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The first time I saw one of these was on a friend’s rifle in the early 1990’s. I was like, What the heck is that?!?. After a quick rundown of what it was and how it worked, I was astonished.


Aimpoint – Occluded Aiming

From Soldier Systems Daily

Did you know you can shoot with the lens caps closed on an Aimpoint sight? It’s called occluded aiming.


In fact, the earliest dot sights didn’t have front lenses. The Singlepoint Occluded Eye Gunsight used by US Special Forces on the Son Tay Raid 50 years ago uses this same concept.



By looking at the target with both eyes open and one looking into the Singlepoint, a 16 MOA dot is superimposed on the target.



Unpowered, a cover at the objective end of the optic protects the fiber optics filament that gathers light to form the dot.

 

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More in depth here.
Bindon Aiming Concept

 
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