amount for the sight equal to the cost of the gun (e.g.Vortex, Burris, etc). The Ade sights weigh around 3oz and, together with the base, that would amount to about 4oz on the slide. Is that too much? I haven't had luck with Ade in the past but the Company claims it has resolved problems with holding zero, breaking down, etc. Has anybody had experience with red dots on the TX (which brand) and any advice for this old youngster? Sure would appreciate it.
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