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What Does It Take To Shoot With An Occluded Sight Picture?





” Ever go to line up a target with your red dot or reflex optic only to find a blur of water, smudges or the dust cover? In tactical circles, this is what is called an occluded sight picture and if you don’t know how to handle it, it can mean curtains so check out some surprising details about what it takes to shoot anAR-15 or other rifle accurately with something else in your sight picture.

What Causes an occluded sight picture?

An occluded sight picture is an obstructed sight picture. To occlude means to stop or block a passageway. As it’s related to shooting, consider the pathway, tunnel or tube of a red dot or reflex optic or a rifle scope being blocked in the front (the muzzle end). The shooter can see the red dot, for instance, but the target is blacked out –at least from the dominant eye.


Shooting with an Occlusion

Thankfully shooting with an occlusion in your sight picture can be done with consistent accuracy by using the non-dominant eye. With both eyes open, the full obstruction that can’t be seen alone with the dominant eye can be viewed, making for an only partially-obstructed sight picture.”






EOTech Celebrates Millionth Holo Sight with Year-Long Giveaway (VIDEO)







” As of March of 2013, EOTech has sold their millionth holographic sight. After 18 years of production, the company has reached a major landmark and is celebrating it in a major way, with a series of giveaways that will run from now until the end of the year.

EOTech is one of the preeminent firearm optic manufacturers in the world, with their hardware on hunting, competition shooting and fighting rifles everywhere.

Ed Schoppman, EOTech vice president stated that “The recognition of this 1 millionth sight milestone is our way to give something back and share our gratitude and appreciation for all the support our various customers have given us throughout the years.”

The giveaways will be posted to their Facebook page, with several slated for every week and Guns.com really likes how they’re determining winners. The rub’s that every holographic weapon sight and magnifier kit will be awarded to the first person to unravel a mini-mystery with each giveaway.


And the Grand Prize includes:

  • One WL1-AA tactical long gun light Retail value: $469
  • One X200XP handheld thermal imaging unit Retail value: $4999
  • One M914 weapon mounted night vision system Retail value: $4799
  • One Beamhit 190-3 Personal Marksmanship Training System Retail value: $329″