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Well, to say the least, this was by far the most expensive range visit I have ever encountered. Total time at the range give or take 25 minutes and a total round count of 7 ... yes folks 7! Cost for firing 7 rounds in 25 minutes an even $15.

Here's the problem. Took the P89 with my new Burris FF3 on it. So far so good. Put target out at my normal 21' and fired off 4 rounds no issues. On round #5 the battery retention cap came flying back and smacked me in the face. My initial thought was the force of the slide coming back ejected the whole top part of the sight off, but alas only the battery retention cap came flying back, including battery. So i found said cap and battery and "screwed it back on" and fired off round #6. Same damn thing happened. Now I'm pissed, annoyed and aggravated beyond measure. Found said cap and battery AGAIN and "screwed it back on" and fired off round #7. Same @#$%^&&^%[email protected]# result. Found said cap and battery and home I went.

Got home and called Burris Customer Service and talked to a gentleman who kindly issued a RMA number. While talking with him, he indicated if I had tried any other manufacturers batteries? I said no and asked why, he replied "that they had a supply of batteries that were slightly out of spec and thus would not allow the cap to screw on and tighten up correctly". I said I would try that, but in the mean time he would go ahead and issue the return authorization.

Well, after going to THREE stores I finally found the correct battery. The first two stores were all out of them. Got home and tried the battery in the sight. The battery retention cap appears to screw down correctly and tightly. So now I need to get BACK to the range and see what happens. IF it solves the problem then it's all good. If the cap and battery go flying off AGAIN, then I will execute the return authorization.

Based on the first 7 shots, she seems to be up to the challenges of the Ruger P89. Not sure which holes correspond to which rounds but regardless the sight shows some promise.
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Well, to say the least, this was by far the most expensive range visit I have ever encountered. Total time at the range give or take 25 minutes and a total round count of 7 ... yes folks 7! Cost for firing 7 rounds in 25 minutes an even $15.

Here's the problem. Took the P89 with my new Burris FF3 on it. So far so good. Put target out at my normal 21' and fired off 4 rounds no issues. On round #5 the battery retention cap came flying back and smacked me in the face. My initial thought was the force of the slide coming back ejected the whole top part of the sight off, but alas only the battery retention cap came flying back, including battery. So i found said cap and battery and "screwed it back on" and fired off round #6. Same damn thing happened. Now I'm pissed, annoyed and aggravated beyond measure. Found said cap and battery AGAIN and "screwed it back on" and fired off round #7. Same @#$%^&&^%[email protected]# result. Found said cap and battery and home I went.

Got home and called Burris Customer Service and talked to a gentleman who kindly issued a RMA number. While talking with him, he indicated if I had tried any other manufacturers batteries? I said no and asked why, he replied "that they had a supply of batteries that were slightly out of spec and thus would not allow the cap to screw on and tighten up correctly". I said I would try that, but in the mean time he would go ahead and issue the return authorization.

Well, after going to THREE stores I finally found the correct battery. The first two stores were all out of them. Got home and tried the battery in the sight. The battery retention cap appears to screw down correctly and tightly. So now I need to get BACK to the range and see what happens. IF it solves the problem then it's all good. If the cap and battery go flying off AGAIN, then I will execute the return authorization.

Based on the first 7 shots, she seems to be up to the challenges of the Ruger P89. Not sure which holes correspond to which rounds but regardless the sight shows some promise. View attachment 186772
Sorry about battery cap but I can tell you liked the dot concept! Which I kinda knew you would... btw, a dot on a slide needs to be very secure, including battery caps! :ROFLMAO: nice first group!
 

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Sorry about battery cap but I can tell you liked the dot concept! Which I kinda knew you would... btw, a dot on a slide needs to be very secure, including battery caps! :ROFLMAO: nice first group!
the sight itself is very secure. The cap, which felt a little wonky when i put it on Friday night will haunt me now.

Like i said, the sight shows real promise for my P series ...
 

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Most of todays optics take the 2032 battery. For some reason the Fast Fire takes the 1632. Sometimes hard to find. I have a Fast Fire III, 3 MOA in my squirrel pile. They are a solid sight. I'm assuming from your group size that yours is a 3 MOA also. Plenty good for pistol shooting.

I had the Burris on my Mini 30 and even with the 3 MOA dot it shot center mass at 200 yards on a man sized silhouette. I retired the Burris and have been running the 1 MOA Trijicons on the rifles.

Keep us filled in.
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Nice group, if the battery is too big and they knew about the issue, then why did they ship it that way.
It did come with batteries, didn't it. :unsure:
Yes it came with one CR1632 battery. I asked what brand they had the issue with and he thought it was a Panasonic battery. They now recommend an Energizer or Duracell.
 

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The Fast Fire also has the top load for the battery. A pain to get at. My RMR's have the bottom load that is a breeze. Only issue is removing the sight from the mount to access it.

The SRO I just got has the top load battery almost identical to the Fast Fire but worse because it is tucked under the hood. A real PITA.

Get the Energizer Lithium batteries if you can find them. Excellent life on them.

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Most of todays optics take the 2032 battery. For some reason the Fast Fire takes the 1632. Sometimes hard to find. I have a Fast Fire III, 3 MOA in my squirrel pile. They are a solid sight. I'm assuming from your group size that yours is a 3 MOA also. Plenty good for pistol shooting.

I had the Burris on my Mini 30 and even with the 3 MOA dot it shot center mass at 200 yards on a man sized silhouette. I retired the Burris and have been running the 1 MOA Trijicons on the rifles.

Keep us filled in.
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Yes, mine is the 3 moa as well ...
 

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All of my reddots take either a 1632 or a 2032. I buy them from Amazon in strips, and keep spares in my range/ hunting bag with the proper screwdriver to change them.
what brand are the ones you buy? I will need to look into Amazon ... thx
 

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The Fast Fire also has the top load for the battery. A pain to get at. My RMR's have the bottom load that is a breeze. Only issue is removing the sight from the mount to access it.

The SRO I just got has the top load battery almost identical to the Fast Fire. A real pain to get at.

Get the Energizer Lithium batteries if you can find them. Excellent life on them.

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The only brand i could find was Durracell Lithium ...
 

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Nice group, if the battery is too big and they knew about the issue, then why did they ship it that way.
It did come with batteries, didn't it. :unsure:
They probably found out afterwards by customer reports, so they probably have units out there with the wrong battery included. Just a hunch.
 

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Well that's wild, had no issue with mine. You got the dimensions on the correct battery? # of a better one, manufacture brand?

Not bad on the target, just need a little more time with it. How did you like not having to line up to irons? other than the battery issue?
 

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Sorry for the the first half of your session but I think Your grouping is right on target . When you get her figured out I think your going to start having a lot of fun.
Why in the world would they make batteries like that and try to sale them . Don't make no sense ..
 
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