Strike Industries Center Axis Targeting (CAT) Sights

Strike Industries has introduced a rather unusual handgun sight called CAT (Center Axis Targeting) Sight. It is an auxiliary aiming device designed to aid faster sight picture acquisition in dark or low light conditions. This sight is supposed to be a rough but quick aiming measure.

As you can see in the images, CAT Sight is mounted right behind the front sight of the handgun. That makes it (at least SI says so) to be universal to nearly any firearm. Which is probably the case unless you have narrow slide top geometry or compensator ports cut on top of the slide.

The CAT Sight is made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). It is available through Strike Industry’s website at MSRP of $13.95. I suppose this sight simply sticks to the slide using the provided rectangular stickers (see the image below).

It is pretty hard to form an opinion concerning this product without trying and testing it. This is a really unusual system, to say the least, so unless you try it you can’t really have a solid opinion on it. It will probably feel awkward at first and will need some time and practice to get used to.

I think it may work as a replacement for a shotgun bead sight as well.

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  • noob

    “Can use commonly available 3×22.5mm tritium fishing lure.”
    It’s so bubba it just might work!

  • Samuel Millwright

    It’s an interesting idea but i can think of possibly a better route to go with a similar device.

    I do however, admire strike greatly for trying to push out cool guy gear at sumdood prices.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      I was thinking the same thing.

      When doing low light, you only use the tritium to “stage” a shot, at least get the gun in the right place and orientation before the white light comes on. So having a “helper” to get you staged is really all you’d need.

      There is definitely some merit to the idea.

      • Samuel Millwright

        Yeah what it got me thinking about is a goshen hex-site based solution which also serves as a power down emergency 7 yard rough n ready gunfight sight.

        I’d wanna talk to the inventor who has a doctorate in the field to figure out exactly what was needed because i can only guess here

      • Sledgecrowbar

        What gun is this? Fascinating.

  • Cyborg Fred

    Where do you get 3×22.5mm tritium fishing lure?

  • Edeco

    The top of that slide looks like a miniature golf course.

    • Flounder

      I guess strike industries was doing too good. They had to do something weird at some point.

      • At some point?! This is the same company that makes the Cookie Chomper muzzle device, a rocker style fire selector for the AR, some wacko offset iron sights, and a product line based on the colors red, blue, and grey. I think they built themselves on a silly cement foundation, not became weird along the way.

        • Flounder

          It took me a while… But this is another attempt at a poor man’s red dot, or a poor man’s tritium. It is also something that could be used if you couldn’t use standard sights.

          But it is odd. Which is what strike does. Make weird stuff that fits into odd niches.

  • AD

    So when trying to aim the gun in a hurry you have to try to remember which dot is the one that goes between the rear sights and which one you’re supposed to ignore?

    Sorry, I just don’t understand how this is supposed to work or what advantage it’s supposed to give over just having a regular tritium front dot sight.

    • BattleshipGrey

      I would guess that it’s a good fix for those that don’t have night sights already installed on a CCW or HD gun. Especially for those that can’t afford them or even install them (LCP, etc.).

      The gun they chose to use in the ad is kind of silly though. Why bother with this product on an RMR’d equipped gun? It’s too redundant and confusing if you’ve got multiple dots to look at, especially if you’ve got a green night sight, blue glowy thing and a red dot on the optic.

      I could see this being a helpful tool in some dark situations, but one should consider painting the front and top black so as not to draw more attention to yourself.

      • Cymond

        It *might* help to get the gun into alignment enough to make it easier to find the red dot.

  • Martin T

    Ummm what? That video was useless.

    • Old Tofu

      matches the product

  • ironked

    I like the idea. I have several with fixed sights that would require quite a bit of gunsmithing to install night sights. Not that important, except for economy, on a Glock or other for which good night sights are available.

  • SlowJoeCrow

    This is definitely a departure from Strike Industries’ usual style of making rounded things all angular and pointy.

  • Old Tofu

    what is going on with the bu**sh*t?? suppressor height front sight, standard rear sight, red dot sight, and this stupid plastic thing on top to boot. is this a blind guy’s gun and ya’ll are pranking him?? and in real news truglo is offering rebates on all their sights till the end of the year

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Can you not see that on the suppressor height sights there are two rears? One at the correct height and one at stock height?

      • Old Tofu

        and why would that be if the person wasn’t BLIND??

  • puma_ad

    Just thought of another disadvantage: as I understand it, pushing the front sight out further away is beneficial for several reasons; it’s better for accuracy, there’s less difference in focus between the sight and the target, etc. So pulling it closer to the eye like this does would be generally disadvantageous, at least if you’re actually using the dot as a sight.