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KAC SR-550 Tactical Glue Gun

I am all for adhesive rights but… no one needs a glue gun like this! I mean, you can’t even glue colored construction paper with it.

knights SR-550 tactical glue gun

Knight’s Armament recently posted these images of their SR-550 Tactical Glue Gun on their company Facebook page. I got a big kick out of them and the description which read:

Our production team takes their job very seriously. So serious that they decided they needed to install a section of rail and offset sights on this glue gun as well. We are proud to introduce our new prototype, the SR-550 tactical glue gun; when the crafting project is the only thing that matters. This is the right tool for the job.

Well done Knight’s Armament. Well done.

Offset Iron Sight Round Up

I recently reviewed the Dueck Defense Rapid Transition Sights and that review generated a lot of interest and discussion about the offset iron sight concept. It seems like a good idea to go over some of the available offset iron sight options for those of you who may be interested in trying them. My hope is that having pretty much all the currently available options in one place will be helpful to you.

Dueck Defense RTS – I won’t say much about these sights since I just reviewed them. They work and they work well. I think they are the standard in the industry right now.

Dueck Defense Rapid Transition Sights Rear Dueck Defense Rapid Transition Sights Front

GG&G 45 Degree Transition Sights – I have also mentioned these sights in the past. They appear to be well executed. I like that they are fixed (non-folding) and simple.


XS Sight Systems XTI – The XTI sights from XS Sight Systems are probably the most unique offset iron sights on the market. XS Sights has basically adapted their pistol sights to the carbine.


Knight’s Armament 45° Offset Sight Kit – Knight’s makes good stuff period. These are likely no exception. I like how compact they are though I prefer a fixed sight in this role. I would just leave them deployed all the time. I should also note that Knight’s Armament always does a great job striking a balance between making their sights easily adjustable but with low profile knobs (and often without the need for any tools).

Knights Offset Sights

Diamonhead D-45 Integrated Sighting System – The way that the Diamondhead D-45 sights swing out is very slick. They sit directly on the top rail like traditional folding sights when folded but swing out wide when deployed. These offsets also incorporate Diamondhead’s unique diamond shaped rear aperture.

Diamonback Offset Sights Folded Diamonback Offset Sights Deployed

JP Short-Range Tactical Sight – The JPSRTS might be the grandaddy of all offset iron sights. It has been around forever because it just flat works.


JP JPROS – If you have a set of iron sights that you really like and you would like to use them as offset iron sights then the JPROS is for you. These will place them at 45 degrees on the axis of the bore. You will need two to mount the JPSRTS (above) or other iron sights.

JPROS JPROS with Sights

Note: It can be tempting to use any old 45 degree offset rail mounts when trying to make offset sights. Don’t fall into that trap. Typical 45 degree offset rail mounts are made to be 45 degrees off the rail. This means that they are not on the axis of the bore which means that they will introduce significant windage deflection to the path of the bullet. Obtaining a traditional zero will be impossible. Stick with rail mounts, like the JPROS, that are built specifically for this purpose.

KAC Micro Flip Front Sight for AR-15s

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This is a simple idea that makes a lot of sense. Knight’s Armament Company has a new rail mounted front site out called the Micro Flip Front Sight. It is becoming more popular to use an extended handguard over a low profile gas block on AR-15s. Along with this trend has come a need for rail mounted front sights. Rail mounted front sights are not unique. Many companies like Troy and MI already make similar items.

What makes this one unique is that the elevation adjustment without tools! You no longer need special tools or  to struggle with a bullet tip to dial your elevation at the front sight. You can simple turn the low profile dial to adjust the front sight up or down. The dial also appears to be shielded to minimize the chances of losing your zero to an impact or snag on the dial.

The price is $125 (MSRP) which is comparable to other folding rail mounted front sights.

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