2 thoughts on “Nifty!

  1. Match sights make use of the fact that smaller apertures create longer depth of field just like in photography. Most match sights use much smaller apertures than standard sights, which, although not perfect…especially for someone with older eyes like me…makes a huge difference on the ability to more clearly see the target while focusing on the front sight. My match sights have a .030″ aperture.

    This new idea will be a great boon to target and precision shooters, but the application for combat shooters will be limited for the same reason that combat shooters don’t use match sights: although the depth of field is increased allowing for much more precision accuracy, the field of view is severely restricted, making target acquisition and situational awareness problematic.

    I don’t see the practicality for this in real life applications other than target shooters. Snipers will still be better served with magnifying optics like scopes (although these would make a superior backup sighting system for a sniper rifle), and It would be impractical for line troops for the above stated reason. Perhaps as a secondary sighting system for a designated marksman or sharpshooter who isn’t actually a sniper, but is sometimes required to operate in the role of one.

    At any rate, it is an interesting concept and I’d definitely be inclined to try it out on my match rifle.

  2. That is a pretty neat sight. I would be interested to try one out. Especially, if they are priced as low as they stated in the article.

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