Haley Strategic Partners TH1RTE3N Glock Handgun Sights

Tom R
by Tom R

Haley Strategic Partners has come out with a new spin on Glock handgun sights. They are taking a different approach to the idea, promoting the thought that the widths of the front sight and rear notch are irrelevant.

The HSP TH1RTE3N Glock Handgun sights were designed based around the science of how the human eye acquires sight alignment and sight picture under precision or stress sight picture situations. Handgun sights are installed on a handgun to add more precision; this is what the HSP 13 were designed around. Under “critical stress” shooting, we know that the Body Alarm Response (BAR) instantly takes control and increases the blood flow to the center field of vision. This in return increases your visual efficiency on the threat. During this immediate process, it is very difficult to focus on anything other than the threat. Your eyes observe, your brain orients, and you then decide on an action to take. During this immediate BAR response process, you will look through your sights with your focal plane fixed on the target due to it being a positive and natural human defense mechanism. With this theory in mind, the widths of the front sight or rear sight notch are irrelevant. The idea that your front sight and or rear notch need to be large for faster target acquisition is misguided, according to current research by visual experts. However, precision sight picture does matter when the information continues to the higher cognitive portion of the brain during situations where a decision has consciously been made to use a higher level of precision for hostage taker or long-range shots for example. In this case, the HSP 13 sights are designed with a .125 front width sight and a .125 rear sight notch. This will refine the sight picture during the trigger press, decreasing human error and increasing hit probability on a precision target.

HSP 13 Sights Specifications

  • Sights are precision CNC machined from heat treated 416 stainless and finished in Black Oxide.
  • Front sight diameters are .215 height by .125 wide and come with a .070 tritium front sight insert.
  • Rear sight diameters are .215 height with .125 bottom tapered notch, optional in black out or dual .070 Tritium inserts.

The black rear, tritium front have an MSRP of $99 while the sights that have tritium on both front and rear have an MSRP of $139.

They are 100% made and manufactured in the USA and you can find out more information at: http://www.haleystrategic.com/weapon-accessories/handgun-accessories

Tom R
Tom R

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it--he is known (in certain circles) for his curse...ahem, ability...to find the breaking point of anything.You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com or at https://thomasrader.com

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  • Bill Bill on Nov 11, 2015

    Whenever people say something has been scientifically studied, and then fail to actually cite who, what and when, I'm out. I realize that most people aren't going to do their own literature review, but some of us do this science stuff for a living.

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    • Robert w Robert w on Nov 13, 2015

      @Bill Well, computer gamers have figured this one out already. Motion seems fluid enough at 24 frames per second, but gamers see hand eye co-ordination improvements above and beyond 60 fps. Top end gaming monitors are capable of 120 hz and above refresh rates, and top gamers see an improvement from it.

      So, seemingly fluid 24 fps is likely not close to the bandwidth that our eyes and brains can operate at.

  • AD AD on Nov 12, 2015

    Talk about science... call their product "TH1RTE3N"... for some reason I'm getting mixed messages here.