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HexSite & Diamondhead Rear Sights

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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 12:32 PM
Shooting with iron sights is tried and true. Traditionally marksmanship has you focus on your front sight while your rear sight and target are blurred. There have been some ideas that want to change this tradition. They've been around for some time. But these ideas haven't caught the attention of the masses. Check out these two:

HexSite Rear Sight

HexSite® Sighting System is the only combat sight designed not to be looked at while fighting. While bull's-eye target shooters have a long history of focusing on the front sight to achieve enormous levels of precision, combat shooters have a more important task; neutralize the threat as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Combat shooters must engage and neutralize enemy threats that are mobile, unpredictable, and sometimes irrational. The fight or flight response that requires the shooter to focus only on the distant threat is appropriate to achieve those objectives.

HexSite Concern 1: How durable is the HexSite? If you drop your firearm X number of times, will this bend the hex frame and ruin accuracy?
HexSite Concern 2: What is the difference between POA (Point of Aim) and POI (Point of Impact) at close ranges (3 - 7 yards)?
HexSite Concern 3: Will there ever be night-sight versions? I like to see my iron sights during lowlight conditions.

Diamondhead Flip-up Rear Sight

The Diamondhead™ rear sight’s uniquely shaped apertures allow your eye to place the front sight post perfectly in the center of the rear aperture... quicker and with greater precision. The conventional round aperture makes shooting at long distances difficult and inaccurate. Tighten your groups and extend your range with the revolutionary Diamondhead™ design.

Why is the Diamondhead™ faster and more accurate shot after shot? Remember, rear sights are blurry during aiming. The simple fact is that it’s easier for your eye to find the exact center of a blurry diamond than it is to find the exact center of a blurry circle (and it’s even easier and quicker for your eye with the added posts at the corners of the diamond). Especially during high speed, high stress shooting, your eye needs reference points. The Diamondhead™ provides them.

Let me know what you guys think about these two ideas. Have you used them? What are your experiences with them if any? Pros and/or Cons?

Thanks for reading.

[edit on 2-9-2009 by guppy]

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:34 PM
That depends.

Do you shoot with both eyes open?

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:54 PM
reply to post by DaMod

That depends on the situation. Tactical = Yes. Hunting = No.

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