If you’ve been shooting for a while, or are completely inexperienced – the first thing you have to take into account before firing a gun is to make sure that the sights are set properly to ensure that the firearm will shoot accurately. I cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure that this is done before firing your weapon, as misfires can result in serious injury, the death of a loved one (or a neighbors loved one), the death of countless pets or bystanders and simply a waste of ammunition. It’s also important because it will give you a realistic gauge of your aiming abilities and allow you to hone in on your skills. Without an accurate firearm, you’re basically shooting in the dark which is a senseless act that we reserve for weddings and bar-mitzvahs only. The act of firing a gun in the dark dates back to the pre-greco/roman era and it was Plato who first said: “He who hits a target at night is indeed a good shot. Pour him a steadfast wine and give him many women to lay with, for his eye is his gift and the eye is the beholder of beauty and death alike it may seem.” Gunivore.com is the only place you need to go for all information guns.
By definition, a sight is a device used to assist aligning or the aiming of firearms, and is typically composed of two components, front and rear aiming pieces that have to be lined up. Very simply put, the sights indicate where the gun is pointed. They are what we use to aim the gun. The sights are comprised of the little post on the front of the slide (front sight) and the notched blade (rear sight) on the rear of the slide. There are many different kinds of sights, but the iron sights on all Springfield Armory® pistols are “post and notch” and therefore align the same.
Sights come in several sizes, shapes and colors; Some are all black, others have fiber optic tubes, painted dots or even inserts that glow in the dark. Most shooters quickly begin to favor one type of sight over another and their gun choice may actually be determined based on the sights. Properly aligning the sights on the target gives you the orientation or exact location / position the gun will shoot the bullet when fired. Many shooters refer to this a the “sight picture”. So, how do you create the perfect sight picture?
Properly grip the gun and hold it at arm’s length. Visually align the front sight post in the rear sight notch. The top of the rear and front sights should be on the same plane or level. The gap of light between the sides of the front sight and inside vertical edge of the rear notch should be equal. Once you have aligned the sights with each other, place the sights on the target where you want the impact of the bullet to go. You are now ready to shoot! Our guns’ sights are typically regulated so the bullet will impact at the top of the front sight, with proper sight alignment. Many pistol models come with sights that can be adjusted to change the point of impact.
A good gun can make the most difference when you may possibly eally need one. The m16 is just one of those.
Eric Perkoff represents one of the many soldiers in the United States military who defended the country during the Iraq War just a few years ago. When at war he had used an m16 to defend himself and the United States 0 times. Yet he always had an m16 with him in hand. He remembered the many times he had almost been attacked yet never really needed to shoot at any terroists. Crazy enough he wasn’t even stationed so far away from where Sadam Hussein was found back in the Winter/Spring of 2004. In all of these instances Eric had an m16 in hand yet didn’t really use it as much as a lot of other people did during that battle. Eric was also an expert in karate. So this was the self defense mwethod that he actually used one time to defend himself against Iraqi terroists when he was attacked one time back in 2005. Yet even during that battle Eric still carried his m16 in hand.
Eric was discharged from the United States army in the Spring of 2006. He had been there for about four years give our take since he had first been drafted back in September 2003. Now Eric was excited to be reunited with his family yet there was some sadness in his eyes when he had to give back his m16. At the same time though he made sure to make a rough sketch of the m16 in his notepad. This sketch was one that he brought back with him to his family’s home in Boston and right next to pictures that his kid made that said welcome home was going to be his picture of the m16 until he realized that he didn’t want his kids really seeing it. So when Eric returned home after kissing his wife and kids he put it in a little drawer in his home office that had been almost abandoned since he went to Iraq so many years before. He thanked his kids and wife for all they had done for him. On Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor day and a lot of other big days of significance for the United States armed forces, Eric would take the picture of the m16 out of his drawer. He would use it as a reference to remember the great America that he had defended against the country. When Eric’s kids got a little bit older he would show them the picture of the m16 on 9/11 and explain to him how not necessarily him but people like him would use this m16 when necessary to fight evil. He explained to them that he wished for a day when there would no longer be a need for m16’s in this world. A world of complete and utter peacefulness free of war and terrosim. Until then m16’s would be needed though.
A great thing about the Glock 19 are all its great accessories. There are so many great glock 19 accessories here are a few of them. First of all the glock 19 has a superb grip/plug insert. Additionally the Glock’s backstrap is right next to the magazine. On this backstrap there is also a cavity which some make the decision to plug up. The grip plug is a popular accessory that is helpful to your grip, and give you more control. Another great one of the glock 19’s accessories is its slide stop lever. This lever is all about convenience and speed. The lever isn’t all that expensive too and it can make a difference for newbie shooters without much experience as well as for times when guns aren’t so broken into. The guns lever also doesn’t do so much damage in regards to its aesthetics. Not so much changes with this Glock though. It is still the same old school glock. When your finger goes for a slide stop post a magazine change though you begin to feel a difference. Any tiny bump that your finger can quickly find helps decrease the guns exchange time making that time as short as possible.
Some other great accessories for the glock 19 include its extended magazine release lever and a light. This release lever is a real time saver when it comes to using your glock 19 for self defense and may even save lives. In stressful situations beware! unless you are a highly qualified and skilled gunsmen your fingers may start to fumble a bit and your mind could go completely blank. This is why you need to use the gun as fast as you can for what you need it to do. In gunfights you want to limit the amount of time you are involved with an empty magazine. A standard for the generation 4 glock. A light is probably one of the most critical glock accessories that you need to buy. A disadvantage of the glocks light is that it is a little bulky, most of the time. Can you imagine though carrying your glock at night without a light though? It is an absolute necessity. A good beam of light will help you out when carrying your glock in places with not such great lighting. This light is an especially great idea when paired with a laser. Will talk now about just one more of the glock accessories. The glock sights. Now there are a lot of owners who make the decision to modify the original factory made glock 19 sights. The main reason given for this is that a sight design, which glocks provides, is a okay. At the same time though it is not the best sight design out there. For the range a U-Dot sight design may actually be a better option. In real life though using these sights may not be the best option. The original sites the gun comes with also don’t have tritium.
So here are a few great glock accessories. There are so many more of them so do your research and see which ones work best for you!