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Old 12-20-2010, 00:06   #21
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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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You would be correct if you're shooting past 25 feet.
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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 12-20-2010, 00:37   #22
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#3 for me.
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Old 12-20-2010, 00:46   #23
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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, 03:16   #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.

The SHOT ShowCase
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:56   #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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Old 12-20-2010, 07:08   #26
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Shooting my G19....#2 is used for closer targets, but #3 is what I use to hit the steel at 100 yds.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:23   #27
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#2 gets my vote
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:35   #28
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Usually #2 is the correct sight picture on a pistol, with #3 being your long distance shot since you need to compensate for bullet drop.

In rifle shooting all three would apply.

For example my AR is zeroed in at 25 meters, which means if I don't re adjust anything it will shoot high at say 150 meters, the come back down to zero at around 300 meters, then drop below zero beyond 350.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:42   #29
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so if you using #2, your not using the dots in the sight, your using the top edge of the frame around the sights...i would think 3, but i dont use the 3 dot sights...if i did, i would line up the 3 dots and put that center dot where i wanted the bullet to hit, at the sighted in range ofcourse, otherwise i would adjust for distance to compensate for bullet drop....
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:51   #30
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so if you using #2, your not using the dots in the sight, your using the top edge of the frame around the sights...i would think 3, but i dont use the 3 dot sights...if i did, i would line up the 3 dots and put that center dot where i wanted the bullet to hit, at the sighted in range ofcourse, otherwise i would adjust for distance to compensate for bullet drop....
Were you in the Army? If so..did you shoot any hand guns? Have you never heard of the 6 o'clock hold?
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:53   #31
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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.
Because Glocks sights are fixed, and designed to be used as pic #2. If you use #1 you're POI is going to be low (i.e. you are aiming at the bottom of the target). Fixed sights have no elevation adjustment that would allow you to sight the gun in however you would like. This really is not all that complicated.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:55   #32
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Glock sights are designed for a 6 o'clock hold - image #2 is the correct one for a Glock.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:36   #33
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Glock sights are designed for a 6 o'clock hold - image #2 is the correct one for a Glock.
What???? Image #1 is a 6 o'clock hold, Image #2 is a POA sight picture. Image #2 is the correct one. This thread is going to confuse more people than it's going to do good for.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:42   #34
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This thread is a comedy of errors... user "Kentucky Shooter" went back & reversed #1 and #2 AFTER being corrected by user "bentbiker". So now if you read "bentbiker"'s correction, it's wrong.

You guys have to take into account the 4th dimension.

Or someone could repost the original image with correct labels...
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:54   #35
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:36   #36
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The correct answer for a combat style pistol is #2.
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:09   #37
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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.

The SHOT ShowCase

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Old 12-20-2010, 10:16   #38
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This post opens a big can of worms. It could be all three. It depends more on which ammo is used in which gun with what barrel. You could shoot the exact same ammo in two different guns and get different results. The best sight picture for you is the one that works for you with the ammo you've used. Sight picture 1 and 2 are both correct depending on how the gun is set up, ie point of impact/point of aim, or pumpkin on post. #3 is compensating for poor technique maybe, but not necessarily.

My Glocks shoot point of aim point of impact like #2 with Warren and Trijicon Sights.
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:19   #39
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I always use #2.

#3 seems like it would mostly apply to night sights.
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:34   #40
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This thread is full of failure. If you're a newbie, don't even bother reading it.
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