Pistol Sight Alignment

Sight Alignment Demo By PhaseTwo Graphics

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Author randalljames1 ( ago)
I think I am carsick

Author JordanRN77 ( ago)
Boy, this was helpful. NOT!

Author vivace reuben ( ago)
Why the red ball keep jumping?

Author Croaking Toad ( ago)
Move your index finger further from the trigger so the pad of your finger
is pushing the trigger instead of pulling the trigger. I have been working
on this myself ... it's tough getting an accurate rapid fire.

Author calvin604 ( ago)
Wtf is this crap

Author mewisemajic ( ago)
Clear front sight, slighty blurry rear sight and slightly blurry target.

Author Jose Rivera ( ago)

Author markjmarkjack ( ago)
pause at 0:12

Author yay me ( ago)
its like the online game drunkin piss where your drunk and pissing in the
toilet... BUT WITH A GUN!!!

Author WH250398 ( ago)
THANKS! I was very confused about it!

Author gloctor ( ago)
@chisoxfan708 Work on dry firing but rather than dry firing slowly, work on
getting a quick trigger press from outside the trigger guard without moving
the gun too much. If you can move the trigger straight to the rear you
shouldn't pull the gun out of alignment and if you can do it quick enough
you won't have time to anticipate. Anticipation is trying to counteract
recoil before it happens. If you do it once the bullets left it's just
recoil control.

Author gloctor ( ago)
@hulsey1976 Rather than trying to teach point shooting I try and emphasize
using sights all the time in practice, not that I would expect someone to
be conscious of using the sights in a high stress situation but the muscle
memory puts the gun up where it needs to be, when it needs to be. I first
made this animation for beginners so they can see that perfect sight
alignment is not required as well as to demonstrate how much out of
alignment the sights needed to be when they miss the target.

Author gloctor ( ago)
@hulsey1976 Can't agree more that trigger control is key. The biggest thing
to remember is the bullet goes where the gun is pointed when it leaves the
barrel. If it goes off target it's because thats where the gun was pointed.
The trick is knowing why you pointed there: poor trigger control, sight
misalignment or gun just not sighted in to begin with. If you don't know
what you're doing you can't get better

Author gloctor ( ago)
@rara27 If the gun is sighted in so that it hits centre when the sight
align at 6 o'clock, it can make lining up the sights easier as you are not
lining up black sights on a black target. the problem is it is usually only
good for one distance. The biggest thing is knowing where you are sighted

Author Commiefornia ( ago)
@chisoxfan708 From what I understand that is a common problem and it
relates to trigger pull. Practice dry firing your weapon and watch what
your sights do. Using laser sights really helps with this also.

Author starfire0007 ( ago)
Wow. Thanks for this. I was wondering about this but didn't want to burn
thru a lot of ammo to see how sloppy I could aim.

Author Rara ( ago)
i was shooting with precision shooting pistols, our coach said it should be
aimed at six o'clock. is it the same with live pistols, 6 o'clock or dead

Author Gerald Yong ( ago)
Sgt.Foley: Ramirez! U have to aim down ur sight before firing!!! Ramirez:
Screw this!! Its shaking around!!! Sgt.Foley: Hold down [Shift] button god
dam it!!

Author MrSpeedjunkie22 ( ago)
@jaybeesworld yea

Author Thomas Jefferson ( ago)
looks like michael j fox was holding that gun

Author FoxHoundsfu ( ago)
@jarosk66 Hope this reply isn't too late, you can go to to
download youtube vids.

Author chisoxfan708 ( ago)
On my Semi annual Department qual, my problem is I throw shots lower left
of center mass. I do qual on the first try (We get unlimited) but I need to
be much better for confidence sake! I anticipate recoil and try to correct
for it. A Bad habbit I know but its hard to brake.

Author jarosk66 ( ago)
I would like to download this for my basic markship and CHL classes. What
do I need to do? I just finished the Texas DPS Instrucor class and they are
using it there. Are they justin veiwing it on you tube or do they know how
to download and I do not. John A. Roskosky

Author Fun & Family Channel ( ago)
:)Nice tip but I am dizzy.

Author xxMRGRENADExx ( ago)
@ctrlaltWOOT lol that made me laugh so hard

Author AngeredKabar ( ago)
@joeratti No this is pretty accurate. In fact it's probably smoothed out a

Author gloctor ( ago)
@tacos4u632 Good observation, bullets always start low on a slight upward
angle compared to the sights, otherwise it would be impossible to sight in.
The distance the firearm is sighted in for or “zeroed” is where the bullet
trajectory and line of sight intersect. i.e. to be zeroed at 200 metres the
bullet starts low, travels on a trajectory that intersects the line of
sight once at a closer distance, continues above the line of sight, then
drops back down to intersect again at 200 metres.

Author tacos4u632 ( ago)
@gloctor naturally it drops about .25 to .5 of an inch because the bullet
is under the sight.... but 1.5m inches per 5 yards... thats an airsoft
gun(which is 50 fps)

Author viciousKev ( ago)
this is only useful if you have a 40 mm round, like the red ball

Author Nash JP ( ago)
Good job,Very instructive video about the basic movement of pistol sights.
And thank you.

Author natedogg1041 ( ago)
nicely done

Author Obeyance DeKat ( ago)
@gregbails4 As other have said, this isnt ment to show perfect alignment.
Its ment to show how the forgiveness of distance when trying to aim. The
closer you are the less your movements have an effect on bullet placement.
The further away you are the smaller the movement it takes for your
placement to be way off. Kinda like an adjustable mouse. The higher the DPI
the smaller the movement it takes to move the mouse, the larger the DPI it
takes greater distance to move the same distance. -=Think=-

Author Alice M ( ago)
Accept the wobble.

