Improve Your Shooting

How to Improve Your Shooting with a Red Dot Sight

Caution! 

Place the firearm in a safe condition prior to handling or making any of the exercises demonstrated below.

There is one rule and it’s simple. Keep both eyes open!

You lose valuable time focusing through the sight rather than focusing on the target. You also lose eye contact with the target and you don’t get a general view of the situation and surroundings.

After performing the exercises below you are ready to get the most out of your Aimpoint® sight and you will see how much easier and faster it is to aim your firearm with an Aimpoint® sight and you will improve your shooting.

Exercise 1.

For a moment, lower your firearm and focus both eyes on the target. Next, without taking your eyes off the target, bring your firearm into position so that you are now looking at the target through the Aimpoint® sight (see image).

With your firearm shouldered, with both eyes open and focused on the target, the dot will naturally appear where you want your shot to hit (see image).

It’s that easy! When the dot is on target, so are you. Since all Aimpoint® sights are parallax free, you never have to worry about centering the red dot inside the sight.

Lens cover open
Target

Exercise 2.

Are you having trouble with shooting with both eyes open? Try this simple training exercise:

Cover the front of your Aimpoint® sight with the lens cover.

Then bring your firearm into position while keeping both eyes focused on the target (see image).

The red dot will now be on the target.

Practicing this simple procedure will get you comfortable with keeping both eyes open while aiming at the target. That’s because with a traditional sight, your field of view is limited. 

Closed front lens cover
Target