• Jefferson State Airrifles
  • Air Gun Web - Expert Airgun Reviews
  • Hajimoto Productions
  • Airgun Angie - Backyard Shooting
  • Nielsen Specialty Ammo
  • Dynamic Air Rifles
  • FX Airguns
  • DonnyFL - When silence is a priority
  • Airgun Archery Fun
  • Pyramyd Air
  • Saber Tactical
  • New England Airgun
  • Umarex Airguns
  • Contact us
  • Utah Airguns
  • SEKHMET Airgun Accessories
  • Freedom Gun Targets
  • Evanix Airguns at Airgun Pro Shop
Jefferson State Airrifles
Air Gun Web - Expert Airgun Reviews
Hajimoto Productions
Airgun Angie - Backyard Shooting
Nielsen Specialty Ammo
Dynamic Air Rifles
FX Airguns
DonnyFL - When silence is a priority
Airgun Archery Fun
Pyramyd Air
Saber Tactical
New England Airgun
Umarex Airguns
Contact us
Utah Airguns
SEKHMET Airgun Accessories
Freedom Gun Targets
Evanix Airguns at Airgun Pro Shop


Author Topic: Offset iron sights. Recommendations?  (Read 135 times))

Offline Cableaddict

  • Sharp Shooter
  • ****
  • Posts: 500
  • yes
  • Real Name: Allan
Offset iron sights. Recommendations?
« on: May 07, 2021, 04:05:44 PM »
I'm looking to add offset iron sights to my FLashpup, SOLELY for use at under 20 yards.

There are so many choices out there, and some are crazy expensive. I assume I don't need anything special due to my short-range, but of course I want something easy to adjust, and durable.  Light weight wouldn't hurt, but it's more important that they hold their settings and survive in the bush.

They don't even have to be flip up, since I'd be using them all the time. (Combines with a fixed 12X scope)

----------------------

One other issue is that my Flashpup doesn't have a picatinny rail anywhere near the end of the barrel.  I assume that iron sights work best when they are as far apart as possible, so I need ideas on how to mount the front one.  Do they make any that just strap to the barrel?
  • USA, NY, Suffern

Offline Yogi

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 5411
  • yes
  • Real Name: Yogi
Re: Offset iron sights. Recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2021, 04:54:04 AM »
What do you mean by offset iron sights?

To me it means aright handed shooter who has a dominant left eye, and uses that to sight in.  Is that what you mean? :-\

-Y
  • San Francisco, CA
Hatsan 95 Vortex, .22
RWS 6G, .177
RWS LP8 Magnum, .177
Diana 340 N-Tec, .22 Compact Lexus
HW 50S, .177, .20, and .22

Offline DMR214

  • Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 372
  • yes
  • Real Name: Rick
Re: Offset iron sights. Recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 12:48:48 PM »
You mean offset like these.?
You can find these in Amazon branded by many company's. These in particular don't wiggle and do just fine & there flip up. Or you could go with offset rail and add and Ade advanced micro dot if your into that stuff.
  • USA, TX, Dallas

Offline Cableaddict

  • Sharp Shooter
  • ****
  • Posts: 500
  • yes
  • Real Name: Allan
Re: Offset iron sights. Recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2021, 02:27:43 PM »
You mean offset like these.?
You can find these in Amazon branded by many company's. These in particular don't wiggle and do just fine & there flip up. Or you could go with offset rail and add and Ade advanced micro dot if your into that stuff.

Yes, of course that's what I'm asking about.

- But you've raised an interesting option with the "Ade advanced micro dot"  -  Any inexpensive red dot might be better / easier to deal with, since I wouldn't have to figure out how to mount something on the end of my barrel.   It would look better, too. 
I guess the downside is that parallax error is compounded at short distance, so I might not be able to "get away with" a cheap unit after all, which makes the iron sights more attractive once again.

Hmmm...   so much to think about now.
  • USA, NY, Suffern

Offline DMR214

  • Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 372
  • yes
  • Real Name: Rick
Re: Offset iron sights. Recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 02:12:01 AM »
Figured it could be a nice little setup. I thought about it myself but im shooting silhouettes while maneuvering and the micro dot takes more time on my follow ups. If i needed pin point accuracy myself I would not go with flip ups and definitely a nicer red dot. Hope this helps, I needed help picking a crossover/suv today & the little opinions sure helped me decide lol.
  • USA, TX, Dallas