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Ruger Mark series pistol aperture/ghost sight blades

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by rws_53, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. rws_53

    rws_53 Member

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    I'm looking for a quick sight picture using iron sights so am trying out a set of these...compared to the Ruger V-notch blade.

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  2. Milt1

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    RSW_53, let us know how it works out. Supposedly the eye will automatically center the front sight in the center of the rear sight.
     
  3. AlexanderA
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    I think that's true for a peep sight on a rifle, since it's close to the eye and you're looking through the sight rather than at the sight. On a pistol, that sight is at arm's length, so you're unavoidably looking at it, and sight alignment becomes important. I don't see the benefit of this peep over a good square-notch Patridge type sight. (BTW, all my Ruger Mark pistols -- Mark I, II, III, and IV -- came from the factory with such Patridge rear sights.)
     
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  4. Milt1

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    AlexanderA, you are correct. After some review it seems that some years ago the peep for a revolver was a novelty that just didn't stick and apparently it keeps making the rounds.
     
  5. JohnKSa

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    I like aperture/peep sights and have them mounted on a number of my long guns. I find them much faster and more accurate than typical open sights.

    But that's on rifles. As AlexanderA notes, a peep/aperture sight really needs to be close to the eye to work properly. Put an aperture sight on a pistol and now you have an oddly-shaped rear sight that obscures more of the target than a normal rear sight with none of the benefits that would be provided by an aperture sight that is close to the eye.

    That said, it is true some people seem to like aperture type sights on pistols, I've just never understood the concept--it certainly doesn't work for me.
     
  6. Milt1

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    That's what I found in my review that the peep didn't allow the same speed as normal aperture sights would in multiple targets or in fast target acquisition.
     
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