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M&P 9 Lost front dot

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by dmv9, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. dmv9

    dmv9 Seattle, WA Member

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    I noticed my shots were going all over the place and then I noticed my front white dot was gone :(

    I ended up using white nail polish with a broken toothpick.

    It looks better than the original :)

    Now if I can just have some tritium sights installed!!!
     
  2. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Pretty normal for S&W sights.

    Definitely get some night sights and don't worry about it.
     
  3. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  4. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    A friend had the same thing happen with his S&W Shield. He fixed it the same way you did.

    As for night sights, I like them, I get what Pincus is saying, there is a small margin when the night sights might be an advantage but I'll take any advantage I can get. They don't add weight/size to my pistol nor do they diminish my ability to use the sights in bright light so I'm not giving up anything by having the night sights.
     
  5. ConcealedCarrie

    ConcealedCarrie People's Republic of Washington Member

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    Same thing happened on my Shield after about 100 rounds, I think! It's a S&W trend, I guess.
     
  6. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    nail polish & a credit card, just painted the front sight on my XD bright, bright orange. looks fantastic
     
  7. rawen2

    rawen2 Portland Area Active Member

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    Same thing happened to the front sight on my M&P after not too many rounds. You'd think S&W could correct that (apparently) common defect. I put some fluorescent yellow paint in the dot depression of the sight and so far it's stayed there.
     
  8. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Have you called S@W to see if they will repair or send you a new sight? I own a bunch of S@W pistols just because of how they have taken care of the problem I had on one of my revolvers.
     
  9. skerky

    skerky Southern Oregon Member

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    This happened to me and S&W sent out a new front sight, but I ended up deciding it was easier to paint mine with fingernail polish than to swap it out (and not risk it happening again).
     
  10. DLeeHarley

    DLeeHarley Idaho New Member

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    Check it out. It picks up real fast!
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    Dennis
    "Those who talk, Don't Do. Those who do, Don't Talk."