So my carry optics exparament has begun.
I just wrapped my first dryfire fire session and I can easily see how often:
My grip is misaligned
I pull off a target
I'm fishing after a reload
When I miss at trigger pull
To answer Ben B's question, "do you need to switch divisions to learn these things", probably not; however, if you are a highly visual learner like me it might be worth a try.
Why do I say this? Because someone describing this to you and then seeing for yourself is very powerful as a learning aide.
Startup costs as the Rmr was 325 ish
New learning curve - I'm about .5 seconds slower on every drill than with my limited rig; but I can clearly see where I'm hitting when I pull the trigger
Which size moa do you choose - the 2.5 on its brightest setting is washed out in bright sunlight for my eyes. I'll try the 7.5 soon but I'm sure there is an accuracy tradeoff
Another dot convert. Better watch out production Doodies, we're taking over.
Do you have an actual RMR? If so, then that is probably the root of your dot brightness issues (because they are not even close to bright enough, IMO). I would recommend the Leupold DPP 2.5 or C-More RTS2 in a 6, personally.
You will get faster than the limited gun with a little time and familiarity with the dot. Pay attention to what the dot does in recoil, keeping in mind that is the same thing the front sight is doing in recoil. Apply what you have learned when you go back to irons you will be faster than you started out.