rear sight

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rear sight

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the sight of a gun nearest to the breech
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Into those top straps were milled grooves to serve as rear sights.
Caption: There are dozens of different brands and styles of flip-up rear sights available for the AR-15 platform.
My range session confirmed I still don't like rear sights of this configuration.
guns that have adjustable rear sights, regardless of caliber, to shoot dead-on at 25 yards.
While not as versatile as adjustable rear sights it's possible to install a semi-adjustable front sight.
The rifles were presented to the media on Thursday to show that the rear sights of the rifles, which were said to be defective, are already working perfectly.
The front and rear sights both adjust for elevation so some mismatch can occur and often not even be noticed.
I do not want to do anything to permanently alter my guns, but I would like to do something with those rear sights.
Included on the rifle are polymer DiamondHead aluminum flip-up front and rear sights.
You do not have the option of swapping out plus or minus-sized rear sights to change the point of impact.
The M9 pistol comes from the manufacturer with a white dot on both the front and rear sights that helps the shooter sight on a target.
The front and rear sights use contrasting colors; the front sight may be green, for example, while the rear sight's two dots are orange.