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Posted by Matt Rice on Jan 24th 2023

Iron Sights Picture: Understanding the Different Types and How to Achieve Accuracy

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Iron Sights Picture: Understanding the Different Types and How to Achieve Accuracy

The Importance of Iron Sights

Iron sights are an essential component of any firearm. They provide a backup option in case your primary optic fails or runs out of battery power, and they also give you the ability to quickly and easily transition to close quarters combat. However, not all iron sights are created equal. The key to getting the most out of your iron sights is understanding the different types of sights and how they work together to create an accurate sight picture.

At Ozark Armament, we offer a wide variety of iron sights to suit any shooter's needs and preferences. From flip-up sights to offset sights and everything in between, our selection is sure to have the set that is right for you. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the different types of iron sights and how to create an accurate sight picture with them.

The Different Types of Iron Sights

The first type of iron sight is the front sight post. The front sight post is the small post that sits at the front of the barrel, usually at the end of the gas block or handguard. The front sight post is usually adjustable for windage and elevation, which allows you to fine-tune your sight picture. When aiming, you'll want to focus on the front sight post, as it's the most important part of the sight picture.

The second type of iron sight is the rear sight. The rear sight is the part of the sight that sits at the back of the rifle, usually at the rear of the upper receiver or handguard. The rear sight is usually adjustable for windage and elevation and can have different apertures, or "peep holes," to adjust for different ranges. The most common aperture sizes are small for long-range target acquisition and large for short-range targeting.

Creating an Accurate Sight Picture

When aiming with  iron sights, it's critical to create an accurate sight picture if you want to hit your shots. To do this, you'll want to align the front sight post with the rear sight aperture. Think of it like a bullseye, the front sight post is the center of the target and the rear sight aperture is the outer ring. When they align, you've hit the bullseye and have an accurate sight picture. This is known as "zeroing." When the front sight post is lined up with the rear sight aperture, you'll have an accurate sight picture.

Another important aspect of iron sights is the "eye relief." Eye relief is the distance between your eye and the rear sight aperture. It's important to have the correct eye relief to ensure a clear and accurate sight picture. If the eye relief is too short, you'll have a distorted sight picture, just like looking at a carnival mirror, and if it's too long, you'll have a blurry sight picture, just like trying to focus on something after a long night out on the town.

Ozark Armament's Iron Sight Selection

At Ozark Armament, we have a wide range of iron sights that cater to every shooter's needs and preferences. Whether you prefer the classic iron sight look or you want a faster transition from your primary optics, we've got you covered. Our Flip-Up Backup Iron Sights for AR-15 are like the trusty sidekick you never knew you needed - reliable, easy to use and always there for you in a pinch. And our 45 Degree Flip Up Backup Sights are like the wingman you always wanted, ready to swoop in and save the day with their quick deployment and out-of-the-way design. So don't be caught empty-handed, come check out our selection and find the right set for you.

Conclusion and Contact Information

In conclusion, understanding the different types of iron sights and how to create an accurate sight picture is essential to getting the most out of your firearm. At Ozark Armament, we offer a wide variety of iron sights to suit any shooter's needs and preferences. From flip-up sights to offset sights and everything in between, our selection is sure to have the perfect set for you. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about selecting the right iron sights for your firearm.

The bottom line is, iron sights are a vital part of any shooting experience. Understanding how to create an accurate sight picture is a non negotiable to getting the most out of your firearm. With our variety of iron sight options here at Ozark Armament, you're sure to find the best set of iron sights to suit your shooting style. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, our team is here to help you make an informed decision and answer any questions you may have. So, don't be shy, drop us a line at support@ozarkarmament.com and we'll be more than happy to help you out.

Article Written By Matt Rice, Owner Operator of OZARK ARMAMENT

Matt Rice is the founder and owner operator of OZARK ARMAMENT. He started the company in 2016 with a vision to bring quality, affordable firearm accessories to every person who wants to improve their shooting experience. With his dedication to providing old-school customer service and his attention to detail in the development and manufacturing of gear, Matt has helped OZARK ARMAMENT become a respected name in the firearm accessories industry.