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First set of Trijicons on my CW9

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by bdb benzino, Aug 7, 2010.

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  1. bdb benzino

    bdb benzino Member

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    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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    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
     
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    I would like some info also for the CW 9
     
  4. 9mmepiphany

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    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
     
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    ^ how 'bout contrasting color sights?
     
  6. bdb benzino

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

    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
    Rear:
    Kahr Arms CW9 Tritium Inserted Fixed Rear Sight

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