Gun sights for "old" eyes


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RDD1228
March 18, 2008, 02:15 AM
Someone please help me! I have 2 Sigs (9mm and 45) and have just joined the ranks of the paper punchers again. I find that I can't see the sights on my guns like I used to. Anybody out there have any information on enhanced sights I could purchase to help out my 64 year old eyes? Thanks, Richard

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CWL
March 18, 2008, 03:26 AM
Greetings Richard,

You have many options! (I've been ding some shopping for my dad.)

For low light, good tritiums like Trijicon will highlight the front blade.
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XS Sights will work great if you are just shooting sillouettes. They make Big Dot front sights for ease of sighting. Also in tritium.
http://www.xssights.com/store/handgun.html

For outdoors, you can also install fiber optic sights that will really brighten the front blade.
http://www.hivizsights.com/Pistol-Sights-C3.aspx

If you don't mind the size, holographic or red dot sites work great as well. Doctor sights as well as Bushnell holoscopes have good reputations.
http://www.opticsplanet.net/docter-red-dot-sights.html

KI.W.
March 18, 2008, 07:03 AM
Hello Richard junior. I am 69 years and use "general" very cheap +1 diopter reading glasses. I can to see sights very clear and bulls eye clear enough.
My real readinglasses are those cheap too, but +2,5 diopter.

harmonic
March 18, 2008, 10:02 AM
Have your optometrist fabricate glasses corrected for your mid-range prescription. That's where the front sight will be in focus, yet the target will be somewhat blurry.

aka108
March 18, 2008, 10:26 AM
Low power reading glasses. A bit too weak to read with but will geive a clearer sight picture and you target is clear enough to get a bead on.

TIMC
March 18, 2008, 11:27 AM
Hello Richard junior. I am 69 years and use "general" very cheap +1 diopter reading glasses. I can to see sights very clear and bulls eye clear enough.
My real readinglasses are those cheap too, but +2,5 diopter.

I do the same thing. I have a pair of 1.5's. they work really well. I even busted out and bought the $19 pair that have the springloaded ear pieces. Pretty cheap way to see the sights and still see the target pretty good.

robert garner
March 18, 2008, 12:54 PM
Use reading glasses just remove the lens from your weak eye side to see the target with!
robert

possum
March 18, 2008, 03:15 PM
welcome to thr. i would also suggest the xs 24/7 night sights as well. they are great for any eyes, but i think they would really help you out alot. i love them and i have "young eyes" i guess you would say. but in my opinion they are the best sights for defense that are on the market today.

fingerbanger
March 18, 2008, 04:59 PM
ok just gonna throw this out there, but what about laser sights like crc or alike. i have just purchased my first sig. p229 elite. i want it to be my ccw, but have concerns about the wood grips. i have been on the fence about going to rubber grips. the crimson trace grips seem a great choice for me (dont have them yet) because once it is dialed in, its just point and shoot. why not consider a laser sight? just spitballing here.

RDD1228
March 18, 2008, 06:18 PM
Thanks to all you guys. I think I will try the cheap way for now with the $1 reading glasses. If that doesn't work I will gladly open my wallet. Thanks again. Richard

dagger dog
March 30, 2008, 07:17 PM
The paper puncher use a an aperture, usually adjustable, and is attatched to the glasses with a suction cup. Adjusting the aperture until the sight picture clears. See Midway USA product #978-528

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