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Red, Green or amber Fiber Optic Front Sight

This is a discussion on Red, Green or amber Fiber Optic Front Sight within the Polls forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; I had red in my STI Spartan and M&P (both were Dawson) and thought that I might like green better. After going to the range ...


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Red 26 27.37%
Green 68 71.58%
Amber 1 1.05%
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Old May 14th, 2011, 04:30 PM   #16
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I had red in my STI Spartan and M&P (both were Dawson) and thought that I might like green better. After going to the range and comparing my friend's red insert with my green insert, I changed back to red. Much brighter.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #17
 
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Green Hi Viz,Picks put the target better
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Old May 19th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #18
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WOW 3 Ft. at a time?.......I must be cheap !!!! I buy 6" and that's enough for a LONG time.

BTW I agree; Green works best for me.


I can buy 6 " lengths also but the price is as high or higher than the source I posted for 3' lengths. I share the excess with friends. YMMV
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Old May 19th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #19
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If what they say is true, green is easier for the human eye to pick up than red. Thus the push towards green lasers and the ability to see them in lighted areas easier.



So I voted green.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 11:42 PM   #20
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No FO sight. Can't really see FO @ indoor range with little to no lighting in the stalls.
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Old August 5th, 2016, 04:59 PM   #21
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Our eyes see the color green better I believe but agree with the post about the woods somewhat (unless winter lol) But green is my choice.
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Old August 5th, 2016, 06:14 PM   #22
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Our eyes see the color green better I believe but agree with the post about the woods somewhat (unless winter lol) But green is my choice.
The reason for being able to see green better is how your eyes react to the changing in surrounding lighting with the color of the sight. Your eyes use rods at night and cones to see during the day. If you have every seen old Vietnam aviation movies you can see that they use red lights, which back then was to help with night time seeing, it caused the shortest time for your eyes to be dark adapted. Today the best lighting is a blue/green, it affects the eyes the least and is able to see clearer in low light conditions. This is the reason green is easier to focus versus red. Little long and into the weeds a bit, but have been using NVG's and nights in the military for a couple decades. The military makes you memorize BS like this just so you can shoot machine guns at night, go figure.

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Old September 4th, 2016, 09:53 AM   #23
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The reason for being able to see green better is how your eyes react to the changing in surrounding lighting with the color of the sight. Your eyes use rods at night and cones to see during the day. If you have every seen old Vietnam aviation movies you can see that they use red lights, which back then was to help with night time seeing, it caused the shortest time for your eyes to be dark adapted. Today the best lighting is a blue/green, it affects the eyes the least and is able to see clearer in low light conditions. This is the reason green is easier to focus versus red. Little long and into the weeds a bit, but have been using NVG's and nights in the military for a couple decades. The military makes you memorize BS like this just so you can shoot machine guns at night, go figure.

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Ill memorize that stuff if I can shoot machine guns at night! Lol. Good info tho.
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Ill memorize that stuff if I can shoot machine guns at night! Lol. Good info tho.
Yep, just some baffeling BS the Army requires you to memorize just to just a machine gun out of a helicolter. Dont even get me started about the parts of an eyeball and how light affects it....lol

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