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Factory sights, how do you do it?

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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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Well you have a lot of options so I'm going to give you some choices to consider.

You may not realize it but at least on the older ones they had a top and a bottom. You could flip the rear sight by unscrewing it and flip the U notch to a larger square notch. But then you still have the eye focus issue. You can get a fatter brass bead from brownells or a fiber optic front. Some prefer a peep sight. There is williams ace in the hole which is nice but if you want to stick with open sights, tech sights will add height to your sights and are good for plinking around. Now if you want to get away from traditional sights you can get a red dot and mount that on your scope rail. Then there are scopes. You can get a low power 1-4 scope that will take care of your plinking needs, a 3 to 9 power scope that will be better for hunting. There are other scope options but I think these are your best bet for general use. 3x allows you to plink with minimal magnification and 9 power allows you to see what you are doing at 50 yards on paper. If you want to shoot at 100 you'll probably want more magnification.
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