What does Co-Witness mean?

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Apparently it refers to the use of a electronic sight along with backup iron sights. I was aware of the concept but not the word.

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Traction Control explains.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Tony Tony on Jun 26, 2010

    You are too right, Wiley-x. I bout busted a gut on your, "not so over the top" example of some of the excessive "verbage" used by these law enforecement/military/self-personal defense/firearms trainer types. Ever catch Rob Pincus on SWAT magazine TV? This guy is a riot, if you have a sense of humor about these things.

  • Mark Mark on Oct 12, 2012

    Here is another idea I found works. Mount you optics as usual. the have 2 45 degree angle mounts. Mount one on rear, the other on the gasblock rail or up front on the flat top. Mount your favorite iron sights on the angle mounts. Sounds crazy but tilt the rifle to the side (can be mounted on either, whatever makes your boat float) and you have the trusty irons at your disposal,