Adam Scepaniak 01.15.24
HIVIZ Shooting Systems is excited to announce ahead of SHOT Show 2024 their newest sight system in the FastDot H3! The FastDot H3 takes traditional iron sight alignment and makes it easier for users to allocate a singular focus on the target. Instead of the conventional sight alignment of the front sight being dropped into a rear notch which is then overlaid on the target, now – once the sights are properly aligned – the front sight is hidden or disappears.
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With the FastDot H3 sight system, you get a definitive dot out of iron sights for a greater focus on the target. You are not juggling your front sight, rear sight, and the target simultaneously. You can maintain threat/target focus with your singular dot much like an actual red dot, but at a vastly more affordable price with gunsmithing or milling of a slide involved. Some of the specs can be read below as listed by HIVIZ Shooting Systems:
- Fast Sight Acquisition
- Easy Sight Alignment
- Positive Sight Feedback
- Improved visibility around sight picture
- 24-hour Illumination
- A low-profile design, compatible with standard holsters
Laramie, Wyoming – January 15th, 2024 – HIVIZ® Shooting Systems, the premier manufacturer of high quality tritium/fiber-optic and fiber-optic sights for shotguns, handguns and rifles, is thrilled to announce their latest innovation—the FastDot H3®.
HIVIZ has raised the bar for firearm enthusiasts, by introducing a reliable sight that is bright, easy to acquire and fast when you need it most.
The FastDot H3 provides the user with faster sight acquisition out of the holster and positive sight alignment feedback through conventional sight alignment. Instead of a traditional blade centered in a notch, this sight uses a circle within a circle. As the user brings the front sight into alignment with the rear, the front red sight disappears behind the rear sight leaving behind a glowing green circle to alert the user of positive alignment.
“Since 1996, HIVIZ has sought to improve the art of shooting through simple, yet innovative products for rifles, pistols and shotguns,” said HIVIZ President and Founder, Phil Howe. “With the popularity of red dot sights increasing over the last decade we saw an opportunity to use our expertise in iron sights and bridge the gap between traditional iron sights and red dot sights. That’s when the FastDot H3 sight set was developed. This sight set offers the simplicity of a red dot sight system while eliminating the bulk, it doesn’t require batteries and allows for faster sight acquisition right out of the holster. It is quickly becoming a favorite among many who require simplicity and speed from their sight sets!”
The FastDot H3 is built to enhance the experience for any shooter– beginner or expert. With tritium/fiber-optic front and rear sights, the FastDot H3 provides 24-hour illumination for a bright and visible sight picture and easy acquisition right out of the holster day or night. Shooters can be prepared to confidently align, aim and manufacture precise shot placement in any light or high stress environment.
If this all sounds intriguing for you because you still like your iron sights, but want to the single-dot focus of a micro red dot, then you may be in luck because HIVIZ Shooting Systems has these available for a bunch of new handgun models at the time of their announcement. Everything from Glocks to SIGs to Smith & Wesson pistols are covered. The complete listing of models can be read below:
- Glock 9mm/.40 S&W/.375 Sig | GLFD21 | MSRP $175
- Glock 9mm/.40 S&W/.375 Sig | GLMFD21 | MSRP $175
- S&W M&P Compact/M&P Full-Size/M&P Shield/M&P Shield Plus (All Cartridges) | MPFD21 | MSRP $175
- Does not fit: Optic-Ready models, M&P Shield 9EZ, or M&P Shield EZ 380
- SIG P320 9mm | SG320FD21 | MSRP $175
- Fixed Sights only; Non-Optic Ready Models
At a full MSRP of $175, these sights fall into a similar price point as its competitors, but with a truly unique sighting system not seen anywhere else. I, personally, am addicted to red dots on handguns so this is an interesting proposition to get people shooting iron sights that present a similar sight picture. As always, let us know all of your thoughts about HIVIZ Shooting Systems and the FastDot H3 in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.