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Here is the link to Gun Nuts Radio with Chris Tilley, which really was a fun episode for me to do. If you’d like the raw .mp3, you can get it here. As usual, you can also download the episode on iTunes by clicking the big button below.
Thanks to my guest Chris Tilley for coming on, and thanks to everyone for listening. Make sure to tune in again next week at 7pm Pacific time for Gun Nuts Radio!
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Caleb, could you write a more detailed post about sight picture? You and Chris said some things when talking about the blow gun sight picture that kind of confused me. Admitted, I’m still a relatively new shooter.
You talked about ignoring the ghost image of the sight when shooting a pistol with both eyes open. So I had thought that what people meant when they said “focus on the front sight” was to bring the front sight into focus so you lost that double vision. But then you get double vision of the target. Is that correct? Is it an artifact of being cross-dominant?
I guess, to be more specific, there are two main ways you can focus your eyes.
a) On the target. Target is clear, front sight has a second ghost image. I had thought this was wrong for a pistol.
b) On the front sight. Front sight is clear, target has a ghost image. I thought this was correct, but am unclear which target target to shoot at. I always assumed this was related to cross-dominance, and close one eye when targets are farther away.
But after your conversation with Chris Tilly, I feel like I might be missing something. Could you elaborate or point to a link explaining? Most articles I’ve read just talk about the target being blurry, not there being two targets…
When you’re focusing on your front sight, and shooting with both eyes open, you should only see one front sight. You should, however, see ghost images of both your rear sights and of your target. The trick is learning which one of each of those to line up w/ the single front sight.
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