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Deteriorating Eye Sight - Where Do You Focus

This is a discussion on Deteriorating Eye Sight - Where Do You Focus within the Defensive Carry & Tactical Training forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Struckat Mmm, bigger gun, more capacity. ^^^ This was my choice to the same problem along with practicing point shooting. My eyesite ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Struckat View Post
    Mmm, bigger gun, more capacity.
    ^^^ This was my choice to the same problem along with practicing point shooting. My eyesite changes almost hourly do to a weird collagen condition and I get the double vision a bunch. Did get shooting glasses for that but your right the BG isn’t going to wait for you to put your glasses on!

    Changed from a .38 LCR Smith to a .357 colt revolver and it did take my confidence level up a few notches 😉
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Try focusing at any distance with a cataract.
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    3 yrs ago, cataract surgery on the left eye, a few months ago, right eye. 20/20 vision both eyes. And now as my master eye is my right one, the sights have come in dead clear. So draw and fire, front sight the clearest it has ever been. Even tho we have only Medicare, it is not that expensive. TRuGlo night sights 3 green dots. Perfect poor light or sunlight. Sitting in our local Pancake House, (First Watch) there are two stop signs in view, in the parking lot, 50M or so away. They are very clear! Reading glasses required for reading.
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    Deteriorating Eye Sight - Where Do You Focus

    On the threat, if one needs corrective lenses to see past one's nose, that's all that's necessary to make extremely accurate hits well past normal SD ranges.

    A gun with NO sights on it, it's not the gun that's accurate, it's the shooters ability to use a skill few have in their bag of tricks.

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    My eyesight is a real struggle for me and shooting. I have one eye and am legally blind in it. Combine that with the nerve damage from my injuries, and I'm really having to work on things with these subcompact CC pistols. I don't really know how to proceed. At this point I'm just sighting on the threat (target) and trying to point shoot without really concentrating on the blurry sights. The target is blurry enough. Heheh. I'd post a pic of my pathetic attempts at the range today, but am embarrassed to.
    I'm hitting the target -- let's just leave it at that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    My eyesight is a real struggle for me and shooting. I have one eye and am legally blind in it. Combine that with the nerve damage from my injuries, and I'm really having to work on things with these subcompact CC pistols. I don't really know how to proceed. At this point I'm just sighting on the threat (target) and trying to point shoot without really concentrating on the blurry sights. The target is blurry enough. Heheh. I'd post a pic of my pathetic attempts at the range today, but am embarrassed to.
    I'm hitting the target -- let's just leave it at that....
    So you are literally a one-eyed blind man? At least you have an excuse. I shoot like a one-eyed blind man with both eyes open. Combat accurate for me is not shooting myself!
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    OK, I don't care. I'll put up my results today. 15 yards, less than 1 second between shots. 7 and 8 round mags each less than 5 seconds per mag. I'm kind of all over the place. No "ragged holes in the bull" for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    OK, I don't care. I'll put up my results today. 15 yards, less than 1 second between shots. 7 and 8 round mags each less than 5 seconds per mag. I'm kind of all over the place. No "ragged holes in the bull" for me.


    Ain't nothing wrong with that. If that was a bg, he'd be a dead bg.😵
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    OK, I don't care. I'll put up my results today. 15 yards, less than 1 second between shots. 7 and 8 round mags each less than 5 seconds per mag. I'm kind of all over the place. No "ragged holes in the bull" for me.

    That's perfectly fine for SD purposes
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    Rather than repeat myself, more on this topic can be found at this forum thread with 45 posts on the topic: https://www.defensivecarry.com/forum...-old-eyes.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    OK, I don't care. I'll put up my results today. 15 yards, less than 1 second between shots. 7 and 8 round mags each less than 5 seconds per mag. I'm kind of all over the place. No "ragged holes in the bull" for me.

    We refer to that as “minute of bad guy” rather than MOA. and, between the screaming, crying, and commotion sure to accompany an SD situation (plus anything originating from witnesses and targets), that’ll get the job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    OK, I don't care. I'll put up my results today. 15 yards, less than 1 second between shots. 7 and 8 round mags each less than 5 seconds per mag. I'm kind of all over the place. No "ragged holes in the bull" for me.

    Heck, I can do that good all the way out to seven yards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    OK, I don't care. I'll put up my results today. 15 yards, less than 1 second between shots. 7 and 8 round mags each less than 5 seconds per mag. I'm kind of all over the place. No "ragged holes in the bull" for me.

    Point shooting at 15 yards? I wouldn't complain too much about that target. Think I'm pretty safe saying that a BG would be looking for a safer place to ply his trade!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Heck, I can do that good all the way out to seven yards!
    My 5 and 7 yard targets aren't any different....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Try focusing at any distance with a cataract.
    I was "fortunate" to have rapidly developing posterior cataracts in my right (dominant) eye. But, prior to having surgery I went through every combination of iron sight (fibers, white dots, orange dots, ... and every color Project Rudy lens) just to see both the sights and steel targets. Then I tried using my left eye. After surgery I'm 20/20 and 1.5 diopter readers are all I need to see the front sight clearly. One year+ after surgery I final had the sense to get rid of the rear sight dots (long story there) and I'm on a path to get back to where I was 2 years ago. I can't really do much with a bullseye target past 15 yards, but that's not the sport I'm about and my defensive shooting is fine.

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