Fuzzy sights

This is a discussion on Fuzzy sights within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I recently added a Ruger LC9 to my summer wardrobe. To practice the LONG trigger pull, I used some snap caps. As I was targeting ...

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    Fuzzy sights

    I recently added a Ruger LC9 to my summer wardrobe. To practice the LONG trigger pull, I used some snap caps. As I was targeting different objects around my apt. I noticed that the sights were fuzzy. I cleaned my glasses but that did not solve the problem. I suddenly realized that I need to point my nose to the ceiling to bring them into focus. Guess if I ever have to use it in a SHTF situation, I will just have to aim with fuzzy sights. Maturity sucks.
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    It might be time to visit the old eye Doc.
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    I can relate, I just got my first ever pair of Rx glasses and learning to shoot all over again with progressive bifocals is interesting. I must admit though it's amazing to be able to see the holes in the target without going cold range to walk up and peek.

    I've accepted that the front sight is going to be a bit fuzzy but it's STILL a load clearer than it was prior to the glasses. I tried like you to tilt the head way back but shooting bobble head style just didn't work for me.

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    if you shoot frequently you may get a lens focused on the front sight ( around 38"s, hand gun at full extension is about the same as a rifles front sight).
    have the strong eye that way and the other eye 'normal'. keep them in your range bag. clearly, you will have more fun
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    All you have to do is turn your bifocals upside down and you'll solve that problem!
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    I have the same problem. I went to Walmart where i got my last pair of glasses made and explained the problem to the manager. She checked my prescription and and told me that it was an easy fix,all you have to do is have the lab flip your prescriptoin upside down and you are gtg. I just got my pair back last week and it made a hugh difference! On the plus side if you do any overhead work your neck doesn't get bent out of joint trying to see out the bottom of you lenses.

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    The older gentleman who's the previous owner of my Kahr PM9 replaced the factory sights with a set of fiber-optic Williams FireSights, specifically because he had a problem picking up the front sight on this little pistol.

    Just throwing a potential solution out there.

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    I have an Ex who is an ER nurse. The cardiac monitors are mounted on the wall above the patient's head. She had the same problem and her eye doc wrote a prescription for top and bottom bifocals. I would think it would work the same shooting.
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    Did you check for dust in the sights?
    It happens...for a short time, I thought the front sight on one of my Glocks was beginning to fade, but it was just dust.
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    Who needs sights on an LCP... point shoot it! You'll be faster and more accurate. ( and you might want to have your lenses adjusted )
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    When I told my eye doctor I shoot handguns, she first asked if I had a pistol with me and when I said yes, she had me take a shooting stance and proceeded with the eye exam based on the distance from eyeball to front sight. (Before you ask, yes we both verified the weapon was unloaded) Now I have bifocals that focus the lower potion on the front sight and the upper portion on the target.

    Of course I had to buy a second pair of glasses because the only way I could read was to put the book out at arms length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    When I told my eye doctor I shoot handguns, she first asked if I had a pistol with me and when I said yes, she had me take a shooting stance and proceeded with the eye exam based on the distance from eyeball to front sight. (Before you ask, yes we both verified the weapon was unloaded) Now I have bifocals that focus the lower potion on the front sight and the upper portion on the target.

    Of course I had to buy a second pair of glasses because the only way I could read was to put the book out at arms length.
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    OP I hear your pain, I have trifocals. To get my front sight in focus, I have to find the middle section of my lenses and put that on the sight - of course, then the target is way out of focus. On the premise that you will perform under pressure how you train, I would not get special shooting glasses for my SD training. While they may be helpful for plinking or target shooting, you need to be able to get your gun reliably and accurately deployed in a real life situation wearing your normal attire.
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    I went through this about 6 years ago. Since I practice self defense shooting mostly, I just line up the blurry front sight with the blurry target and let fly. That's if I even use the sights at all. I decided against a pair of dedicated shooting glasses since I wouldn't have them on in a self defense scenario anyway. I also practice without my normal glasses on and just use safety glasses. I figure my glasses may come off in a self defense scenario and I want to practice that way.
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    They're also making the print on labels (especially medicine labels) a lot smaller than they used to also. I think it is a conspiracy to make us all think we need glasses.
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