This cool little accessory that we reported about from SHOT Show 2018 is now available for purchase. The Switchsight is a set of folding iron sights designed for handguns. The development of this sight system is the result of the collaboration of KNS Precision and Dead Air Silencers. Let’s take a closer look.
The idea behind the Switchsight is to let you simultaneously have conventional and suppressor height sight options on your handgun. The conversion between the two heights is simply a matter of manually pulling up or folding down the hinged parts on both the rear and front sights. Here is an excerpt from the description of this product explaining the benefits of this feature (quoted from the KNS Precision website):
Let’s talk handguns and silencers. Specifically your sights. When you’re shooting your handgun with a silencer, you want higher profile sights to see over the silencer, right? And when the silencer comes off and the gun goes back in your holster you want lower profile sights. Current offerings force you to choose from a low or high profile only. Now you have the power to choose both!
Having optional high sights is also useful if you have a red dot sight installed on your pistol. With the Switchsight, you don’t have to have the iron sights on the way of your red dot sight. However, if the red dot fails and you need a backup option, you can have it in a matter of seconds. This accessory is impressively simple and useful, isn’t it?
The Switchsight is made of steel and features a black nitride finish. It is a patented design and it’s made in the USA. Currently, the Switchsight is available for Glock pistols only, however, versions compatible with other handguns are in works. The Switchsight is listed on the KNS Precision website at an MSRP of $195.
Images from www.knsprecisioninc.com