First set of Trijicons on my CW9


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bdb benzino
August 7, 2010, 11:55 PM
Man these things are alot brighter than I expected, very bright in low light situations!:D
I had them put on my Kahr CW9, as it and my S&W 638 Bodyguard are my most carried peices. I do not think it will be as easy to do on the snubby but I may look into having the front sight machined for a Big Dot night sight.

How do you guys like your Night Sights and what brand is your favorite?

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ATBackPackin
August 8, 2010, 12:03 AM
I also have a CW-9 and am interested in getting night sights as well. Can you share where you bought and how much. Some pics would be awesome too.:D

MICHAEL T
August 8, 2010, 12:37 AM
I would like some info also for the CW 9

9mmepiphany
August 8, 2010, 01:09 AM
my understanding is that the easiest place to get them for the CW series is from the factory

i'd highly recommend just getting the front dot. if you get the 2 dots on the rear sight, you'll be tempted to align them instead of the front blade and rear ears like you should be in daylight.

the 3-dot sights is much slower to line up as your brain is trying to read them

gofastman
August 8, 2010, 01:45 AM
^ how 'bout contrasting color sights?

bdb benzino
August 8, 2010, 02:28 AM
The dots line up very naturally, I was also a little worried because the CW9 has very fast aquisition type sights. I liked the speed of use with the stock sights, but IMHO I am impressed with thw Trijicon, BTW mine are all greeen and the local guy I bought them from ordered them of Kahr's web site. I believe Kahr just came out with NS for the CW series in the last year or so. Love this pistol even more now! I will do pics in the am.

9mmepiphany
August 8, 2010, 04:13 AM
^ how 'bout contrasting color sights?

Your sub-conscious perceives the dots as language and tries to read them...slowing down your recognition of them being correctly aligned

gb6491
August 8, 2010, 10:03 AM
I also have a CW-9 and am interested in getting night sights as well. Can you share where you bought and how much. Some pics would be awesome too.
Hope I'm not treading on the OP's feet here, but to answer:
You can purchase night sights for the CW series from the Kahr Shop:
Trijicon Night Sights for CW Series (http://www.kahrshop.com/cgi-bin/itemdetail.asp?itmid=2053)

Dawson Precision also has some for the CW series:
Kahr CW9 Tritium Inserted Front Sight .180 Tall x .125 Wide, Match with DP or Factory Fixed Rear (http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=80000A5D-1249936281)
Rear:
Kahr Arms CW9 Tritium Inserted Fixed Rear Sight (http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=80000A5B-1249935885)

I installed the Kahr Shop sights on my CW45. Here's a link to some photos of them installed and some thoughts about the sights:
http://kahrtalk.com/15666-post1.html

Regards,
Greg

MICHAEL T
August 8, 2010, 03:31 PM
Your sub-conscious perceives the dots as language and tries to read them...slowing down your recognition of them being correctly aligned

I agree that why I have been removing all the dots on rear from my pistols . I have contrast(yellow/green) 3 dot night sight on my DW . Same Block off rear and just use front at night faster and good enough for quick SD shooting .
On CW I just want a green on front.

bdb benzino
August 8, 2010, 05:11 PM
I would guess the Dawson Precision front sight would be the best if you onlt wanted a front as the set from Kahr comes as a set.

gb6491
August 8, 2010, 05:40 PM
I would guess the Dawson Precision front sight would be the best if you only wanted a front as the set from Kahr comes as a set.
If it's of metal construction (to include attachment method), then I concur. The ease with which the OEM plastic front sight came off my CW45 convinced me that the switch to a metal sight is very desirable.
Regards,
Greg

benEzra
August 8, 2010, 07:53 PM
^ how 'bout contrasting color sights?
Most definitely YES. I've used same-color before, but contrasting color and brightness are much faster. My CCW has Trijicon Novaks, bright green up front and dimmer orange rears. You get the speed of a single front dot but you have the accuracy advantage from being able to clearly see the rears if you need to.

Ben86
August 10, 2010, 06:28 PM
i'd highly recommend just getting the front dot. if you get the 2 dots on the rear sight, you'll be tempted to align them instead of the front blade and rear ears like you should be in daylight.

+1 I've always thought the front sight should have the dot and the rear sights be plain black.

bdb benzino
August 10, 2010, 07:51 PM
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