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    Ghost sights

    Does anyone use a ghost sight? Iíve been looking at them and it makes sence but then I often donít so who knows?

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    I've only used them on long guns... like my Benelli Super Nova... I don't know if I'd like them on a pistol...

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    I've tried a pistol with them once and did not like them. Sight acquisition is more difficult.

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    Wink Ghost sites

    I have them on my 6' Ruger GP 100 357, my old eyes like them just fine...............

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    I have a red dot on my NEO and it's fun. no challange at all hitting stuff

    AFS

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    Works great for me on my Blackhawk. I switched from the factory due to "old eye" focus problems.


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    Im still trying to figure out why they cant just call them peep sights like they used to

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    Im still trying to figure out why they cant just call them peep sights like they used to
    Peep sights aren't "tactical" they're old fashioned. Ghost Ring sights are uber tactical and cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400 View Post
    Peep sights aren't "tactical" they're old fashioned. Ghost Ring sights are uber tactical and cool.
    Oooooohh, that clears my confusion right up.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    Oooooohh, that clears my confusion right up.........
    Glad I could help.

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    Jeff Cooper popularized the term "ghost ring." It is actually a large-aperture rear sight. When used properly, the eye is close enough to the aperture that it becomes very fuzzy and indistinct - appearing to "ghost out." The eye instinctively centers all images, so the eye automatically centers the front sight within the "ghost" aperture, and it does it very fast because the large design admits so much light.

    This ONLY works if the eye is close enough to the aperture for it to "ghost out," so it obviously doesn't work this way on a pistol. I think it's a misnomer on pistol sights, but it works great on slug shotguns and practical (non-target) rifles.

    A Ghost Ring isn't necessarily the same as a peep sight, by the way, which may have a small aperture for more precise aiming. Ghost rings are intended for fast sighting balanced with accurate shooting, rather than utmost precision.

    They seem to work for some people. I once watched a revolver shooter clean a table of bowling pins VERY quickly using a 625 with peep sights.
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