How to shoot despite bifocal or trifocal lenses

February 5th, 2007  

Dr. Piazza,
I am looking into your 4 day handgun training course with great interest.  I have just today ordered the hard copy of the training manual.
I do have one question that I am puzzled about.  The materials I have read so far indicate that I should focus on the top of the front sight for best accuracy.  I am 60 years old, and my problem is that I have “baby-boomer eyes” and wear trifocals!  I can’t get the front sight in focus at all without tilting my head back.  Then the target is completely out of focus!  I look like a bobble-had doll trying to see both the front sight and the target!
How can us older folks aim a handgun for best accuracy?  I have been focusing on the target and then centering the out of focus sights on the target the best I can.
Best regards,
Mike

Mike,
Once you have identified your target and lined up the target with your sights, then tip your head to bring 100% focus on the Front Sight and do not worry that the target is blurry.  Trust your ability to hold the weapon steady and while focusing on the top of the front sight, press the trigger without disrupting the sight alignment.  DO NOT keep trying to change your focus from the target to the front sight sights and back to the target, etc.
Try this and you should “see” a much better group.
Ignatius Piazza

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