Team FN champion shooter Dave Sevigny disagrees with trainers who insist that focusing on your front sight (i.e. putting it on the target) is the be-all, end-all for accurate shooting. Dave reckons that shooters should vary both the speed at which they shoot and their sight picture depending on the distance to the target. Close-in quick shots? Blurry sight picture. Distance shot? Look for the gap on either side of the front sight. Practice both sight pictures so you have both available. (There is a third picture but if he told you he’d have to kill you.) The trick . . .
don’t let adrenalin dictate your sight picture when ballistic push comes to shove. ‘Cause if you do, you will point shoot. Which isn’t terrible, but can lead to stray bullets (all of which have a lawyer attached). The trick to mastering that: square range training, competitive shooting and/or force-on-force training.
Oh, and Dave’s FN’s sights have a huge gap between the rear sights – so he can see air on either side of the front sight when he’s on target. I wonder why all sights aren’t like that . . .