National Carry Academy Training Tips: Sight Picture

September 22, 2015

National Carry Academy Training Tips: Sight Picture

Each week we at we bring our users and the general public additional training videos to improve safety, your training and shooting ability. This week instructor Nick Dahlberg follows up on the previous discussion on the importance of having the proper sight alignment and sight picture when shooting.

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Video Transcript

Hey Guys, Nick from NCA here. Doing a video today kind of as a follow up to our previous video talking a little bit about sight alignment. Today we’re gonna quickly define now sight picture and talk a little bit about understanding where our focus should be. So, when we talk about sign alignment, we’ve define that in the past as obviously front post perfectly leveled in the centered in the notch of our rear sight. Now when we talk about the definition of sight picture, all we really adding in now is our target. So, we have our target in alignment with our front post which is in alignment with our rear sight and alignment with our eye. Now, when we talk about all this different essentially focal points are all this options for focal points within our sight picture, we have our target that we could focus on, a front sight, a rear sight. Traditionally, most of the time we’d emphasize our focus on the front sight but that could be dependent on the distance we’re shooting at, how much accuracy we require that could determine or change our point of focus. So, when we talk about something like point shooting where we’re up close we’re aiming our gun in the same way that we point our finger at something, our point of focus might actually be on that target. Where as once we get back to further distances or we need a little bit more accuracy because of distance or the target just becomes smaller, we might now again go back to emphasizing, keeping the focus on that front sight in order to see where it is in relation to our rear sight so that we can make an acceptably accurate hit.

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