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Sight Alignment - ShootingTips.NET



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in this next segment we're going to look

over the sights of a fine selection of

pistols to show you the different kinds

of front and rear sights how to line

them up the importance of focus on the

front sight what those sights look like

in front of a sheet of white paper and

what those sights look like in front of

a target with a 6 o'clock hole

everything from a world war 1 German

Luger to a modern kel-tec p38 II carry

gun

so this is a Colt Python revolver and

there's the front sight and focus

there's the the sight picture equal

distance on each side of the front sight

front side and focus at this point I

would fire the shot front sight rear

sight sight alignment sight picture six

o'clock hold take the shot

okay so now I'm lining up the shot I've

got front sight and focus and I start

the trigger squeeze fire the shot very

good so now I've got the sight lined up

got a beautiful sight insert on the

front to guide us to six o'clock hold

wipe the front sight in the rear sight

begin my trigger squeeze and off goes

the shot

in the front side is in sharp focus and

there's the rear sight line it up begin

my squeeze after I line up and take the

shot pretty good okay so you've got your

rear sight with the white outline and a

front sight with a white dot to help you

kind of line all that up

but again the basics hold true keep that

front sight and focus and on the six

o'clock hold I'm beginning my trigger

pull right now and the shot goes off

it's going to be a little high because

as I was pulling the trigger the front

sight crept up just a bit let's go ahead

do that again okay so now I've got lined

up

six o'clock hold on the bolt I start my

squeeze a little bit off again that

would have fired the left I'm sorry

little to the right

okay again I find my front side front

side front side front sights and focus

by my rear window rear sight window line

the tool up straight across the top

begin my trigger squeeze fire the shot

it's got some interesting sights

okay so first we line up find our front

sight front sight front side front

sights in focus line up the rear sight

notch almost no daylight on either side

it's a very tight sight but once it's

lined up six o'clock hold fire the shot

okay this is a Taurus ultralight model

85 and 38 special and it's got carry

sights so you can see they're a little

bit tough to see you have to practice

with this gun

there's my front sight high and in the

front and then I snap in my rear sight

which is just a slot cut out of the top

of the frame but again I want to line up

equal amounts of daylight and flat

across the top begin my trigger squeeze

fire the shot yes there's my front sight

snap in my rear sight which is just that

notch in them in the frame my six

o'clock hold on the target once I've got

the sights lined up I begin my squeeze

and fire the shot

Caltech 380 it's basically a pocket gun

and it's got some seriously small sights

but they are effective and you can still

hit the target if you do the six

fundamentals and practice good sight

alignment that little stub at the front

there is the front sight put it in the

rear sight window which is again just

two slot milled on the slide

line it up begin my long double action

squeeze and fire the shot line up the

front sight at the six o'clock position

in the rear sight window small as it is

begin the sight alignment breath control

trigger squeeze part of the shot conduct

the follow-through

again we've got the

front sight in focus we've got the rear

sight window that we're aligning it with

so we've got our sight alignment and

then I start my trigger squeeze take it

up fire the shot you can still see the

arc of movement really good 22 revolver

six o'clock hold on the bullseye side

alignment

front sight is in focus front side is in

the rear sight window six o'clock hold

on the target and I start my trigger

squeeze fire the shot that shot actually

would have been a little off to the left

just as the shot pulled shot went off

the sight clung on to that left the rear

sight of the rear window

that's called calling your shot okay now

I've got six o'clock hold my sight

picture is there sights are aligned I

start my trigger squeeze and I'm

drifting off to the right okay we'll do

this okay snap it snap it snap it snap

it okay trigger squeeze starts I'm

holding my breath it even works when

you're doing this Oh

Springfield

a 45 caliber auto pistol with some nice

target sights line up the front focus on

the front sight

that's straight across the top light on

either side I got to make sure I got my

grip here because this has a grip safety

and squeeze ooh and follow-through one

more time just to show we can do it here

take a breath

let it halfway out stop breathing much

better line up on the pole there's the

front sight line up in the rear window

get my trigger squeeze fire the shot

okay so here we have the front sight on

a war one era Luger and nine-millimeter

I've lined up the front sight in the

really stumpy rear window rear sight

picture right here I've lined up the

front sight in the rear sight window and

begun my trigger squeeze let my breath

in half way out stop breathing trigger

squeeze front sight line up in the rear

sight window begin my trigger squeeze

all right

there's my bull six o'clock hole find my

front sight there you are mr. front

sight in the rear window which kind of

disappears a little bit blackness there

it is oh my gosh yeah this is not a good

night's shooting pistol at all so if you

don't do night shooting get mr. Glock

pistol here we go we've got the front

sight lined up in the rear sight window

I think I start my squeeze breath hell

here we go this is mr. Luger pistol and

his mr. Luger scrappy sights you had to

add that up Oh like this okay there did

that there it is

every time I get the front sight lined

up it drifts off the bull's eye god

bless those people in World War 1 how'd

they manage to hit each other here we go

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