How to Use Your Sights at the Range
Dec 13, 2021 // By:admin // No Comment
Sight Alignment is established First
Sight Picture is the Added to the sight alignment
Rules need to be mentioned at this point:
- Don’t move into sight picture until the sight alignment is locked in.
- Don’t change the sight alignment while trying to lock in the sight picture.
- If you mess up the sight alignment while working on sight picture, forget about the sight picture and go back to sight alignment first.
this skill called sighting is one of five foundational skills
- sight alignment
- sight picture
- trigger control
- trigger moved straight back in alignment with the barrel
- trigger crossing the middle of pad of index finger (not at finger tip nor at knuckle)
- hold control
- proper grip with dominant hand and support hand to reduce movement while aiming and shooting
- breath control
- holding “mid breath” while depressing trigger to minimize movement while shooting
- follow through
- proper exercise of first four skills before, during, and after shot
this post is only about using the iron sights on your pistol
Let’s walk through this step by step.
|Sight Alignment starts with getting the front and back sights properly aligned with your line of sight using your dominant eye. (nothing else meaning forget the target exists)
|This is often described as:
|Sight Picture is moving the “locked” Sight Alignment onto the target.
|Sight Picture should look like this. Eye focus should be on front sight (meaning both the rear sight and target will be slightly blurred)