Author mixwell1983 ( ago)
@ETERNALH8 - "What kind of faggot video is this?? Have the gun be still
for a second or two how fucking anoying" --- I kinda thought the same thing
when first watching this video but the video (I think) is showing how
simple movement from natural movement can impair your aim and I actually
learned from it. If you're really looking for the perfect sight picture you
should just google image it, im sure there has to be some nice images on
proper sight alignment.. Okay 8mth old comment reply haha

Author gregbails4 ( ago)
were you drunk making this animation? Trust me i know how to acheive pistol
site alignment, and this vid only showed a drunk person trying to do it in
graphic form...

Author Minatorous ( ago)
@Countryboy2206 Yeah tell that to someone on crack. Until you hit some
vital organ (heart, brain etc..) the're not going to stop.

Author Joe Blohe ( ago)
Continued...BG runs out door and down the street captured later. DO NOT
COUNT ON ANY single handgun round to put a determined adversary down...
keep shooting until the threat is neutralized.

Author Joe Blohe ( ago)
Cop friend of mine, MANY many years ago confronted a convenience store
robber while he was on stake out (back when cops did that ). Robber
displayed handgun to clerk then shoved his gun back into jacket pocket. Cop
gets the drop on him w/ S&W M-25 in 45 Colt, says don't move.. BG moves,
Cop fires hand loaded (back when cops did that ) 200 grain Speer "Flying
Ashtray" bullet that impacts his PELVIS, shatters said pelvis. exits his RH
butt cheek taking orange sized chunk of ass with it.

Author Joe Blohe ( ago)
Neat graphic!

Author Joe Blohe ( ago)
Drop at 5 yds? Hhhmm... what causes it to drop at 5 yds?

Author gloctor ( ago)
@jaybeesworld This was a Glock Model 22 to scale with the target at 10
metres. The red ball was to give some idea of how much you can get away
with. All to often I hear people talk about the perfect sight alignment
which real people can't hold and don't need hold in order to make perfectly
acceptable shots. I would try and be some what stable but not worry about
being perfect and if anything work on a smooth quick trigger press.

Author JAYBEESWORLD ( ago)
is this in any way accurate for an actual handgun?

Author saintrobbie375 ( ago)
That's just being an asshole lol

Author mad8vskillz ( ago)
i've heard a suggestion to aim for the pelvis with the first shot. It's a
big bone which means lots of damage, and by the 2nd shot the recoil will
climb you to center mass

Author Countryboy2206 ( ago)
yes totally agreeing with you

Author gloctor ( ago)
He must be using a very slow velocity BB gun to get 1.5" drop at 5 yards
(less than 200 fps)

Author saintrobbie375 ( ago)
He is saying that the round itself drops 1.5 inches. Hence aiming higher.

Author saintrobbie375 ( ago)
My orginal point was Target shooting is worlds away from combat shooting.
As for where the bullet goes, it should be center mass or head. Heads are
smaller targets, so you should be aiming for the chest.

Author Countryboy2206 ( ago)
yea but its also a bullet that has stopping power so theres no real need to
aim it just point and usually if it hits a normal person somewhere it will
drop them

Author saintrobbie375 ( ago)
Looking down the sights at the target is how you miss in an actual fire
fight. That's why all special forces train to "point and shoot" After
firing for a long time you don't even have to think of where the sight is
and you'll have rounds on target.

Author ThePadinator (1529 years ago)
WOW! I saw your comment on another and with this comment along with your
name I can see you're just an ignorant immature name calling idiot. Then
again, that's just how you want us to see you. Go ahead and comment back on
this, curse, insult, do all that stuff because I won't even bother answer
back. YOU'RE SO COOL!!

Author pete5668 ( ago)
I almost shot my laptop! :)

Author Scott Hardy ( ago)
Most semi pistols are factory sighted in for 25 yards. That is front blade
aligned to point of impact. The drop at 5 yards is 1.5 inches. Nothing when
shooting tactially but if you are in a bullseye mathc it would be
different. At 50 yards the front sight would cover the bullseyes to hit the
'X' ring. I hope that that helps.

Author Vladlen Vronsky (839 years ago)
usually when you shoot 50 yards you dont focus on the bull. you just need
to keep front sight and rear sight alighned and have a good trigger
squeeze. that'a a trick to get you shots grouped in the center of the
target (bull)

Author blackforest270 ( ago)
If i shoot close and fast,i focus on the white dot on the front sight.If i
shoot medium speed and medium range i focus on front and rear sight.If i
want maximum accuracy or long range i focus on the very top flat plane of
the front sight,handy when shooting Squirrels with a handgun.

Author NRAGOAL ( ago)
Thanks guys

Author Rodrigo Boos ( ago)
If the dots were in the center, they would cover the target area at certain
distances; if you align the top of the sights at the base of the area you
want to shoot, at given a distance, you can still see the target area...
Maybe at a 100 yards the center dot would be covering the target..

Author NRAGOAL ( ago)
so the dots don't go in the center of the target? You line up the center
with the top of the blades?

Author Tyler DJdiddles ( ago)
so simple but VERY helpful

Author stopglobalswarming ( ago)
Have you seen the XS sights? Bright front dot, v shaped rear. Looks really

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