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Shotgun/ Rifle Sights
In the world of firearms, precision is everything. Whether you're a competitive shooter, a hunter, or a firearm enthusiast, the sight on your shotgun or rifle plays an integral role in every shot you take. Our Shotgun/Rifle Sights category offers a comprehensive range of sights, designed to cater to every nuanced need and preference. From the renowned craftsmanship of LPA Sights to the specialized designs of Fusion Firearms for the iconic 1911, every sight in our collection promises unparalleled accuracy and quality.
Explore Our Shotgun Sights:
Adjustable Sights: Perfect for those who want to fine-tune their aim. From Picatinny Rail variants with White Dot Ghost Rings to Tritium Night Sight Ghost Rings, our adjustable sights cater to both day and nighttime shooting scenarios.
Tactical Sights: Designed for those who demand rapid target acquisition under high-stress situations. Our range spans from White Dot Ghost Rings to Green Fiber Optic Ghost Rings, ensuring visibility under diverse conditions.
BAR Sight Inserts: Upgrade or replace your existing sights with our range of BAR Sight Inserts, available in variants like Twin White Dot Ghost Rings or the Fiber Optic Ghost Ring.
LPA Front Shotgun Sights: Known for their impeccable craftsmanship, these sights are available in Clamp-On Band and Solder-On variations, with options like White Dot, Red Fiber Optic, and Tritium Night Sight.
Specialized Sights: From Muzzle Loader sights to sights designed specifically for slugs, our collection ensures that every firearm type is catered to.
Rifle Sights: Elevate your rifle's accuracy with our range of sights, from the LPA Folding Tactical Rail Series to the Fully Adjustable Fiber Optic sights.
Accessories & Kits: Whether you're looking for Fiber Optic Replacement Kits or Micro Reflex Red Dot Sights adaptable to various firearms, our extensive accessory range ensures your sight is always in prime condition.
Why Our Shotgun/Rifle Sights Stand Out:
Trusted Brands: Our curated collection boasts products from industry leaders like LPA Sights and Fusion Firearms, guaranteeing quality and precision.
Diverse Options: Whether you're looking for tritium night sights for low-light conditions or fiber optic sights for clear daytime shooting, our range has it all.
Expert Assistance: Our team is always ready to assist in guiding you to the perfect sight for your firearm, ensuring your shooting experience is nothing short of exceptional.
What is Shotgun Sight?
A shotgun sight is a device that is attached to the barrel and/or receiver of a shotgun and is used to aim and acquire a sighting picture to your target. They are most commonly found mounted on top of the barrel or barrel rib, although they may also be mounted on the receiver. A typical target or bird hunting shotgun will have a front sight mounted on the front of the barrel or barrel rib and some upland or trap sighting set-ups will have a “Mid-Bead” which will generally be mounted somewhere close to the middle of the barrel and used in conjunction with a front bead. For thin-skinned or big game hunting such deer, bear, and boar, most sighting set-ups are “rifle sights”, which are a sight set consisting of an adjustable rear sight and ramped rifle style sight front. Many of these rear sight assemblies also incorporate an accessory rail or tactical rail to accommodate optics such as “red-dot” reflex sights or scopes. The objective for rifle style sights is to define a more precise and defined sighting picture and target acquisition. In-addition, these rifle sights and red-dot set-ups have also gotten very popular for other hunting applications such as Turkey hunting, which require more precise head shots.
What are the Different Types of Shotgun Sights?
Shotgun sights are a key component of successful shooting. The right sight will help you hit your target more accurately, whether you are shooting game or clay pigeons. But with so many different types of shotgun sights on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you.
Here are the different types of shotgun sights to help you choose the right one for your needs:
1. Tactical Shotgun Sights
These are known as tactical sights because they are designed to help the user acquire their target quickly. The most popular sights selections for tactical defensive shooting and police work are: 1- a defined front bead sight, 2- Ghost-ring style tactical sight sets,and 3- rifle style sights. Tactical sights are designed to give a wide aperture to give quick target acquisition. These sights are very popular in fiber optic, white dot, and night sight versions such as tritium and Luminova. Red-dot reflex style sights have also become widely used in tactical shooting either on their own or in conjunction with a rifle sight set-up. Red-dot style sights are very good for this application but will require more practice with your firearm to reliably and quickly pick-up the red-dot and target at the same time. In-addition, red-dots will require the shooter to accurately set up the “field of view” which means when mounting a red-dot style sight you will have to ensure that the sight will be mounted at a proper distance for the user to be able to view the dot quickly, clearly and accurately.
