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I have old man eyes.

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by jb1911, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. jb1911

    jb1911

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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?
     
  2. JBP55

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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.
     


  3. Meathead9

    Meathead9

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    The PRK
    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.
     
  4. JBP55

    JBP55

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    I do not like the Big Dots either, try the Ameriglo sights in post 2.
     
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  5. wrenrj1

    wrenrj1

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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!:wow:
     
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  6. Meathead9

    Meathead9

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    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.
     
  7. bustedknee

    bustedknee Curmudgeon

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    [​IMG]

    http://www.advantagetactical.com/

    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.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  8. JaPes

    JaPes Rimfire 1010101

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    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/OPTX-20-Stick-On-Bifocals-2-00/dp/B000W7HQCQ"]Amazon.com: OPTX 20/20 Stick-On Bifocals, +2.00: Health & Personal Care@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31NTfZs%2Bw6L.@@AMEPARAM@@31NTfZs%2Bw6L[/ame]

    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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  9. jw38

    jw38

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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.
     
  10. jb1911

    jb1911

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    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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  11. DRJ1911

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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

    Doyle
     
  12. scattershot

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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.. [​IMG]
     
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  13. Skipper Bob

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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 .
     
  14. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    S&W had a shooter win a competition shooting with XS Sights.

    www.xs-info.com/2012/02/24/josh-lentz-florida-open-2012/


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hFeyrHoPBw&feature=endscreen"]XS Sights on Popular Conceal Carry Pistols - YouTube[/ame]


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK3D-XriXpA"]XS Big Dot Sights - A brief explaination - YouTube[/ame]


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUWOZ4kBGgA"]Shooting with the XS Big Dot Night Sights - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY5RURFEGd8"]XS Sight Demo - YouTube[/ame]


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQVCeJ103BQ"]XS Sight Demo II - YouTube[/ame]






    :50cal:
     
  15. SgtRich

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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.
     
  16. JerryC09

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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.
     
  17. WarEagle 1

    WarEagle 1 Taco Tuesday

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    Got TruGlo TFO's on my G26 and love them!!

    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  18. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    I guess you could always opt for something like this setup.

    [​IMG]

    :whistling:
     
  19. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    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.
     
  20. RUT

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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.