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Blitzkrieg Components – Chevron Front Sight Post

Chevron front sight post

Blitzkreig Components has released a replacement Chevron front post for AR-15 iron sights. Precision machined from 416 stainless steel, Blitzkrieg claims the chevron tip gives the shooter a sharp aiming point for precise aiming, while the bold shape is easy to see and pick up without obscuring the target. Seen above is the luminescent green stripe model, which provides an improved sight picture in low light environments. Only the side towards the shooter is painted, so there is no glow towards the enemy.

Chevron sights

It’s worth noting that the Chevron post has been tested to fit most AR-15 front sight housings that use a standard threaded post, including those by Troy, Daniel Defense, Diamond Head, PRI, GG&G, and Magpul. It will not work with the MBUS Pro front sight, or LWRC Skirmish sights.

The Chevron front post is also available in all black and white stripe. Comes with a front sight tool.

www.blitzkriegcomponents.com/default.asp?m=0

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14 Responses to “Blitzkrieg Components – Chevron Front Sight Post”

  1. Doc Ras says:

    Love the design and it seems like a very intuitive system. The 4 click minimum adjustment needs to be reduced though. Claiming that the enemy will see a 1/4″ glowing front sight post seems like a poor excuse for not painting both sides of the post. If they could fix that then I would be a customer

  2. JR says:

    I guess you could buy the all black one and paint it after you make your adjustments.

  3. TV-PressPass says:

    While this might make the shooter’s aiming more precise, it seems to make the shooter’s zeroing much less precise?

    IIRC adjusting an AR-15 front sight post one click generally changes elevation by 1-2 MOA. The full rotation required by this system would limit you to 4-8 MOA adjustment up or down would it not?

  4. TomcatTCH says:

    I’m surprised they don’t use the stacked turret design like tritium front sight posts tend to use.

  5. Invictus says:

    Reminiscent of the Steyr trapezoid sights, for the other one of you that might actually own the bastard Austrian polymer pistol and know what I’m talking about..

    • mark says:

      Also quite similar in concept to the SureSight and Advantage Tactical Sight.

      Interested to see how this concept works for the AR. It’s always nice to see improvements in iron sight design.

  6. Jose A. Garcia says:

    I’m glad to see this. It’s a start. I have written to the Army about the iron sights on the M16/M4 series rifles and suggested a similar design improvement. Somebody wanna make a buck? Go out and buy 10,000 issue front sight posts and machine the the tips so that they come to a precise point, re- parkerize them, package and sell. Easy peezy. That sight would be a damn sight (no pun intended) better than blitzkriegs offering featured here. Still the blitzkrieg sight is an improvement over the issue front sight.

    I know, I know, todays Soldiers are all SMU, DA door kickers using night vision, IR laser pointers, red dots and/or acogs…

    Anyhow, back to Iron Sights. In WWII the German Mauser bolt action rifle has a triangular front sight. It is superior to American rectangular front sights with their broad, flat, top because it provides the shooter a very precise point of focus for aiming. Most (nearly all, I guess something like 99.9%) of American Soldiers don’t know shit about using their iron sights. You can walk up and down the firing line at any active duty zero range and hear legions of NCO’s spouting off “watch your breathing!” They’re simply untrained. Vertical dispersion on the zero target at 25 meters firing an M16 or M4 with iron sights is ALWAYS, the poor Soldier trying to live the lessons his NCO’s have hammered into him to aim center mass, focus on the front sight, and line up the front sight so that it is center of the rear sight. To do that, the poor Soldier must do what no other human being has ever done, focus on three distinct focal points at the same time. It is humanly impossible, and the struggle always manifests itself as a vertically dispersed shot group, and then the poor Soldier is beaten up and told to “watch your damn breathing!”

    I can’t count the number of times I’ve been told, “I failed to qualify because I left my rear sight on the “z”” Utterly untrained nonsense… anyhow, off topic.

    Anyhow… The triangular front sight design provides a very precise point of focus for the shooter. To make a precision shot, during the entire integrated act of firing the shooters focus should never come off of the precise center of the tip of that triangle. The hard part for the novice shooter is wrapping his mind around the fact that his tightest shot group lives in his peripheral vision and not his focus on center mass of the target.

    To obtain your tightest shot group with iron sights, NEVER take your focus off of the tip of the center of that front sight post. The more exact your focus, the tighter your group. A trained shooter has learned to “see” center mass of the target *WITHOUT*focusing on it. The untrained shooter will look at the target or the rear sight.

    When a shooter changes focus, from front sight to center mass and to rear sight, he is changing between three distinct points, and it will manifest itself on the 25M target in a vertically dispersed group.

    Always.

    A vertically dispersed group on the 25m zero range is never the breathing. If anything, Soldiers are so beat up about breathing, that they tend to choke themselves out and blur their vision holding their breath on the zero range. That doesn’t help. As an NCO you’ll be miles ahead if you resolve never to say another word about breathing on the range again, aside from saying something like “breathe naturally” and stop right there. It’s hard, but you can do it.

    if you’ve never done it, try and use that M16 front sight on a silhouette target at 600 meters. It’s like using a 4×8 sheet of plywood as your front sight post.

    Given a trained shooter, a triangle front sight post will allow for much better shooting at 400, 500, and 600 yards because it provides us a much more precise focal point than the gigantic issue front sight post. The Germans were on to something in WWII insofar as their front sights were concerned.

    More than you ever wanted to know about iron front sights.

    • turtleactual says:

      Ya those triangle sights sure helped the germans *rolls eyes*

    • RJ says:

      Not too uncommon to see reasonably well trained shooter’s hitting X’s at 500 using issued irons, issued gun, with issued ammo. Issued training too. Not every round mind you, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the wide swath of the Army I’ve seen compete at All-Army Small Arms, and guys/gals handed a A2 or A4 they’ve never seen before one day, and the next putting quality hits on paper.

      While I do agree that irons training leaves much to be desired, the Army is slowly coming around and from what I’ve seen more and more shooters are beginning to shake off the old range-isms and are replacing them with reality.

    • DSM says:

      Used to be a CATM guy in the AF, the breathing excuse is all anyone could remember. Heard it almost every day for years. By and large the biggest problem we saw was simply not focusing on the front sight. A pointed front sight might be more precise (how long will it take before it gets smashed?) but I’m looking at this from a strictly contrast point of view. By and large the bulk of the AF shoots only 25m and uses a similar modified course C, if I recall the correct terminology. So with the target line so close getting troops to not focus on the target was hard. The bars on the triangle will draw the shooter’s attention and be easier to focus.

      The luminescent thing is neat. I used to secure a bar of cat eye tape on the A frame of my M16 (M16 thru A2 thru M4, yeah I was around for awhile) for night fire qual and such before they started issuing out PAQs and PEQs. Worked “OK” for a few hours after sunset.

  7. Dave says:

    It worked for the Germans pretty well until the American industrial complex got into the fight.

    I like the idea of the pointed front sight post, but I worry about it getting bent. The triangle seems like it could mitigate that issue if it even was one.

    • Trajan says:

      Not an issue unless the sight is unprotected.

      Interesting to note, commercial Mausers did not have a front sight hood. That was added after the war started.

      The tight sight picture and small front sight on 98s are fantastic.

  8. Zach says:

    i bought one a few weeks back and put it on my magpul mbus front sight. works pretty good when doing reflexive fire and no optic.