Friday, August 31, 2012

Secondary Sights

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has released another one of its short training videos. This one features Mark Hanish of FNH-USA's 3-gun team talking about using secondary sights for taking shorter shots in 3-gun competition.

The one thing that struck me immediately is that having secondary iron sights canted off to the side would also work well on a home defense AR-15 or MBR especially if it was a be-all and do-all rifle. That is, if it was your only rifle and you used it for a number of things including home defense.


  1. Just put a set of those on my AR - hope to do a review soon. Speaking of which - are we ever gonna make it to the range?

    1. I'd love to hear what you think of them. As to going to the range, let's set a date and time.

  2. I don't see it as even possibly useful for normal people. We aren't ever going to shoot at extended ranges for self defense.

  3. Well, if you use one AR15 as your "everything" rifle, it may well be.

    Coyotes sniffing around the chicken coop? Scope.

    Punching holes in paper at 300 yards? Scope.

    Bad Guy in house? Offset irons.

    That way, you don't have to rezero your scope everytime you pull it out of the closet and decide to go have fun with it. (Oh, you mean you actually trust the "return to zero" on Picatinny rails for top precision? I'd say it's more like mechanical battlesight accuracy -- it'll hold 1 MOG [Minute Of Goblin], but some people don't like even minor shifts in POA/POI.)

    I also like the idea that they are instantly available replacements in case something happens to your non-magnified red dot that makes it opaque. Just in case. After all, offset irons don't use up any batteries just sitting there, don't weight that bloody much, and don't actually hinder your ability to use the rifle otherwise, do they?

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