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iron sight

[′ī·ərn ′sīt]
(ordnance)
Any metallic gunsight, such as a blade sight, as distinguished from an optical or computing sight.
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The first half was spent working on fundamentals using iron sights.
Veteran competition shooters who are engaging multiple targets with multiple rounds using compensated pistols with little muzzle rise can shoot more quickly with a red dot than iron sights, but that difference is measured in hundredths of a second per shot fired.
One afternoon I sighted both optical and iron sights in at 100 yards.
If for some reason the red dot fails or disappears, the shooter just naturally transitions to the iron sights.
My kids have been using iron sights for many years but I know they prefer a scope for hunting.
Too often armorers just replace the iron sight when this problem occurs.
The optical sight test showed no significant increase in hits over iron sights out to 300 meters.
From traditional iron sights to state-of-the-art sights incorporating fiber-optic tubes, tritium vials and photo-luminescent paint, today's handgunner has more sighting options than ever.
The AR's operating design with bore, receiver action and buttstock in a straight line meant that the iron sights built into the gun needed to be notably higher above the bore line than required on conventional drop-stock rifles to allow the shooter a functional head position and cheekweld on the stock.
The new categories are "Open Bolt Iron Sights Open Bolt Optical Sight," "Closed Bolt Iron Sight" and "Closed Bolt Optical Sight.
My unit just got new M4 carbines with the M68 optical sight and the backup iron sight (BUIS).
You'll find that a railed gas block will give you much more flexibility in choosing among iron sight and optical options.