APPLICATIONS OF THE HexSite® - HANDGUNS
As a sporting activity, there is nothing “wrong” with target shooting. Shooting at bullseyes, bowling pins, steel plates and hunting non-lethal game in season may be fun, and useful in the developing and testing of highly-refined shooting skills, and of special equipment. And, we truthfully add, the HexSite® unquestionably is an aid in perfecting all such shooting skills.
BUT, and this may come as a shock, the handgun was conceived for the sole purpose of resolving a single basic defensive need – to neutralize an imminent threat, at close quarters, in a dynamic environment, with an effectual startled response. As to purpose, this equates to “ separating the men from the boys”, because gun fighting and gun shooting are two entirely diverse activities – two different worlds.
In this practical application, there have been several meaningful improvements, such as double-action, revolver cylinders, ammunition ejectors, magazine feeders, etc.
Not so with handgun sighting!! Almost all sight modification have been dangerous, less-than-practical sporting concepts inappropriately jammed into defensive uses. They are detrimental to defensive needs because they elevate the importance of sightacquisition above that of target (threat)acquisition. Since it’s the threat that is lethal, not the sight, should not focus be on the threat (target)?
Ask any survivor of an armed conflict about his sighting picture. Most likely, he will respond that he did not have one. He wasn’t looking at his high-profile, red-dot, glow-in-the-dark, whizbang sight – the one he used in shooting at an out-of-focus, non-threatening piece of paper. Because of an urgent sense of self-preservation, he (wisely) ignored the sight and immediately addressed the target. All his obtrusive, distracting sight did was partially conceal the target (threat) and his field of vision. This distraction to concentration, in turn, interrupts the flow of the defensive combat engagement. See Vision and Shooting, by Edward C. Godnig, O.D., FCOVD, under Body Alarm Reaction (BAR) (and read The Art of War, by Sun Tsu).
Good news! The unobtrusive HexSite® is not meant to be looked at. At the time of your startled response, you look right through it at your target (threat) with both eyes open (an unvarying reality in every dynamic encounter), and with a completely unobstructed view of your combat field of fire. The eye-friendly hexagonal aperture’s 16 reference points draw your focus to the precise center of your threat, with no conscious effort on your part. Is that practical, or what?
Shoulder-fired weapons: See previous 2. Technical Specifications, DoubleHex™Also, Jim Brockman, a nationally-known custom rifle builder & installer of scout scopes & ghost ring sights on shoulder-fired weapons (www.brockmansrifles.com) calls HexSites™ the “most natural, expedient target identification and engagement ever experienced”; and that the HexSite® “makes obsolete the use of scout scopes and ghost ring sights. See Jim Brockman testimonial letter herein.