When shooting handguns I seem to shoot more accurately and faster focusing on the target instead of the front sight like everyone says.

When shooting handguns I seem to shoot more accurately and faster focusing on the target instead of the front sight like everyone says. Am I just doing it wrong?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > Am I doing it wrong?
    No. It's also extremely situational, depending on a balance of time vs accuracy requirements. Use target focus until such time as the precision required demands FSP focus instead.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Start with a red dot and regress later.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is that a fucking p2? Are you why I could not find one?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're hitting the target, who the fuck cares. It's literally impossible for anyone else to know where your eyes are focused.

    We have this same debate in the automotive community about the correct way to "heel-toe" downshift. The only thing that matters is results. There is no correct way to do it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Shooting is supposed to be muscle memory out to 15 yards, the sights are for ranges beyond

      >automotive tangent
      Paul Harrell, is that you

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Shooting is supposed to be muscle memory out to 15 yards
        So you're telling me you could point-and-shoot a good mozambique drill at 15 yards without aiming properly? I'd have to see it to believe it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why be coy instead of crowning your target with lead immediately?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          you must just not have the common sense to develope a skill by mising a hundred or so shots.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Front sight focus is generally what's recommended until you really get good. Once you have the muscle memory established on the draw and presentation of the gun, target focus is the way to go. That's the idea behind pistol red dots, but also competition pistols that have a blacked out rear sight and a bright front sight.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For target shooting, in anything stressful you'll be target focused.

  6. 1 month ago
    Journalism LMAO

    Here is one I made that is better because it demonstrates what you should be seeing with both eyes open

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I find that I can focus on the target and keep the front sight from blurring out so I never understand what these infographics are trying to say or what other people are talking about when they speak on this subject

    • 1 month ago
      Journalism LMAO

      Thats like me with eye dominance
      I can easily switch which eye I am focussing with and can easily shoot left handed left eyed as well as right handed with my right eye
      I think a lot of that stuff is in peoples heads.
      In boyscouts I had an archery teacher guy tell me that I am left eye dominant based off a stupid finger in front of the face test but now that I do that same test I can get both a left eye dominance and right eye dominance conclusion from it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The only time I get any "blur" is when I force myself to intentionally focus on the rear of the slide and it slightly washes out the target. It must be in these people's heads or they're retarded and trying to focus in the same plane with both eyes or something.

        • 1 month ago
          Journalism LMAO

          Eyes are kindof like a muscle tho and can be worked out and maybe some people just have weaker eye muscles which gives them less control over what they are actually doing with their eyes.

          Does lasik fix astimgatism with regards to holographic and red dot sights?

          Astigmatism doesn't matter at all
          You can still shoot just fine even if your red dot looks like a comet because it will always look the same. Just zero your red dot in the same place always and aim with the same part of the comet. Hell you could even zero off the tail of the comet and still be accurate because it will always look the same.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            ok thanks, I find holographics work a bit better for me, I got used to it on my eotech 512

            • 1 month ago
              Journalism LMAO

              I have heard that prism optics don't have any blur for people with astigmatism but unless you are going with a magnified one they aren't worth it IMO because of the eye relief

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Does anyone here use shooting glasses?

        I'm definitely right eye dominant but I can switch things around if I try. It's definitely in your head since eye dominance is a brain thing, isn't it?

        Only tangentially related but I can also relax my eyes consciously. I don't need to look away from my computer screen to avoid strain, I just blur my vision when nothing important is happening.

        https://i.imgur.com/fzsVkIJ.png

        Here is one I made that is better because it demonstrates what you should be seeing with both eyes open

        I've saved this. Thank you.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It's definitely in your head since eye dominance is a brain thing, isn't it?

          Literally speaking it is in your head, since your eyes and optic nerves are in your head. But no, it's not just a brain thing. You can have one eye be imperceptibly weaker than the other, or have a thinner optic nerve. This results in the brain getting a clearer signal from one eye and preferring it. Nothing can be done about that besides making the strong eye disadvantaged, such as by squinting. This gives your bad eye the better signal and makes the brain switch to it.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does lasik fix astimgatism with regards to holographic and red dot sights?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't astigmatism caused by a deformity of the eye? Don't think laser surgery can fix that.
      Would be cool if it did though, since I have it on both eyes and I can only see clear out of one of them.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use red dots and exclusively target focus regardless of distance. Same with rifle red dots.

    • 1 month ago
      Journalism LMAO

      With red dots you are supposed to target focus

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