Do you have astigmatism? Last week's attempt to see the front sight of my Blackhawk under our indoor range lighting reminded me why my Bullseye guns ended up with red dots a few years back. I dug out the S&W 41 yesterday, checked to see if the batteries still worked and was reminded that I do have astigmatism. The 'dot' that I see is more of a flattened, less than perfect oval on a roughly 1:30-7:30 axis. It is distracting but by keeping the brightness fairly low I can still put this 'odd' dot in the center of the target more easily than try to focus on a front sight.@maddmatter1970 ... never shot a red dot before, so I'm looking forward to seeing how she shoots ...
I won't be drilling any of my Blackhawks (yet) because I can still see the front sight outdoors ... that day may yet come.
I do not understand the science behind it but where 'dot' sights do not play well with astigmatism, holographic sights like my Eotech are sharp and clear, adapting that hulking sight to a Blackhawk however is not even on my radar for the time being though.
Good luck at the range!