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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:27 pm

This company designed a triangular gun sight. The notch and blade are replaced by a flurescent triangle that's split with the point at the front of the gun, base at the back. Supposedly the mind has a natural ability to complete shapes, so lining up the triangle makes aiming almost involuntary.

Kudos to them. That is brilliant.

http://www.suresight.com/
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:30 pm

sweet i might try and make one sometime
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:02 pm

Dude, that's pretty sweet. I don't know if it would work for everyone, but I can see myself using it.
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Unread postAuthor: Blackett » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:28 pm

Thats a pretty damn good idea.

But I still think you wouldn't miss if "that man was trying to kill you" especially that close.

I mean, I think it would be more relavent to go after someone with a gun with a bigger gun. At least thats how war works. with the exception of bio and chem.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:30 pm

The man has a point, even with the uber cool sights, I'm still more likely to hit him with an 8-gauge...
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Unread postAuthor: Blackett » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:37 pm

Thats a whole new package.

a shotgun has a key difference. namely pointing instead of aiming. provided you are useing shot and not slugs.


but I could see a more beneficial side to this idea if the were to take it apart and elongate the calculations so it fit in a scope.

until something that cool comes out ill be sticking around with crosshairs just fine.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:38 pm

You use crosshairs that meet in the middle, or do you prefer the kind that leaves a small open space?
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Unread postAuthor: FeLeX » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:40 pm

Hmm might have to try making something like this for my pellet rifle. I suck at shooting =/
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Unread postAuthor: Blackett » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:56 pm

meet in the middle, pref. or the kind with a small dot in the center that takes the place of exactly what I intend to hit. those are way easier to sight in.
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:25 pm

Blackett wrote:Thats a whole new package.

a shotgun has a key difference. namely pointing instead of aiming. provided you are useing shot and not slugs.



From less than 30 ft, a 12 gauge shotgun with a legal-length barrel and normal (or even open cylinder) choke will produce a spread of less than 6". From 12 ft (normal, in-home self defense range) a 12 guage with buckshot will produce a spread around 3.5-4". This requires "aiming", not just "pointing", believe me. A good tactical light on your shotgun is a huge help - if it's aligned properly, 90% of your shot should be inside the brightest cone of light, near the center. Don't think that you can just aim a shotgun in the "bad guy"'s general direction and score hits - the biggest advantage of a shotgun in personal defense is it's overwhelming power and diversity (variety of loads available) - not it's spread, which really doesn't come into play at close distances.

Back on topic, I've seen sights like this before and they do seem a lot more intuitive than normal pistol sights - but I'll still take a red dot laser sight (lasermax for semi's, crimsontrace for revolvers) any day.
A little red dot on the "bad guy"'s chest provides an AMAZING psychological deterrent factor, as well as confidence in your aim.

But these triangular sites could be pretty easily constructed for spudgun use... nice post.

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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:33 pm

Hey pete, you know the spread on an 8-gauge?
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:58 pm

No idea, and a quick Google search didn't bring much up. I'd expect that from less than 15 feet, you'd be lucky to see a pattern bigger than 5", but this is only a guess. I've never fired an 8 gauge, and only twice fired a 10 gauge. They're f**king brutal. I have a pistol-grip 12 gauge and with full-power buckshot loads, that kills your wrists enough....

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:54 pm

the bad guy looks like Tori from Mythbusters hehe


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And what sort of criminal carries a Kukri *sigh*
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:12 am

A retired Ghurka who needs some cash :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:31 am

Just goes to show that even though a lot of smart people have been working on a problem for a couple hundred years there are still new inovations to discover.
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