Printer Friendly

Seeing is believing.

I'm 77 years old, and my wife (who's 78) and I still shoot regularly at the local range, and I carry as well. As a young lad of about age 13, my father taught me to shoot, and one instruction I remember is "bring the gun to your eye, not the reverse." And yet I see each time I read "On Patrol," there is Dave Spaulding shooting sort of hunched over, evidently bringing his "eye to the gun." Have I really been doing it wrong lo these 60 some years?



The hunched-over position that you see in the pictures is me trying to get my eyes to a distance/position in which I can see my front sight. Aging has changed my eyes as it does for everybody, and as getting a clear front sight has become more difficult, I have adjusted my head position to compensate--something that's been brought to my attention by numerous instructors.

Bringing the gun to the eye is the way to go, so don't change--unless, of course, you can't see. Then you will have to "improvise, adapt and overcome."--Dave Spaulding

COPYRIGHT 2011 InterMedia Outdoors, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2011 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:LETTERS
Date:Apr 1, 2011
Previous Article:Rocking with Rowland.
Next Article:CCW holdouts: Illinois and Wisconsin are the last two States to deny concealed carry. Is there any hope for them?

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters