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Weapons: Slick New Pistol Sight
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July 8, 2007: An Israeli firm (North East
Technologies) has developed a novel new pistol sight. It's basically a piece of
red fiber optic cable mounted in plastic and aluminum. When you see the red dot
of the sight below your aiming point, you are on target and can fire. The NET
Monolithic Pistol Sight is simple and intuitive to use. It also eliminates the
need for a front sight, thus eliminating one more thing for a pistol to snag on
while you are taking it out of the holster.

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flamingknives       7/8/2007 6:17:57 AM
That isn't new or novel. I used a pistol sight that worked on the same principal over a decade ago.
 
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rockeye       7/8/2007 2:56:03 PM
This is also very similar to sights widely available for shotguns.  Truglo is one manufacturer of these sights.  TRUGLO .
 
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Horsesoldier       7/8/2007 11:17:53 PM
Yeah, seems like nothing really new.
 
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colganc       7/10/2007 1:37:30 AM
 
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sjdoc       7/10/2007 5:31:00 AM

This is also very similar to sights widely available for shotguns.  Truglo is one manufacturer of these sightsTRUGLO .


While the TRUGLO sights are certainly useful, they're front sights for longarms.  The NET gadget is designed to serve as a rear sight in such a fashion as to completely eliminate the need for a front sight on a handgun so equipped. 
The gadget depicted on the Defense Review page functions quite differently from the TRUGLO products.  It can be seen, of course, that the manufacturer is going to have to modify the final marketed version of the product to "slope" the anterior and posterior portions of the tube-shaped device in order to prevent it from providing snag points, but the principle underlying its function should not suffer because of that. 
 
Crane's caveat about potential performance "in low light or darkness" is a point well taken, though.  The real value of the product will depend upon the manufacturer's ability to provide for satisfactory reliability under that set of limiting circumstances.  Otherwise, their prospective customers might as well stick with tritium night sights
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flamingknives       7/10/2007 2:31:18 PM
It's an occluded red-dot sight. These things are not new.
 
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