The Tier 1 Citizen rifle standards in this video are meant to be completed with hard sights instead of red dot optics. Why? Because optics don't always work. Even sights just a few weeks old have sometimes stopped performing at critical moments. At these times, you have to be so comfortable with switching to, and using, hard sights, that the whole process feels instinctual. These standards help you achieve that level of comfort and skill. Designed to be challenging, they teach you to transition to hard sights under stressful circumstances, and to shoot reliably no matter which sights you use.