Rapid Transition Sights from Dueck Defense

Many of you will already be familiar with Barry Dueck. He is a former Marine, a nationally ranked IPSC Multi-Gun shooter, and president of the suppressor division of Surefire. Those are impressive credentials to say the least. Mr. Dueck also runs Dueck Defense and their initial product offering, Rapid Transition Sights, is very interesting.

The Rapid Transition Sights build on a technique that has its roots in Multi-Gun competition shooting. Multi-Gun rifle competitors can face targets at very close proximity, several hundred yards away, and everything in between. Many shooters mount a magnified optic in order to deal with the long distance shots but this can make quickly engaging the closer targets difficult.

Shooters started mounting crude iron sights that were offset to the optic. This allowed them to engage the close targets very quickly using the sights by canting the rifle slightly without changing their cheek or shoulder weld. The technique worked and proved itself in competition. It has even begun to find favor with military, police, and self defense minded shooters who may face an adversary at an unknown distance. It has caught on so well that now there are mounts that allow you to mount a red dot sight for use with the same technique.

The Rapid Transition Sights bare no resemblance to the “crude” iron sights that started the technique years ago. These are fully functional sights that can be mounted on an AR-15 with a free float rail at a 45 degree offset. They are machined from 7075 aluminum and hard anodized right here in the USA. With Mr. Dueck’s background at Surefire, I would suspect he knows a thing or two about machining, aluminum, and hard anodizing since no one does it better than Surefire. They are also ambidextrous and can be mounted for right or left handed shooters. These are certainly not inexpensive but they have all the hallmarks of well made gear.

You can pick them up from the good folks at SexyWeapon.com.

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4 Responses to Rapid Transition Sights from Dueck Defense

  1. Dann July 5, 2010 at 12:14 #

    Cool, now if he would just make’em fold like Troy Battle sights.

    • matthewdanger July 5, 2010 at 15:35 #

      I think folding might defeat the purpose on a sight like this. They are not a back up sight. They are an supplemental sight. These sights are designed to be transitioned to in an instant should the need to engage a close target arise.

  2. Justin Jangraw July 7, 2010 at 01:50 #

    Thanks for the shout out for SexyWeapon.com.

    On the Dueck Defense Rapid Transition sights – we just got our first shipment in last week and I did a quick mount to my AR15 to check them out. I put a few rounds down range over the weekend but didn’t have a chance to zero the new sights. I’ll tell you though – shooting at that angle is extremely comfortable and I think with very limited range time anyone could become proficient with them. I’m a big fan and had to go out and get a nice scope to go with them. 🙂

    Thanks again for the great blog.

    Justin Jangraw

    • matthewdanger July 8, 2010 at 15:52 #

      Thank you for dropping by Justin.

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