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Gunsmithing at home
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New Burris FastFire III
It was nice to stop by the Burris booth at the SHOT Show this year and see the various new products that company is offering. One item that applies to all kinds of shooting is the FastFire III sight.

Burris has launched FastFire III — a sight solution for pinpoint accuracy on handguns, shotguns and rifles. The FastFire III is extremely fast, rugged and low profile. This newest addition of the FastFire line is ideal for tactical applications with the choice of either a 3 MOA or an 8 MOA dot.
“Since their introduction, our line of FastFire sights have become a favorite of hunters and shotgun users alike,” said Rob Siemers, general manager. “With a new design and upgraded features, the FastFire III will continue to be the ‘go to’ choice for shotguns, long guns, AR platforms and pistols.”
The FastFire III has several new features that make it even easier to use. The battery access on the FastFire III is now top-mounted, making it easier to change. The windage and elevation adjustments have been upgraded for finer tuning without a special tool, and a convenient power button provides three manual brightness settings, as well as an automatic setting. And, to make certain your battery power doesn’t run out before your task is accomplished, a low-battery warning indicator has been added to this new generation FastFire.
The FastFire II is still available with its 4 MOA Dot. Both models simplify the act of aiming, eliminating the need to focus on the front sight while aligning it with the rear sight and target. Simply place the dot on the target and fire. Both models are lightweight – weighing in at 1 ounce – and are completely waterproof. They are rugged and impervious to the elements and punishing recoil of large-caliber firearms. The lenses are high quality, precision ground and polished to exacting geometrics to virtually eliminate parallax.
Both the FastFire II and III fit either Weaver or Picatinny rails and can be purchased with or without the mount.
The new FastFire III has a suggested retail price of $239 alone, or $249 with the Picatinny rail mount.

These are the kinds of sights that more and more shooters and hunters are going to – especially if any kind of quick shooting is on the agenda.

For example, I happened to be on a driven game hunt in Poland this past fall with a group of dedicated hunters from France. They all had this kind of sight on their rifles, because the shots at deer and wild boar were always at moving targets – usually moving quite fast.

Granted, there is not a lot of driven game action in the U.S., but for those who hunt wild pigs, there certainly are times when a quick shot can spell success, where a delayed shot ends up being no shot at all.

Or, any of the action shooting sports is prime territory for such sights. That’s why the companies are continually improving their offerings.

Steve Comus is a nationally recognized hunting editor with Safari Club International and a former WON Guns and Hunting Editor. His column appears every other week in WON and he can be reached at
FastFire III from Burris is both handy and easy to use.

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