The following guest article was written and submitted by John Veit.
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by John Veit
A Halo Sight is faster and easier to use than the sights. With it you get automatic and correct sight alignment, and automatic and correct sight placement.
To use it, the tube is brought to eye level, and aligned left – right – up – down, until the inner walls of the tube are not visible and the halo affect appears.
The aligning process is amazingly easy and fast, and is effective when targeting both stationary and moving objects.
How it works:
The openings in the tube’s wall allow light into the tube, which illuminates the portion of tube’s wall that can be seen when aiming and the tube is not inline with a target.
The light also produces the halo affect when the tube is inline with a target by illuminating the small and uniform portion of the wall that can be seen when the tube is inline with the target.
The tube is the core of a Velcro hair roller and has a length of about 2.5 in., and a diameter of about .75 in. (6.5 cm x 2 cm), and a wall thickness of about 1/16th inch (2 mm).
The plastic is flexible and very light. Test firings should be made to see how it works with your gun.
The tube is attached inline with the sights and/or bore, and a strip of double sided adhesive tape can be used for that.
Very High Bond (VHB), tape or a stronger bonding material should be used to prevent the tube from coming loose when shooting a firearm with a slide.
The Halo sight also can be used on a Camcorder. My camcorder has an LCD monitor for use in aiming and framing shots. It can not be seen in bright light. The HLS makes it easy to locate, fix onto, frame, and track action sequences such as low flying airplanes making high speed fly-bys.
A note on self defense shooting.
Scientific investigations and studies of Police combat cases, have established that sights are not used or may not be able to be used in real close quarters life threat situations.
So, one may not be able to use a Halo sight to good affect in such a situation.
If you are a sight shooter, it makes sense to learn how to aim and shoot accurately at close distances without using the sights, and to get comfortable shooting that way. The halo sight can help with that.
The next logical step, is to try and adopt one of the point shooting methods. I tout AIMED Point Shooting or P&S, as it is the simplest and fastest of shooting methods, and utilizes our instinctively pointing ability to fast and accurately engage targets at close quarters.