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Been using ghost barrel aiming for a long time.

Just was trying to figure out how a retail front sight could add anything of value to the equation and I can not come up with an advantage. Perhaps I just don't know how it is configured correctly. To me they are garbage. Though I have never tried to use one.

Had a thought about my own ghost barrel experience and how I think I am better at centering the target between the barrels than I really am. Then it came to mind the barrels are 3" apart. But... If I put a quiver or quiver guard near the front of the barrel. Something I would not have done a week ago because who wants that blocking their sight picture.

Hmmm.....

I grabbed a spare quiver guard and slid it up about 6 inches from the end of my barrel. Now the ghost barrels overlap with a vertical football shape in the center. Nice sharp point at the top. Centering my shots perfectly as long as my mouthpiece is centered perfectly.

Slide the guard forward to lower my point of impact. Slide it toward me to raise my point of impact. Target sits right on the tip of the football overlap shape.

Using a quiver instead of a quiver guard makes the overlap smaller and a bit harder to manage while providing an increased ability to fine tune elevation on the fly. I might prefer the quiver for hunting and the quiver guard for competition.

My own accuracy has improved with only a few shots using a quiver guard as a sighting accessory.

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?
 

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Personally I feel that if the native peoples around the world have managed without sights or quivers on their blowguns so can we. It is an interesting idea using a quiver guard though
 

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getting a new .50 in the mail soon and it has a front sight I am interested in trying out. Its not like the standard cheap cross sights that I normally cut off the blowguns when I get them..lol
Interesting, where'd you find that one? Let us know how it works.
 

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I do not recommend it. very cheap almost trashy. its the worst blowgun I have ever seen. It even beats the cheap .40 cals I paid less that 10 dollars for and they came bent as well. it arrived with 2 of the pipes bent so when assembled it is almost u shaped. the handgrip is actually designed so turn screws into the barrel to get it to stay in place. marring up the paint digging into the pipe with the slightest applied pressure.
 

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Yeah, I mean anything that focus's more on the unnecessary gimmicky accessories than the actual product doesn't give me the highest of hopes, but that's even worse than I imagined. I've never even seen a good multi section blowgun besides the Cold Steel .625
 

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I got one of these also. The pipes were all straight but the outside diameters varied so much that the same plaztic connector would be snug on one pipe but drop off another one. The cones are made as cheaply as possible but the dart shafts are surprisingly robust. Six each @ 2.5, 3.75 and 6.5 inches long made of 2mm. stainless steel. The long ones are just a hair under four grams and might be a workable replacement for the bamboo skewers in some of Cold Steels cones.
I'm going to try putting thread and glue wrapping where needed on the pipes to achieve a better fit in the connectors and toss it in my trunk as an alternate. A five foot fifty is enough bore to send those 4g. Shafts well into a target ten yards away if I can get it to assemble into a straight barrel.
 

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Ghost barrels are the first line of defense against any unwanted visitors. They provide excellent coverage at close ranges and can protect against small caliber weapons. However, they are not effective at long range or over short distances. They are typically used for personal protection and not for hunting purposes.
Front sights are designed for use in handguns and rifles. These sights allow for precise aiming and accurate shots. They often include a magnifying lens that makes them much easier to sight in than regular iron sights.
Quiver guards can be attached to the quivers of arrows to prevent stray projectiles from hitting other parts of the bow. Quiver guards work well for both crossbows and recurve bows. They offer minimal obstructions while still offering good peripheral vision.
 

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Ghost barrels are the first line of defense against any unwanted visitors. They provide excellent coverage at close ranges and can protect against small caliber weapons. However, they are not effective at long range or over short distances. They are typically used for personal protection and not for hunting purposes.
Really?!?
Tell that to the folks who've hunted for food over the last 10,000 years or so and counting, using a blowgun without a sight or quiver mounted.
As fo your fist sentence, are you using it as a club or a bat? How is a ghost barrel blowgun going to "protect against small caliber weapons."
If at short distances they can protect against small caliber weapons, why can't they protect against larger caliber weapons?
You also mention quivers and quiver guards on bows, recurve bows, and cross bows. Forgive my asking, but what, pray tell, do they have to do with blowguns?

Oh, front sights without a rear sight are also used on recurve and longbows.
They are not just for handguns, rifles, and shotguns. With handguns and rifles, a front sight alone is pretty inaccurate. The "bead sights" on a shotgun are not used for aiming.

By the way, If your comments were in reference to archery and not blowguns, your presumptions are still wrong. Barebows were used successfully on the battlefields around the world until bows and crossbows were replaced by the firearm, in the late 1600s and early 1700s.
Hunting with a barebow and harvesting small and large game, as well as fowl (including but not limited to crow, pheasant, quail, duck, goose and swan) for at least 4000 to 5000 years, ever since the bow was invented. A lot of archery hunters around the world today are hunting with a bare bow; no sights, or even an arrow rest, by choice.
Not accurate at long distances? Olympic barebow competition is shot at 70 meters. Same as the folks who use bows with sights and all the rest.
 

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The only reason why I have bead sights on my blowguns is for me to determine the tube's loft.

I always roll my tubes on a glass table, then mark where the aforesaid is, so my muzzle guards need to be as ectomorphic as possible so as not to become obtrusive for me:


 
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