Phoenix Technology Fiber Optic Front Sight Enhancement for AK Rifles

Phoenix Technology of Burgaw, NC has introduced a new product called “On Point Sight – AK47”. This accessory mounts on front sight block of AK-style rifles and adds two green dots from either side of the front sight post.

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It is a drop-in accessory meaning no modifications are needed to be done on the rifle in order to attach it. It is designed to increase the front sight visibility and aid its quick acquisition at daytime, as well as in low light conditions.

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They use two .040″ diameter green fiber optic rods. The product itself is made of black color glass filled Nylon and weighs 11.5 grams, which is about 0.4 oz.

The On Point Sight is made in USA and available on Phoenix Technology’s website at $34.99.

As of now, there is another AK fiber optic front sight solution available on the market. It is the HIVIZ front sight, which is actually a replacement front sight post. What differentiates Phoenix Technology On Point Sight from the competition is that it doesn’t replace anything, but adds to the existing front sight.

I think it would be useful if this front sight enhancement device was possible to fold forward, thus making quick disengagement possible. A similar solution was in Yugoslavian AK-47 night sights.


Phoenix Technology AK sight - contacts

Phoenix Technology Ltd.
P.O. Box 249
Burgaw, NC 28425 | USA

PH: (910) 259-6804
FAX: (910) 259-6805

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  • aguywhoknows

    Replace the fiber rods with HALO inserts (Fiber with Tritium, meaning you have always proper visibility) and I will buy one.

    • Tom Currie

      Brilliant thought – so you need two bright dots that are always lit so you can better tell that you have a good sight alignment by noticing when you can’t see them any longer.

    • Wow!

      If it is too dark to see your sights it is too dark to ID the target and you shouldn’t be shooting anyways.

  • English

    It increases front sight visibility to the point that i can’t see anything but the front sight.
    I’m just waiting for them to release a matching pistol front sight i can bolt onto the rear sight of my AK, so that there is no danger i will hit what i’m trying to aim at.

    • Anomanom

      Well, it doesn’t seem like there should be any technical reason why you couldn’t put the post in the back and the notch in the front. I could be wrong, of course.

      • English

        I’ve actually tried that in the past, the post pretty much completely obscures the rear sight apeture.

  • alex waits

    with a proper sight picture wouldn’t the rear sight “cover” these, how does this help in sight alignment?

    • My question exactly

    • Tom Currie

      And, the two dots, with their mounting, makes it look like you have a perfect sight alignment when the rear sight isn’t even being seen. This might be ok once you get used to the idea that you need to use the rear sight to block out the two green dots, but I expect it will mostly just make more people miss targets wildly when they think they have lined up the front sight post with the notch between the two green dots.

      $35 for a gimmick that will help you shoot worse — This has to be the single dumbest idea I have seen in quite a while.

    • Wow!

      Its an old 80s principle where the idea is that people spend too much time aligning sights that generally are good enough for close range. XS big dot sights works on the same principle to an extent. Partial reason why it was common for some people to install only the rear handgun sight for a while. However, this is catering to the lower end shooter to boost them up to a satisfactory close range speed. Like Tom said, this will make you shoot worse if you know how to shoot well.

  • BrandonAKsALot

    Cool idea, but I’m not to sure on the application. I have a problem with my front post washing out in bright sun sometimes, so it would be nice to have something fiber optic that brightens relatively to the ambient light. I just don’t want to replace my posts.

    • Tom Currie

      You do realize that when the sights are properly aligned you wouldn’t be able to see the green dots because they would be blocked by the rear sight, don’t you. If not, then your problem isn’t that your front sight post is washing out in bright sun, but simply that you have no clue how iron sights work.

      • BrandonAKsALot

        Why does everyone feel the need to be a massive ass on here? Did you read what I wrote? On how I’m not sure how well the application is thought out on this?

        Nah, but I just don’t know how irons work. Let’s go with that, because insulting someone is the easier route to go.

        • Dan

          People nee to be an ass and insulting to make themselves feel better for their own shortcomings. Common behavior in children. Some people never grow out of it.

      • L Cavendish

        not really…the green dots should sit right on top of the rear sight if properly aligned…as the dots sit ABOVE the front post…and line up with where your target should be…
        but whatever…

        • Tom Currie

          Actually, assuming the photo shows a set installed correctly, they would sit with just the bottom edge hidden by the rear sight – which could be great if it were actually repeatable but yes, I think most people would have to put the dots just at the top of the rear sight. Overall not quite as bad as my first impression, but still mostly a gimmick.

  • iksnilol

    I think it is a good idea, just ignore the front post and put the target between the two green dots.

  • Some Guy

    ‘I heard you had trouble seeing your front sight so we put a bunch of crap in the way that blocks what little light was already reaching your eyes’?

    The only thing I’d do to the AK irons is widen the rear notch and taper the front to a point so you get a bit of light on either side. Yeah you lose a bit of precision but that’s what optics are for.

    • Wow!

      I have done some tests and found that with the small size of most iron sight apertures and notches and the distance between them on rifles, even the widest aperture like H&K diopter is still well within 2-6MOA accuracy even when the sight is horribly off center, but the post is just within the apertures view. Likely you will not lose any practical precision at all, so your advice is solid no matter the situation.

  • WOW!!!! 7 comments in without a “Nyet the rifle is fine”, that must be a new record!

    • Squirreltakular

      Maybe people have finally accepted that the “traditional” AK is dying now that Russia is modernizing their whole arsenal.

  • Martin frank

    I dont understand why everybody doesnt just put east german flip up “night sights” on their AK’s. It comes with a flip up wider rear notch with yellow paint lines and a giant cartoonish yellow dot front. All for $5.

  • Otm Shooter

    Fiber optic insert for the HiViz front sight likes to jump out under recoil. I superglued mine in place. Other than that, its a nice addition. Im not sold on this setup. Will have to look into it more.

  • fmike15

    If you can’t see the target you don’t waste so much ammo shooting!

  • Wingbert

    In my years of shooting my AK I have never one used the sights

  • Jason Lewis

    Retarded. Get XS Big Dots if you want fast acquisition.

  • L Cavendish

    Not sure why you would WANT to ever disengage it once in place…