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What are you focused on?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mette56, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2008
    Camdenton, MO
    For many years, I've been involved with fund raising events with military, sheriff's dept and police depts. Guns and shooting often comes up. I've been surprised that most of these heros are taught to focus mainly on their sights when shooting, not at the target. I shoot open sights, scopes, lasers looking and focused on my target...looking through the sight itself. Same as with trap.

    So what is correct? IMO, if I'm a public servant and in a firefight with an enemy shooting back at me, I want to see his every move. If taught to look through sight and focus on target...you see both....Right?

  2. Jawhawker

    Jawhawker TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Well Milt, I was actually taught to shoot a pistol from the hip and we shot a lot of running critters with rifles and as such my rifles even as a kid had stock work to fall into place. Then I guess that I later learned how its suppose to be done. As such, for me I look through the site at the target. But my rifle stocks are still built to go into place in a hurry.
  3. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Rifle and especially handguns, for maximum accuracy, require focusing on the front sight first.
    It requires a minute relationship between front and rear sights.
    The target remains blurred without sharp definition.

    Tactically speaking, ranges a car hood wide can be shot focusing on the subject.

    Of course, i'm talking accuracy with a handgun from 25-600 yards..