Law Enforcement Technology

JUN 2019

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12 LAW ENFORCEMENT TECHNOLOGY JUNE/JULY 2019 Officer.com C O V E R S T O R Y A s we age, our eyes lose the ability to focus at close distances, and that means it becomes harder for older personnel in law enforce- ment to focus on the front sight of a handgun. Sight manufacturers have addressed this issue by creat- ing rear sights with a wider (.140" to .156•) notch to allow the shooter to see "light bars" around the front sight, tritium sights with contrasting colors, a rear sight with a vertical line which lines up with a circle on Electronic Sights For Handguns Issues and Answers With a younger generation coming into law enforcement and older cops losing the ability to focus on the front sight, the discussion has turned to red dot sights. By Ron LaPedis

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