fixed sights

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by redmistnmysight, May 20, 2009.

  1. redmistnmysight

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    I feel dumb asking but i couldnt get my answer online and im new to this. I have a older gun with fixed sights (part of the slide), the dots are fading and i would like to replace them with night sights. can this be done? what do you guys recommend? thanks in advance for the info.
     
  2. jakk586

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    what kind of gun?
     
  3. redmistnmysight

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    W. german sig 228
     
  4. elsullo

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    Don't laugh, but before you make a big investment, glob some typewriter correction fluid (White-Out) on the front sight and around the rear notch. You get extremely bright white-outline sights, easily touched-up, or easily removed with any gun cleaning solvent. Correction fluid is basically cellulose fibers and each fiber is a light-pipe, so it is VERY bright especially in low light. Just try it, then laugh........................elsullo ;)
     
  5. redmistnmysight

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    wow, sounds interesting. Ill try that when i have a chance.
     
  6. Weebs

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    I don't know much about the p228 but are the existing sights in a dovetailed groove?
     
  7. redmistnmysight

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    No. they were forged (?) with the slide. the slide and the optics are one piece.
     
  8. redmistnmysight

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    let me change that. The rear sight fits into the dove tail, the muzzle sight is forged with the slide. any ideas or info? thanks.
     
  9. candyman

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    theres a slide on ar15 without fixed sights
    you could just replace the slide :)
     
  10. bmw2

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    Have a gunsmith cut a dove tail and refinish to your tastes. It may or may not be cheaper than a new slide though.
     
  11. inheritor

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    i did laugh , but thats rather ingeinus and sounds like it works cudos to you my friend:thumbup:
     
  12. pdxjohann

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    Yah it's worth a laugh too from the elegant and inexpensive solution. Touch it up whenever needed. Cleans up easily. But, most importantly, Those sights just stand out so that I can let my subconscious mind find them as I hold the target in sight. Righton Elsulo:buttrock:
     

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