How to focus on front sight - Video

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How to focus on front sight - Video

Post by beeser on Fri May 15, 2015 8:56 pm

Here's a video with some exercises on how to focus on the front sight.  There's more involved than just putting a dot on the front sight and looking at it.  Truly focusing is easier said than done at least for me.



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Re: How to focus on front sight - Video

Post by Wobbley on Fri May 15, 2015 9:24 pm

I did this years ago when shooting an M1A.  I put a dot with a pencil on the post.  If I didn't see the post, I wasn't focused on the front sight.

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Re: How to focus on front sight - Video

Post by BE Mike on Sat May 16, 2015 10:03 am

Some of the old time bullseye pistol shooters would blacken their sights with a carbide lamp and then take their small screwdriver and put a "mark" on the front sight. This does not work well with a red dot scope!  Wink

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Re: How to focus on front sight - Video

Post by dronning on Sat May 16, 2015 10:18 am

Along the same vein with a dot, my scores improved when I turned the dot down and focus on the target. They improved even a little more when I started focusing on the X. The only problem with this method is when shooting indoors I can't turn the dot down low enough.

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Re: How to focus on front sight - Video

Post by jglenn21 on Tue May 19, 2015 1:32 pm

I must be an old timer


used to use a carbide lighter and mark the front sight.( late 70s)

special glasses didn't hurt either

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Re: How to focus on front sight - Video

Post by DavidR on Tue May 19, 2015 3:29 pm

a piece of masking tape burning puts off the same black smoke to darken a sight

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Re: How to focus on front sight - Video

Post by Toz35m on Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:37 pm

An exercise I use is to dry fire or just a holding drill on a blank target and work on your front sight focus.

The trouble I am seeing now is my older eyes are having a hard time maintaining that focus shot after shot.

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