Aiming

For perfect aiming, align your eye, the rear sights, front sights and the target as follows:

  1. The front sight should be midway between the two rear sights.
  2. The top of the front sight and the tops of the rear sights should be even.
  3. The target (where you want the bullet to go) should sit right on top of the front sight.
  4. Your eye should be focused on the front sight. The target and the rear sight can be a little blurry.
  5. You should try to do this with both eyes open.

If the red circle represents where you want the bullet to go, the following picture demonstrates good aiming. Your bullet will hit the red circle.

Front and rear sights properly aligned on a target (the red circle)

Front and rear sights properly aligned on a target (the red circle)

On the other hand, the following picture shows a poor sight alignment—the front sight is too low and to the left. The bullet will not hit the red circle.

Front sight is too low and too far to the left

Front sight is too low and too far to the left

For self-defense shooting, an emergency frequently happens so quickly you do not have time for proper sight alignment. In that case, try to get in the best stance you can, put the front sight on the target and pull the trigger.