A proper sight picture has a clearly defined front sight post, fuzzy target and rear sights.
A big question is always, what is the sight picture for my Pistol’s zero?
Is the point of impact going to be “under the dot?”
Through conversations with representatives of firearms manufacturers we’ve determined that, unless otherwise specified, consider the pistol’s zero to be at the top of the sight post at 7 yards.
As you become more experienced with your chosen pistol, you will learn where to “hold” the sight picture for your desired impact. For less precise target needs the dot reference system may be used for a faster sight picture.
We suggest learning to fire with both eyes open. By learning the proper sight picture and getting the reward of a tight shot group at the point of aim we condition the shooter to subconsciously seek the proper sight alignment and sight picture every time they present the weapon to target.
Here comes the fun part. Novice shooters, or shooters new to firing with both eyes open, will report seeing either two sets of sights and one target or one set of sights and two targets. This is the curse of stereoscopic vision. You may have a question like, “which sights do I use,” or “which target do I shoot?” Not really a simple question.
First establish which eye is dominant. Then have the shooter close or squint the non-dominant eye to simplify the signals going to the brain. As the shooter learns to concentrate on the proper sight picture this problem will fade.