Yosemite Sam":2kazc94k said:I need to spend more time on the "Front Sight! Front Sight! Front Sight!" mantra.
Yosemite Sam":1zrwaokv said:The issue is that the human eye can only really focus on one thing at a time. Anything else is peripheral vision, to some degree. The idea behind the mantra is to get you to focus on the front sight, let both the rear sights and target go blurry, and train your brain to process that sight picture. It was introduced to me as a training aid for defensive shooting, but apparently target shooters use the same idea.
Personally, I've had limited success with it at 25 yard or more targets, as things get so blurry I can't tell if I'm shooting at the bottom of the 4" circle or the top, so I end up focusing on the target, then back on the sights, then back on the target. Doesn't make for fast shooting.
But, like shooting with both eyes open, I keep trying and hoping for improvement.