Another week has passed and we look forward to a weekend of rest and relaxation or better yet, some range time. I hope you’ve all had a productive week. Once again, we find a couple of genetic defects shoot up a school in Colorado – just wait until the luminaries legalize magic mushrooms. I’ve seen what that stuff does to someone’s mind. If you think you have problems now just keep legalizing drugs, irrespective of their medicinal value.
I want to take a few moments to honor Kendrick Castillo, a student at STEM School Highlands Ranch, Colorado who courageously and selflessly took action against the shooter and in the process paid with his life. What an example of manhood from a young man with his whole life ahead of him. Kendrick R.I.P.
Our condolences to his mother and father for their tragic loss. Your son’s contribution cannot be overvalued.
A shout out to the student body which had the decency to walk out of an anti-gun vigil scheduled by nothing more than opportunists who thought they would use Kendrick’s tragic death to promote the usual anti-gun agenda. Vote these individuals out of office come election time, perhaps they’ll find something to do with their lives that they’re good at.
With that out of the way lets get our shoot the shit started.
Have you guys seen the TAKL app commercial? I’m not sure what the hell they’re promoting but “….need the screwing, need the banging, or some blowing…” As far as I’m concerned you can substitute the ad for waterboarding. Just as bad is the Adore Me Slimware ads for husky gals. Thongs just doesn’t get it with that body type.
Our super assassin hero has a $14 million contract taken out on his life and becomes a target for every hit man on the planet. As he fights for his life, we can safely say that he is busier than a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest!
What I thought I’d do this week is talk a little about iron sights; more specifically pistol sights. Most manufacturers will tell you that their sights are zeroed for 25 yards. That testing is usually done with the pistol mounted to a custom made pistol rest or using something like the Ransom Rest below.
So, you head to the range to practice defensive shooting, which is done at 5, 7 and 10 yards, only to discover you’re shooting high or low. For most pistols, the front sight post determines your elevation, up and down, and your rear sight is windage, or right and left. If your pistol is shooting low at a given range you need a shorter front sight post. If your pistol is shooting high you need a taller front sight post. Most experience shooters understand this; however, how much shorter or taller?
We’re going to calculate that below.
Let’s say we’re using a Glock 19 with polymer sights. Your sight radius is 6.02 inches. At 15 yards you’re shooting 3 inches low. What is the proper sight height correction to get you on target at 15 yards.
(6.02 x 3)/ 540 (distance to target in inches) = 0.033 inches
So what do you do with this number? Measure your existing sight height and subtract from that value 0.033 inches (you’re subtracting because your shot group is low, so your front sight post needs to be shorter).
Now you know the proper height for your front sight post to achieve your goal.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our Friday shoot the shit. Remember that to participate in a shoot the shit you don’t need to know anything about the subject being discussed. Participants can make any unsupported comment, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. So get one started this weekend.
Enjoy your weekend, be safe specially at the range, and spend some quality time with your buds and family.