Center of mass bullseye, with "reverse color?" sights.

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Center of mass bullseye, with "reverse color?" sights.

Post by buttstock on 4/1/2012, 8:08 pm

First, I've only been shooting conventional and international centerfire at our local club for 15 months (newbie). I've shot one sectional, and I am unclassified as of yet (but shooting 275/282 range in a conventional NMC).

I've read about various open sighted aiming techniques, and have tried them with frustration, but I'm willing to keep trying (as it was written in the Encly. of Bullseye Pistol, there is a difference between "training" and "practicing." "Training" is incorporating something new. "Practicing" is reinforcement of a technique.)

Sub-6, line of white, 6 o'clock hold and center of mass. I understand them, and can see pros/cons of each. Here's my question, mostly thinking out loud...

Sub-6 has black sights on white paper for maximizing concentration on sights through trigger break, without a bull to distract. Center of mass has black sights on a black bull. As I understand it, this is preferred for international/Olympic shooting, but can be tough on older eyes.

Here's a thought. Instead of using traditional carbide lamps/soot to BLACKEN a front sight, what if you made your front and rear sight some LIGHT color (white, biege, yellow, baby blue, pink etc), and held center of mass? You would essentially have a "reverse" color sights for high contrast (such as black sights in a sub-6) but reversed (light colore front/rear sights on DARK background of bullseye).

I haven't tried it, but I've been thinking about it. It seems to take the best benefits of each sighting technique, and puts them all together. Time to get the "White out" bottle from my desk and try it.

Any thoughts? Do you think "reverse contrast sighting for center of mass hold" has any merit? I guess I'll just have to try it. Cheap, non-destructive, and fast to try.

Just a pistol newbie thinking out loud, and writing down thoughts.


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Re: Center of mass bullseye, with "reverse color?" sights.

Post by jmdavis on 4/1/2012, 9:57 pm

Newbie here as well. I have tried this method in other types of shooting (ex. yellow sight for HP). It was too distracting for me. I did find marking my sight with a diagonal pencil mark to be helpful in providing a good object for focus.

You should try it. It might work for you. Bill Blankenship mentioned it in one of the articles of Pistol Shooter's Treasury. See what you think...

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