Sometimes a practical solution looks to be ridiculous on the surface. Case in point, my latest creation for back door coyotes. It is a handy little six inch barrelled High Standard Sentinel revolver. It’s chambered in .22 Long Rifle, and I have it sighted in at 40 yards with Remington Subsonics, one of my favorite loads. I drilled and tapped the receiver and installed a Weaver base I had laying around. It has a flat bottom, so it probably came from a Marlin lever gun or something. With the rear sight removed I have just enough length on the rail to install a night vision riflescope
. In this case it’s a US Night Vision
discontinued first generation D143
with external adjustments, which I like. Since it had a rail on top I installed a Docter mini red dot
. Underneath I installed a Beamshot Ultra 1000 laser
and a remote pressure pad attached by velcro to the gun’s grip. The remote and the mount for the laser were in my laser
junk box, and I don’t know the manufacturer, but similar items are available on our website.
Since it is a night vision riflescope
it must be positioned with appropriate eye relief, which is about 1.5 inches from your eye. I hold the riflescope
up to my eye to shoot the gun. This favorite revolver of mine has taken tons of game over the decades I have used it, and it shoots as well as any .22 handgun I own. The scope’s reticle
, the dot on the Docter
, and the laser
all converge at 40 yards with the subsonics. Looking through the scope, the laser dot is in the center of the reticle, and in daytime when I can’t use the scope or see the laser, the Docter
is a perfect aiming device. Ridiculous looking, certainly, but extremely functional. The gun doesn’t get bounced around, so the mounting systems are plenty secure for my application. Back door song dogs, beware.