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Old February 2nd, 2012, 05:08 PM   #16
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SR9C williams Fiber optic sights

Careful.....if you install these sights you may have trouble holstering your firearm. Had them insatlled and immediatly removed when the pistol would no longer fit into my Black Hawk 41 Serpa holster. The front sight sits "significantly" higher than the OEM sight.....nice idea but someone needs to improve on the williams sights.



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Old February 2nd, 2012, 05:29 PM   #17
 
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Is the rear sight allot higher than the stock rear sight? I don't understand why they made the front sight so tall.
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I had fiber optic sights on my SR9c and changed them over to the XS Big Dot sight system. I really like these, while not the best choice for target shooting they will get you on target quickly plus at night they glow quite nicely. In a defense situation you want to be able to acquire the target quickly, pinpoint accuracy is not paramount as to where you hit aiming at the body mass; i.e. chest area, stomach, groin, where-ever the main thing is to disable the attacker. At night you will see the shadow, identify, "dot the I" and if necessary pull the trigger.
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Love them on my SR9C. Does take away a little of the target shooting accuracy but then I practice self defense shooting at center mass and head shots with timed flip targets so not a problem, You can still do close groups if you try hard enough for target shooting. I had a set of Firesights on my PT 145 good in daylight suck in low light or darkness. Safe shooting trikerbiker
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I will let you know in a couple weeks, just ordered a set.
Have you received the new sights yet? If so, what do you think?
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Old March 14th, 2012, 04:25 PM   #21
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I see that Williams Gun Sight makes fiber optic sight sets to fit the SR9/SR9c.
Does anyone have them on their SR9/SR9c and if so, do they help get on target faster and more visible thanthe white dots?
Any problems with the the fiber optic coming out of the holder or any other problems, since they're mounted to the slide and get a lot of abuse from the slide cycling back and forth?
I'm 65 and I think the extra brightness would help me, as I have aging eyes.

Link to the catalog:
http://www.williamsgunsight.com/guns...0_Williams.pdf
Yes, they will help aging eyes if you are using them in sunlight. I put F/O on guns I use outdoors, especially for competiton. I prefer green front/red back to more easily differentiate. It will accelerate reacquisition.

On cloudy days or low light such as indoor ranges they may be no better than white dots, and perhaps worse. They only concentrate available light. If however you intend to use them outdoors they will do well.

Some gun cleaners will deteriorate the light pipes, they can shake loose but I've never had a problem with that. Eventually the fiber will need to be replaced as they will begin to cloud from UV exposure, but that will take years. Make certain you get a brand that offers replacement F/O.

I prefer Dawsons.

www.dawsonprecision.com SIGHTS FRONT:Ruger SR9 Front Sights:Ruger SR9 Optic Inserted Front Sights Category
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i have fiber optic sights on my 870 , it helped me make quicker shots on rabbits.

i would love to get one for my SR9 but i am worried it might break off from holstering and unholstering.
Good point. I'm looking at an alternative for my new SR9C because the factory sights are quickly losing the material they use to color the sights.
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I put a set of firesights on my sr9c because of poor eyesight. Works well. Put front sight on with brass drift. Original sight very tight. rear sight "Williams" easy to install, don't loose small spring. Biggest problem is sights are quite high and some holsters wont fit. I am using uncle mikes sidekick #15. works but not perfect.
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sr9c vs.Williams firesight

I recently bought a sr9c and had problem focusing on very fine white dots on rear sight.
I'm 68 with glasses but cant wear them shooting (glare) and other problems. I installed the new Williams sight and they solved my problem with vision. The sights are higher than I would have liked, mostly for holstering. I'm using Uncle Mikes sidekick #15 for now. Works but not perfect. The sights were easy to install, be careful not to loose small spring.
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