The Third Habit of Highly Effective Shooters – Sight Alignment via Center Mass Group
By Chris Sajnog
As I continue my series, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Shooters, I want to point out that there are many shooters out there that have never learned the basic fundamentals of marksmanship. Then there are those of us who have been slinging lead for years and love our new gadgets and gizmos, but may have neglected to practice the skills needed to put effective firepower downrange using the three little pieces of metal protruding from the tops of our guns. So here I will be discussing how to properly align your sights in the very likely event your scope, red-dot or laser ends up quitting the fight before the enemy.
Right after the invention of rifling, sight alignment is the most important contribution to man to fire an accurate shot. Sight alignment and sight picture are two terms that are often used interchangeably and many times used as one and the same. It’s fine to put them together once they are both understood, but it is vital to know that they are two different and vary distinct things. Sight alignment has nothing to do with the target (well, besides hitting it) and I will be covering this relationship in the upcoming, The Fourth Habit of Highly Effective Shooters.
Checkout Chris’ book, How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL for the complete guide to combat marksmanship fundamentals.