These old eyes !

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dango, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My target shooting over the past ten years has really gotten terrible . It got to the point I didn't want to shoot with friends and neighbors because I was getting so bad . I've got a Ruger .22 with red dot sites that I can shoot pretty well . I also have a Glock 17 Gen 3 that I bought in 1999 and still have . I never changed much on it since I bought it . I did buy an after market barrel , polished the trigger assembly but not much else .

    I could shoot it pretty well for about 12 years and then my eyes started getting worse . At 25 yards , I was lucky to get half on paper at all and I'm talking a two foot square !

    About a month ago , I finally broke down and bought some good fiber optics sites . My shooting has improved a good 70% . Now at 25 yards , I have yet to hit my two inch Bulls-eye but am getting way closer . 28 of thirty shots are all on paper now , a much greater improvement ! Maybe I'll put a rifle scope on next , 3.5 X 50 ....? :D
     
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  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Getting old sure beats the alternative.
     
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  3. Mercator

    Mercator Well-Known Member

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    How about some glasses?
     
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  4. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same boat. Last eye exam, my vision's distance focus cut by double-digits, requiring a much stronger prescription. A bit disconcerting, but I'm officially in "Old Fart" territory, these days.

    Have been thinking of getting brighter, larger, possibly fiber optic type sights installed on some of my firearms. This last eye exam pretty much seals it.

    Have a new H&K P30. These new TruGlo sights intrigue me: TruGlo TFX Pro tritium/fiber day+night sights (SKU# TG13HP1PC). Not the least expensive on the block, but the sight picture looks clear, and the view of the dots looks fairly bright. If they pan out in the LGS and are as bright as they look to be, it might be on the P30 soon.
     
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  5. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I think I'd need bifocals at least , can't seem to pick up the distant target and the front sight at same time. !
     
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  6. SK2344

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    I know exactly what you are going through because at 76 years I just can't seem to be as good as I was 10 or so years ago. You did, IMO the right thing by going to the Fiber optic sights and I have improved my shooting with them. I am a Glock Guy and I have changed the sights on all of my Glocks in the last 20 or so years. I had night sights on my G19 which was my duty weapon for over 10 years but I now use only Fiber Optic with a green rear and a red front and they work great on my EDC guns, my G43 and G48!
     
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  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Your eyes, my hands. I find it very difficult to fire my GP100 anymore. It has a 6” barrel. Just to heavy for me these days. :(
     
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  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Before he had cataract surgery and got shiny new multi focal lens implants, Balota had a pair of glasses that had near vision correction for one eye and far vision correction for the other eye.
     
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  10. Mercator

    Mercator Well-Known Member

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    Try plain readers. The main thing is to see the front sight so choose that. No glasses will give you an equally sharp view at arms length and at 25 yards, like normal eyesight. Bifocals are only as good as the reading half is.
     
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  11. RJF22553

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    Dango, get bigger paper! 25' X 12' should do the trick!;)
     
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  12. JTJ

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    Put a picture of a barn on it.:rolleyes:
    Seriously get your eyes checked.
     
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  13. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Which caliber do you have ? If you got a .357 I can see why you'd have trouble .
     
  14. Oaktree45

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    Wait until you get to my age and you find not only your eyesight isn't as good, you no longer have steady hands either. Duck and cover if you see me on the shooting range.
     
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  15. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Whelp , in a month , I'll be 68 so like wise on the range ......:D........nothing personal , but when I draw down on some old lady walking out of Dairy Queen thinking it's a wildibeast , sheeeeeeez.....!
     
  16. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I ordered a bill-board .........o_O
     
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  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Yes. .357 magnum.
    That is if we can see it’s you.

    Dango, that was ME!!!!
     
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  18. sheriffjohn

    sheriffjohn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well Dango, actually we never could focus on the front sight and a distant target at the same time. Younger eyes can go back and forth rapidly so it seems like both are in focus but, in truth, the two never were at the same time. Being able to see things far away or up close is a different thing. Before my Lasik surgery, I was nearsighted (20/200) meaning perfect vision folks saw stuff at 200 feet I saw clearly at 20 feet. After, I had 20/20 in one eye and slightly better in the other. Downside was I kept sticking stuff in my eyes because all my life glasses protected them (sticks on trees, weeds, spider webs, etc.)

    At 71, "floaters" are confusing, too-long computer sessions get fuzzy, etc. Lasik was life-changing for me.
     
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  19. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    My son had LASIK a couple months ago. Balota and I got multi focal lens implants when we had cataracts removed.
     
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  20. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Not you Winds ! oh Bolota would settle for nothing but the best .