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Old 04-10-2017, 06:36 PM
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Took off the redot tried to use iron sights on my pistol and bolt WZ 78, putting scope and redot. I can shoot ok but not that well with iron sights, 59 years old, eyes sad I like iron sights. Thanks
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:48 PM
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Try some low powered glasses like 1.25 or 1.50 diopter lenses and see how that works for you?
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:40 PM
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Same problem here. There is a very long thread on another gun forum going right now about this exact topic. I have found that red dots are the easiest solution but dang it I want to use iron sights too! I'm currently playing with different prescriptions of reading glasses like JStacey suggested. If I find the right power I can get stick-on vinyl lenses and slap them on my shooting glasses. There are a lot of options...keep trying!
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:12 AM
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Yep, I have the same problems with older eyes. Looking at my front sight by doing the common 'head tilt' and looking at the front sight through my bifocals works well for a crisp, clear front sight picture. My problem is that anything beyond 15-20 yards, I can't see the target well enough. Heck, if some of my targets didn't have that blurry, bright red center, they would look like a black and white blob with no features whatsoever. at those distances.

As much as I like iron sights, a red dot is the solution for me if I want to shoot well. Red dot sights are simpler and faster. Being able to hold steady enough to put the dot where I want the bullet to go and squeezing the trigger when I'm on is the only challenge now. I have to say that a red dot allows me to shoot as well as I ever did, even when I was younger and didn't need glasses.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:11 PM
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Check out RX Tactical. They make glasses for this exact reason. I have heard a lot of good things about them from shooters saying they can see their irons as good as they could when they were kids after using them.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:27 PM
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Tony try 1.25-1.50 anything more that that and the target is gone completely.
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:58 AM
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Put redot back on, i shoot abot an 86,89% now if i shoot 4 times a week i can get to 94, 95% average not good enough to win but good enough for me best avg i had was 96 avg iron sights now redot

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Old 04-17-2017, 03:59 PM
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Yes, red dot sights are hard to beat on a Mark pistol. They allow you to focus on both the dot and the target simultaneously -- something that is optically impossible with iron sights. For that reason, red dot sights are a natural for us older guys. My vision is still 20/20 but I still appreciate red dot sights. And since the mount on the upper does not move when the Mark pistol fires, these pistols are a particularly good platform for red dot sights.

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Old 04-20-2017, 11:13 AM
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Been using 1x red dot optics on my recreational handguns since I was in my mid 40s.
Turns a struggle into a pleasure.

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Old 04-23-2017, 08:55 AM
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I also getting old, and find Red Dot lot better then steel sights.


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Old 04-25-2017, 03:39 PM
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I've had good luck with this Tacfire, so far. Just use it for plinking and casual shooting. Has 4 reticals, and 5 degrees of brightness, both red and green. I think it is also marketed under other names. i paid $59.95
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:55 PM
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The Bushnell TRS-25 works for me on my 617. The Bushnell is not expensive but one of the best rated sights out there.

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Old 04-25-2017, 04:14 PM
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same problem here, without glasses I can see the target but not the sights, with glasses I can see the sights but not the target, put a red dot on my contender pistol last fall and it worked great for deer hunting, ordered a mount this week to put a red dot on my MKl bull barrel.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:49 PM
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I'm in my mid-60's, and have worn glasses for nearsightedness since grade school.

I have one pistol with a red dot mounted, an old Tasco that I've never had to have re-dotted.

I also have an Ultradot that I'm going to mount on something, someday. But like many of you, I just like using traditional sights. There is a good reason to do so; I can blame my normally poor shooting on my vision and the sights.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:28 PM
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The Bushnell TRS-25 works for me on my 617. The Bushnell is not expensive but one of the best rated sights out there.

Beautiful center up, I have the same scope on 15-22 S&W, love that scope.
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