EZ Accuracy’s New Offset Fiber Optic Sights

Courtesy EZ Accuracy

Do you have a scope mounted on your AR-15? When targets get closer, lots of shooters don’t want to take the time to adjust magnification down to 1X. That’s when a set of offset iron sights can be awfully handy, allowing the shooter to simply angle the rifle and engage quickly.

EZ Accuracy has rolled out a set of new 60-degree fiber optic sights that the maker says allows for better accuracy than existing options. Here’s their press release . . .

EZ Accuracy introduces the EZ-60, a 60-degree offset sights that use Williams Gun Sight Company fiber optic sights.

WARMINSTER, Pennsylvania- 2MAY2019- EZ Accuracy, a gunsmith shop and innovator of firearms tools and accessories, announced today the release of 60-degree offset sights that use Williams Gun Sight Company fiber optics. The sights are the brainchild of avid 3-gun shooter Chris Englebert. “I didn’t like having to constantly adjust my scopes magnification. It takes valuable time while quickly transitioning between multiple targets at different distances, time I didn’t want to lose,” says Chris.“The only offset sights on the market were based on standard military sights and I wanted something more precise.”

Courtesy EZ Accuracy

While military style sights are fine for combat, they lack pin point accuracy. When Chris brought the idea to Eric Feldman of EZ Accuracy, the two realized they could use what is already on the market by partnering with Williams Gun Sight Company. “I’ve always been a fan of Williams fiber optic sights and have used them on my own guns as well as customers guns for many years,” says Eric. “They are made to a high standard and hold up well. Having an optic with magnification is obviously needed for distance shots, but for me, there isn’t anything better than traditional style fiber optic for close shots.”

Most offset sights are clocked at 45 degrees. After extensive testing, it was realized that a 60-degree offset doesn’t require the user to manipulate the rifle much more and it ensures that the sights will clear the large turrets found on some scopes today. The set will slide onto any mil-spec picatinny rail and uses a socket head screw to clamp them into place. They are 100% made in the USA and are machined from the bar stock of a high-quality aluminum.

These sights were designed to fill a void in the competition market but we see a use in hunting rifles as well, as more and more states begin to allow the use of semi-auto rifles. There is nothing worse than missing an animal that requires a close shot but you lose it in the magnification of the scope.

EZ Accuracy is currently taking pre-orders for the sight sets at a discounted rate and are offering free shipping. The introductory sale price is $115 which includes the EZ 60 (sight set) as well as the Williams Gun Sight Company fiber optics. Orders are expected to ship by the end of May so head to www.Ezaccuracy.com to place your order.

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  1. avatar Knute(ken) says:

    I know I’ve said this before, but it looks like it needs repeating.
    Why would anyone ever leave a variable power optic on any rifle, on any other than the lowest setting? Its sure seems obvious to me that one will have a lot more time available to turn a scope up for a long shot, than there will be time available to turn it down for close shot.
    Now, weird situations always arise, that’s why everything is really; “rules of thumb”, meaning; “most of the time”. But I cannot picture a situation where a long shot will be more hurried than an up close one. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t one, but the odds are still vastly in favor of keeping a variable on the lowest setting until a higher one is indicated by the situation.

    1. avatar BobS says:

      “quickly transitioning between multiple targets at different distances” means sometimes target 2 is closer than target 1 was – sometimes much closer. And then target 3 might be farther away again.

      If you need to make both transitions on the clock, or while under fire, you need to decide whether to adjust your magnification for each new target, or maybe use non-magnified sights for the nearer targets. It’s nice to have options already mounted and zeroed and dope in your head.

      1. avatar Knute says:

