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Old 04-11-2012, 18:28   #1
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I have old man eyes.

I'll be 60 this August and can't see like I used to. Have any of you geezers found a good set of sights that I can put on my G26?
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Old 04-11-2012, 18:39   #2
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Ameriglo Pro Glo front and Pro Operator rear or Ameriglo Pro I Dot.
I am older than you with poor vision and these work best for me.
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Old 04-11-2012, 18:39   #3
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Most will probably recommend XS Big Dots. My dad is in the same boat, so I bought him a set. He didn't care for them, and he said they didn't really help a whole lot for his eyesight issues. Everything is blurry for him up close, but he can see fine at distance. He went back to his Trijicons until we can find something that works for him.
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Old 04-11-2012, 18:40   #4
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Most will probably recommend XS Big Dots. My dad is in the same boat, so I bought him a set. He didn't care for them, and he said they didn't really help a whole lot for his eyesight issues. Everything is blurry for him up close, but he can see fine at distance. He went back to his Trijicons until we can find something that works for him.

I do not like the Big Dots either, try the Ameriglo sights in post 2.

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Old 04-11-2012, 18:41   #5
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If Google can make glasses that you can surf the internet with, I'll expect Glock to come out with Bifocal sights!
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Old 04-11-2012, 18:43   #6
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Ameriglo Pro Glo front and Pro Operator rear or Ameriglo Pro I Dot.
I am older than you with poor vision and these work best for me.
I'll definitely be checking those out for my dad, I've heard nothing but great things about Ameriglo. I wouldn't mind supporting a GT member, and a company that makes their products in the USA.
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Old 04-11-2012, 18:44   #7
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Sights, Optics and Lasers

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Same problem here.

I have tried 7 different sights on 5 different Glocks and this is by far my favorite.
I have been using them for 2 months and the more I use them the better I like them.
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Old 04-11-2012, 18:50   #8
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These are stick on bi-focals. Adhere one to your shooting glasses for your dominant eye. Position it reverse of the way traditional bifocal glasses put the bifocal lens. Adhere it so that when you not your head a little down, you get the magnification. Move your head back up a bit to see the target.

They come in different magnification strengths, just like reading glasses. Cool part is that you get two. 1 to use, 1 for a spare.
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Old 04-11-2012, 18:56   #9
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Same problem here and almost the same gun - 27. I've tried about all the sights available along with paints of all kinds. Finally settled on the Trijicon standard steel sight, white dots - NO TRITANIUM - Front sight is a large, really white Dot, while the rear sight dots are much more subdued in color. Front Dot really picks up quickly. For me, makes a really good sight.
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Old 04-11-2012, 18:57   #10
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If Google can make glasses that you can surf the internet with, I'll expect Glock to come out with Bifocal sights!
This might be the answer. I can see fine at 25 feet, and close up with my bifocals, but at arms length not good.
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Old 04-11-2012, 19:34   #11
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I also have 61yr old eyes. I have many different brands but the best I have found for me are TruGlo TFO's. I like The fact that they are bright day and night. Hope this helps

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Old 04-11-2012, 19:43   #12
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A few minutes with a 1/4" rattail file, and it makes a world of difference. I'm 65, and can hardly see the sights at all at an indoor range. Try this before you spend a lot of money.. Sights, Optics and Lasers

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Old 04-11-2012, 22:08   #13
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I am 70 with bi-focal`s and swear by the Tru glo TFO`s Green-Green set up on my G-17 gen 4. Very bright in day and as good as any @ nite. No problems thru 2,500 rounds. A few problems when they first came out a few years ago , but good to go now .
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Old 04-12-2012, 00:54   #15
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TruGlo TFOs. They're VERY bright in bright light or low light.

