Acquiring Proper Sight Alignment Faster


Part of most everyone’s handgun training sessions includes trying to acquire their targets faster and still make an accurate shot.  The proper technique will help you quickly align your sights and help improve your accuracy.

One mistake made by some shooters is that they will first look to their rear sight and move the pistol around until they find the front sight post.  Your focus should always be on the front sight even when beginning your alignment with your target.




Begin with your eyes on your target and raise your pistol into your sight picture with the front sight slightly elevated above the rear sight.  Once your front sight post is in view, your focus should transition to it.  Imagine you are playing basketball and bring the rear sight up and drop the front sight post into the slot.

Ii demonstrate this technique in the video above to help give you a better understanding of how this technique works.  The video also demonstrates how to transition from one target to another and quickly regain proper sight picture and sight alignment.