New Aperture Handgun Sights and a new Single Shot Forend from Freedom Arms


by Jeff Quinn

photography by Jeff Quinn & Boge Quinn

June 20th, 2011






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I have just arrived back from a week at the Shootists Holiday at the NRA Whittington Center near Raton, New Mexico. This is my favorite event of the year, as it is a time for reunion with old friends, and also a chance to try out other people’s guns. This year, one of the most interesting things that was shown to me was some new sights for Freedom Arms revolvers. Bob Baker handed to me a FA revolver that wore a set of his new aperture rear with fiber optic front sights. Also, I got to try one with an aperture rear and brass bead front, and both are amazingly fast to get on target. I had seen aperture sights for handguns before, but none quite as nice as the ones on these freedom Arms revolvers. They are very well-crafted, fully adjustable, and as mentioned, very quick on target. Used like an aperture on a rifle, the eye naturally centers the front sight within the rear aperture, looking more “through” the rear sight, instead of looking at it. Anyway, this is a very good option for a hunting handgun, and the sights are available from Freedom Arms.

Also of interest to me is a new style forend for the Freedom Arms single shot pistol. It is contoured better for a smoother hold, yet still has enough of a flat on the bottom for use on a sandbag or machine rest. It also looks better, to my eyes, than the original style forend.

For both of these items, the pictures explain it much better than words.

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Jeff Quinn

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Newly-redesigned Freedom Arms Model 2008 forend (mounted), compared to the original version (below).