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Taurus 9mm semi-automatic handgun

Firearms

Do you need adjustable handgun sights?

Let’s look at reality. When you purchase an expensive hunting handgun or a target pistol you expect to be able to convince the pistol to hit where it is aimed. The point of impact and point of aim will be in perfect sync. If you purchase a fixed sight handgun for personal defense then you find it is zeroed for one load or the other but it will not be easily done.

hree-dot tritium sight picture

Gun Gear

Understanding Handgun Sights

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. That is true, but they should also gain practical experience and meet the instructor half way with this experience.

SIG Romeo 7 red dot sight left profile

How To

SIG Romeo 7 Red Dot — Sighting in the Red Dot

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.

Kel Tec PMR30 with orange fiber optic rear sight

Gun Gear

Pistol Sights: Speed, and Minute of Felon Accuracy

In a combat situation, the perfect sight picture is elusive. That being said, I almost always use my sights when shooting. The only time the sights are not visible to my eye when I fire is when I am firing from the retention position with the handgun hard against my ribs. For all other situations, the sights and sight picture matter. However, all sights are not created equal. Which sights are right for you and your situation?

Three pistols highlighting different grip angles

Firearms

Grip Angle Doesn’t Matter: Why I Rock a (Nearly) Stock Glock

Have you spent a bunch of money on aftermarket parts and accessories for your concealed carry or home-defense gun? You might want to rethink drastically changing that factory pistol.
Are a pistol’s “enhanced” or “improved” ergonomics all a marketing sham? Do they actually make a difference in how well you shoot? One author says no. Here’s why…

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EOTech 512: The Gold Standard of Reflex Sights

EOTech’s Model 512 leads sales and for good reasons such as fast target acquisition, outstanding reliability and long battery life just to name a few, but the EOTech 512 has so much more. Read the entire article to learn why the Model 512 is in such high demand.

Surefire M962LT WeaponLight

Gun Gear

10 Tactical Lights and Lasers for Self-Defense Long Guns

Better light on the target usually means better hits with your AR or other self-defense long gun. Here are ten lights, lasers, or light/laser duos to help you get that job done: Inforce WML Tact Light, Surefire M962LT WeaponLight, Beamshot X1-G Green Beam Laser Sight, Burris AR-Laser, Crimson Trace CMR-205 Rail Master Pro, Extreme Beam SX21-HO Remote Switch, LaserMax UNI-IR, LaserLyte Sight CM Dual Lens, CenterPoint Laser and Light Converter Kit, and the MFT Torch Back-Up Light. Check out this article for the details.

Firearms

At the Range: Bushnell First Strike Reflex Red Dot Sight

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. One nice aspect of the First Strike is that there’s no set eye relief, so I could move the sight and the riser to get the head position I wanted. I eventually decided (for now) to use the First Strike as my primary optic on the RRA.