When I was at the match at 29 Palms in November I was introduced to Dennis DeMille for the first time. He was talking about a new lens he was trying out in the rear sight of his AR, service rifle. Most people will put a corrective lens in there to help with lack of near sightedness so you can get a clear focus of front sight post. Well this lens allows one to not only get a clear focus on the front post but a clear focus on the target even up to 600 yards away. Huh?? Well, it is true! I held it up and looked through it. It was truly amazing. You could look at post and target. My eyes did not feel odd in doing so either. One does need to use it with their corrected vision of seeing far away. Because it would do opposite if you used IT as the corrective lens. I thought this would be a great Christmas gift for Charles.
I called Creedmoor Sports asking if Dennis or they were selling this piece. No one could give me an answer. I don’t think they knew yet themselves. A couple of weeks later we saw it on their web site. Tried to order it. No go. Already sold out! Well it turns out Wayne Forshee owner of Stallings Machines, who I was getting my Right Sight from is the one who is making these also. So I called him directly to have it shipped with my sight. No go. Not getting more in until mid January. Sigh… So Charles’ X-mas gift would be a little late. Sorry babe! Wayne did call today and let me know they are in and will ship early next week. YEA! Here is a better description from Creedmoor themselves as to how this thing works.
Yes, I am pulling info off of their website to mine. Assuming they don’t mind since I am promoting it right? Hopefully no letters from their attorneys. Here goes;
“The Original SR MicroSight
Since the eye is only capable of focusing on one plane at a time, and the front sight and target are in separate planes, conventional wisdom says they both cannot be in focus at the same time.
Fortunately, Stallings Machine has innovatively extended recent discoveries in diffraction optics to create an aiming aid called the Original SR Microsight providing multifocal capability. By careful design and fabrication, a single miniature optical element provides simultaneous focus on both the front sight and target. This will greatly improve the speed of target acquisition and hit probability.
The MicroSight for Service Rifle Competition
A MicroSight is a special application of the more general device called a Phased Zone Plate. The physics of Phased Zone Plates prevents all the light from being placed in only two focal lengths. The MicroSight attempts to confine the light into the Zero and first order focal lengths corresponding to the target and front sight.
Users must have well corrected vision. It is also very important that the user’s vision be correct for distance viewing since the MicroSight provides the target image by passing a portion of the light on to the eye unaltered (zero order). This is of course contrary to the conventional approach of correcting vision to provide a clear view of the front sight.
The MicroSight physical parameters are established by the sight radius. A MicroSight designed for a short barreled weapon like the AR-15 will not work well on a Palma Rifle and vice versa.
The hood that houses the MicroSight is well within the size allowed by the rules as they are written.”
Pretty cool eh? Give this thing a try. I guarantee you will like it. But order it now. It will sell out again.
“Shoot Like A Girl! If You Can……….”