XS Sight Systems Offset Tactical Sight

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XS Sight Systems: http://www.xssights.com/

This is a very good video on the subject of “what the heck would you want that for” for offset sights on your tactical rifle. At first you might think, like many of us did, that they have become popular just because people like to look like they are going “gangsta” during competitions, by holding their rifles sideways, but that isn’t the case. XS Sights has developed these 45 degree offset sights for both tactical and competition shooters who are using optics with magnification, and who may have to switch between very close and very far targets quickly. At magnification it is very hard to “find” close targets in your scope, and your field of view is extremely compromised, as is your periferal vision, because your eye is focussed into the magnification. In such cases, you can leave your scope at magnification and just turn the rifle sideways to use the fixed sights for close shots. This video is worth a watch if you use an optic with magnification on your tactical rifle.

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  • Jeff December 11, 2012, 12:26 am

    I bought these. I almost have to break my cheek to get a proper sight picture with them. If they extended out (axis over bore) more like AR sights, then they’d be great. Now, I’m going to cannibalize the tritium front for my AR and throw the sights on a 22LR (where my life won’t depend on them). I tried both the top and side rail (before anyone asks).

  • JC February 5, 2012, 5:52 pm

    Saw the Dueck Defense Rapid Transition Sight at the MG Nationals in Vegas last year. Same idea. Look good.
    http://www.dueckdefense.com/gun-sight-specs.asp

  • Dennis Brooks February 3, 2012, 7:29 pm

    I prefer an Eotech holographic on top for close work and an extended eye relief (EER) scope on my shooting side. I have a Redfield Gold Five Star 2.7-7 X 30 that works great for distance and can even be used for counter sniper with a .308/7.62 system.

  • Mike February 3, 2012, 12:09 pm

    There are mounts that allow offsetting a red dot (like Burris’s FastFire) which are simpler that lining up a front and rear sight.

  • Kevin Cox February 2, 2012, 9:14 pm

    Our bullet launching military guys have been on this concept for a long time.

  • J.W. February 2, 2012, 4:07 pm
    • J.W. February 2, 2012, 4:14 pm

      **addition after taking the 3 mins to watch the video**- the XS product looks a lot more usable/precise, I like it.

  • R.S. February 2, 2012, 1:10 pm

    I believe that turning in the sight toward the base would RAISE your point of impact, right? Raising your front sight would LOWER your point of impact, right? Whats crazy, is that both of them agreed to it. Better get someone that knows what they are doing.

  • John Pantle February 2, 2012, 12:21 pm

    That is a GREAT idea . I cant believe noone has thought of this before now.

    • SSG Steven I Szabo February 27, 2012, 8:36 pm

      Actually, quite a few companies offer this type of offset sight. They have been around fro a few years.

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