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SP101 3" with aftermarket front sight

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by boogerhook, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Tinkering with the idea to replace my snub nose with a Ruger SP101 3" 357 Mag. A little more heft to it which should make shooting .38 more fun, a longer barrel for better accuracy, and the option to up the caliber to .357. One of the downsides of that particular model is the front sight. If I go that route I would like to replace the front sight with some night sight or what have you. Anyone gone through that process? I don't have a machine shop, so anything beyond simple tasks would need to go to the gunsmith. Any thoughts are much appreciated.
     
  2. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you can order pre-drilled, according to the site.
     
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  5. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've been itching for a nice .357 magnum for a woods gun. Those Ruger SP/GP sure look nice :)
     
  6. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    and shoot even nicer... will post a pix when I get my wood panels done.
     
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    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Cheapest offer to install sight was $ 80. Decided to get a vise and do it myself. Tools needed: 1/16th punch, 1/8th punch, soft mallet, 1/16th drill bit, locktight blue, vise, clamp. Done.

    Oh, yes, I did end up getting the Trijicon sight. The appear fairly bright.

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  8. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    How is your vice set up? What is that insert and where did you get it , if you don't mind?
     
  9. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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