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REPORTS | PRODUCTS & PROJECTS

Present Arms AR Hook

T

he AR Hook, from Present Arms, Inc., promises
a good deal of convenience in a small package.
Designed as a cleaning-rod guide and upper-receiver
strut for AR-platform rifles, the AR Hook acts as a third
hand while cleaning one's rifle. The component pins to
the lower receiver via the rear takedown pin, while simultaneously hooking onto the upper receiver. This holds the
upper at the perfect height and angle for cleaning, while leaving the receiver and
barrel free of obstruction so one can easily push a cleaning rod through. Price: $10.
Contact: Present Arms, Inc.; (413) 575-4656; presentarmsinc.com.

REPORTS | TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Lose The Bullseye!

BY WILEY CLAPP, Field Editor

S

omewhere up the learning curve of pistol marksmanship, a smart shooter comes to a stark realization. Much goes into delivering a consistent series
of pistol bullets to a point on the target. His group
of shots needs to be as small as possible and proper
instruction helps him to do that. To accomplish this
worthy goal, a newbie handgunner learns all about a
FRONT SIGHT FOCUS
steady stance, consistent grip, controlled breathing
and precise trigger control. These factors are all important, but they have to be reduced to habits in order
that the shooter does them for every shot-habitually,
with no conscious effort. The big realization is where
he must focus his effort. He had to keep the front
sight perfectly aligned with the rear sight. This sight
alignment edges sight picture a good bit and, since the
human mind can only focus on one thing at a time, it
has to be the alignment of those two blocks of steel.
Every range has a poster somewhere on the premises
showing the two sights lined up perfectly with a crisp,
TARGET FOCUS
round bullseye on top. That is sight picture and it's physically impossible to see it in real life, because you cannot
simultaneously focus on two points (sights and target)
that far apart. As a matter of fact, you cannot simultaneously focus on the front and rear sight. You must focus
on the front sight. There's an ever-present temptation to
bounce the focus of your eyes back and forth between the
front sight and the target. This spells disaster, so concentrate on keeping the top edge of that front sight even
with, and centered in, the rear sight notch.
As a means of really emphasizing this process, turn
REAR SIGHT FOCUS
your target around so you're looking at plain white or tan
paper. Right-no bullseye or other aiming point. Using
exactly the same stance, grip, breathing and trigger control, aim and fire five shots
at the center of the plain target. Since you don't have an aiming point, you can't
look at anything but the sights. Don't cheat and start shooting at your own bullet
holes. If you conscientiously apply this training procedure, you will be amazed at the
results. The technique does two things for you-prohibits looking at the target, and
simplifies aligning the sights. Try it.

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