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

  1. redmistnmysight

    redmistnmysight ..... Member

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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

    jakk586 Astoria, Or Active Member

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    what kind of gun?
     
  3. redmistnmysight

    redmistnmysight ..... Member

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    W. german sig 228
     
  4. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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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

    redmistnmysight ..... Member

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

    Weebs Clackamas County Member

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

    redmistnmysight ..... Member

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

    redmistnmysight ..... Member

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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

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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

    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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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

    inheritor burlington illinois Member

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

    pdxjohann Portland near Tigard Member

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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: