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    New guy question

    So I finally entered the world of A.R. 15’s this weekend. Not exactly true but I’ve had the 15-22 for a while. Anyway my question is what do you guys do with the black front sight when you’re shooting mostly black targets? My old eyes even find it hard to locate against a dark shadow and background.
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    Not trying to be a smart aleck, but I have to use a red dot or optic on mine if I want to hit anything on purpose. Painting front sights white works for me on handguns.
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    Bright nail polish
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    I used a dab of white nail polish
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    Agree with the optics as are easier for me to see than painted sights.
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    Happened to have some white enamel for metal out in the shop... big improvement
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    Great fix.

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    The iron sights of the AR-15 are designed to be adjusted for either center hold or six o'clock hold. Center hold is more difficult to see in many lighting conditions, so I tend to sight and adjust my rifles for six o'clock hold.

    Targets are designed for use at specific distances. The effect of this is to make the black center of the target appear the exact width of the front sight at the correct distance.

    When you sight a six o'clock hold, you end up with the bulls eye circle resting just on top of the front sight centered in the rear sight.

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    You focus on the front sight - NOT the target. With this alignment, you'll see two small curved wedges of light just under the bulls eye and on top of the front sight. You sight by balancing the light of these two wedges of light.

    There is always center hold sighting, but you don't get the wedges with this technique, and often deal with the wrong size bulls eye if you're not using the target at it's design distance:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rndrob View Post
    My old eyes even find it hard to locate against a dark shadow and background.
    For old eyes I recommend a 1x red dot or low power variable optic.
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