I like them further back for a good large field in the optic, but then "both eyes open" came upon my awareness and that seemed to work better a bit more forward.I have a Feyachi RDS-25 red dot sight coming today with a 1" riser. Where is the best placement to mount on a HP 4095 (.40)with Flip up sights.I have seen pics with them all over. This will be sighted in at 25 yards.
Thats what I do as well. For me the farther forward they are the better and faster they work at short distances. If I am useing them for longer shots...50 to 100 yards I have an easier time with them further back. It just depends what the gun is set up for. Pistols I actually prefer lasers and a modified hold when shooting close range. I run a few pistols with tube red dots but its just for fun range shooting.Yeah no carbine here but I've got a red dot on an AR-10 mounted about as far forward as it will go.
Both eyes open and your brain merges the images.
You won't even see the housing anymore just the dot.