You are using a red dot sight on your pistol, do you need suppressor height sights as well? The answer is no, you do not need suppressor height sights. The red dot sight will allow you to see over the top of the suppressor and acquire your target.
Suppressor Height Sights Work with A Red Dot Sight
Suppressor height sights are designed to work with red dot sights by co-witnessing the dot with the front sight post. This allows the shooter to line up the dot with the front sight post. And they can use the red dot as an aiming point. The red dot sight is mounted on the gun in a way that it is elevated above the line of sight. It allows the dot to be seen through the sights.
There are several benefits to using suppressor height sights with a red dot sight. First, it allows the shooter to co-witness the red dot and the iron sights, which can be helpful in low-light or no-light situations. Second, it helps to keep the red dot sight from being obscured by the suppressor, which can happen with some mounting solutions. Third, it can help to improve the shooter’s cheek weld on the stock, which can lead to greater stability and accuracy.
Choose the Right Suppressor Height Sights for Your Red Dot Sight
When choosing it you will want to take into account the following factors: the height of the suppressor, the size of the red dot sight, and the intended use for the red dot sight. The height of the suppressor will determine how high the sights need to be in order to be visible over the top of the suppressor. The size of the red dot sight will determine how much space there is between the top of the sight and the bottom of the suppressor. The intended use for the red dot sight will determine how much elevation the sights need to have in order to be effective.
Install Suppressor Height Sights on Your Red Dot Sight
There are a few different ways to install suppressor height sights. The most common way is to use a sight mounting plate that is specific for your red dot sight. This mounting plate will have the proper height and offset for your red dot sight, and will allow you to install it without having to make any permanent changes to your red dot sight.
Another way to install suppressor sights on your red dot sight is to use a riser.
Which method you use will depend on your specific red dot sight and suppressor sights, so be sure to consult your sight manufacturer for the best way to install suppressor sights on your red dot sight.
Use Suppressor Height Sights with A Red Dot Sight
There are a few things that you will need to keep in mind. First, you will need to make sure that the red dot sight is mounted high enough on the gun so that it clears the suppressor. Next, you will need to adjust the red dot sight. Finally, you will need to take into account the height of the suppressor when you are taking your shot.
Frequently Asked Questions[FAQs]
What are suppressor height sights?
Suppressor height sights are sights that are taller than standard sights. This is so that they can be seen over the top of a suppressor (or another tall object) when mounted on a firearm.
Why would I need suppressor height sights?
If you are using a suppressor (or another tall object) on your firearm, you will need suppressor height sights so that you can still see your sights over the top of the suppressor.
Do all red dot sights require suppressor height sights?
No, not at all. However, if you are using a suppressor (or another tall object) on your firearm, you will need to use suppressor height sights with your red dot sight so that you can still see your dot over the top of the suppressor.
What are the drawbacks of using suppressor height sights with a red dot sight?
The drawbacks of using suppressor height sights are that they can add height to your sight picture, making it more difficult to acquire your target and that they can add weight and bulk to your firearm.
Do I need to use suppressor height sights with my red dot sight if I’m not using a suppressor?
No, you do not need to use suppressor height sights with your red dot sight if you are not using a suppressor. However, if you think you may ever use a suppressor (or other tall objects) on your firearm, it is best to use suppressor height sights so that you will always be able to see your dot over the top of the suppressor.
Are there any other benefits to using suppressor height sights?
Yes, there are other benefits to using suppressor height sights. For example, they can provide a clearer sight picture by eliminating the need to line up your front and rear sights. Additionally, they can help reduce muzzle rise and felt recoil.
Suppressor height sights are not necessary with a red dot, but they can be helpful in some situations. If you are using a red dot for target shooting or plinking, it can help you get more accurate shots. However, if you are using a red dot for self-defense or competition, you probably will not need it.
A. Wilcox Head is a lifelong shooter, hunter, and firearms enthusiast. Head grew up in a family where firearms were a way of life, and from an early age, he was taught the importance of firearm safety, accuracy, and proper hunting techniques.