I have just arrived back from a week at the Shootists
Holiday at the NRA
Whittington Center near Raton, New Mexico. This is my
favorite event of the year, as it is a time for reunion with old
friends, and also a chance to try out other people’s guns.
This year, one of the most interesting things that was shown to
me was some new sights for Freedom Arms revolvers. Bob Baker
handed to me a FA revolver that wore a set of his new aperture
rear with fiber optic front sights. Also, I got to try one with
an aperture rear and brass bead front, and both are amazingly
fast to get on target. I had seen aperture sights for handguns
before, but none quite as nice as the ones on these freedom Arms
revolvers. They are very well-crafted, fully adjustable, and as
mentioned, very quick on target. Used like an aperture on a
rifle, the eye naturally centers the front sight within the rear
aperture, looking more “through” the rear sight, instead of
looking at it. Anyway, this is a very good option for a hunting
handgun, and the sights are available from Freedom Arms.
Also of interest to me is a new style forend
for the Freedom Arms single shot pistol.
It is contoured better for a smoother hold, yet still has enough
of a flat on the bottom for use on a sandbag or machine rest. It
also looks better, to my eyes, than the original style forend.
For both of these items, the pictures explain
it much better than words.
Check out the Freedom Arms firearms and
accessories online at www.freedomarms.com.