Kensight engineers began the design of our gun sights with a clean sheet of paper and an unlimited budget. This fresh start allowed Kensight to incorporate in our gun sights the most desirable features and improvements dictated by many years of shooting experience. Throughout our development program, Kensight engineers have taken full advantage of today's advanced technology and sophisticated manufacturing techniques. The combined use of precision computer controlled machine tools operated by a carefully trained work force, has allowed Kensight to produce an ideal gun sight for several firearm applications. Our sights are in service with top competitors, several Law enforcement agencies, military units, and the common sportsman worldwide. Our design principles are based on a commitment to simplicity and correct engineering that is clearly demonstrated in all our products.
Wire-EDM ConstructionWire-EDM is a relatively slow, although extremely accurate, machining process. Each sight is crafted by wire-EDM (WEDM) to tight tolerances from a solid bar of high grade 4140 chrome-molybdenum steel. Also known as spark erosion, Electro Discharge Machining (EDM) is the method of removing material by a series of rapidly recurring electric arcing discharges between an electrode (the cutting tool) and the work piece, in the presence of an energetic electric field. Consecutive sparks produced a series of micro-craters on the work piece and remove material along the cutting path by melting and vaporization. Dimensional tolerances are as close as +/- 0.001". This is critical on areas such as the dovetail. The piece is then heat treated to hardness of HRc 38-40 then tempered to HRc 28-32 resulting in a gun sight made to last a lifetime.
What sets us apart from the competition?Most gun sight manufactures use a metal-joining process called brazing to construct their products. In brazing, a filler metal or alloy is heated to melting temperature and distributed between two or more close-fitting parts then cooled rapidly to form a sealed joint. The melting temperature of the braze alloy is lower (sometimes substantially) than the melting temperature of the materials being joined. Gun sights that are made using this type of construction will eventually break under certain conditions. At Kensight from idea conception to product delivery we are centered on quality and detail. Our parts are constructed of one solid piece of heat treated steel and will never break - period.