The Small Arms Collimator helps armed professionals establish and maintain a precise zero.
A good zero is the foundation for effective marksmanship. A poor or imprecise zero not only causes misses- it causes CONSISTENT misses. Routine zero confirmation ensures that shooters go into the fight with a good zero... and the SAC makes those routine checks possible in any environment.
Our red dot and magnified optics provide significant advantage- if they're properly zeroed. The ability to confirm zero in the field is critical to ensure that shooters are able to make accurate hits.
When shooters miss, the bullet goes somewhere. In crowded urban environments (domestically or overseas), 'somewhere' could be an innocent bystander.
The SAC dramatically reduces zero range time (by 66%, according to a US Army source). Less time on the zero range means more time conducting combat marksmanship training.
Reports indicate that the SAC saves $750 per zero iteration at the company level- in ammo costs alone. The SAC will quickly pay for itself by saving ammunition, time, and other resources.
Intro to the SAC
The Small Arms Collimator (SAC) is a very precise, advanced optical device that allows shooters to check zero and/ or re-zero weapons in just a few seconds in any environment— without live fire. By ensuring that weapon, sight system, and shooter are always properly tuned to each other (properly zeroed) the SAC helps maximize the capabilities of each. It can also be used:
to speed up the initial zero process;
as a training aid when teaching marksmanship fundamentals; and
to help quickly diagnose problems with weapons, sights, or mounts.
SACs are available for most rifles, machine guns, and grenade launchers (up to 40mm). They work with iron sights, day optics, and image intensified night vision sights. SACs are also available that work with laser aiming devices (i.e. PEQ-15) and with thermal weapons sights.
Why Use the SAC?
In combat, the difference between an enemy that is down and out of the fight versus one who is able to continue to send rounds in your direction is often measured in inches. For this reason, we should constantly strive to improve combat marksmanship. The SAC is a very powerful tool for this purpose.
Our weapon platforms and sight options typically provide a significant advantage over enemy weapons in terms of accuracy and engagement speed. Most of that advantage is lost, though, if our weapons aren’t properly zeroed.
The SAC utilizes an alpha-numeric grid that is fixed in a very precise, consistent position relative to the bore of the weapon. For the M4/ M16, the grid is graduated in large, bold squares and smaller, finer squares. The large squares are 4 mils (equal to approximately 14.4 inches at 100 yards) and the small squares are 2 mils (approximately 7.2 inches at 100 yards). The SAC provides two types of reference points, CZP and PZP...
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