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Are Rifle Iron Sights Headed For Extinction?

As advances in electronic and optic technology continue to increase across the centerfire rifle market, it seems that it is driving factory iron sights included on rifles to extinction.

Tips For Senior Shooters

For shooters, getting older doesn’t mean having to get out of the game. There are tools and techniques for seniors that can help make their time behind the trigger truly golden.

Updating A Model 1895 Saddle Ring Carbine

The resulting modernized Winchester Repeating Arms Model 1895 Saddle Ring Carbine (SRC) makes for an intriguing platform that promises to be a capable field companion. Its unique Browning design, colorful historical lineage and high-quality manufacture set it apart from rank-and-file bolt guns and semi-automatics.

Preview: XS Sights DXW2 Revolver Night Sights

Target-acquisition times with your favorite Ruger or Smith & Wesson revolver can be decreased by upgrading to a set of DXW2 night sights from XS Sights.

Preview: Trijicon Dual Defense Kit

Pairing a micro red-dot (MRD) with a set of suppressor-height irons provides an easy backup sighting solution for defensive pistols, and Trijicon now offers such a complete sighting system in its Dual Defense Kit.

Are Pistol Iron Sights Destined For Extinction? 7 Experts Answer

Nearly every major manufacturer offers optics-ready handguns, and it’s convinced some that pistol iron sights are destined for extinction. We asked seven of the industry’s foremost if they’re indeed on the endangered species list. Even they can’t come to a consensus.

Preview: Skinner Ruger Mini-14/Thirty Picatinny Mount

Fitting accessories to a classic Ruger Mini-14 has proved challenging in the past. Now Skinner Sights comes to the rescue with its bolt-on Mini-14/Thirty Picatinny mount.

Editor’s Choice: Crimson Trace RAD Pro Line

Late in 2021, Crimson Trace added the RAD (Rapid Aiming Dot) series of tubeless, reflex-style sights to its Electronic Sights lineup, quietly tripling the company’s catalog of unmagnified red-dot optics.

Preview: Skinner Merit “Iris” Aperture

The only thing better than an excellent set of iron sights is one with an adjustable aperture.

A 'Gentleman’s' Rifle In The Trenches Of WWI

A single Holland & Holland weaves together a story of the Great War’s trenches, one of the world’s best gunmakers, Britain’s greatest 20th century soldier and the author of Gunga Din.

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