Photo 3 of 5 in Gun Control

The guys next to me.
These two young men shooting next to me (brothers, I think) were trying out a new S&W SD9VE. Remember, we were on the 35 yard range. I struck up a conversation with them because I had purchased the SD40VE.

YoderTexas's Album: Gun Control

DESCRIPTION : On my last trip to the range I was shooting my AR-15 for the first time, using open sights. I was shooting from 35 yards and having a hard time aligning my sights with my old eyes. I could not tell what was happening on paper because I couldn't see my hits until I walked down to the target. All of my groups were consistantly to the left of center, but the elevation kept changing. It was not until several days later that I realized it must have had to do with how I used my front sight post. Sometimes I think I set the top of the post under the point of aim; sometimes the the top of the post was even with my POA; and probably sometimes covering up my POA with the top of the post. I must work on that, keeping the same hold on target. Actually, I need magnification.