        On the clock at a match doesn’t count as a realworld scenario. Not that matches don’t happen, but in the real world, people never follow us around with a stopwatch. Unless, OFC, we pay them to for some reason.
        My point is that match gear is always tailored to that particular match’s set of rules. That’s how you get a leg up on the other competitors. Or make their leg up on you moot by taking the same advantage for yourself. The larger point is: games have rules, and rules always encourage a particular set of gear. And that’s fine, but the real world doesn’t have those rules, nor handy referees to enforce said rules.
        People too often forget the differences between games and real life. I enjoy monopoly as much as the next guy, but nobody has ever given me $200 for walking over a line marked “GO”. And I’ve made money at the shooting sports, which makes me, technically, a pro shooter. But as much as I enjoyed IPSC, I never thought that the skills and gear were going to be practical in the real world.
        Well, OK, yeah.. I did… early on. That’s what drew me in the first place. But I grew out of that quickly as I noticed the race guns with the huge comps and the buried Bomars would place higher than me. So I acquired the gear also, and started winning with it.
        I still have my custom, early Colt Series 80 with the three chamber comp and the match barrel with standard chamber. Its still my favorite auto pistol, and I can hit better with that pistol than any other. But its still not practical to carry for any period of time. Its huge, heavy, and the only way to get at it in a hurry is the Safariland final option holster that it lives in. Not very practical, but it’s a hell of a great match gun. Even today. But I retired from matches long ago, and I’m way too stove up now to carry a kettle bell and run a marathon, and then jump over a hurdle and crawl through a culvert just to fire off a few rounds.
        I understand the idea. It’s an effort at creating stress to make the shooting harder. but it’s just about as practical as IPSC was. Not very. Still a game. Everything is a game, because games have written rules. That’s the difference between a Judge and a Referee. Referees make sure that the competitors obey whatever the rules are. A Judge decides who wins and who loses.
        But real life doesn’t have man-written rules, nor referees. That’s the difference between a fight and a game. ANY game. People should learn and remember the difference. Understand I’m not saying games and training have no use. Only that games(no matter how great and/or fun they might be), and real life, differ in key ways.

        1. avatar Casey says:

          These were made for competition. Specifically. You don’t have to put them on your hunting rifle.

        2. avatar Knute says:

          Which is exactly what I meant by: “the odds are still vastly in favor of keeping a variable on the lowest setting until a higher one is indicated by the situation.”
          That situation, a stage with a forced by the rules transition from a target at 200 yards, to one at 15 yards, would, indeed, indicate starting with your optic turned up and then down. But that would come under the heading of; “weird situation”, even at a match, wouldn’t you agree?
          I was judging that Bob hadn’t read that far and wasn’t getting my full meaning, but just responding to a misunderstanding. I’m hoping this post has cleared that up.

      2. avatar Brad says:

        Good for a rig set up for deer at 300+ yards and a tasty pig trots by. A pig running towards me and I’m holding a medium range rifle with a 4-16 scope i’d like an offset red dot or this.

        I agree that this caters for acquisition speed not pinpoint accuracy. If you need pinpoint accuracy you will have enough distance to use your scope, and you should be practised enough to get a fast and repeatable cheek weld.

  2. avatar BobS says:

    “While military style sights are fine for combat, they lack pin point accuracy.”

    Huh? How is a pistol-style three-dot setup more accurate than a rifle-style aperture setup like the MBUS® Pro Offset, especially with the small rear aperture and the narrow front post? I hear you on the fast acquisition but it’s hard to see the “pin point accuracy”.

    1. avatar pjo says:

      Yo, when I read that I also said said WTF…while the idea of offset pistol sights with fiber optics appeal to me, much like an RMR set on top of an ACOG would, to say that they are more accurate than well regulated military style offset or even regular A2 sights is clearly a very big overreach.

  3. avatar possum, destroyer of arachnids says:

    There are some scope mounts that let you use your existing iron sights. I myself don’t like them much because it places the scope a little higher on the rifle.then I like. I keep my gunms as lean as I can.because accidents happen and the more stuff to bust the more stuff gets busted. With that however whatever can keep these gunms and gunm accessories moving more power to them

  4. avatar D says:

    Most shooters that have a BUIS use a co-witness configuration. The problem with that is that if your optic is cracked or even fogged from humidity, the BUIS won’t be usable. I use offset BUIS for that reason.

    I like the the EZ accuracy design because its low profile. Typical AR BUIS sights are easy to get caught on things since they stick up so far.

  5. avatar Baldwin says:

    Why is the front sight so honking big front-to-back?

  6. avatar Serpent_Vision says:

    They look similar in concept to the Birdman GLOCK sights from some years back.

    http://www.gadgetking.com/2011/08/31/birdman-weapons-systems-homeboy-sights/

    1. avatar barnbwt says:

      Indeed.

  7. avatar JD says:

    …….gayer than a satchel of Richards..

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