2. Shotgun Rear Sight
A shotgun rear sight is mounted on the receiver or the barrel. It helps you line up your shot and ensure that your target is in the correct position so you know where to shoot. Rear sights come in different types, including V-notch, U-notch, peep, and ghost rings.
3. Shotgun Ghost Ring Sights
A ghost ring sight is a shotgun sight that has additional eye relief. These sights are designed to help you aim your shotgun quickly and make it easy for you to pick up on any changes in the target. These are best for hunters or tactical shooters who need to be able to rapidly aim and acquire their targets. These style sights also work well in rapid, close quarter applications.
4. Fiber Optics Shotgun Sights
A fiber optic sight is a type of sight that uses fiber optic tubes that will brighten in most lighting conditions to help aid in aiming your gun. Fiber optic is available in many colors to suit a person's eye condition or shooting style. The more popular colors are red, green, and yellow. Experience has shown that for persons with tired eyes or color blindness, the green fiber optic is favored and generally will help aid the shooter with sight acquisition. Properly designed Fiber optic sights are very durable and can be used for years with reliable use.
5. Front Sights for Shotguns
Front sights for shotgun use come in many variations from simple bead sights to rifle style sights. Many shotguns sighting set-ups will use only a traditional front bead sight. Most front bead sights will be made of brass or fiber optic material and are generally attached by an integral thread post threaded into the barrel or barrel rib. Common thread sizes are 2.6mm or 3-56, 3mm, and 5-40. Other front sight configurations for shotguns include ramped rifle sights, tactical flip-up style, and tactical bead styles. There are several ways of mounting these style sights depending on your shotgun. For shotguns without a rib or accessory rail, there are barrel band compression styles to affix the sight to the barrel. For ribbed and railed barrel assemblies there are clamp-on style front sight styles available.
6. Mid-Bead Sights for Shotguns
Mid-bead sights for shotgun use come in many variations from simple single bead post sights to double bead styles. A mid-bead is used to help aid the shooter in fast and consistent sight alignment with the front bead and is popular for upland bird shooting and some target applications such as trap shooting, 5-stand and sporting clays. Most mid-bead sights are located at a general mid-point on the shotgun rib and are made of brass, polymer or fiber optic material. These are generally attached by an integral thread post threaded into the barrel rib. Common thread sizes are 2.6mm or 3-56, 3mm, and 5-40.
Optics for Shotgun
Shotguns are used for a wide range of activities, including skeet shooting, clay pigeon shooting, and even home defense. With all of this interest in shotguns, there is a growing market for shotgun optics.
Most optics are used on shotguns for a more precise and defined shot placement which is applicable to uses such as turkey, deer, boar, bear and various other hunting applications where shot placement with specialized shot shells or slugs are used.
There are also some tactical uses for optics on shotguns. For most of these applications red-dot, reflex style sights are the most popular. Mounting of Optics is completed in several ways. Here are listed some of the more popular set-ups. 1- Direct mounting to the receiver via screws or a rail milled into the top of the receiver, 2- clamped to a weaver style dovetail that is mounted on the top of a receiver, 3- clamped directly to a tactical rail mount or handguard, 4- clamped direct to a shotgun rib on the barrel, and 5- mounted by the use of a cantilever weaver style dovetail that is mounted to the shotgun rib and extends over the receiver to allow for proper mounting and eye-relief of the optics.
How do Sights Work on a Shotgun?
Shotgun sights are one of the most important aspects of accurate shooting. Without them, it would be very difficult to hit a target. But have you ever wondered how those little dots on your shotgun’s barrel help you hit your target?
Well, while a shotgun’s sights may seem simple, there is a lot of science that goes into its design and function. The front sight, or bead, is usually a small metal or plastic disc that is welded or screwed onto the barrel of the gun.If a rear sight is used, it is often a “V-notch” or ‘ghost ring’, which is a manufactured of metal or plastic and is mounted on the rear of the gun.
We can Help you get Ideal Shotgun Sights!
Fusion Firearms makes some of the best shotgun sights on the market today. We carry a variety of different styles and models, so you will be sure to find the right one for your specific needs.
Our high-quality shotgun sights will work perfectly with any shotguns made by Remington, Mossberg, Winchester, Benelli, Beretta and many other popular brands. Contact Us today for a selection of accessories that can help you meet your shooting needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between a Ghost Ring and a standard sight?
A Ghost Ring is a type of aperture sight, consisting of a large, open ring. It allows for faster target acquisition compared to standard peep sights due to its larger aperture.
How do I decide between Tritium Night Sights and Fiber Optic sights?
Tritium Night Sights glow in the dark and are ideal for low-light or nighttime conditions. Fiber Optic sights, on the other hand, gather ambient light to provide a bright and clear sight picture during the day.
