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Old 01-16-2020, 04:13 PM
M-Peltier M-Peltier is offline
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How does an 8" black paper target look to your eyes at say 20 or 25 yards? Is it crystal clear? If not, don't you find it hard to get an accurate shot off even if you are front sight focused?
It would be slightly fuzzy. However, with a front sight focus with young healthy eyes the target is not crystal clear anyway, your front sight is. With iron sights, if your targets in focus you will not be very accurate. I can still manage exceptionally tight groups at 15 to 25 yds with the target a little bit fuzzy. This is a recent target at 15yds. With my Elvex glasses I can still see the white lines. I shoot a bit of USPSA competition as well with them and shoot a lot of Alphas.
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:18 PM
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I have a red dot on my handgun and will be 100% target focused...5 yards to 25 yards. So I think I won't need to bother with front sight distance.
I just noticed this. Absent from your opening post. My suggestion won't help you. When I shoot an optic, its just with my contacts and clear safety glasses. No extra correction needed.
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:10 AM
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Bumping (new noob here). Anyone mind explaining the differences between all the "USGI" glasses and those rated as "Z87.1"? Keep seeing two different types of protection ratings and not sure which is best.
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:40 AM
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I'm right eye dominant so the right lens was set with a focal length based on the distance from my eye to the front sight, with the left lens set for distance.
Same.

I had my optometrist take the measurements (I didn't bring in my pistol, I simply had him get me focused on the tip of my thumb at full extension) and I ordered a pair from ZenniOptical - cost me around $60 (and only that high because I added the sunglass option to it). It's amazing being able to see both the target and the front-sight in crisp focus

I don't care about the "In S.D. you'll be using your normal glasses" argument - yes, I'm aware of that, but I still want to shoot my best groups when I'm on the range.
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Old 03-13-2020, 11:41 PM
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I have been using Wiley-X Sabers with an RX insert for a few years now. What I like is that the RX can be changed out as needed and you can use standard or an elastic band for the rear of the frame (easier under hearing pro's). Downside is that it is another piece of stuff between you and the world.

I have my optometrist give me an RX based upon where I want my eyes to focus. FOr me I have my dominant eye focused on the front sight and the other eye for distance.

I order the RX part online from https://www.sporteyes.com/
I ordered the Wiley-X Advanced after posting few weeks ago, (https://www.rangeoften.com/wiley-x-saber-advanced/) but want to get the RX lenses. Doesn't look like sporteyes has them on there from searching, how do you place an order for the inserts only? Or do you need to purchase the entire setup?
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Old 03-14-2020, 11:20 AM
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Last complete glasses I bought was about 10 years ago in New Mexico - they had a state program that made the purchase of SAFETY GLASSES seem like they were paying you to buy them - I ended up with 2 pairs of bi-focal Safety Glasses in TITANIUM FRAMES, one with transformer lenses. They are an old fashioned 1940's style with large enough lenses to gather light well - & offer excellent protection. I had trouble seeing rear & front sight + target. To remedy this - I use a gadget I inherited from my father - that is an adjustable aperture device which clips to my glasses frame - & goes in front of my dominant right eye. By looking through the small aperture - sharp details in a greater depth-of-field is achieved (like a camera lens). This works well for me even with vintage military sights.
I have known other shooters to use home made black cardboard devices over the glasses lens they use to shoot - even seen a black electrical tape applied.
Fortunately I do well enough - with no optical help art all in an emergency situation.
But my little family heirloom gadget does help my accuracy - I have no idea who makes or sells these today - but the homemade ones do work also.
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