Help Improving Aim.


October 12, 2010, 02:52 AM
Hello Everyone,

I recently bought a .45 Springfield XDM with factory sights, and my aim is horrible. I try to focus on the front sight, sometimes I can do it, but sometimes it gets hard to focus on and it gets blurry, I was thinking about getting the sights with the big dot in front and the V shaped sight in the back. Does anyone have any tips? Or should I get the V sights? If so, are there night sights like that too?

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October 12, 2010, 08:55 AM
Glasses? I have the same problem when not wearing mine!

Hk Dan
October 12, 2010, 09:00 AM
Don't get the AE sights.

Okay--focus is largely dependant on your attention span. After50 or 100 rounds, we tend to go "mego" (My Eyes Glass Over) and your focus is neither on the sights nor on the target, but somewhere in between. In that case, stop shooting. You're not doing yourself any good, just making noise. Either take a break or pack up and go home, come back when you're fresh!


October 12, 2010, 10:47 AM
Don't feel bad, your aim will get worse with age. Don't let anyone try to fool you, old age sucks and don't believe that bull about the "Golden Years" either. You will have trouble seeing , peeing, pooping and belly drooping too.

October 12, 2010, 10:53 AM
Pack it in DonRon, you're through. I'm sorry to hear of your demise.:D

On aiming:
Practice concentrating on the front site while dry firing. Dry firing is a great training aid, and will allow you to trian your eyes. Yes even older eyes can be trained. I'm 55, and I have yet to have a problem with focusing on my front sites, but I continually practice.

I realize old age does bring actual limitation, but you can fight it.

October 12, 2010, 10:57 AM
Yea! my doctor calls it Anatomical Reapportionment how about that for politically correct terms for old and fat. Did you ever notice when they can't fix something they just rename it to make it sound unique. I also want to know why in the blazes they put braille on the buttons on the drive up ATM machines. Now that scare me!

October 12, 2010, 12:15 PM
Your hand that has the finger that pulls the trigger might be tightening as you pull the trigger and throwing your rounds off, or your slapping the trigger, or your pulling a 75-100 where you pull the trigger back to 75 percent then you go to 100 percent and that will throw you off as well.

Keep dry firing to get your hands under control and you should get it.

Good luck

October 12, 2010, 12:29 PM
Something simple that I have recently started doing has helped me in a big way. Put your index finger on your dominant hand along the side of the frame and pull the trigger with your middle finger. Not only does it give you a feel of where the round will impact the target but imo it allows for less side-to-side movement as you are sending rounds down range. YMMV

October 12, 2010, 02:44 PM
Try a Dawson front sight and a Heinie rear. Use a .090 thickness front.

The big dot sounds opposite of what you need.

October 12, 2010, 03:20 PM
Try the 50+

Dawson front sight with a wider window back sight.

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