How to Use Your Sights at the Range

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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:

  1. Don’t move into sight picture until the sight alignment is locked in.
  2. Don’t change the sight alignment while trying to lock in the sight picture.
  3. If you mess up the sight alignment while working on sight picture, forget about the sight picture and go back to sight alignment first.

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:

  • “equal height” where there is a flush line across the tops of the sights
  • and “equal light” where the spacing at left and right of the front sight are even.
Sight Picture is moving the “locked” Sight Alignment onto the target.

  • do not change sight alignment
  • flush line of the sights (what we called equal height) and center line of front sight are centered over the center of the bully as seen on left.
Sight Picture should look like this. Eye focus should be on front sight (meaning both the rear sight and target will be slightly blurred)

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