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Visual Attention And HiViz’s Fast Dot H3 Sights

For most of the time that man has used projectile weapons, we have looked at what we wanted to hit. We kept our visual attention on that spot and then endeavored to deliver the projectile to that spot. There was a combination of how our body works (kinesthetics) and where the parts are in relation to each other (proprioception). Think about playing catch growing up. In a relatively short period of time, most of us [...]

By |May 21st, 2024|

Blocking Your Dot — Occluded Optics

By |April 3rd, 2024|

Two advantages of pistol-mounted optics (PMO) are the ability to keep both eyes open throughout the shooting process and the ability to focus on what you are trying to hit (threat, target focus). Those can also be two of the components that require extra work when transitioning from iron sights [...]

Set It & Forget It

By |November 14th, 2023|

Where do I set the dot? Is it like lights? Can it be too bright? Can you, or should you, tailor the dot's setting to the current lighting conditions? What about the situation? That dot is all the way up. Even at this distance, it is difficult to see [...]

Zeroing Your Dot

By |September 26th, 2023|

We recently received an email from a reader who has also listened to the GUNS Magazine podcast and the episodes over there about pistol-mounted optics. He pointed out that while we have covered several dot-specific topics, zeroing has not yet been addressed in those conversations.   What These Aren't The [...]

In The Heat Of The Night

By |August 29th, 2023|

Night vision is cool. No doubt about it. It is just a few weeks past the 40th anniversary of my first use of night vision. That was in basic training, and the night vision scope on an M16A1 rifle was about as long as the barrel. The quality of the [...]

Big Window, Nice Reticles – Holosun’s 507 Comp Pistol Optic

By |July 5th, 2023|

Announced this year at SHOT, Holosun’s 507 Comp – for competition – optic made its way into mailboxes and retail stores back in May. With some time behind it, here are my thoughts so far. One of the “secrets” to shooting a pistol-mounted optic is shifting your visual attention and [...]

Accessorizing Your Acro With TangoDown

By |June 20th, 2023|

It's been at least eighteen years since I learned about Tango Down. I met its proprietor – Jeff Cahill – a few years later. I was hosting a Pat Rogers / EAG carbine class for my department. He had developed a unique target design with another company I was working [...]

C&H Precision’s Pistol Optics

By |May 2nd, 2023|

C & H Precision is a good size player in the pistol-mounted optics world. Ok, hold on, before the editor (me) gets a letter about red dot sights versus pistol-mounted optics, I did not make the term up to be cool or different. As two of the largest law enforcement [...]

Keeping Your Lights and Dots Clean

By |September 7th, 2022|

Weapon-mounted lights and pistol optics both get dirty. Within a range session or three, it is not difficult for a layer of burnt-on crap to begin solidifying on the downrange lens. That crud causes two problems. With a weapon-mounted light, it robs you of lumen and candela that should be [...]

Aimpoint Duty RDS

By |August 26th, 2022|

The Aimpoint Duty RDS (Red Dot Sight) is the red dot sight solution the world has been waiting for. It offers Aimpoint quality at a more accessible price point. This compact, high-grade reflex optic was designed to meet the needs of the modern law enforcement officer. The Duty RDS offers [...]

Options for Mounting Your Red Dot Sight

By |July 6th, 2022|

If you've missed it, pistol-mounted optics (PMO), also known as red dots, are "here," they are staying; they are not going away. So, how do you put one – or more – on your pistol(s)? There are several ways to mount that dot. Some work with a stock slide, then [...]

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