Also, next time you're getting eyeglasses, look into progressive lenses. Just by tilting your head fractions of an inch, you can focus on any distance between your short and long distance lenses (the two prescriptions that make up normal bifocals). My eye doctor recommended them years ago and I've always had them since then.
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Old 04-12-2012, 00:58   #16
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If you're wearing bifocals, try getting a pair of glasses that are progressive instead. ! quit shooting for around 15 years due to poor eyesight. I'm 62 now, and since my cataracts got had enough for lens implants I can focus on things again. The bifocals still sucked for shooting, though. However, last month I got a pair of progressive grind eyeglasses and now shooting is fun again. I rented a G26 shortly after getting the new eyeglasses and it was so ejoyable to shoot I bought a new G19 & G26 of my own along with an annual range membership. Progressive grind eyeglasses might be a bigger improvement than new sights for a lot of us old guys. I'd still like nightsights, but I'd want to try them out in dim light before buying them. I like the way the tritium hands on my watch are equally visible whether it's bright sun, dusk or late at night.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:03   #17
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Got TruGlo TFO's on my G26 and love them!!

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Old 04-12-2012, 01:28   #18
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I guess you could always opt for something like this setup.

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Old 04-12-2012, 04:33   #19
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I'll be 60 this August and can't see like I used to. Have any of you geezers found a good set of sights that I can put on my G26?
Not so concerned about my sights as about my SIGHT. I find that my OLD reading glasses (minus 1/2 diopter from my reading Rx) focus pretty well on the front sight.

As we age and develop "presbyopia" we need stronger correction for up close focus. Computer screens, music stands and front gunsights are all located about "arm's length" where we hold printed matter with our old glasses.
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>>I find that my OLD reading glasses (minus 1/2 diopter from my reading Rx) focus pretty well on the front sight.<<

Like this, I've found my "computer" glasses do the trick as well.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:39   #21
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>>I find that my OLD reading glasses (minus 1/2 diopter from my reading Rx) focus pretty well on the front sight.<<

Like this, I've found my "computer" glasses do the trick as well.
I read on the Decot

http://www.sportglasses.com/content/Articles.htm

website that a prescription that is about 1/2 of your normal reading glasses prescription would be about right for pistol shooting. If your normal correction is +2.00 then try +1.50. In other words you want something that focuses a bit further out than your front sight leaving it in a slight blur. They speak of accomodation, or our ability to focus (in my case strain) your eyes beyond our normal range.

I haven't gone to my eye doctor to get a pair yet but I'm going to have to. I went shooting the other day and while I was doing ok on the paper targets, the steel plates were a struggle. I was more in zen mode not looking or rather not seeing the front sight. I'm going to have to try some of these other options such as the tru-glos.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:07   #22
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I'm 56 and at the trifocal stage. The internet has many low cost options for glasses to try things out. $25 will go a long ways just to experiment-I use Zenni Optical. I went in to my Walmart optometrist last time and asked him about seeing my front sight better. He had me stick out my arms to hold my "gun" and measured from my eyes to the end of my pointing finger and then gave me a prescription to that point. He says he does this for golfers that want to see the ball on the tee better. Then all I do is order glasses that have the distance correction for my left eye and the front sight correction for my right (right hand/dominant). My brain somehow translates all this and gives me both a fairly clear target and sight picture. It's just a mix and match of prescriptions. I've played around with contacts to do this, too. It gets pretty complicated when I try to get some bifocals to work in this scenario. "Monovision" is really common for laser surgery. All this said, these won't be the glasses on my nightstand for the middle of the night response. Maybe if I didn't leave them in the range bag...

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:49   #23
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I like the new Trijicon HD sights with the orange front sight outline with no outline on the rear sight, part# GL101O. Put a set on my G17 Gen4 and will get another set to replace the old Mepro's on my G23 Gen2. Getting old ain't for sissies...
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>>I find that my OLD reading glasses (minus 1/2 diopter from my reading Rx) focus pretty well on the front sight.<<

Like this, I've found my "computer" glasses do the trick as well.

Works for me also...
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Old 04-12-2012, 14:48   #25
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I have Heine, Slant Pros, all black, it's a tall sight and it works for me, I'm 60 too
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