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Factory sights, how do you do it?

2151 Views 28 Replies 15 Participants Last post by  bob_nj
Another user suggested I take this here from the Takedown Forum, so I'll paste my original post and we'll take it from there.

Let me start by saying I'm kind of new to all of this and read what I can.

I got my first 1022 about 3 weeks ago.
It's a takedown.

I'm 64 years old, so when I got my first handgun last year I was told that I must see the front sight on the handgun clearly and I found that to be true. Even when the front sight is clear, I can still see the rear sight on the handgun, and the target well enough to hit it once in awhile.
I'll ad that I used a pair of these to accomplish all of the above because of old age and astigmatism.
---> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So now I have about 250 rounds through my 1022 and I'm having some trouble seeing and using the factory iron sights.

I turned the rear sight around so it's all black now, and put a white dot on the front brass colored sight and those two things seemed to help a little.
The solid black gives me something to focus on with the white front sight.

The rear sight is where I'm having trouble.
It's blurry to the point that I cannot for the life of me get a sense of where I am left or right now.

So my pressing questions are,

Where are you guys looking, and what's clear and what's not clear?

Is it just me, or is there a better sight system for the 1022?
I know nothing about scopes and was hoping not to go there, but I understand it's
an option.

Lastly, since in my mind in a tactical situation in my home I would be using two eyes, that's how I try to shoot everything.
Is that wrong while at the range with a rifle just plinking at some random targets?
User "sethpa" suggested a red dot and I'm reading about them now.
Not sure if I want to deal with the complexities of a scope at the moment, and the red dot looked like it would get me in the taget zone rather well.

So what are your opinions on scope versus red dot?

I am older and wear glasses. Would I leave on or take off the glasses with a red dot?

Thanks for any ideas?
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As you get older you have to make some choices.

1 Not use iron sights. Go to a scope or red dot.

Some work arounds.

2 Use a rear peep. It helps, there are some long explanation involving depth of field etc, but that is not important. Apatures work. The Target may be a little fuzzy but the sights are clear.

3 Special glasses. Pro shooter have special glasses made. In general the lens is .5 to 1.0 diopters more or less than your distance prescription. Some web sites sell sets of test lenses to find the magnification you need.

4 Wear an apature in front of your eye. Lots of pro shooters do this. I wear an EyePal to shoot pistols with irons. I can't see the sights without one. Champions Choice etc sell all kinds of apatures for glasses, hats, or head bands. Amazon sells EyePal for $25 for a master set that includes rifle and pistol apature. These stick on your regular glasses.
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