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Old 09-08-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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I have a Sig 226 9MM and most of my shooting is from a distance of 21 feet.



When I ware glass that allow me to see the sights the target is always fuzzy… and if I wear glasses that allowed me to see the target the sights were blurry.



Afterthinking about this for a little while, I decide that I would buying a pair of1.25 reading glass from Walgreens pharmacy and see how they would work.



Wellnow I can see the sights 90% better and also see the target at 21 feet… now mygrouping is 3” for 25 shots @21 feet.



Ifyou are having a problem with wearing Rx Glasses, try going to a pharmacy… tryon a pair of reading glasses… hold out your hand and if you see the end of yourhand where the sight would be and you can see the back wall... then try them thenext time you shoot.



One last thing I have the Sig Night Sights by adding a little White Paint to the front sight also helped.



This worked for me and I hope it will helps other.



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Old 09-08-2011, 11:49 AM   #2
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Funny You should mention this.. Ha Ha..



After running a $185.000.00 1200 horse power Viper into a tree almost 7 years ago & having severe head trauma my eyeballs haven't been the same from that day on,



I have optical nerve damage & Glucoma, Anyways I have to wear bifocals now, A few Weeks ago I went to the range with My Brothers & wearing my bifocals I could see my sights fine but I couldn't see my target, If I removed my glasses I could see the target fine but I couldn't see my sights.. I shot good that day but that really ****** Me off because my eyesight was perfect before the accident & I'm really mad & kind of ashamed that I lost some of my eyesight & have to wear glasses. I looked really dumb standing there with my head tilted way back trying to see my sights & target at the same time..





Good advice littlebob



Anyone else have any good advise or helpfull hint's that help them?
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:40 AM   #3
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Even with good eyes, if you focus on the sights the target will be fuzzy. I guess how fuzzy is the real question. As a wearer of progressive lenses myself, I understand the issue well.Some days are more dificult than others but I try to maintain a focus on the sights, not the target. The degree of precision is better accomplished by correct sight alignment. If your target is just a little off then you will have a POI that's a little off. If your sights are a little off then, at distance, you POI can possibly be WAY off. Keep the primary focus on the sights.
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I agree but where I shoot (indoors), we use brown cardboard targets with a 5’’ perforated center circle, at 21’ it's hard for me to see.



If all you can see is the sights and not where the round went, then how would you know where to place the next round.



Being able to see when the round went was a big help to me… so making the sighs a little less fussy and the target a little more clear I see were to point the gun and I can see where the round hit.



Like I said this worked great for me… it may or may not work for others... but of only $8.00 to $10.00 it may be worth a try.




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I keep my consentration on my front sight at all times but it still gets annoying at times... i guess I have to face the truth....I'm getting old...lol
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I also keep my concentration on my front sight at all times but after firing a round it’s nice to see where it went.



I'm 65 so my eyes are not what they used to be.



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I also keep my concentration on my front sight at all times but after firing a round it’s nice to see where it went.



I'm 65 so my eyes are not what they used to be.



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littlebob: Maybe You & I should invest in a few bazooka's or rocket launchers... .lol:

I will look into trying out other glasses for shooting i'm sure it will help..







Thanks
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If all you can see is the sights and not where the round went, then how would you know where to place the next round.


The round went where your sights were pointed when you pulled the trigger.



Seriously. That's not meant to be a snarky comment. You should see the sights lined up, on the fuzzy target. Focus on squeezing the trigger without moving the sights. You should watch the sights lift and come back down. Practice calling your shot. You will learn to know where the shot hit by where the sights were when the bullet left the gun. Believe me, by focusing on seeing where the shot hit on the target you will start looking at the target and not the sights and accuracy will decrease.



A great way to train to watch the sites is to aim at nothing. Point your gun at the berm or back wall of the range. Watch the sights. Watch them lift, watch them return to where you started. Once you learn that, replace the target. Now watch the sights while you squeeze the trigger. As soon as the shot breaks, call it. ("7 o'clock, 2 inches from center", etc.)





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Unbelievable…I guess you have 20/20 eyesight… I don’t and a lot of us older people don’t.



OK let’s say you can see a target that is white that is 4’ X 4’
at 32 feet BUT YOU CAN’T SEE the circles inside the target because it just look like a big white something… it is so out of focus the square does not look like a square. So tell me just how I would go about seeing were to point the sights or even if was hit.



I don’t mean to be testy about this, but maybe you should put on a pair of my glasses that makes it where you can barely see the target then tell us all how well you were able to shoot that day.



Moreover my brother who has won a number of trophies while with the sheriff department does not use the sights… he looks down the side of the barrel. I can’t do that but it works for him… I all ways have to use the sights.



As I said the glasses worked for me, and they may or may not work for others… moreover I was only offering what had helped me become better at the range not how to use the sights of a gun.



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I have issues with my bifocals also, but I have found that it is more a function of how much light is available. In low light I can see my sights (I have night sights) but they are not in focus. I've found I can still line them up and shoot fairly accurately, but of course not as good as in bright sun light. In bright light, I can see and focus on them and the target with no problems. It is still annoying in the different situations where the light is dim or going from bright sunlight to shade or into a dark building. I guess it just comes with old age.
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forget it.

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I have issues with my bifocals also, but I have found that it is more a function of how much light is available. In low light I can see my sights (I have night sights) but they are not in focus. I've found I can still line them up and shoot fairly accurately, but of course not as good as in bright sun light. In bright light, I can see and focus on them and the target with no problems. It is still annoying in the different situations where the light is dim or going from bright sunlight to shade or into a dark building. I guess it just comes with old age.


I have progressive lenses also but I find that being a right eye dominant person, I have prescription glasses that have the right lens focus on the front sight and the left eye focuses on distance. So I am essentially monocular but with practice this works well for pistol shooting.
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I have been thinking about getting a pair of shooting glasses with what some call mono vision where the master eye is set to focus up close where the sights are and the weak eye is set for distance where the target is. My girlfriend has contacts set up like this for a different activity and she likes them. Anybody here every try mono vision? I've heard some have headaches, but my girlfriend doesn't.
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I have heard of then but want to talk to someone who uses them before paying out the cash.



Let me know if you go that way and if they workout for you.



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I am slightly myopic, -1.75 in my dominant right eye. I am increasingly shooting without my glasses, as I can focus on my front sight at arm's length, and sit the blurry bull's eye right on top of it, and squeeze off accurate shots. What I find interesting is that it is easier for me to shoot this way than to use my glasses. A real surprise was to discover that this works well with my Garand at 75 yards! I will move to 100 yards with this during my next range trip, but aimed shots without glasses over this long rifle at 75 yards are deadly accurate.



For glasses wearers, I also have discovered a product called eye pal that essentially adds a peep sight to the surface of your glass' lens. Just got it so I cannot vouch for it but it seems like it might help in this space, too.



Hope this is useful!
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