Helps People with Weakened or Aging Eyes Shoot Better
People with weak eyesight are among the best candidates for shooting with a pistol scope. Over time, human eyes weaken, especially as people age, and many people are born with or develop bad eyesight at very young ages. To improve shooting accuracy and efficiency, a scoped pistol is one of the best ways to go and can be done for a relatively affordable rate when compared to putting a quality scope on a rifle. The targets are much larger and closer when viewing them with a scope, and it is a lot faster to put rounds down range with a higher degree of accuracy.
A Long Eye Relief Scope Is Needed
Pistol scopes function differently than rifle scopes in that a pistol scope does not require the shooter’s eye to be only a few short inches from the scope. Instead, the sight picture can be acquired quite easily from a normal shooting distance of 12 to 18 inches and maybe more while using a long eye relief scope. Such a scope makes it very easy to sight in the target much faster and complements the natural shooting ability of anyone using it. Sometimes, when shooting with a rifle scope, it can be difficult to find the target while looking through the lens. But a pistol scope has the advantage of being able to see the target outside of the scope lens and then zoom in on it by peering through the scope, making it faster and more effective as well as more accurate.
Rail Systems Enable Scope Placement
Any pistol with a picatinny rail system can mount a scope by using many aftermarket upgrades, such as a universal mount that has a Weaver-style rail. The mount slides onto the existing rail built into many pistols and enables the placement of a scope on the pistol while not interfering with the slide on a semi-auto handgun. With a scope in place, the shooter can extend the effective range of virtually any handgun capable of supporting its mount. UM tactical manufactures a U.S.-made universal mount for a pistol scope that assembles with no tools in 30 seconds or less. Videos, photos and ordering information are available at www.umtactical.com or call us for more information at 866-979-4GUN (4486).