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    I shoot where the pistol shoots. If I have elevation adjustments I always set it up for #2 as I like to see where the bullet will hit but, I have a Sig that is #3 nothing I can do about it but adapt to the gun or file the rear sight down.
    I do know I hate 3 dot sights with a passion and those get tossed or painted over right quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck R. View Post
    HKs and Walther's so I'm a "drive the dot" (#3) kind of guy.

    Also works with the FO sights on my match guns, although I do use the top edge of the front sight for the precision shots.
    HK and Walther's man here as well, so I agree with you @Chuck R. It's #3 for me as also.
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    Definitely #2 for me.....
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    Punkin (target) on a post (front sight) in the valley (front sight inside rear sight) is how I explain it to new shooters.
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    It seems to me that with method #1 you have a very undefined aiming point and it would depend on the size of the “pumpkin”, and ultimately to hit something higher than your sights you will have to raise the front sight higher ever so slightly and therfore kind of defeat the purpose of this simple system. If you use method #1 and aim at a hundred pound pumpkin at six feet, you will graise the bottom of it. Method #2 is the only correct way in my opinon. Method #3 is basically the same, those dots can be thought of as shorter posts.

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    Man, I wish someone had bothered to tell me the only correct way in about 1965...I sure have been messin' up all my life doin' #1 and now I'm too old to change...(at 6 feet, I point, not aim.)

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    Somebody please address the "focus on the front sight" idea? Please? I watch video, many of them, this is all I hear. So, what are the rear sights for? Nobody really taught me anything and I am 60 and still confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.stuart View Post
    Somebody please address the "focus on the front sight" idea? Please? I watch video, many of them, this is all I hear. So, what are the rear sights for? Nobody really taught me anything and I am 60 and still confused.
    If one uses the front sight instead of the rear sight as the point of focus, it ensures the target at least stays in the line of fire. ... This technique uses the front as a focal point, with the shooter bringing the rear sight into alignment with the front sight while focusing on the latter.

    Peep sights on an m14 or Garand, hard focus in on the front sight through the peep. Target is blurry or slightly out of focus.

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    #2 is what I use now.

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    I learned to shoot using sight image #2 and continue to to this day.
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    #2 Bullet sits on top of the front sight. I use it for all my shooting, rifles, pistols or shotguns with sights.
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    #2 is my preferred. All three should hit center mass at
    5-7 yards... Never targeted specific organs.

    Further out, #2 works best for me. Line up the dots, put
    your target on the shelf.

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