I have noticed that discussions on combat sights, combat shooting, and handguns are often hi-jacked by those with an embarrassing lack of experience. All they know is what they have read and much of that isn’t accurate. A shooter should study, true, but they should also gain practical experience and meet the instructor half way with this experience.
Posts Tagged ‘Fiber Optic Sights’
It’s not much of a secret or news, because the same trusted TruGlo sights that are worn daily on previous Glock models fit the Gen 5. Here is the full release from TruGlo.
The picture perfect sight picture and sight alignment only exist on the bench rest. In a combat situation, the perfect sight picture is elusive.
Forget about you front sight? With the Meprolight FT Bullseye, your pistol will not even have a front sight. The concept is innovative, the proof will have to be at the range and the groups you’ll produce. The Shooter’s Log will have a full review soon. Until then, here is the full release.
Recently, while looking for something new, I contacted J&L Gunsmithing for advice. As usual, Jim had the advice and expertise
I have the envious position of getting to play with a lot of equipment and calling it work. With bow season rapidly approaching—at least in my mind—I have been crawling through catalogs and samples looking for a new bow sight. One product that caught my eye enough to order for a review was the TRUGLO TSX Pro Series 5-pin.
I have been accused of a lot of things, but never of being kind to my equipment. Don’t get me wrong, I do not intentionally abuse it, but things just seem to happen. I slide down a hill on a hunt, the baggage monkeys at the airport toss it around, or it magically ends up on the bottom of a gear pile in the back of my truck. Maybe it’s just me, or perhaps I am just a victim of Murphy’s Law, but I have learned over the years to look for certain qualities in my equipment.
HiViz listened to consumer concerns and created a new option for shooters. HiViz, known for making fiber optic sights of all kinds for nearly every type of gun, has had two main problems: either the sight allows in a good amount of light and is vulnerable to damage, or the sight is reinforced but more difficult to see. This year at the SHOT show, HiViz released a happy medium. The new sight has a skeletal steel frame that allows in a maximum amount of light while still protecting the fiber optic LitePipe™ from external damage.
When shopping for a handgun, the vast majority of them will come with some type of factory sights. Sights are the mechanism you use to get your eyes on your target to aim your shot. Generally, handguns come with a set of sights—a rear sight and a front sight. The rear sight is the one closest to you and the front sight is the one closest to the end of the barrel.