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What kind of sights do you like on your revolvers?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 460Shooter, Jan 30, 2015.

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  1. Saleen322

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    I have to agree. Partridge front and a defined, flat, adjustable rear notch. This is what is on the best target guns in the world and for good reason.
     
  2. Vern Humphrey

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    For Concealed Carry, I go with fixed sights and paint the front sight with typewriter correction fluid -- I've tested this and it makes a difference in low light conditions.

    For historical accuracy -- for example, my Colt SAA -- of course I go with period sights.

    For other purposes -- hunting, hiking, and so on -- I like adjustable sights. I don't have anything fancy, just Patridge notch and flat-topped blade.
     
  3. huntershooter

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    I view sights as tools for a (generally) specific task/purpose (no pun intended).
    Hunting handguns wear FO front as do most "range" guns-for "action" games.
    Dedicated "target" pistols wear undercut, serrated Patridge, or post-if possible.
    Exceptions there are; S&W revolvers, or older revolvers where sight exchange isn't feasible.
     
  4. batmann

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    Because of my old eyes, I find that I see the front sights on my Ruger Blackhawks much better by painting them in a Fluorescent Red.
     
  5. wlewisiii

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    A Model 10's fixed sights remain the best for me
     
  6. DS-10-SPEED

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    I prefer a sharp Patridge front, adjustable square notch rear, all black also.

    I have one with a red ramp front / white outline rear and one with a fiber optic front but I don't shoot them as much and find that when I do, they seem to force my eyes to focus at the sights and not the most important thing "the target". After shooting them awhile I do get used to them.

    I also think your vision has something to do with this, I have blended bifocals and I can focus either on the sight or the target, but not both at the same time. I prefer to focus on the target.

    I shoot mostly steel plates and bowling pins so I'm not in low light situations. I think for self defense purposes the bright sights might help.
     
  7. Drail

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    All black all the time.
     
  8. huntershooter

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    .....I have one with a red ramp front / white outline rear and one with a fiber optic front but I don't shoot them as much and find that when I do, they seem to force my eyes to focus at the sights and not the most important thing "the target"......

    With respect; this is in direct contradiction with one of shootings fundementals:
    "Front sight, front sight, front sight"
     
  9. DS-10-SPEED

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    I do reference the front sight, but it's not what I stare at if you know what I mean. I actually get my fastest scores when point shooting, I use the sights for paper targets when sighting in but I mainly do speed shooting on steel plates, staring at sights only slows me down.

    Keep in mind, I wear bifocals, I can have a clear target and blurry sites or clear sights and a blurry target.
    A clear target works best for me.
     
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