Are the sights you offer compatible with any shotgun or rifle?
While many of our sights are versatile, it's essential to check product descriptions or consult our team to ensure compatibility with your specific firearm model.
How do I install a new sight on my firearm?
Some sights can be user-installed with the right tools and expertise. However, for a secure and accurate installation, we recommend consulting a qualified gunsmith.
What makes LPA Sights stand out from other brands?
LPA Sights are globally recognized for precision engineering, durability, and innovative designs, ensuring enhanced accuracy for shooters.
How often should I replace or inspect my sight?
Regular inspection after every shooting session is recommended. If you notice any damage, misalignment, or decreased visibility, it might be time for a replacement.
Can I use the same sight for both hunting and competitive shooting?
While some sights are versatile enough for various applications, specific sights are tailored for rapid target acquisition (competitive shooting) or durability and low-light visibility (hunting).
Are the sight heights adjustable?
Many of our sights, especially the adjustable variants, offer height adjustment for windage and elevation. Please refer to individual product descriptions for specifics.
What's the benefit of a Fiber Optic sight?
Fiber Optic sights use ambient light to provide a bright sight picture, making target acquisition faster and more accurate in well-lit conditions.
Do you offer any warranties or guarantees on your sights?
Many of our products come with manufacturer warranties. Please refer to individual product listings or contact our customer service for warranty details.
What sight is most common on shotguns?
The most common sight used on shotguns is the bead sight, which consists of a small metal or fiber optic bead at the end of the barrel. This type of sight is simple and easy to use and generally provides adequate accuracy for shooting at close to mid-range distances. Some shotguns may also come equipped with adjustable iron sights, which are more accurate but require more training and practice to master. Some shotguns may even include an optic sight, such as a red dot or reflex sight, providing enhanced accuracy and faster target acquisition.
Should you put sights on a shotgun?
It depends on the shooter’s needs. For example, a basic bead sight may be sufficient if a shotgun is used primarily for close or mid-range shooting. However, if more accuracy or faster target acquisition is desired, an adjustable iron or optic sight may be necessary. Ultimately, it comes down to individual preference and intended purpose.
Is a red dot on a shotgun worth it?
Whether a red dot sight is worth it on a shotgun depends on the shooter’s needs and preferences. Red dots are generally more accurate and faster to acquire targets than iron or bead sights, though they may require additional training and practice to master. A red dot may be worth considering if a shooter is looking for enhanced accuracy. However, an iron or bead sight may be preferable if they are more concerned with cost or ease of use.
What size red dot is best for a shotgun?
The size of a red dot sight for a shotgun will depend on personal preference and the intended use of the firearm. In general, a larger red dot sight may be easier to acquire and track moving targets, while a smaller one can provide more precision for stationary targets. The most commonly used red dot sight sizes for shotguns are 1x24mm and 1x30mm. The 1x24mm is a smaller size, but it can still provide a clear image and is well-suited for close to mid-range shooting. The 1x30mm is slightly larger and provides a wider field of view, making it a good choice for hunting and tactical shooting situations. Ultimately, the best red dot sight size for a shotgun will depend on the shooter's personal preferences, shooting style, and the intended use of the firearm. It is recommended to try out different sizes before making a final decision.
Do you need to sight a shotgun for slugs?
Yes, you generally need to sight a shotgun if you are using slugs. Slugs are typically used for hunting or shooting at longer ranges than traditional shotgun shells, and they require more precise aiming. To effectively shoot slugs, you will want to ensure that your shotgun has a sight system that allows you to accurately aim at your target. This can be accomplished through a variety of means, such as installing iron sights, a red dot sight, or a scope.
What is more accurate, a red dot or a scope?
It depends on the context and the intended use. A red dot sight is generally considered more accurate for close to mid-range shooting, up to around 100 yards or so. Red dot sights have a simple reticle (usually a dot or a crosshair) and are designed to provide quick target acquisition and fast follow-up shots. They are particularly useful for fast-moving targets or when shooting from awkward positions. On the other hand, a scope is typically more accurate for longer-range shooting, beyond 100 yards or so. Scopes can offer greater magnification, allowing for a more precise aim at distant targets. They also often have more sophisticated reticles that can compensate for factors like bullet drop and wind drift.
What is the maximum range of a red dot sight?
The maximum range of a red dot sight varies with the size and type of the optic. Generally speaking, small red dots are typically best suited for close to mid-range shooting, while larger red dots can be used at longer ranges. Additionally, the type of mount and the shooter’s skill level may also affect the maximum range of a red dot sight.