This week on Americana Outdoors, we’re exploring the use of sights on your firearms on the range and in the field with Hi Viz Shooting Systems! HiViz was established in 1996, and over the course of their more than twenty years in business, they always had a vision to improve the sport of shooting, and their innovative product line has cemented them as leaders in designing superior sights for the firearm industry. To kick things off, we’ll hear from Trevor Young and Lanny Barnes of HiViz Shooting Systems and all of the benefits of choosing HiViz sights for your shooting needs. As Trevor will tell us, HiViz makes fiber optic and tritium sights for handguns, shotguns, and rifles, and offer an incredibly broad selection of products, with the intention to, “Increase your shooting success and experience, and just hopefully make you a better shooter and have more fun at your shooting, no matter what you do. Whether it’s competition, hunting, or just recreational shooting.” – Trevor Young. We will also be treated to a first hand testimony of success with one of HiViz’s most popular sights, the LiteWave H3® Tritium LitePipe, from none other than professional competition shooter and holder of numerous world records, Jerry Miculek.
Up next, we’re meeting up with Trevor at the 2020 Shot Show, where he introduces three new sights available on the market this year. First up, we’ll see the all new HiViz LiteWave H3® Express Tritium/Litepipe Sight Set, which gives shooters fast target acquisition with a more natural feel. Up next is the HiViz LiteWave H3® CompSight®, which combines tritium and fiber optic, giving hunters in low light settings pristine sighting ability. Lastly, we’re introducing the S&W Revolver Rear Sight, designed with Smith and Wesson hardware, allowing it to work like a factory sight, but taking your shooting experience above and beyond. As we get closer to seeing some of these great sights in action, we’ll hear from Trevor and Lanny once more, this time giving us even more great insight to another product from HiViz, the TriViz® Turkey/Deer Sight Set. This set is a front and rear sight, fully adjustable for windage and elevation. This is a unique sight, and has an unconventional sight picture, with three super bright triangle points, and gives you the full view of your target.
As we make our way out into the field to see these sights in action, we’re first joining Trevor on his first turkey hunt in Texas. As always, mother natures can be completely unpredictable, and Trevor’s hunt starts off with quite the bang. Not long into their sit, a thunderous storm rolls in and our team hastily makes their way to cover and sit out this boomer of a storm. Later in the afternoon, Trevor finally has a chance to get back out and before he knows it, he’s surrounded by turkeys everywhere. Let’s see what this great sight is capable of doing when he gets a gobbler in the crosshairs! Following Trevor’s hunt, we’ll join Lanny out in the field for what happens to also be her very first turkey hunt in Texas as well. While Lanny may not have to wait very long for a great bird to appear, this Tom certainly doesn’t make her job easy, and hides behind tree trunks prolonging the inevitable. Tune in and see if he decides to come out of hiding, or if he takes advantage of his cover and makes a run for it!
Lastly, but certainly not least, we’re joining Trevor for one more hunt. He’ll be using the Smith and Wesson Performance Center 460XVR topped with HiViz H3 Tritium/LitePipe Sights, on a quest to bring home his very first Aoudad! In this segment we’ll see how Trevor changes out LitePipes on a Smith and Wesson Revolver Rear Sight, and take a look at what a challenge aoudad can be to hunt. Aoudad are impressively sized and incredibly caution and weary, making them difficult to put a shot on. As one of these majestic animals emerges from the trees, we’ll see how the Smith and Wesson Performance Center 460XVR and HiViz sight combo stand up against this notoriously tough animal!