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Well, I have zero experience with the Max 9, but a good amount with micro red dots. The Holosun 407K/507K would be my pick for the footprint the Max 9 uses. The Swampfox optics are garbage. Shield dots are expensive and not durable enough for me to want to use on a carry gun. I have seen and had problems with Shield dots. The Holosuns have good battery life, I like having the ability to manually adjust the brightness setting, you do not have to remove and then re-zero the optic to change the battery, they won't cost you an arm and a leg, and I haven't broken a Holosun micro-dot yet.

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Well, I have zero experience with the Max 9, but a good amount with micro red dots. The Holosun 407K/507K would be my pick for the footprint the Max 9 uses. The Swampfox optics are garbage. Shield dots are expensive and not durable enough for me to want to use on a carry gun. I have seen and had problems with Shield dots. The Holosuns have good battery life, I like having the ability to manually adjust the brightness setting, you do not have to remove and then re-zero the optic to change the battery, they won't cost you an arm and a leg, and I haven't broken a Holosun micro-dot yet.

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That’s kinda what I’ve been reading and my local gun store has been pushing the 507K. Let me ask this, is the HE507k green dot the same footprint?
 

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Green is usually more expensive than red. Maybe PSA is having a sale. I know there is a bunch of research that says green is a more natural color for the human eye to detect than red and that green is better. I am super biased because I have been using red, red dots, and red lasers for so long that my eye is looking for red. If that makes sense. I am not a fan of green. Green dots also almost universally have less battery life and that is a big priority to me. I do not buy any dots that cannot be left on all the time for at least a year. All of the red dots on my normal use guns stay on all the time and I change the batteries on all of them once a year. Maybe green is the way to go for you. I would not say "don't buy it". It's just my personal preference to have red.
 

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No more red DOTS for me. Since I bought a HOLOSUN 509T circle/dot I'll be buying CIRCLE dots from now on. HOLOSUN and SIG are making circle dots that I like and trust.
And I hope many more "red dot" manufacturers quit being cheap b______s and begin giving us all the option of a circle in their electro-optic sights. Leupold, Vortex, Bushnell, et al, are you LISTENING?
 

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No more red DOTS for me. Since I bought a HOLOSUN 509T circle/dot I'll be buying CIRCLE dots from now on. HOLOSUN and SIG are making circle dots that I like and trust.
And I hope many more "red dot" manufacturers quit being cheap b______s and begin giving us all the option of a circle in their electro-optic sights. Leupold, Vortex, Bushnell, et al, are you LISTENING?
BTW, the Holosun 509T is on my RUGER 57 pistol and now I have a HOLOSUN AEMS on my RUGER PC chassis carbine where it is a perfect sight for that PCC class of guns.
 

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I wanted to report back in. After getting the 507k on my max 9. I’ve seen dramatic grouping difference. From open sights to using the red dot. I have hit dead center or one inch groups from about 40 feet. I’m using American Eagle 115 grain practice ammo. The red dot makes it easy for me to find the target quicker than without it. I’m a believer.
But i am opposite with my PC carbine rifle. I’m much better with the factory Iron sights.
 
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