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Re: Eight Weeks of practice, Feedback apprciated

Post by sgschwend » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:20 pm

OK, I made a modified pair of glasses, the right lens set to see the sights, the left lens for distance. Went to the range 30 minutes before dark. Setup two sets of two 6" diameter targets. Then shot the four targets at 10 yards. Quick, but not fast. Repeat this drill 10 times. Image shows the right set, left side set 10 yards over, not shown. Not much time and I found that as the light went down my shots went up on the target.

Next trip I will have plenty of time and light to work through several drills and practice shooting. I did place an order for the final pair of glasses. Should be here in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Eight Weeks of practice, Feedback apprciated

Post by Tejas Products » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:09 pm

Look into the C.A.R shooting style. (Center axis relock). I’ve been playing around with the stance the last week and plan on trying it next range visit. Think John wick style shooting.
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Re: Eight Weeks of practice, Feedback apprciated

Post by sgschwend » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:48 pm

I did take a look. There is a tactical mode. Might be OK for 25 yards and less. That would be good enough for the local fun shoots.
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Re: Eight Weeks of practice, Feedback apprciated

Post by sgschwend » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:10 pm

Update: I checked on my shooting glasses order (distance lens on left side, closeup lens on the right). I found out my order did not ship. I guess they left it up to me to check on why my order was being held.

It turns out that the lab stopped working on making the lenses because I put a comment indicating the glasses would be used for shooting. The customer service person said that if the order's comment area had been left blank they would have shipped my order since my prescription defined the glasses I was trying to order. Go figure, I made the comment because the "prescription" was an odd one; normally both lenses are made for the same purpose.

The oddest part is that this mail order company uses an online prescription form in which the data is entered by the customer. I was able to modify my current prescription and submit it as the new prescription. One might ask how did you convert the closeup part of your prescription to the intermediate values? I used a published document that had the equation to convert the numbers. I also purchased a $10 set of department store reading glasses with the same settings to verify the calculations were correct.
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:43 am

sgschwend wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:10 pm
It turns out that the lab stopped working on making the lenses because I put a comment indicating the glasses would be used for shooting.
That's about screwed up.
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Re: Eight Weeks of practice, Feedback apprciated

Post by sgschwend » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:49 pm

Update:
Well the shooting glasses arrived, however they weren't setup with the left lens for distance. I should have guess that the lab stopped because they made the lens wrong producing computer glasses. So yes you can see the sights perfectly but with no distance lens these glasses are useless. I have sent them back and they promised to follow the prescription this time.

My guess is that they will mess them up again. So I have an appointment with my optometrist to check my eyes and I will get new shoot glasses from him.
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Re: Eight Weeks of practice, Feedback apprciated

Post by EyeGlock » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:20 pm

The issue is presbyopia (over 40 eyes). Glasses don't usually work well when the script is one eye for near and the other for distance. A lot has to do with the distance
from the backside of the glasses to the corneal plane. If you can tolerate contact lenses, it would work best (dominant eye distance/non dominant front sight)
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Re: Eight Weeks of practice, Feedback apprciated

Post by ncjw » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:15 pm

EyeGlock wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:20 pm
If you can tolerate contact lenses,
Yeah, that. My optometrist said that I had the most visceral reaction to something close to my eye that he had ever seen (I almost slugged him...). No idea why, but bifocals for me forevermore...
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Re: Eight Weeks of practice, Feedback apprciated

Post by sgschwend » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:00 pm

Well the replacement glasses arrived today. And as before they were made wrong. I called customer service and told them to cut me a left lens and send only that lens. I would install it. Hopefully that can do that.
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:13 pm

sgschwend wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Well the replacement glasses arrived today. And as before they were made wrong.
It always takes me a couple of trips to have them cut my glasses correctly.
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Re: Eight Weeks of practice, Feedback apprciated

Post by sgschwend » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:30 am

Well, I do shoot better even using the glasses that aren't quite correct. They do help me see the sights perfectly, which is great, distance is OK too. Still waiting for the correct glasses. Here is the best set of 5 shots. The sticker cover the previous shots showing I had plenty of outer ring hits during the previous five shots sets, yes those five shots were really shot together it shows 6 hits which means one stick came off.

This is an 8" diameter target, 5 shots at 15 yards, short five groups that way.

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Post by sgschwend » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:50 pm

The new glasses came today. Now I can compare them. The pair I used at the range (last post with the target pic) both lens had the 24" focus good, distance was a bit fuzzy. The new pair the left eye is for seeing distance and the right eye has the 24" focus adder. Since my right eye is dominant either pair is usable but the new pair is better. When I use the new pair the iron sights are really sharp, and the aim is straight while the distance still looks good.

I may go down on the weekend and shoot. Unfortunately there is a shoot on Saturday which requires a holster a new skill for me. I did try a speed steel shoot without the glasses and it was an issue at the longer yardages. I think there is another shoot the next weekend which I can do.
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Re: Eight Weeks of practice, Feedback apprciated

Post by bp1 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:32 am

reply to what I saw on the target from 1-5-2020 if your doing that at 20yds you are fine, many people at the range I see can't do that, so I think your doing good.
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Re: Eight Weeks of practice, Feedback apprciated

Post by sgschwend » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:17 pm

Couldn't wait, went down to the range too early in the morning. Right at freezing. After 30 minutes I was full cold. Here are the first three 5 shot rounds, each hit was stickered then 5 more shots in the next image. Started with an OK set, then an amazing set, then back to an OK set. The glasses are perfect. The sights are crisp, and down range is clear. It is like throwing a switch when you open the distance eye, what was a blur snaps into focus. There is now dominant eye struggle because only the right eye has a focused view of the sights.

The shortest distance on this range is 20 yards, 8" target, image in order of shooting 5 rounds per set:
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