One of the cheapest and easiest ways to train for accuracy is enhance the iron sights. Many’s favorite is the Hi-Viz front sight that makes the from iron sight much more visible. Though one thing that bugs me about the sight is how big the green dot is. I personally would prefer something smaller for me to focus.
So it’s time to get to experiment!
- Extract the fiber optic with the included extraction tool
- Mask off the middle with a strip of masking tape
- Dabble flat black paint on top
And this is how it looks on the sight:
Next, I added a white line on the rear sight to align with the green line that I just made:
- Put a strip of white vinyl tape along the center
- Add some super glue to secure the tape
All done, and this is what the sight looks like when the sights are aligned:
The thing that really bugs me about iron sights is trying to balance the empty space between the front and rear sights. I found myself shifting shifting focus left and right looking at the two gaps as I balance. Now with just one line, it’s much easier for me to focus on the front sight while having a good feel of when the front and rear are aligned.
Back to the range again!