Lately, we have been shooting several AR-15 type
rifles at Gunblast.com. Along with evaluating the guns, we have
been testing various sighting systems such as scopes and tritium
optical devices. One of the simplest and most useful sights that
we have tried is a new front sight from Hi Viz Sight Systems.
It is a replacement front sight for the AR-15.
The Hi Viz front sight has a fiber optic insert
that provides a bright aiming point in any but the darkest of
shooting conditions. The fiber optic insert gathers light,
concentrating it into a bright green dot in the front sight
post. Unlike some other sight systems, the Hi Viz does nothing
to detract from the issue sights, it adds no weight or bulk, and
needs no batteries to function. It is always "on" and
ready to use.
In use, I found the sight to be extremely
helpful in getting a good sight picture in low light conditions
such as in the woods or a dimly lit building. It stands out
brightly against any background, and is easily adjusted for
elevation with the tool provided. Installation took about one
minute, and does not alter the weapon in any permanent way. I
highly recommend the Hi Viz for installation on any AR-15 with a
Check out Hi Viz on the web at: www.hivizsights.com
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