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Iron sights

Post by Blackjackjoe21 on Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:21 pm

Okay, I guess I'm a neanderthal but I still use iron sights on all my BE guns.  After 30+ years, I've bucked the tide and still use them.  Any other iron-sight-only shooters out there?

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Post by Rob Kovach on Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:58 am

I am not iron sight only, but I have been shooting my CF and .45 with irons only for the past couple of years.

I think it helps me stay focused on the fundamentals.  It really doesn't cost me many points.  I can drill 10s fairly easily with the irons...

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Post by DeweyHales on Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:22 am

I've been shooting irons only for a season or two. I wish someone made a rear sight with an adjustable notch for the 45. That'd make it a bit easier. Light conditions vary a lot between several ranges where I compete.

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Post by desben on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:16 am

I shoot iron sights. I tried a red dot for amusement, for a couple of weeks, then went back.

See this earlier thread on the same subject. http://www.bullseyeforum.net/t2627-open-sights

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Post by paw080 on Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:56 pm

Blackjackjoe21 wrote:Okay, I guess I'm a neanderthal but I still use iron sights on all my BE guns.  After 30+ years, I've bucked the tide and still use them.  Any other iron-sight-only shooters out there?



I shoot with "Open Sights" only;  the term "iron sight" can mean something very different than open sight.  I too,

have been using open sights on all my pistols since 1972.  I continued the patridge  sighting to have a parity with

my ISSF class shooting, 50M pistol, and 10M air pistol match shooting.  I'm 73 years old and I only needed

prescription lens correction to clearly resolve my front sight blade.

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Post by paw080 on Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:04 pm

DeweyHales wrote:I've been shooting irons only for a season or two. I wish someone made a rear sight with an adjustable notch for the 45. That'd make it a bit easier. Light conditions vary a lot between several ranges where I compete.


That's for sure Dewey,  An adjustable rear notch would be a perfect sighting aid.

Most of my 10M air pistols have adjustable rear notches, and the few that don't,

have replaceable rear notch plates.  My Bullseye rimfire pistol is a Morini CM22-RF

that has an adjustable rear notch sight.

Could it be that several people have tried, but the rear adjustable mechanism

couldn't hold up to the 45acp's recoil?

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Post by jmdavis on Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:45 pm

Even if the adjustable wouldn't hold up, replacement blades like on the pardini sp could work. Held in with 4 allen heads, I don't see them being an issue.

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Re: Iron sights

Post by LateBoomer on Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:16 am

Iron only here.

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Re: Iron sights

Post by motorheadjohn on Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:00 pm

Iron only!

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Post by LenV on Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:08 pm

Everyone should start practicing with iron sights. Especially with your .22. That new distinguished badge for .22 looks like it will be fun to shoot for.

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Re: Iron sights

Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:45 pm

Irons only until I go Diatinguished.  My eyes are very good so I'm holding out as long as possible.

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