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    RX Glasses for Middle Aged Eyes / Blurry Front Sights

    All - For those of you who have the presbyopia that comes about in the 45-50+ year old range, and your font sights have become so blurry it adversely effects sight picture, etc., what has been your solution? It seems that a set of glasses which are focused specifically at the front sight distance would work for that, but then would the target blur away?

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    I just blame the bad target on the wind , ammo, etc
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    The front sight should be razor-sharp and in focus. The rear sight and target will be blurred. This is because the human eye can not focus on all 3 planes at the same time. There's nothing you can do about that.
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    Try to shoot with the target in bright sunlight. Switch to a NM rear aperture. You may want to mod the apertures to be quick change so if it gets cloudy or dark you can switch to a larger rear aperture. Try using a 6'oclock hold. Keep the target blurry and the front sight in focus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Punch The Clown View Post
    Try to shoot with the target in bright sunlight. Switch to a NM rear aperture. You may want to mod the apertures to be quick change so if it gets cloudy or dark you can switch to a larger rear aperture. Try using a 6'oclock hold. Keep the target blurry and the front sight in focus.
    Punch, can you describe the quick change aperture system you mentioned? A google search didn't pull anything up for me.

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    I'll have to find a pic somewhere. You grind a bevel at the bottom of the aperture and you can crank it out without dis-assembly.
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    Top sight is normal. Bottom sight is ground and beveled. You just raise the sights until you can remove it.
    You do the reverse to install the sight. That's a quick change sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jak View Post



    Top sight is normal. Bottom sight is ground and beveled. You just raise the sights until you can remove it.
    You do the reverse to install the sight. That's a quick change sight.
    That makes sense I think. Thank you!

    JGW

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGW View Post
    That makes sense I think. Thank you!

    JGW
    Try to find a NM aperture for bright days and drill out an aperture for overcast.
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