A typical centerfire pistol silencer, like Dead Air’s Ghost-M, is about 1.375″ in diameter. When installed on a threaded pistol barrel, it’s often taller than the sights and can obscure view of the target. Tall sights are a simple solution. But they aren’t without drawbacks, such as holster incompatibility and snagging. Dead Air, in conjunction with KNS Precision, think they’ve come up with the solution . . .
Whew, I’m tired.
While I happen to love both Dead Air and KNS, I’m not sure I’m “feeling” these sights.
Given the option, I just run tall “suppressor sights.” I’ve encountered one instance where they wouldn’t fit in a holster. So I got a new holster.
Which was almost certainly cheaper and easier than buying new sights (MSRP is expected to be $149) and swapping them.
I’ve also sent thousands of rounds downrange with standard-height sights behind a suppressor. It’s less than ideal but it ain’t a big deal. You still line up the sights as usual and reference a higher part of the target that isn’t blocked by the slight amount of suppressor eclipse.
I dunno. Not exactly a “solution in search of a problem” as it is solving a minor, though completely legitimate problem. But do they flap down while shooting? We’d have to assume not, obviously, as that would be a total fail. So I’m sure they work fine, but I’m admittedly left scratching my head.
In fact, I think they’re more useful for red dot-equipped pistols where they’re only serving BUIS (back-up iron sights) duty. Leave them flipped down and out of the way. All the time. Unless the red dot craps out, in which case flip up the BUIS and now they’re tall enough to be aligned through the optic’s window. This seems like the real value-add use case to this keyboard commando.