What are sights?

  • (noun): An optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument.

Some articles on sight, sights:

Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight - Design
... of the reticle to match the field of view since it collects ambient light from around the sight, although there can be a mismatch in lighting, such as ... Some ACOG models incorporate rudimentary ghost ring iron sights as a backup for targets that are within 50 m (55 yd) ... handle, have an open space through the mount to allow the use of the rifle's iron sights without removing the scope ...
Santa Catarina (state) - Tourism
... Santa Catarina offers a number of sights and events throughout the year rural tourism, thermal mineral resorts, ecological tourism and adventure sports, historic monuments and sights ... Some of these sights can only be seen in the off-season, like the snow on the Catarinense Mountain Range - the only place in Brazil where it snows ...
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare - Design Details - Accessories
... Warfare system include a selection of PM II series telescopic sights made by Schmidt Bender with laser filters for the military scopes, aluminium one piece telescopic sight mounting sets, MIL-STD-1913 rails (Pi ...
FN Five-seven - Design Details - Sights and Accessories
... The Five-seven has a sight radius of 178 mm (7 in) the pistol is currently offered with either adjustable sights or fixed sights ... The "three-dot" type adjustable sights consist of a 2.9-mm (0.12 in) square notch rear and a 3.6-mm (0.14 in) blade front, which has a height of 9.2 mm (0.36 in) ... The sights are targeted at 91.4 m (100 yd), but can be adjusted for either windage or elevation ...

Famous quotes containing the word sights:

    You shall see men you never heard of before, whose names you don’t know,... and many other wild and noble sights before night, such as they who sit in parlors never dream of.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We may have civilized bodies and yet barbarous souls. We are blind to the real sights of this world; deaf to its voice; and dead to its death. And not till we know, that one grief outweighs ten thousand joys will we become what Christianity is striving to make us.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    We can’t always have the beautiful aspect of things. Let us make the most of our sights that are beautiful and let the others go
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)