FT Bullseye

Price

from $199.05

 

Item number
ftbull
Manufacturer
Meprolight
SKU
ftbull
Features Options
SIG Model is compatible with SIG Sauer P220, P225, P226, P227 Elite, P228, P229, P239, and P320 Kahr Model is compatible with Kahr K9, MK9, P9, CW9, CM9, K40, CT40, K40, MK40, P40, CW40, CM40, CT40, P45, CW45, CM45 and CT45
Reviews
The Mako Group MEPRO FT Bullseye Sight Overall Score: 4.2 www.themakogroup.com Tester 1 of 2 Tested by a member from Arizona Design 4 Performance 4 Ease of Use 4 Size 3 Quality 4 Durability 4 Versatility 4 Convenience 4 Application 4.5 Accuracy 4 Cleaning & Maintenance 4 Individual Score 3.95 I was excited to receive the MEPRO FT Bullseye Sight from the Mako Group. I had seen this product during Shot Show 2017 and I thought it was interesting. Upon arrival, I looked at the package and looked at the sights for my visual inspection. I noticed that it came with instructions for installation along with a hex tool for the sights. I noticed the sights made a bullseye when they achieved the perfect sight picture and it had an intense glow. I also noticed that it did not come with a front sight, which I thought was great because the idea of this sight is that you can achieve a perfect sight picture reasonably fast just making sure you have the bullseye on your target. I installed the sights on my Glock 35 and when I tried to holster my sidearm into my SafariLand 6390 ALS, the sight interfered. The sight itself takes up a lot of real estate but regardless, I managed to conduct live fire testing at my indoor range. I started at seven yards all the way to 18 yards, shooting five rounds center mass at a TQ 21 target, attempting to put 20 rounds inside an eight inch circle. During my close range shooting, the sight picked up very fast and I was able to achieve faster follow up shots. At a distance, I was able to slow down and deliver accurate rounds on target. I noticed that the sights at 15 yards completely blocked the paper target, making it more difficult to put rounds center mass. Obviously these sights will have a learning curve just like everything else but I still managed to hit center mass. After 50 rounds with my Glock 35, I had to install the sights on another gun because they would not fit in my duty holster. I installed the sights on my Glock 26 and I was able to use them with more ease due to the fact that I have a minimalist holster, which only covers the trigger guard. I still had the same issues with my subcompact that I had with my longslide. Since my G26 is my conceal carry firearm, I practiced draws from the appendix holster and I also practiced one hand reloads, during which the sight was able to grip my duty and EDC belt very well to rack the weapon. I also practiced one-handed shooting, both primary and support and the sight was a lot easier to achieve a perfect sight picture. During low light shooting, my flashlight did not wash out the brightness of the bullseye but I noticed that the light did not have a strong glow. The sight seemed dimmed even with ambient light and when I took the slide off and walked around a open parking lot with parking lights scattered, the sights were still difficult to acquire and seemed dim but then again, you should be carrying a flashlight if you carry a firearm at night. Overall, I loved the concept of these sights. Making an entire sight that already has a front and rear sight built into it is amazing. It makes acquiring a perfect sight picture so much faster rather than flush sights with equal amounts of light on both sides. Don't be fooled though, this sight is not the answer but it's a step in the right direction. If you like having irons on your gun, like I do, then keep using them. If you want to try something new and innovative, try out the MEPRO FT Bullseye Sight. The only downsides to these sights was the low light conditions, precision shooting at a distance and holsters. If you buy these sights, make sure you can find a duty holster or concealed carry holster that at least covers up to the ejection port due to the size of the sight (this is only strictly for Glocks). If you want to use if for duty (my agency requires a retention device for patrol), then the 5.11 Glock Thumbdrive Holster will be a perfect fit.     Tester 2 of 2 Tested by a member from Georgia Design 5 Performance 5 Ease of Use 5 Size 4 Quality 5 Durability 5 Storage 5 Versatility 3.5 Application 4 Accuracy 4.5 Individual Score 4.45 I recently tested the Mako Group's MEPRO FT Bullseye Sight on my Glock G19. The Mako Group makes very high quality products from everything I have heard about them and I was eager to try this new product. For the first ten years of my career I used factory Glock night sights and the about three years ago I switched the front sight out for an Ameriglo Pro I-Dot. The I-Dot is basically the same as a factory night sight but has a bright orange ring around it. This is what I am comparing the MEPRO FT Bullseye Sight to since it is the only pistol sight I am used to. When I first installed this sight I followed the instructions and removed the front sight also. I was then amazed by how bright the Bullseye was and how quickly I could get on target just by practicing in a safe area of my office with an unloaded (and triple checked) weapon. I tried it in a pitch black storage room and couldn't see the sight at all but I could see it if there was only a small amount of ambient light. I went to an indoor range to shoot about 250 rounds using the sight. The range is fairly dimly lit behind the shooting line and brighter in front of the booths and down range. The lighting somewhat mimicked interior house lighting where some lights are on and others off while doing warrant entries and similar work. The sight did not work that well in this area. When there isn't direct light behind it, the Bullseye is somewhat dim and it becomes harder to differentiate the outer circle and inner dot. You can still do it but it takes longer than normal block sights. The area where this sight does not excel is the area between mid to bright light and darkness. My job consists mainly of high risk warrants in houses that are dimly lit so this sight is not a good option for me. If you work outside most of the time, it would be a good choice since if there is any amount of sunlight the sight glows very well.