Optics and Sighting Systems

Hi Viz Front Sight for Ruger LCR

Want a replacement front sight for your Ruger LCR?  Hi Viz has a solution.

Hi Viz is now offering a fiber optic front sight for the Ruger revolver.  Available in red or green, the sight is resin overmolded and pre-drilled for easy installation.  Also, a replacement roll pin is included in the package.

Hi Viz calls their fiber optic sight a “LitePipe,” and my experience is they are very bright and easy to see.  So, if you are in the market for a new front sight on your LCR, give Hi Viz a look.

It is very important to have a good front sight on any handgun you might want to use for defensive purposes.  A large, bright front sight is extremely important if you have any notion of using a sight in actual combat.  Something like the Hi Viz LitePipe can be great.  They tend to be bright and made of colors not normally found in nature:  so they stand out.

In a true life or death situation, the body goes into something called “body alarm response” or BAR.  BAR is a variable state in which the body prepares for the stresses of combat.  This means some things, like vision, change.  In a very thumbnail sketch sort of way, the major effect on vision is that you can see things at distance in detail, while close up, things are not clear at all.

This creates a situation in which it can be very difficult for someone to use a normal front sight on a handgun such as the LCR revolvers.  By having something large, bright and contrasting, the sight can interrupt this out of focus vision and allow the shooter to put the front sight on the target.  You are not likely to have a crisp sight picture, but you sure as heck can put accurate rounds on target at close range.  You can read more about good combat sights here.

Click here for more information on the entire line of Ruger LCR revolvers.

By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.

2 replies on “Hi Viz Front Sight for Ruger LCR”

Comments are closed.