“I’m old school, I still like to run my irons!“
“Optics break too often, I’ll stick with iron sights like Grandpa used!“
“Ten minutes after the lights go out, iron sights will rule the world!“
There are a lot of reasons why optics of one sort or another have replaced iron sights as the primary sighting mechanism on the rifle of every serious gunfighter in the modern world. From actually being MORE robust than some of the iron sights available (The Magpul MBUS, for instance are complete pieces of shit), to the increased speed of acquiring a suitable sight picture, to more positive identification of targets, in the case of magnified options, the use of effective optics on a fighting rifle is not just the wave of the future, it’s the only serious option right now, today.
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