Monday, January 23, 2017

AR15 customer's review

7/22/2010 3:02:49 PM

I ordered the “EyePal”  and it came in today and so I will do a mini review as a “thank you”.

First, I brought the “EyePal Rifle Kit” which comes with two aperture for rifle use only. The good news is that I think they make a big difference and will likely work. Will go out to the range tomorrow as weather permits to give them the “acid test”. Here are some initial impressions.

• You basically put these apertures on your safety glasses; they are made of that soft rubber material that self adhere to smooth surfaces and can be peeled off and put on again without any problem – GOOD!

• You have to adjust them a bit so that you can look out of the hole into your BUIS – NO PROBLEM.

• Since they are small holes, they do reduce the amount of light coming in significantly, so they probably will not work too well on a really dark day, but will work fine on a bright or sunny day. For the same reason, you should not use them on sunglasses, and yellow or clear lens safety glasses are preferable – SMALL PROBLEM.

• When I look through my Troy BUIS looking through the small peep rear sight at the HK style front sight what I normally see in simulated in this first image (although I had to use the large peep sight - what you will see is smalle since you will likely use the small peep sight). I see the semi-circular arms of the front sight and the aiming post in the middle. When I use the EyePal, the peep sight hole at on the back sight is significantly smaller in size and at the same distance from the rear sight, I can only see part of the front post (again smaller). This is in some ways not ideal because it does limit my visibility out of the sight, but since I am only shooting a paper target, this weakness is not “deadly”. – SMALL PROBLEM

• The reduced size of the hole you can see out of the rear sight is good in some aspect because it actually makes it easier to line up the two sights – GOOD

• The other thing that makes a big difference is that if I shoot with both eyes open, the target is now crystal clear from both eyes - so overall GOOD.

UK GunMart editor's EyePal review

By: Graham Allen, Editor, GunMart Magazine (UK)
I must admit that, when I was contacted by Peter Moseley from the company Tactical Scope about the EyePal Peep Sighting System, I was a little skeptical that such simple device could be quite as effective as he said it was. I’m not saying he was trying it on in any way but I’ve seen all sorts of products over the years that have made elaborate claims. Well, after testing it for a while, I can honestly say that everything he said is true!
The product has been designed to enable shooters with less than perfect vision to use open sights effectively. I’ve noticed over the last few years that I can’t quite get the open sights of a pistol in focus like I used to. The U-notch rear and blade foresight are a bit fuzzy these days, especially when the light levels are low and I’ve been thinking about investing in a couple of scopes for my favourite pistols; I won’t have to spend the money now!
The EyePal is a patented device that attaches to your shooting glasses. It’s essentially a non-marring piece of ‘static cling’ material (think of it as a sticker that’s not actually sticky!) with a small hole in the centre and it’s placed on the part of the lens where you would normally look through whilst shooting. The hole acts like a ‘pinhole camera’ and the resultant image is that of the sights and target being in focus. I can now get the foresight centrally in the rearsight, without any blurriness and the target is in focus like normal. It’s possible to use the EyePal with either one or both eyes open and it really has improved my shooting.

The EyePal can be used by pistol/bow and rifle shooters and there’s one of each in the ‘Master Kit’, or two of each type in the ‘Handgun/ Bow Kit’ and ‘Rifle Kit’. At £19.95, it is very good value for such an effective product.

EyePal® Peep Sighting System versatility and flexibility

Many EyePal archers and iron-sight shooters see their sights and target together in focus for the first time in their lives. This is because they have become familiar with the top-performing EyePal product line since its introduction at the gun shows in September 2007.  EyePal is a glasses-mounted static-cling peep sight and is the “eyesight” of choice at the NRA CMP National Pistol and Rifle Trophy Matches.

Shooting with both eyes open
When shooting pistol or rifle with both eyes open, two EyePal apertures are used to get normal "binocular" vision with total eye relief. With the following procedure, a shooter can easily acquire a perfect sight picture without using blockers or squinting. Get the aiming eye set up first and then bring up the other EyePal up to the "off-eye" so that its image is superimposed on the aiming eyes' image. This offers both eyes total "eye relief" in that there is no focusing effort on the part of the eyes as the images are already in focus. The EyePal aperture diameters are set at infinity and as a result, all elements in the aperture are in focus. The same holds true for red dots and fiber optic sights. EyePal has all the features that competitors demand; outstanding visual acuity performance, versatility and durability.
You might recall the pinhole shoebox eclipse viewer and its focused image that you made when you were a Boy Scout. It's another EyePal unique versatility feature.

EyePal can't be beat and it's guaranteed. See more information at

A Sporting Clays customer's EyePal Master Kit experience

Dear Charlie, 
I want to thank you for imparting some of your optical knowledge and experience to me.  
Here's my story. 
Avid shotgun shooter and student of the game for 56 years. 
Left handed 
Left dominant eyed 

Sporting clays 
Wing shooting experience on multiple continents 
Previously-skeet, trap, and flyers 

My work and age related eye issues have caused a deterioration of vision acuity in my left dominant eye has occurred leaving me with 20/30 corrected in my left eye and 20/15 corrected in my right or weak eye. 
Frequently the right eye wants to be dominant especially if the target is a right to left crossing one. I tried teaching myself to wink (as many shot gunners do) at the point of hard focus and firing. This was very difficult for me as it required thinking about doing something instead of just watching the target. John David Shima is right as rain. (Book -The Moment of Truth) 
I live by the old adage and quote, "How can a man think and hit at the same time?" 
Lawrence Peter (Yogi) Berra. 
I have relied on shooting aids such as Vaseline, scotch tape, Spot Shot optical foils, friction tape, and other devices to blur or block central vision in the right eye when the gun is in the mounted position. After several days at a tournament, ones dominant eye becomes fatigued and the weak eye begins to find a way to establish more control. Looking around the dots is common and this results in poor or partial gun mounts. 
I was intrigued when I read about your apertures and through several long listening sessions with you and a good bit of trial and error on my own, I have discovered that using the wide or "shotgun" sized aperture Eye Pal on my weak eye (in my mounted central vision position on my shooting glasses) that I can see through the aperture and have a depth of focus with that eye. The right eye (the weak eye) doesn't "grab" the target resulting in the misses that I was having with the other devices. I'm still experimenting and shooting with it and thus far am very pleased. I want to order a number of them to have on hand for students and friends. Typically if you point with your forearm hand finger in front of your dominant eye you are pointing straight at the target object. If you close your master eye then the finger is no longer on the target object. With the Eye Pal the target "jump" experienced by this maneuver is minimized or non-existent. This is not what I expected.  
My eye fatigue that is normally present using solid dots is greatly relieved using the Eye Pal. This was a welcome experience. 
I don't have all the answers but I'm intrigued and excited about the learning experience and the improvement in my consistency using the Eye Pal.  
So far we have learned that the handgun aperture is just a bit too small so I was glad to see your larger “Shotgun” aperture in the mail recently. I’ll be happy to report on its affect at a later date.
The Eye Pal is easily moved from one set of glasses to another without harm and reuse is a snap.  
For grins I put an Eye Pal on both eyes of my regular Rx glasses in the proper place and watched an Atlanta Braves baseball game. The depth of focus improvement was quite remarkable. 
What would happen if a softball pitcher or baseball pitcher used one on his master eye while pitching? 
No matter, I thank you for your kindness in helping me. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I know that if it helped me that it's highly likely that it will help others that are either cross dominant, central dominant, or shooting off the wrong shoulder. 
Best wishes in your endeavor.  

With great respect I am,

R. Greg Stewart DVM MS Ph.D 
Southern Veterinary Services Inc.