Many have asked about a rear sight that glows, to go along with our current Firefly front sights. Well, we have resolved this issue, in a way that should please all.
The ATS- DD is only iron sight where an illuminated front sight alone, in complete darkness, and without the ability to see the rear sight, is capable of making an accurate shot, in the dark, at distance. Others with only illuminated front sights, including our ATS, are capable of quick and effective shots at relatively short distances (out to 5 yards with the ATS) in complete darkness, but not at distances of 15, 20, 25 yards. The freshly charged ATS-DD Firefly is quick and precise in the dark, compared to an illuminated 3-dot system. CHECK OUT THE DRAWING AND EXPLANATION BELOW, TO SEE HOW IT WORKS!
Advantage Tactical Dark Diamond Sight – how it works, from left to right:
1. Rear Sight
2. Firefly Front Sight
3. Rear and Front Sight aligned in daylight
4. Rear and Front Sight aligned in darkness
Note: When you see a diamond, you are aligned
We will first introduce our new Advantage Dark Diamond sight on our most popular products. Our customers will then be able to choose which features of our advanced sight systems best suits their needs. The ATS is for those needing a quick, precise, and completely customizable sight picture, and for those with vision challenges. The ATS DD is for those wanting a sight that is quick and precise, in the both daylight and in the dark, at all distances, and allows precision sighting in darkness with only an illuminated front sight.
We are now shipping the Glock ATS – DD. Each sight kit will include two Fireflies -- yellow-lime and coral red. Nylon non-glow front sight inserts will not be a part of the Dark Diamond system, at this time. Later, in about two months, as an upgrade, a florescent blue and a florescent green Dark Diamond Firefly will be added to the current two Fireflies. The Dark Diamond Firefly is dimensionally different from the ATS Firefly. It’s the same in height, though it is a bit wider and has a greater frontal area, for a large and clear glow diamond sight picture in both daylight and darkness.
In about two weeks, we’ll have Dark Diamond sights for Sig Sauer, Springfield XD, and all of our long gun sights. In about six weeks, we will introduce the ATS Dark Diamond sight for the Walther PPQ, one our most customer requested sight applications. Our testing groups report that the ATS Dark Diamond sight is as fast and precise as the Advantage Tactical Sight, if not more so, and with the added advantage of precise shooting in darkened environments.
Our customers will now be able to choose which features of our advanced sight systems best suits their needs. The ATS is for those needing a quick, precise, and completely customizable sight picture. The ATS-DD is for those wanting a semi-customizable sight that is quick and precise in daylight as well as in the dark.