Point of Aim

Point of Aim

Joined: February 5th, 2008, 2:05 am

February 6th, 2008, 1:39 am #1

What is the preferred point of aim from the various distances? I just bought a used Grand Master by Ron Power. It has the two posts, one on either side of the front sight. I am not quite sure how to use them. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance. -donovan
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PPC Ken
PPC Ken

February 6th, 2008, 4:03 pm #2

First of all - you should have one heck of a gun. Ron used to make guns here in the Kansas City area and he built super guns that are still in use (and winning) in local PPC matches. Anyway, the "wings" on either side of the front sight are to block light/reduce shading on the front sight. Don't worry, as you start out, that in your haste to get the shot off you find you are using one of the wings for a front sight rather than the proper front sight blade - I'm guessing that most of us have done that once or twice. As far as aim point: I think general concensus is center mass at the 7 and 15 yard line; neck hold for 25 yards (though I have seen several top notch shooters using center hold here also); and, universally, neck hold at 50. I have a post - WITH NO RESPONSE YET - on what to do for the "quick 6" - center mass or heck hold??? I am still working on that one. Good luck, ken

PS I believe Ron is still alive and kicking. His son(s) are running the business (www.powercustom.com) in case you need anything for your gun.
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Joined: February 5th, 2008, 2:05 am

February 7th, 2008, 5:44 pm #3

Thanks for the info. I was told that my gun was built by one of the masters. I am looking forward to enjoying it. Here is a pic: [/IMG]

-donovan
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Doug
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February 10th, 2008, 3:02 am #4

I'll have to agree with PPCKen, the neckhold at 25 and 50 works best for me. Some shoot at the x-ring at the 25 but if it's real overcast or low light, it's hard to see the x-ring at 25 yards.
Oh and by the way, I don't know how your revolver will shoot, but it looks REALLY COOL!!!

Good Luck!
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Joined: February 3rd, 2008, 6:34 pm

February 10th, 2008, 8:36 am #5

I use the neck hold on both 25 and 50, less load on the brain according to the KISS method.
Here in Europe we have a slighly diffrent targen then the US.

for the quick six it's more easy to use the neckhold. You just park the sights
and keep the trigger running smoth, you have 144 shoots in your body so to
do something else in that moment will disturb the flow.

As george say (yes we are from the same club) shoot on 25y and try to shoot only 9's
and your brain will know how "bad" the sights can be for still get 10's
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Joined: February 14th, 2008, 4:08 am

February 14th, 2008, 5:01 am #6

What is the preferred point of aim from the various distances? I just bought a used Grand Master by Ron Power. It has the two posts, one on either side of the front sight. I am not quite sure how to use them. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance. -donovan
Well, just when you got the right answer, someone chimes in and mucks the whole thing up. That someone would be me. I won't start blowing my horn (that bit me in the ass years ago). Suffice it to say I've been a HM since the mid 80s. With that said, I two comments.
1) Neck holds sucked for me. I just couldn't get the elevation nailed. My answer was a high head hold. If you've shot bullseye, you'll find the sight pic looks the same; a semi-circle of black on top the front sight. Once you start focusing on the front sight (the way you're suppose to), most of the black disappears and all you are looking for is any evidence of black on top your front sight.
2) Regarding 6 in 12, my "secret" would be maintaining a good rhythm and don't drag that first shot out. If you take 4/5 seconds trying to make shot 1 right, you're playing catch up from there. Oh, and I'm evidently one of those wierdos someone else spoke of who shoots center mass from 25 in. My X count went up once I trashed the neck thing.

Hope I didn't ruin your day.....
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PPC Ken
PPC Ken

February 14th, 2008, 7:16 pm #7

What do you mean "ruined your day" - this is what the forum is all about - sharing ideas and a sport we all enjoy. I am NOT a HM, but want to be. There is no coaching in my area. I read as much about PPC as I can find and review this forum often. Tips/ideas/suggestions are all tried by me - some work, some don't. BUT, having some info from the outside is always easier than "stumbling" on a "trick" by yourself. Thanks for the input. ken

PS I do shoot bullseye (started it for trigger control) but now enjoy it for the sport itself. I understand about the bull on top of the front sight - now I have something else to try next time out!!!
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February 14th, 2008, 9:45 pm #8

Well, just when you got the right answer, someone chimes in and mucks the whole thing up. That someone would be me. I won't start blowing my horn (that bit me in the ass years ago). Suffice it to say I've been a HM since the mid 80s. With that said, I two comments.
1) Neck holds sucked for me. I just couldn't get the elevation nailed. My answer was a high head hold. If you've shot bullseye, you'll find the sight pic looks the same; a semi-circle of black on top the front sight. Once you start focusing on the front sight (the way you're suppose to), most of the black disappears and all you are looking for is any evidence of black on top your front sight.
2) Regarding 6 in 12, my "secret" would be maintaining a good rhythm and don't drag that first shot out. If you take 4/5 seconds trying to make shot 1 right, you're playing catch up from there. Oh, and I'm evidently one of those wierdos someone else spoke of who shoots center mass from 25 in. My X count went up once I trashed the neck thing.

Hope I didn't ruin your day.....
Although I personally prefer neck hold, I don't think center hold is entirely wrong. I aim at the center at all distances in service revolver since it is not possible to adjust the sights enought for neck hold on my Python. The big advantage is that you don't have to care so much about the target. Once you have found the point of aim, it is easier to "feel" that you're aiming at the right point and just focus at the front sight. The downside is when you shoot in strange light. Since the X is not in the middle of the target it can be tricky to know where to aim if you cannot see the X. To me the target looks bigger when shooting a bad light (for example, a rainy day or in Swedish fall, winter or spring ) and that makes me shoot high when using center hold. I simply think I see to much target and raise the point of aim.

/George
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Doug
Doug

February 16th, 2008, 5:52 am #9

The sport of bullseye is a true test of the fundamentals of marksmanship. I tend to shoot smaller groups on a bullseye target than on a b-27. The forehead hold instead of the neck hold makes alot of sense. I will definitely try this my next time out. I also found a little trick that helped me alot. After blackening your sights, take a pencil and make a small vertical line on your front sight. If you can't see the mark, you're not trying hard enough. It really helps to tighten my focus. Ain't this site cool!
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Joined: December 8th, 2007, 7:05 am

February 24th, 2008, 4:59 pm #10

Does anyone use fiber optic front sights to help with focusing on the front sight??
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