I recently purchased a new Springfield Armory M1A with iron sights
. These sights were fine in my Army days, but now--50 years later--I need something better for these 70-year-old eyes.
* We take aim with new iron sights
from Tru-Glo, and during Camera's Don't Lie we discover that while miniature red dot sights on pistols are all the rage, iron sights
aren't going anywhere soon.
The 45-degree offset iron sights
had already arrived from Midwest Industries, Inc.
Like any repair, let's look at time, money, and equipment for optics versus iron sights
on a M4 rifle, specifically the CCO compared to a Back-Up Iron Sight
(BUIS) from a maintenance perspective.
Now to my issue--why do most rifle manufacturers these days choose to omit iron sights
from their rifles?
Trijicon offers a variety of mounting options, for one-third of full co-witness with iron sights
The optics-ready pistol features a factory milled slide and co-witness suppressor height iron sights
. As an option, the OSP comes with a Vortex Venom red dot sight pre-installed.
PROS IRON SIGHTS
AND SCOPE OPTIONS, REVERSIBLE HAMMERSPUR
The standard iron sights
on an M16 are literally invisible after dark and walking tracers onto a target was a crude solution at best.
Mostly due to the lighter barrel, the Evolution only tips the scales at 6.8 pounds empty, including the backup iron sights
and the provided handguard rail sections installed (more on those later).
This technique is most often associated with the use of back-up iron sights
to assist us in zeroing our Close Combat Optics (M-68) or Eo Techs.