Hex Sight - Poor Man's Pistol-Mounted Red Dot?

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    Question Hex Sight - Poor Man's Pistol-Mounted Red Dot?

    Wondering if anyone has experience with this:

    http://www.goshen-hexsite.com/index2.php

    Seems to claim a lot of the advantages that we hear about for pistol-mounted red dots (both eyes open shooting, better long range accuracy, speed, etc) at a fraction of the cost.

    Anyone use this?
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    I second the request. Never heard of this before this thread, but would love to hear from someone who has experience with the sight.
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    Cool

    I have never heard of it either until now.

    I use a Big Dot dot the "I" on my G-19 and G-23 and it makes it easier to keep both eyes open when getting a rapid sight picture.

    photo.jpg G-19 w/Big Dot
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    At one time they were impossible to actually get.
    They have been around for a while now but, back when they were first introduced they had serious supply problems.
    I wanted to "play" around with one but, honestly could not buy one.
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    Nifty. A peep sight for a pistol.

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    I saw a post somewhere with pics of a SAA with a modified deep socket wrench fixed on top, as a "poor man's hex sight".

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    Here's something similar and been around forever.

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    It's interesting that none of these type sights are used in competition. I realize competition is not quite real world, but it is about fast, accurate shooting. And lots of things have come to the real world from competition.
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    redbeardsong: Tried out the link and he sure has some very nice looking holsters. Thanks for the input!
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    The problem I had with a similar type sight on a pistol was that you could get the front sight in the center of the circle for left and right but then you had to adjust for up and down without a fixed point of reference.
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    I have fired a .40 Glock with Hex Site for about 10 rounds. That's not much of a test (it belongs to a friend at the range), but it did seem to be quite natural to acquire the target inside the hex with the front sight centered. I shot two racks of steel plates without any difficulty.

    I cannot give much of a report as my friend hasn't had it long, plus the reason he got it is because of increasingly serious eyesight problems. The standard 3 dots and similar factory sights were becoming unusable to him, so he decided to give the Hex a try.
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    Looks interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle View Post
    Here's something similar and been around forever.

    Welcome to Aro-Tek- Number One in Glock Accessories

    It's interesting that none of these type sights are used in competition. I realize competition is not quite real world, but it is about fast, accurate shooting. And lots of things have come to the real world from competition.
    I think the Hex sight is supposed to be "easier" to use, due to the sharp edges of the hexagon, compared to the smooth contours of a circular rear sight. It is supposed to be more "natural" to center up-down and left-right. Of course, I have not tried it. My main concern is the size of it for pocket carry, and the fact that there is no night sight option.
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