[SHOT 2016] The See All Open Sight

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The See All Open Sight has been on the market for a bit now giving shooters a option for a no batteries sight geared towards long gun shooters. This year See All showcased their no gunsmithing mounts for handguns. Just like the sight it is a very simple solution to a problem that RMR users have been resulting to expensive machining to solve. By using a dovetail insert See All has been able to mount their superb sight to several different pistol slides with no modification.

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The sight picture would take some getting used to just like a more traditional red dot sight, but with time I can see this system being very fast. The rep that I spoke with mentioned that there are some talks currently with a large pistol manufacture where they may be offering it as a factory option.

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See All also was showcasing their new tritium lighted See All that should be available for purchase in the coming weeks or months depending on approval from the Government. As a result of how easy to use the sight is and the feather light 1 ounce weight it will be a sight that many shooters might turn to for l rifles, pistols, even their turkey shotguns. I can’t wait to take a more in depth look at the See All line, I can think of several applications that it just might be perfect for. With a MSRP of around $200 it wouldn’t be hard to justify buying this over a cheap red dot.

Check out some of our other SHOT Show posts like Katie’s post on the Sig P320 or Nathaniel’s post on the fine firearms of Korth.



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Topo Solitario

    I got one many time ago as soon as they released the first version… I really wanted to like it… but it has many flaws. Construction was a bit rude, this new version seems to fix that. But the worst flaw is the reticle itself, it is very critical about the eye distance and for close distance to the eye (SMGs) it’s difficutl to find the impact point, there is absolutely no position awareness of where the damn triangle is 😀 If you haven’t it on the lens FOV, it is difficult to quickly move in the right direction.
    Back then, I told them about this problem… I hope this new version fix that (even simpliest concentric lines could do the trick) but with the photos, it is hard to say.

    • Sianmink

      I’m not surprised. From the looks of it, it just uses a fixed lens to show a magnified view of the tiny reticle in front of it. This setup would be critically sensitive to eye relief distance.

  • Nate H

    I don’t get it… What is this and how will help me be a better shooter?

    • Dracon1201

      It’s a sight that works similar to a red dot. Ask Google for more.

  • Forest King

    Personally I really like my mine. It’s definitely a tad finicky in comparison to a traditional red dot, but in comparison to iron sights I’d say it has a obvious advantage.

    In case your wondering what exactly this is or how it works there are plenty of fine reviews on the internet that will fill you in on the basic concept.

    • Hensley Beuron Garlington

      First I’ve heard of it. Definitely checking this out.

      • Hensley Beuron Garlington

        Ugh, the 1st gen was certainly too big. I like the new dovetail mount one here. From a quick look at reviews though, they aren’t very good at night. They remind me of my Advantage Tactical sights for battery use, which I like, but it sucks they don’t use tritium and require light exposure to charge the glow for dark conditions. I was hoping these were really a battery free alternative to the red dot.

        • Patrick R.

          They are introducing a tritium lighted version this year. The rep told me they were just waiting on the government to green light the use of the tritium in the sight.

          • Hensley Beuron Garlington

            Sweet! Thanks, Patrick R.
            I’m interested again.

    • Markbo

      Well thas good because without ONE good picture or even a good description of how it works, this article is pretty useless.

  • Andy

    I had one of these sights and hated it. Getting the triangle to actually appear was challenging on a rifle. I guarantee it’s extremely difficult and finicky on a pistol, especially given that it’s hyper-sensitive to distance. There is no way this sight is faster than good irons with a fiber optic front. I would rather have a shotgun bead front and no rear than one of these.

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    I have one of the original SeeAll’s, and I really love it. With a little practice you can get red-dot precision. The arrow is super crisp and bright in almost all lighting conditions. That said, the unit itself is not big, but it feels big. It’s about 1″ square, and it’s perfectly square.

    This new unit is definitely the way to go shape-wise. Much more sleek, no sharp edges, nothing to catch on.

    I like it. I’ll have to get another one.

  • Devil_Doc

    Website says MSRP is $98, not $200..

    • Patrick R.

      That is what I was told for the tritium version.

      • Devil_Doc

        That explains it.