Daniel Defense Fixed Sights
Best new product by Daniel Defense, April 3rd, 2021 This Daniel Defense Railmounted Sight is simply awesome! What more do you want from DD? It's a great range for the money and I use it almost every day on my farm. What else would you prefer a fixed front optic to a pop up front optic for so many different reasons, mainly because of personal preference. In this review I will cover both reasons and give my personal opinion.
The first reason I like it is simply because it is by far the best sight on the market today. There are very few companies that have done as much research on their product as Daniel Defense. They have been making quality optic sights for over 60 years so there is no doubt in my mind they know what they are doing when it comes to the rail mounted front sight on the Daniel Defense Fixed Sights. When you see a video of old Daniel Defense rail mounts being used in the field, you can clearly see the ease of use, the quality of construction, and the way it adjusts for the distance by quickly and easily changing the lens for the perfect target.
This is not your dad's rifle; it is top of the line. The Daniel Defense Frontsight reticle, which is the one most people are familiar with, is calibrated for a 100 yard line. That means you get more accuracy than ever before for a rifle that is this size. It comes with an adjustments mechanism that makes it easy to wind the sight into the back in for fast target acquisition.
The overall weight of this rifle is one pound nine ounces. It is easily carried around the field without a hitch. This particular model is also one of the lightest seven gun models on the market.
There are three different flip-up leafs that come on the Daniel Defense Fixed Sights: Target, Accu Tracker, and the Tactical. All three flip up leafs adjust from left to right for elevation, and left to right for a scope alignment. They are rubber molded, which is a plus because it means no abrasion or puncture.
The buttstock is one of the nicest things about this rifle. It can be easily removed, which makes it convenient when changing targets or hunting in a new area. I like how the buttstock attaches. It is actually made of a polymer, which means it is extremely durable, lightweight, and fits nicely with most pants pockets. When I bought this gun, I brought it in a brown paper sack, and I always keep it that way.
The tactical sight has an adjustable aiming post. The adjustment is easy to make and offers a very comfortable place to hold the rifle. There is one main reticule that the entire sight sits on, and then there are smaller rings along the top and bottom of the reticule. Because the sight has this great feel, I can't imagine many people wouldn't feel comfortable using it. Overall, the whole sight is rather nice.
After testing this rifle for accuracy, I did run into a problem with accuracy at the worst times. Because of my general level of accuracy, I wasn't able to hit anything lower than 200 yards if I was shooting on centerfire. To solve this problem, I bought two extra bullet clips, and they did an amazing job helping me hit the target all the way out to 200 yards. If you are going to buy one of these guns, make sure you get a adjustable sight, this will help you with windage problems and consistent shooting.