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    Innovative Industries NM front sight and general front sight question

    I just bought a front NM sight from Innovative Industries and I have to say it is a quality item. I saw the place online and then found out they were local to me. They don't have a storefront, but they let me pick up the front sight from them. Jeff, the owner, machined the sights himself and said once they are gone that he won't make anymore. Just wanted to give a heads up for those looking for them.

    My other question is this. The NM rear aperture is a larger diameter peep hole than the current aperture I have. Am I wrong in thinking that a smaller peep hole will lead to better accuracy? I feel that my aperture has too large a peep hole, but maybe this is mistaken logic?


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    Anybody know about the sights?

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    I also feel that a smaller aperture is better.
    Are you looking at a NM hooded aperture or just a standard aperture marked NM?

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    A standard one marked NM and "595."

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    NM apertures come in two hole diameters. .0595 and .052. The .052 will give a sharper sight picture in good light, but may not work well in overcast conditions. If you see an piece of fuzz in the rear sight aperture that doesn't go away by cleaning it, say with a toothpick, its an artifact produced by your brain, trying to interpret insufficient light or much more light in one eye than the other. Blocking some of the light entering the non-aiming eye (Knoblock shooting glasses with variable polarizer) may let you use the small aperture in poor light. The larger .0595 aperture rarely gets you into these complications, but wont give quite as sharp a sight picture. Here in Florida, when overcast is uncommon, I use a .052 and an even smaller one with the AR15. When I shot in the Northern states with highly variable light conditions, I started with the .0595, but found I could use the .052 if I used Knoblock shooting glasses with a variable polarizer in front of the left eye. When I saw the imaginary fuzz in the aperture, I would dial down the light for the left eye until the fuzz seen with the right eye disappeared. As you get older all of this gets more noticeable and becomes the limiting factor on your scores.

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    I have heard the NM Garandicon front sight is difficult to pick up in bright light. At Perry, in the summer, guys preferred the standard front sight. The NM rear sights are very common, but the NM front sights are uncommon. Has something to do with Perry in the summer.

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