Search Results: Pistol Sights

Best Pistol Sights for Old Eyes

What are the best pistol sights for old eyes? Rob Pincus stresses that you need to have good sights you can use reliably in a defensive situation. That means those sights need to be able to help you put the bullet where you need it to go very efficiently in the context of defensive firearms…

Handgun Training: Pistol Sight Design Breakdown

Rob Pincus has seen many different sights on students’ self defense pistols and has used even more himself over the last 30 years, but has never seen a design that works better than the traditional notch and blade type sight. The front sight is designed to fit into the notch of the rear sight. Rob…

Future of Defensive Red Dot Sights, Part 1: Research and Set Up

I’ll make a bold statement: I think the future of sighting systems for handguns (both medium-frame carry and duty pistols) are small, lightweight red dot sights (RDS). I don’t believe iron-sighted pistols will ever go away, but the benefits of a dot sight are obvious, and now technology has gotten to the point that they…

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Setting Your Sights for Success

As a defensive instructor and shooter, I convey the concept that “the target dictates the need for precision.” This is based on the size of the target or the relationship of distance between the intended target and that of the shooter. PROPERLY ZEROED SIGHTS When a higher level of precision must be achieved, the shooter…

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Sight Alignment and Sight Picture

Sight alignment and sight picture are two different things. This holds true whether you are talking about marksmanship, high-level precision shooting, competition shooting, or defensive shooting, and whether you are shooting a rifle or pistol. SIGHT ALIGNMENT This is the relationship between the front and rear sights on your rifle or pistol. There should be…

Laser Sights on Concealed Carry Guns

SUMMARY: Mike Seeklander used to think laser sights were only for military usage, but now he’s got them on his concealed carry and home-defense guns. What are the benefits of laser sights on carry guns, and what should you look for in laser products? Mike explains all this and much more. In the past, if…

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Red-Dot Sights on Pistols

As of early 2021, Rob Pincus has officially changed his opinion on red-dot sights on pistols for those just getting started in defensive firearms skill development. RDS ON PISTOLS IN THE PAST For many years, instructor Rob Pincus believed that red-dot sights on pistols were not a good option, especially for students in handgun training,…