Tasco PDP5 Alternatives

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Tasco PDP5 Alternatives

Post by holden4th » 24 Oct 2017, 8:06 pm

The Tasco PDP5 (aka the Coke Can) is a great dot scope for guys like me who have the 'C-More shuffle' issues with my revolver.

From what I can gather, they aren't made anymore and second hand ones are hard to source. I have a PDP4 on my S&W but miss the value of changing the dot size. Is there a similar dot scope for pistols? I saw a guy at the recent WA ICORE States who had something similar to the PDP5 but didn't get a chance to find out what make it was.
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Re: Tasco PDP5 Alternatives

Post by Die Judicii » 29 Oct 2017, 12:43 pm

Firstly I must confess, I've never done pistols, and secondly I am blissfully unaware of the particular scope you are talking about.
So,,,,, for what little my opinions are worth, here goes.

If the tasco pistol scope you mention is anything like the quality of the average tasco scope,, I would hazard a guess and say that almost anything would be better in quality.

Wouldn't an Aimpoint Micro H-1 do what you need ?

I'll most likely be shot at dawn for being grossly ignorant on this matter,,, but they are just my thoughts. :unknown:
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Re: Tasco PDP5 Alternatives

Post by holden4th » 29 Oct 2017, 5:44 pm

Thanks for that. The PDP5 is a superb scope for pistol shooters and doesn't seem to be available anymore. While the Aimpoint looks good I need a scope that I can get the red dot aimed on target in less than 1 second. The large 'coke can' size makes this quite easy for me.

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Re: Tasco PDP5 Alternatives

Post by Die Judicii » 29 Oct 2017, 9:57 pm

I think you'll find that the recommended method for the aimpoints, is to use both eyes. (one thru the sight, the other parallel to the housing)

Using this method, after getting used to it, you don't even notice the housing,,,,, only the red dot.
The red dot itself is so variable it's almost unbelievable.
From ultra faint,,,,,,, to being so bright it almost hurts your eyes,,,,,
Suited from pitch black darkness to full on bright daylight.

An added advantage is that the battery life is extremely long.

If you haven't already tried one,, do yourself a favour and do.

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Re: Tasco PDP5 Alternatives

Post by huccl » 10 Nov 2017, 12:26 pm

Die Judicii wrote:If the tasco pistol scope you mention is anything like the quality of the average tasco scope,, I would hazard a guess and say that almost anything would be better in quality.


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