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Old 12-19-2010, 21:25   #1
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Which is the correct sight picture for Glock? (see illustration)

Which is the correct sight picture for Glock factory sights?

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I am thinking Sight Image #2, but I want to hear what experienced Glock folks say. On my G23 I have Glock factory night sights. Thanks.
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Old 12-19-2010, 21:33   #2
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It depends on distance. Glocks are supposed to be sighted in for image 2 at 25 yards. When I can actually get my trigger control right, that's exactly how mine shoot.

Because of my bad trigger control, I tend to pull shots lower and start trending toward image 3 to compensate.
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Old 12-19-2010, 21:34   #3
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Well I am not an experienced glock user, but I would also think it would be #3
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Old 12-19-2010, 21:42   #5
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I prefer image 2, or point of aim shooting. You aim at where you want the bullet to hit which makes the most sense to me.

Image 1 is preferred by some and is referred to as a 6 o clock hold. This would be my 2nd choice and could be learned pretty easily, but I am just not used to it.

Image 3 is not anything I have ever seen or recognize---I would call it a "point and hope" method and I would personally avoid it (unless I was trying to hit the upper fourth of the target). Assuming you are trying to hit the center of the target, you have the bullseye completely covered which makes no sense whatsover.
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Old 12-19-2010, 21:43   #6
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Well I am not an experienced glock user, but I would also think it would be #3

You would be correct if you're shooting past 25 feet.
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LOL.. Image #2 of course.. This is not a brain scratcher.
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You want to use image 2. At 50' you should be able to aquire a point of aim point of impact shot.
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LOL.. Image #2 of course.. This is not a brain scratcher.
This. Any other answer is wrong, period.
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#2 - by far and away.
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#3 is great for shooting at something you can't be certain of.
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I prefer image 1, or point of aim shooting. You aim at where you want the bullet to hit which makes the most sense to me.

Image 2 is preferred by some and is referred to as a 6 o clock hold. This would be my 2nd choice and could be learned pretty easily, but I am just not used to it.
Did the OP switch the image locations after you started your reply? You have the descriptions reversed.
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Did the OP switch the image locations after you started your reply? You have the descriptions reversed.
Thanks for pointing this out...I went back and corrected my post.
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I prefer image 2, or point of aim shooting. You aim at where you want the bullet to hit which makes the most sense to me.

Image 1 is preferred by some and is referred to as a 6 o clock hold. This would be my 2nd choice and could be learned pretty easily, but I am just not used to it.

Image 3 is not anything I have ever seen or recognize---I would call it a "point and hope" method and I would avoid it like the plague (unless I was trying to hit the upper fourth of the target). Assuming you are trying to hit the center of the target, you have the bullseye completely covered which makes no sense whatsover.
As already stated, I think you have #1 & #2 mixed up. Furthermore, unless you have adjustable sights, which factory glock sights do not, you have no choice.
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Old 12-19-2010, 22:12   #16
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You would be correct if you're shooting past 25 feet.
25 yards maybe, not feet.

#2 is the correct sighting for every Glock I've ever shot. Never shot one past 25 yards.
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25 yards maybe, not feet.

#2 is the correct sighting for every Glock I've ever shot. Never shot one past 25 yards.
I actually shot a few mags at 25 yards this morning, just for fun, and #2 was still the correct sight picture.
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It depends on distance. Glocks are supposed to be sighted in for image 2 at 25 yards. When I can actually get my trigger control right, that's exactly how mine shoot.

Because of my bad trigger control, I tend to pull shots lower and start trending toward image 3 to compensate.
This makes sense to me.

I used sight picture #3 at 15' and my shots where high. I began to compensate and each shot got better.

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I used sight picture #3 again at 50' and all my shots were high again. It would seem that #2 is the correct sight picture to use for Glock factory night sights.

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If you shoot Sig Pistols, sight picture #3 would be correct. The G23 is my first Glock.
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Old 12-19-2010, 22:45   #20
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I have the correct answer for you:

SIGHT IMAGE #1. This is the correct sight picture whent the target circle touches the top of the front sight. However, the size of your target (Circle Diameter) has to be adjust depending on the distance. So, here is the data in order for you to SHOOT DEAD CENTER AT THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE:

Circle Diameter = 1" at 25 feet. 2" at 50 feet. 3" at 75 feet (25 yds.)
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Well I am not an experienced glock user, but I would also think it would be #3
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25 yards maybe, not feet.

#2 is the correct sighting for every Glock I've ever shot. Never shot one past 25 yards.
Out to 25yds, Glocks shoot low -- at the muzzle it is low by the distance between the top of the front sight and the bore axis. Putting the dot on the target raises the POI, so these offset each other somewhat. At 25yds the trajectory of the bullet rises to the POA. Beyond 25yds, the POI continues to rise above the POA (out to normal pistol distances) and raising the sight to put the dot on the target would just make it worse.
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Old 12-19-2010, 23:37   #22
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#3 is for night sights...it gets you close enough at night range. #2 is combat correct. #1 is the standard bullseye sighting, Glock sights aren't built for that picture.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:16   #24
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It does not matter, so long as you are consistent with where your hold (aim = sight alignment + sight picture) is.

I have a G34 with a Dawson fiber front sight. The fiber tube fell out. When I shoot that gun, I get my sight alignment, then look THRU the hole in the front sight to lock in my sight picture. I generally use #3 to place my hits on the intersecting lines on that type of target.

Here is a recent picture of me shooting a G17 at 50ft. I was aiming for the center of the post-it note, using sight picture #3.

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Old 12-20-2010, 05:56   #25
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As already stated, I think you have #1 & #2 mixed up. Furthermore, unless you have adjustable sights, which factory glock sights do not, you have no choice.
How do you figure? #2 is point of aim and #1 is 6 o clock unless I am badly missing something in which case I would be glad to get an explanation.
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