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This may be/is an off topic, but I did not see other options in the forum listings. Ive gotten to be high mileage and one of the penalties is the eyes are less than optimal. One of the current passtimes is shooting handguns, iron sigthts. Some days groups/scores are wonderful other days the safest thing target can do is hold still and be missed consistantly. Anyone have this situation going on and have any good fixes. Would like to be able to hunt and shoot defensively. The optics on the gun are sortof clumbsy and unbalanced, probably not the best thing for carrying and field use.   ????
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Ok, a few things.

1.  Have you had your eyesight checked?  And if so, recently?  Reason I ask is this.  My Dad and I shot competitively for a few years and when it got to the point he couldnt see the front sight post any longer it was like "uh, guess I need to get a new prescription."  All joking a side, a pair of glasses or a new pair might solve some of your problem.

2.  Info on what you are shooting other than a handgun?  If you are shooting some .32cal lead ammo one day and a match grade .45 the next day, sure you can see some remarkable differences in shot groups.

3.  When and where you are shooting?

4.  I have always believed in a 12ga for 'defensive shooting'.   A little unwieldy in the cab of a truck of course but hey, if you got the muzzle pointed in the right direction #1 buckshot should take care of any issue inside of 50m that might come along.  If it doesnt, squeeze off the other 2 rounds and then reload in case there are more intruders.

5.  There are several after market gun sights you can potentially add to your handgun.  Tru-glo Aimpoint etc etc etc.

6.  A thought for those lucky folks who picked up 1911s when the Army was giving them away in 1992, have you thought about replacing the barrel?  If you bought the one I carried last, it was made in 1942 and there wasnt an ounce of bluing left on it.  After a couple hundred thousand rounds, the rifling was not in existence and you had to aim a full target frame high and right to qualify (which I did).  This applies to any gun I guess but mainly to those 'heirloom' quality things that are so coveted but not really taken care of.

Once you put out a bit more info, I am quite sure some of these folks who are more learned than I will post you links to all sorts of INFORMATION to get you sorted.

Gluck and good shooting when you get the Mark 1s sorted out.
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1.  Are you nearsighted, or farsighted?
2.  Are you shooting with your  glasses, or without them?
3.  In a defense situation, would you have your glasses on?
4.  Do you have some older glasses with a milder prescription?
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Saw this on another board. If you have computer glasses, use them to shoot. They are usually set up to focus at arms length. The sights will be clear(for a change) target fuzzy. This works for me. FWIW.
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Here is some previous discussion on the topic
I am getting better with my progressive lensed glasses with iron sights, particularly handgun. I'm with xb40, the front sight on a pistol is important and I can get by with the target a bit fuzzy. The prescription glasses definitely help there.
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Im wearing the progresssive bifocals and they work well some days, bright light is good ; better,, but Ive got to keep tilting my head back further and further. Some days though I really cant get a good picture regardless, some days also the groups are just lousy or are displaced(glare?) Just hoping for some reasonable fix. rogn
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