During a recent range session, I brought along two of my favorite handguns. The six-inch barrel Colt .357 and SIG Sauer 1911 each feature fully adjustable rear sights. These sights allow the shooter to account for windage and elevation, and to fine tune the sights to the individual loading. There are many different bullet weights in each caliber, and they do not fire to the same point of aim.
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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.
With an optic budget topping out at $400 for a red dot sight, the SIG Romeo 7 not only fills the need, it surpasses optics costing hundreds more. The Romeo 7’s 30mm red dot is optimal for most, and the controls are easy to use. Just a few of the benefits include easy sight in, simple to mount, included low-mount option, and, best of all, SIG quality.
The picture perfect sight picture and sight alignment only exist on the bench rest. In a combat situation, the perfect sight picture is elusive.
One of the most prolific cottage industries to crop up in the world of practical handgunnery in recent years has
Even with modern advances in riflescope technology, many shooters still shun the use of optics, and for many reasons. Good optics can
EOTech’s Model 512 is America’s leading sight for several reasons. Among them are reliability and reputation; properly setup, but the Model 512 offers
Predators thrive in the dark, which hides them while they are waiting to pounce. To stop these things that go
Bushnell’s First Strike Reflex Red Dot is a low-profile dot sight that’s waterproof, fogproof, and extremely lightweight. Because of its small size, I recently installed and fired the sight on a Rock River Operator to see how the First Strike worked on close-in targets, possibly to run in tandem with a scope for 3-Gun rifle events.
Turkey hunting has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. Hunters find the sport challenging, rewarding and enjoyable. We field a lot questions about the gear needed for novice turkey hunters. The most common involves the shotguns used for hunting turkeys. Can I use my dove hunting shotgun for turkey? What type of sights do I need? Should my turkey gun be camouflaged? To be honest, you can kill a turkey with just about anything. However, lets take a look at some standards that will make your chances just a bit better.
Given the rush at the gun counter, it is no surprise that optics is a hot category as well. Going through my notes, I have selected four more optics from the 2013 SHOT Show that you really need to consider before making your next purchase.
Given the rate products are flying off the shelves at Cheaper Than Dirt! and elsewhere around the country, it’s not worth being too picky in deciding which products deserve flavor of the week treatment, so I am not going to even try.
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.
American Technologies Network Corp., makers of military, law enforcement, security and outdoor night vision and thermal applications, introduce the THOR Thermal Weapons Sight System, a new product from its Tactical Thermal Technologies division.
The Sun Optics tactical electronic dot sight accommodates for both low-light and bright-light shooting situations. It has green and red range finding IR reticles with eight brightness settings in a durable, affordable package that includes a mount and ring.
The turkey shotgun is one of the integral parts of turkey hunting. What makes a shotgun a turkey shotgun? Some gun manufacturers would have you believe that you can’t kill a turkey unless you spend top dollar on specialized shotguns with high-end components. While these little details certainly will not hurt, just about any shotgun can kill a turkey, and slight modifications to the firearm will increase your chances drastically.
How do we aim rifles? The most obvious way is by pointing. No sights at all are needed at a very close range. Iron sights come next. They are rugged and do not require batteries. They do require front sight focus, which is no problem on a square range with high-contrast bullseye targets.