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sightless pistol

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dashootist, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Dec 27, 2002
    northern california
    You'd have better results with regular sights due to more lateral feedback from the rear notch.

    That is my objection. Not enough advantage up close (within 15 yards) and giving up too much as the range increases. I understand the principle of XS sights, I just don't think they transferred well from long guns.

    That is part of index sighting I was referring to in using the top of the slide.

    The definition of Point Shooting has changed a lot over the years. It originally referred to pointing the gun without look at it for a reference/index point...hip shooting or cowboy fastdraw would be good examples. Somehow this has come to include bringing the gun up into your line of sight. The obvious question would be, if you are bringing it up that far anyway, why not look at the sights as it takes no more time?

    That might be a bit harsh. I'd think they'd really need some instruction
  2. mavracer

    mavracer Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    true enough I agree the XS rear sight is worthless which is why I used a U notch rear sight.
  3. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    Stillwater, Oklahoma
    The true reason to own a sightless handgun,,,

    Way back in time,,,
    When dinosaurs ruled the earth,,,
    And the Gun Control Act of 1968 hadn't been invented:

    I bought an RG revolver in .22 short for $5.00,,,
    Somewhere in the first box of cartridges,,,
    The front sight fell off the barrel.

    A few years later when my Poppa saw me carrying the gun,,,
    He asked me where the front sight was.

    I told him I took it off so it would clear my pocket faster,,,
    He said that he agreed with my decision.

    Because when I got all froggy and pulled the gun on someone,,,
    When they took it away from me and shoved it up my @$$,,,
    It wouldn't hurt nearly so bad coming back out. :what:

    But seriously folks,,,
    Many trainers tout snap-shooting,,,
    But it does take quite a good bit of practice.

    For me ammo cost is the limiting factor,,,
    Since my carry gun is most often a S&W Model 36,,,
    I scrounged around and found a S&W Model 34 snubbie in .22 LR.

    Now it's one of the guns that always goes to the range with me,,,
    I'm getting pretty good at hitting center mass at 15 yards,,,
    It's cheap to practice at 24 cents per full cylinder.


  4. Ankeny

    Ankeny Member

    Jun 27, 2003
    I agree. It takes no more time to look at the sight picture. It does take more time to refine the alignment though. That's why it is so vital to be able to read the realionship of the bore to the target face with less than "perfect" sight alignment.
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