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FEATURE // IRON IN THE SUN
bullseye, opposite from the sun
(sun's up, sights up). When one
is focused on the sights, the
"black thing" downrange is
blurred to the left or right, due
to the sun's position.
Steve Locatelli (SLO CAT):
The only places I shoot service
pistol in direct sunlight are
at the Canton Regional, the
NRA Whittington Center and at
Camp Perry. I do notice that the
groups tend to move towards
the direction of the sunlight.
It is more noticeable to me at
50 yards than at 25 yards. My
take on the reason this happens
is that my eye is trying to center
the front sight in the rear sight
notch and, in doing this, I
unconsciously move the front
sight toward the bright side to
even out the perceived light on
both sides of the sight blade. I
have not noticed an elevation
change when the sun is directly
overhead, but I will always
adjust my sights to correct an
errant group, even if I don't
know why the group is errant. I
do not notice that the bright side
of the front sight is "blurred."
At Camp Perry, the President's
100 match usually starts at
0700 hours with the sun low on
our right side. I adjust two clicks
left. During the NTI later in the
morning, I take out these two
clicks. In the afternoon team
matches, I adjust two clicks to
the right, as long as there is still
direct sunlight. Overcast conditions usually are the same for
me as shooting from a covered
firing line.
36 SSUSA DECEMBER 2013

Half of those surveyed shoot
with a center-of-mass sight
picture. The rest shoot with
a 6 o'clock aiming point.

Col Joe Chang: My iron sights
always have been different than
other shooters. When I pick up
someone else's ball gun, I wind
up shooting high into the 8 ring.
I use a serrated front sight and
sometimes I do see the front
sight being more gray than
black. This may be due to reflections from the front sight which
might distort the way I see it.
Rather than over-analyze it,
I adjust my sights to center
my group.

SUMMARY
I wish to thank everyone for
their replies and sharing their
expertise. With no disrespect
to others who have different
viewpoints, this was how our
shooters saw their sight picture. Of interest, the six national
champions all belong to group

1 and saw their front sights with
no edge blur; no report of edge
glare; all used either a black or
white occluder (one shuts the
eye), and none used an aperture.
As an optometrist reviewing
these responses, there were
no conclusions I could offer
from the use of plus add power
lenses, tints, anti-reflection
coatings or apertures. Peoples'
perceptions vary. In general, my
recommendation has always
been to obtain the best focus for
the front sight, followed by the
rear sight and then the bull. How
"blurred" is considered acceptable can be shown by your eye
care professional.

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