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#1 Lloyd Christmas

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:31 PM

I used to use a green fiber optic front sight many years ago, but have been using red for the last 2.5 years or so. I went out and practiced with a few buddies today, and shot both of their guns, one to help assure his zero, and one to make fun of his Tanfo, being the STI shooting 1911/2011 snob that I am. I noticed that they both had green FO rods in their front sights, and I'm not sure if it's the particular lighting conditions of today, or the lenses that I'm now using (which do have a little of a reddish tint to them, hmm...) but I much preferred the green FO front sight. It seemed easier for me to clearly see the edges of the front sight, while still being bright enough to help with finding it on presentations.

What say the Doodies? Also, before anyone says it, I'm 100% positive this has been discussed on this forum somewhere before, but reply anyway.


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:34 PM

i've never tried green, but I dull my red ones down with a sharpie so i can still see the edges of the front sight. If I were you I would change to green tomorrow. I'm pretty sure I have some green fibers you can use. You still have a couple days to get dialed in before A1.  ;)


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:36 PM

i've never tried green, but I dull my red ones down with a sharpie so i can still see the edges of the front sight. If I were you I would change to green tomorrow. I'm pretty sure I have some green fibers you can use. You still have a couple days to get dialed in before A1. ;)

I already made the switch, and took some sight pictures in the back yard. I like it, and I've used it before. I'm not in favor of making significant changes the week before a shot match, but a little DF getting used to a different color will be just fine.


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:38 PM

You'll probably want to change the bullet weight and OAL of your loads to compensate.... just sayin'.


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:40 PM

You'll probably want to change the bullet weight and OAL of your loads to compensate.... just sayin'.

Haha, I'm getting a sense that you think a change as small as the color of my fiber before a major match is foolish. I do wish Leatherhead would make a 200gr 40 for me, but Dave doesn't think they'd sell.


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:19 PM

Haha, I'm getting a sense that you think a change as small as the color of my fiber before a major match is foolish. I do wish Leatherhead would make a 200gr 40 for me, but Dave doesn't think they'd sell.
 

 

Just busting your balls. You seem to prepare pretty well, except for checking your zero.

 

I didn't realize LH doesn't have 200 gr. I will certainly give them a try when I get a dumb limited gun, but damn those guns shoot nice with whatever load you're currently using. That was a real eye-opener.


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:24 PM

I strongly prefer the green fiber, but I found the most important thing is properly recessing the rod.  You get a bright green dot with crisp edges.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:29 PM

Green, by leaps and bounds. 


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:38 PM

Yup, green
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 05:51 PM

Now you fuckers are making me want to try green (after A1), and I'm not even sure I like FO's period. I just went back to a dulled-down red FO after shooting plain black sights for a long time. I *think* i can find the fiber a little faster at speed, and have a little better awareness of sight alignment and position, but I may just be psyching myself out with the placebo effect.


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 06:30 PM

 I do wish Leatherhead would make a 200gr 40 for me, but Dave doesn't think they'd sell.


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Working on it.


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 06:43 PM

I do wish Leatherhead would make a 200gr 40 for me, but Dave doesn't think they'd sell.


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Working on it.

I'll be your first customer! (If they work with Titegroup, I have a LOT of Titegroup)


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 10:52 PM

Switch before every match and you'll see the fiber way better because you'll mindfuck yourself into concentrating on it


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:46 AM

Green or orange. Blue was kind of interesting but not as easy to track through recoil.

 

I hate red fiber with a passion. My eyes will not focus on it.



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 06:57 AM

Whatever color you choose, Steve Anderson will attack it with a black sharpie...
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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:20 AM

Also, iirc, studies have indicated that the average human eye can pick up colors like green much better than red. 


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:36 AM



Also, iirc, studies have indicated that the average human eye can pick up colors like green much better than red. 

 

I'm pretty sure you have that backwards.

 

But it isn't about what works for most, it's about what works for the individual. everyone's color vision is different and what works for one is a problem for another.

 

The only sane way to do it is to try all the options and see which one you track the best. Be sure to try different levels of brightness (Anderson's sharpie), as that makes a huge difference too. Too bright and the halo around the dot actually obscures the target a bit making it harder to index. Too dim and it might as well not even be there.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:45 AM

 

I'm pretty sure you have that backwards.

 

 

 

In keeping with your recent track record, you're wrong.  

 

Sliv is correct.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:53 AM

I refer you to all the studies used to pick the color of traffic lights.

 

... and this, just the first thing to show up in a quick Google search:

 

https://www.quora.co...o-blue-or-green

 

You guys need better Google-Fu.

 

If you want the most irritating color, pick yellow-green. It has the fastest eye fatigue.

 

...none of which really answers Lloyd's question. But if he's a good little sheep, he'll run right out and get a green FO just because a stranger in the interwebz told him to instead of trying them all himself and deciding what works for his eyes.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:28 AM

If green was easier on the eyes they'd use it for submarine combat lighting instead of red.


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