Shot and a miss? Hit the trees but missed the forest? Whichever mixed metaphor meets muster, the very nicely machined Triclops Sights strike me as a bit much, yet perhaps also not enough.
I get it. The idea is there. Simply center the front fiber optic dot inside the three rear dots, line it all up on target, and squeeze the trigger. Again, I got it. No owner’s manual necessary; no batteries needed.
But that is one honkin’ big sight. And some very long sections of unsupported fiber optic pipes. Which can be brittle.
There are red dot sights that are literally smaller than the Triclops (example). Of course, compared to most pistol-sized red dot sights, the $179 Triclops Sights are a relative bargain. Then again, they’re over three times the price of a set of TRUGLO tritium 3-dot sights.
I bet I would shoot really straight with these Triclops sights and maybe one day we’ll find out. It’s just the massive size of that rear sight assembly that turns me off and those long stretches of unsupported fiber optic pipe that worry me.
Plus, while they seem like they’d be accurate, they don’t seem like they’d be fast. I’m open to putting them to the test, though…especially if I can convince Jon Wayne Taylor to do it.