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A Flash Sight Picture


A flash sight picture is different from a regular sight picture. During a regular sight picture the shooter has time to perfectly align the sights. While in a flash sight picture, time is of the essence, and the shooter lines the front sight up somewhere in the vicinity of the rear sights. Typically, a flash sight picture is only used inside of five yards for a typical handgun shooter. In a flash sight picture the front sight is placed over the target and the shot is taken. Also known as the point and shoot method, the flash sight picture is only used at short distances, and only when time is of the essence. Aggressive presentation of the firearm to the target is important. A flash sight picture is used when the shooter can trust his body mechanics. For most shooters the flash sight picture should not be used beyond five yards.

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