Not hugging trees or going organic. I’m talking about fiber optic sights. I’ve always been a fan of using red fibers in my front sights for all my guns until I started shooting a red dot sight on my Open Division gun. I’m so used to looking at a red dot with both eyes open and hitting where I place the dot (most of the time).
The problem comes when when I switch to another gun like my S&W 625 revolver for IDPA or USPSA, Kimber TLE RLII for single stack. I’m so used to looking at the dot that I forget that I need to align my rear sight. I’ll place the red dot where I want and pull the trigger wondering why I’m not hitting the target correctly.
So, I’ve decided to trick my mind with a simple color change 🙂 Switch my fibers to green and voila! Now I would remember to align my rear sight because it’s different enough from my red dot.
Ever since I had that crack in my C-more, I haven’t had the chance to replace it until recently. Here’s a quick video of me replacing my existing C-more sight with a brand new one.
During my Chrono session, I discovered that my sights were off by 3″ to the left and 4″ high!! That explains a lot now. I realized something was a miss during the all steel stage at the recent Northwest Challenge when I took 10 shots to bring the steel plate down.
At the Chrono, the groups were all off so it was clear what was wrong.
That would explain why I’m tagging a lot of no shoots and tanking stages recently.
I’m not sure how that happened but I’m suspecting the crack in my cmore is contributing to the problem.
I’ve adjusted the sight now but haven’t tested it yet so I better find some time to get to the range again to try it.
Looks like it’s time for stuff to start breaking down. I’ve been shooting over two years with the same gear, maybe only around 7,000-8,000 rounds total without any issues until recently. You’ve seen my problems with the cracked grip (due to loading 29rounds in my magazine) and a cracked c-more scope mount (material taken off from the mount). Most recently during the Paul Bunyan match where Arrun and I switched guns, the c-more dot kept turning off during the match. I discovered that the pin for the dot module had broken off.
As you can see from the image, the pin remained in the c-more base. We didn’t have any tools to remove it at the range so we tried to maintain the electrical connection by using a small piece of metal from a paper clip, that didn’t work.
Dennis, who’s a resourceful tinkerer and home gunsmith suggested we use a more robust and reliable fix using aluminum foil as it’s more “flexible” so during recoil, the aluminum foil can still flex and maintain connectivity, unlike a hard paper clip.
We also added some foil to the hood of the c-more dot cover to hold the module down to maintain the connection to the foil.
This solution worked out well and Arrun was able to finish the final two stages without any problems from the dot.
Looks like I have to find a new replacement dot module, or better yet, find a replacement c-more sight. I’m holding out for a chance at one of the cool new prototype sights that a local shooter has developed but am still unsure how long it would take to get it. For now, I’ve replaced the dot module with a new 8-MOA dot. Hope this will last me for a few more matches.
Someone had ask me for more pictures of my Heinie Ledge Sights that I put on recently.
We’ve always been taught to focus on the front sight when shooting because it’s the best of both worlds making the rear sight and target slightly blur so you can obtain a decent sight picture and sight alignment. Sometimes older shooters with degrading eyesight have issues doing so. Come MicroSight, a new optical lens technology that refracts light making both front sight AND the target both clear.
Personally I can’t wait to see how this sight is going to be put in practice. Will it replace a non-magnified red-dot optic? Does it work for targets in various ranges? or there’s a minimum/maximum limit? so many questions!
here’s how the lens looks like :
Credit : http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2010/05/breakthrough-microsight-technology-improves-iron-sights/
Just got this in and went ahead to swap out the stock XDm sights with the new all black and very popular Warren Tactical Sevigny rear sights.
The stock rear sights is really hard to remove. I had to use my heavy duty brass punch to knock it out of place. After 5 minutes of tapping and banging, a clear dove tail 🙂
Knock the new sights in place with a non-marring polymer punch and glue it down with a little Red Thread Locker.
and finally, after carefully aligning the sights. Great sight picture eh?
can’t wait to give it a spin this weekend at the Renton USPSA match.