What Sight Should I Use For My Handgun?

By  //  March 10, 2022

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Information on sights can be confusing and difficult to find. But it’s worth knowing what kind of sight will work best for you before buying a gun or shooting glasses. This article will help you understand the different types of sights. We’ll also talk about how they are used, discuss their pros and cons, and give recommendations for good models in each category.

Iron Sights

Iron sights are the most basic type of sight and they’re found on most handguns. They consist of two metal posts that you align with the target to take a shot. Iron sights are very simple to use and they’re very reliable, but they can be difficult to see in low light conditions. They’re also not as accurate as other types of sights. Some good iron sights include the Trijicon HD Night Sights and the Ameriglo Pro-Glo Tritium Gun Sights.

Reflex Sights

These are usually mounted on top of the receiver rather than built into the frame like red dots or scopes. Reflexes offer fast target acquisition but provide less magnification than other styles of sights so they’re better suited to close-range shooting. They’re also relatively fragile so they’re not as good for use in rugged environments. Some popular reflex sights are the Trijicon RMR and the Vortex Venom.

Red Dot Sights

Next, we’ll look at red dot sights which consist of a small, round lens with a red or green dot in the center. These sights are very popular because they’re simple to use and very accurate. The dot itself is projected onto the target, so you don’t need to worry about lining it up correctly. Red dots are also parallax free, meaning that your eye can be off-center, and the dot will still appear in the center of the lens.

This makes them good for shooters who have a hard time with traditional sights. The downside to red dots is that they can be difficult to see in low light conditions. Some good red dot sights include the Bushnell TRS-25 and the Leupold Deltapoint.

Scopes Sights

Scope Sights are best for long-range shooting, as they offer a great deal of magnification. They work by projecting an image of the target onto a glass lens, which is then magnified so that you can see it clearly. This allows you to make accurate shots from a distance. The downside to scopes is that they’re often more difficult to use than other sights, and they can be slower to acquire targets. They’re also heavier and take up more space on your gun. Some good scope sights include the Nikon P-223 and the Burris XTR II.

Choosing The Right Sight

In conclusion, you now know about the different handgun sights and it’s time to choose the right one for you. The best way to do this is to try out different models and see which ones work best for you. Also try and ask other shooters the type of sight they use and why. Ultimately, the sight that you choose should be comfortable and easy to use so that you can focus on hitting your target.