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Posted: 12/11/2001 6:20:21 PM EDT
to someone i was talking to today, when i go to the range, i shoot. they asked me about the 3 dot sites and how do you line them up with the target. is the front dot on the target (where you want to hit) or under it like a rifles sites. i honestly couldnt anwser, i line them up and squeeze the trigger. it really never occured to me.

anyone know what you are supposed to do?
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 6:24:19 PM EDT
Draw the sight picture on paper.
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 6:31:17 PM EDT
Just aim center mass, and it should all be good.

Link Posted: 12/11/2001 6:40:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2001 6:32:59 PM EDT by SGB]
You use sights?
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 6:48:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 10:09:08 AM EDT
What Troy said.

Also, that's why its important to practice with the firearm in question. I've fired different handguns that had to have their sights held differently because of the placement of the dots. Some had to be held higher than others and some lower.
With a fixed sight gun its not really possibly to adjust the dots the way You can regular sights without the dots. Without the dots You can take a file to the front and rear sights to adjust them.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 10:37:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 10:39:53 AM EDT
Generally when trying for accuracy, I ignore the dots and try to use the outline of the sights. I also line up the sight picture just under the bullseye, with a little "white" showing. That way I have a repeatable reference point each time I line up my sights. If you just stick the sight picture in the black somewhere, how can you be sure you're aiming at the same spot? Of course if you can see the "X" well enough, line up your sights just below it.
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