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If using iron sight zero your sights so that it hits bull at 50 feet while you hold on the bull at 6 oclock. Target zero (as stated) vs combat zero which is point of aim is point of impact.
Target zero or 6 oclock hold helps because your hold on elevation is more consistent because you don't have to "guess" if half the black bullseye is above the front sight.
Using a 6 oclock hold is just as good as a red dot.....For me anyway.
What league are you shooting in?
Our league high scorer 2 years ago used a Smith 617 with iron sights, and cheapo ammo. He regularly scored in the 270's.
If you do decide to use a red dot, get an Ultradot brand. The top shooters in the sport use this brand almost exclusively. As your skills improve and you buy that expensive Pardini pistol, you can use this sight and at least look like a pro.
Thanks all. Iron sights it is (for season 1 at least). My eyes are still good, relatively speaking i guess, even though my kids call me an old man.
This works out well since I obliterated my 'shooting budget' already for the year. Not sure how I would pitch the red dot idea!
P.S., everybody should man-up and shoot in registered matches this summer.
The first 2700 of the year is next Sunday, April 30 at Scarborough on their World-Class Bullseye Pistol range.
You can shoot it all with a .22 if you want. Many do, including myself (until my .45 gets completed).