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Old October 1st, 2016, 06:36 AM   #1
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Shield Sights

Getting ready to go pick up a Shield and was wondering what do you guys with bad vision use for sights. I run a RMR on my M&P9 and Glock 34 only because the sights are too blurred to see and aim (goes with age).

Don't want to run a red dot on the Shield. For those with bad vision, using progressive glasses, what sights would you recommend for the Shield?

TIA
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Old October 1st, 2016, 09:11 AM   #2
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I use the Truglo Brite-Site TFX Pro's with progressive glasses but my vision isn't that bad. I have seen these See-All suppose to be good for old eyes but have never tried them but they are interesting.
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Old October 1st, 2016, 02:04 PM   #3
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I use the Truglo Brite-Site TFX Pro's with progressive glasses but my vision isn't that bad. I have seen these See-All suppose to be good for old eyes but have never tried them but they are interesting.
Thanks Kooi. I have the See-All and tried it on my M&P9, but could not get used to it. Gonna check the TFX Pro's.
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The HI-VIZ fiber optic sights that came on my PC Shield show up very well.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...layErrorView_Y

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Old October 1st, 2016, 08:10 PM   #5
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I use a tr4 laser they work very well
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Old October 5th, 2016, 09:38 AM   #6
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XS Big Dots work very well!
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Old October 8th, 2016, 08:49 AM   #7
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Trijicon HD

Someone posted an excellent picture of the newer type sights Trijicon is selling, the Trijicon HD. Sold me and I have not been sorry, they have a big bright front with a U-shaped rear sight that has smaller, more subdued tritium vials. They are big and quick to pick up. I'd like to have them on every pistol I own. I wear progressive bifocals.

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I use the TruGlo's! Very bright in all lighting conditions!
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Old November 19th, 2016, 04:39 PM   #9
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I bought a bottle of yellow/green hi res paint at the craft store and using a toothpick I put a tiny drop on the white dots. Works for me. I can see fr away but need glasses up close, so I have to choose between seeing the sights or seeing the target. I use regular reading glasses when I shoot and since that makes the target out of focus I have to REALLY rely on the sights so I need to see them vividly.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 04:22 PM   #10
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I use Ameriglo tritium I sight with large red. I got a extra set if you are looking for one.
Was going to buy 40C and Shield, so i purchased 2 ...to find out i ran out of funds for 40C.
For some its easier to line up 2 dots.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 04:47 PM   #11
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Getting ready to go pick up a Shield and was wondering what do you guys with bad vision use for sights. I run a RMR on my M&P9 and Glock 34 only because the sights are too blurred to see and aim (goes with age).

Don't want to run a red dot on the Shield. For those with bad vision, using progressive glasses, what sights would you recommend for the Shield?

TIA
My vision has become bad enough that I think I am going to go with a JPoint or Shield optic. My backup irons are going to be Truglo TFX. I can see the Trijicon HD sights better in lower light but they really change the POA/POI a lot so I won't be buying anymore of those.

Reflex sight on my Shield
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I bought a bottle of yellow/green hi res paint at the craft store and using a toothpick I put a tiny drop on the white dots. Works for me. I can see fr away but need glasses up close, so I have to choose between seeing the sights or seeing the target. I use regular reading glasses when I shoot and since that makes the target out of focus I have to REALLY rely on the sights so I need to see them vividly.
Oh man do i know THAT feeling to well...lol.
I bought some pro sight paint to put on my M&P 9L sights, what a difference that made.
Front dot - Bright Orange
Rear dot - Bright Green
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OK, I had a range day and took out my Sphinx SDP Compact with a F/O front and 10-8 rear.

I had forgotten how much I like that combo. Man is it nice!

I just ordered the same setup for my Shield project.
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I've researched this and I'm thinking about getting the XS Big Dots. James Yeager has a video of what it looks like to use them first-person.

Shooting starts at 1:00

Supposedly regular sights seem to shrink in self-defense situations, making it necessary for something bigger and easier to see.

If you needed to you could paint the outside of the "Golfball" (not the center tritium) with some hi-vis paint or nail polish as mentioned before to give some added contrast.
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Truglo TFX
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