Which size rear sight do I need for Hi Power?


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mf-dif
July 17, 2012, 08:55 PM
I'm looking to update the rear sights for something that allows elevation along with windage. The rear dove tail I see there are two sight sizes listed by sellers...285 and .375. Mine is an FEG clone, but identical to the Mark II I believe. It has the low profile military sights with fixed front blade.

Which do I need?

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jfrey
July 17, 2012, 10:10 PM
I'm no sure but I would call Novak and ask the. They will certainly be able to help you.

Certaindeaf
July 18, 2012, 09:15 AM
Is your front sight the small/round staked in military style or is it dovetailed in?

mf-dif
July 18, 2012, 11:50 AM
Front sight is small and round. Not dovetailed. Military style, you can't do anything to it but wack it with a hammer or file it down.

Dentite
July 18, 2012, 11:51 AM
You might be able to find an adjustable sight that fits in the dovetail but you'll also need a taller front sight.

Your options:

1. Contact a gunsmith who is experienced in BHPs and talk with them about having the slide milled for new dovetails (and potentially more milling to "sink" an adjustable rear a bit into the slide for a lower profile).

There are a handful of great BHP smiths out there that will know what you're options are.

2. Buy another BHP with factory adjustable sights and keep the fixed sight version (who doesn't love another BHP right?)

3. Sell your fixed sight gun and buy another with factory adjustables.

If you can post a photo of your slide and what type of sights you currently have that will help. Or at least a detailed description.

Hope that helps.

EDIT...you posted one minute before my post haha. Okay...you are really going to want to go with an adjustable rear you will need a new front sight...best thing would be to have new dovetails milled or options 2 or 3.

Certaindeaf
July 18, 2012, 12:16 PM
Front sight is small and round. Not dovetailed. Military style, you can't do anything to it but wack it with a hammer or file it down.
Well, that's more complicated, as said. You'll need a gunsmith to put on the right height/width front sight unless you're super handy. Go dovetailed if you decide to do it.

ku4hx
July 18, 2012, 12:19 PM
I have NovaK sights on mine and I had Novak do the reliability package a couple of years ago. Could not be happier with the results of both decisions.

mf-dif
July 18, 2012, 10:27 PM
I should have given more background...here is the reason I want to get the rear sight.

If I line up the sights proper, it shoots way low, like a foot low. For it to hit where it needs to, I basically need to line up the front sight so that the very bottom base of it is sitting at the very top tip of the rears.

Hence me wanting to try an adjustable rear and so I can crank up the elevation to match whatever craziness is going on up front.

Seem like worth a try or am I doing it wrong.

Certaindeaf
July 18, 2012, 11:25 PM
Try some heavier slugs. What are you using?

mf-dif
July 19, 2012, 08:40 PM
Cheap federal or wolf 115gr FMJ. I don't want to try and +P stuff because I've heard you need to swap out the recoil spring to run that stuff. It's just a plinker for me, but I'd like to be more accurate with it. It's the gun I shoot worst with of my small 5 collection...but I love the HP design, so I'm not giving up on it. I'm sure I'll get it, but would eventually like to be quicker and more accurate with it.

Certaindeaf
July 20, 2012, 11:40 AM
Try some 124-5's. It'll print higher.

Mizar
July 20, 2012, 05:31 PM
Low POI is a common problem for an inexperienced shooter dealing with the heavy Hi-Power trigger pull. It's actually quite rare to find a good pistol (such as FEG) to shoot that low. May I suggest first to try shooting the pistol from rest, or even ask someone, that has a reputation as a good shooter, to try the pistol. One more thing - there isn't really a problem with the "old school" military sights (considering that the pistol will only be used as a plinker) - you just need to get used to them. As time passes by you may even find them more precise compared to the modern monstrosities that manufacturers put on the newer guns...

Boris

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