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Fiber Optic Sights

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by rjl11146, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. rjl11146

    rjl11146 Issaquah Member

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    I am going to get fiber optic sights for my HK P30. Should I get front sight only or both front and back and whiy..

    I have 66 year old eyes. How much will fiber optics help me in daylight or at the range?

    I would really appreciate your thoughts. Are there brands I should stay away from?

    What will a gunsmith charge to put the new sight on my pistol?
     
  2. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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  3. Tim K

    Tim K Colorado Member

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    I have a front from Dawson on my IPSC gun. It's crazy bright in the sun. I didn't see the need for both front and rear. For me, it's front sight only for high speed shooting and that's when I want the extra visibility. When I slow down for a more precise shot and use both sights, I don't need the fiber optic.

    Be careful with sight height if you do front only. I ended up putting on an adjustable rear so I didn't have to worry about it.
     
  4. HenryJ

    HenryJ Eastern Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My eyes are not getting any better the sights on my PPK were invisible as delivered from the factory. No options that I found for this application so I made my own:

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    Green over red. Much faster to acquire.

    Fiber optic rod is available from hobby shops. A little Dremmel work and I took care of my problem.
     
  5. Tim K

    Tim K Colorado Member

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    Nice work. I'm impressed.
     
  6. HenryJ

    HenryJ Eastern Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thank you. It has made a world of difference practicing. Eyes are more sensitive to the green so I pick up the front sight quickly. The red is more subtle, but sits nicely under the green.

    I use the Williams fire sights on my SKS. That works pretty good too.

    firesights2.JPG firesights.jpg