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Shooting Around Corners
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by James Dunnigan
January 13, 2005
Currently undergoing field testing, a new “shoot around corners” sight will be
shipped to Iraq later this year. The Parascope Urban Combat Sight allows troops
to fire around a corner, or over a barrier. The soldier does expose their hands
and arms to do this, but the head and body remain behind cover. The sight is
entirely optical, so there are no electronics or batteries to worry about.
Troops who have tested the device report that accuracy is very good, and the use
of the new sight would make urban combat faster, and safer. The Parascope mounts
on the standard rail found on most U.S. rifles.