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Range issues for new handgun shooter.

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Went to the range yesterday ( see thread http://floridaconcealedcarry.com/Forum/forumdisplay.php?f=21 ) and had a couple of issues I need help with. I've been lurking and occasionally posting but mostly reading for information.
First, I am left eye dominate and far sighted. Also right handed. Talk about shooting "dirty"! If I wear "reading glasses" to get my sight picture then the target virtually disappears. If I don't wear my glasses then I see the target, but the sight picture is virtualy gone. With the glasses I can hit an eight inch target at 7+/-2 yds. and without sighting is about the same. It just bothers me I have to use one or the other. Is this a condition which would warrant "point shooting"?
Second I have a S&W M&P40c and changed the backstraps on a couple different targets for testing. I have a large hand (I'm 6'2") and using the larger backstrap I found it brought my grouping higher on target. When using the medium strap I couldn't really tell any difference but the wife said she was better on target with her using the medium. This all in addition to the first issue made it an information overload for our "******* date".
I will keep reading other areas for hints and check back here for replies.
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Getting old sucks! The vision thing is a real pain. I no longer shoot as well as I used to and it's all in the sight picture. Like most of us I need glasses to read and to see distance, throw in and astigmatism and cross eye dominance and it becomes a real challenge.

Over the years my vision has changed so much. I tried progressive lenses which worked out pretty good for shooting, but not so good for driving. Then it was regular bifocals. Better for driving but BAD for shooting. Now I just wear shooting glasses and let it all blur a bit. When the blurs look about right I fire. Most of the time it's surprisingly good. But I don't shoot beyond about 15 yards anymore and I use BIG targets!
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