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    I use corrective lenses for reading only so I need help to focus on my sights. My question is has anyone use Eye-pal peep sights on your safety glasses? Wondering if they actually work the seem to have good reviews.


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    Quote Originally Posted by herb.engman View Post
    I use corrective lenses for reading only so I need help to focus on my sights. My question is has anyone use Eye-pal peep sights on your safety glasses? Wondering if they actually work the seem to have good reviews.
    For what purpose exactly? Precision target shooting, hunting, self defense, home defense, etc? I have not used this product, but there is a reason that I am asking this question. There also may be different solutions out there for you, depending on the purpose.

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    Target shooting. I am a new shooter and not ready/competent/experienced enough to use as defense yet. I realized the first, and my only hour at the range the my sights were fuzzy and I think that had "some" effect on my poor performance. Lol. Thanks for your response.


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    Quote Originally Posted by herb.engman View Post
    Bofh,
    Target shooting. I am a new shooter and not ready/competent/experienced enough to use as defense yet. I realized the first, and my only hour at the range the my sights were fuzzy and I think that had "some" effect on my poor performance. Lol. Thanks for your response.
    OK, here are a few things to consider. The Eye-Pal Peep Sight is an overpriced shooting aid that can do more harm than good. Take a piece of tape and punch a hole through it and you get the same effect. In fact, that's how it was originally invented. Does it work? Yes, absolutely. However, it is only really good for precision target shooting, i.e., olympic-style shooting without competition rules prohibiting such shooting aids.

    What's the harm? You will develop several training scars from using the Eye-Pal Peep Sight. A training scar is a bad habit that you develop during training that is counterproductive in the real world. The training scars developed with the Eye-Pal Peep Sight include: shooting with only one eye open, shooting with a shooting aid that you have on the range but never will have anywhere else, focus on precision and not defensive shooting, tunnel vision by design, and lack of situational awareness.

    You say that you are not ready/competent/experienced enough yet to use a handgun for self defense. Take a full-day professional training class from a reputable instructor and you will be within that one day! Don't try to fix a training deficiency with equipment. Take a training class instead. Most new shooters hold the handgun wrong, do not have the right sight alignment & picture, jerk the trigger, don't manage the recoil and have no clue about other basics. Once you have been trained, you know what to do using the correct procedures and you can practice a what you have learned in the training class at the range.

    Here is a video from the Combat Focus Shooting class by Rob Pincus that provides you with some insight. Can you learn a lot by buying the DVD from Personal Defense Network? Sure, but you won't have an instructor standing next to you correcting your errors.


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    Part 2 of the video:


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    I have also links to two videos by Rob Pincus specifically about Sight Alignment & Sight Picture. This is part 1:


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    This is part 2:


  9. Bofh,
    Great advise and insight. I appreciate your complete assessment of my situation. I will not be buying this sight aid and I will be following your advise. Thanks again!

  10. Side note, not disputing anything Rob had to say in his videos regarding combat sight picture. But if you want a good "reader" shooting glass for when you are looking at paper target precision, check out SSP eye ware top focals. As an older shooter, I found the typical vision problems starting to encroach into my world, and the top focals have been great. They are sport bifocals with the magnification part up top where your natural vision line settles on the sights. They even work with scoped rifles, where you need the magnification to see the reticle properly. My opinion only, but they have worked for me. They come in both clear and sunglass versions, and you order the magnification you require.


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