Sight the Advantages

The first time a low power optic appeared on the sport shooting market, the tactical world took notice.

The cheek weld is different using an optic. Shooting plates will get the shooter to instinctively use the correct head position. The head position can be reinforced by shooting plates out to 100 yards using deliberate trigger and breathing techniques. This will also give the shooter an idea how large the dot or reticle is at this distance.

Practice 100-yard plate shooting by moving toward the plates without allowing the sight to stray off target. While moving, concentrate on establishing shooting platform, breathing and squeezing the trigger.

A low power optic is the best addition to the law enforcement carbine, less-lethal or shotgun platform an officer can purchase. An optic increases the usability and efficiency of any CQB (close quarter battle) system. The optic/carbine combination should be in every unit. What should we expect in the future? Sooner or later, someone will make a holographic system that does not need any glass or sighting body to project the sight.

Lindsey Bertomen is a retired police officer who teaches Administration of Justice at Hartnell College in Salinas, California.

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