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Trijicon RMR Glock – Red dots on handguns – the wave of the future?
Sight alignment, sight picture and front sight, front sight, front sight. It’s a sermon firearms instructors endlessly preach to pistol shooters at ranges across the land. Thus it has always been and always will be… or maybe not.
The most difficult lesson pistol shooters have to learn is the need to align the front and rear sights and shift the focus of the eyes from the target to the front sight. Unfortunately this lesson may take some time to learn and may require shooting a large quantity of ammunition before it sinks in. Fortunately, modern electronic sights are changing this and I hope I’m around long enough to see them in common use.
Why is using a red dot sight different than using traditional iron sights?
When we look through these sights there is no need to align two objects, as in front and rear sights, and no need to change our focus from the target to the front sight. Shooting a handgun with a red dot sight is “backwards” from traditional sighted shooting because there is no sight alignment and we can remain focused on the target. In theory, this is faster and more accurate. It’s no wonder these sights are popular with competitive shooters, the police and the military.
Read the full article by Ed Head on Downrange.tv