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Old August 1st, 2010, 08:28 AM   #1
 
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SR9/SR9c: Fiber Optic Sights Better?

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




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Old August 1st, 2010, 08:47 AM   #2
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I had a fiber optic sight that worked great on my shotgun until it broke. My wife has fiber optic sights on her Ruger 10/22 and they are fantastic! I want to put some on my 10/22. Of course, I'm just speaking to fiber optics in general. But from what I've used, I've liked.
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These seem reasonably priced. If anyone has them on their SR9, I'd like to know if a 'smith has to install them or if it's a matter of drifting out the front site and fitting it back in. I'm guessing that the rear site just comes off without the need to drift it in or out.

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I think you could probably do it yourself if you have a couple blocks to help hold your gun against the table. Just use a brass drift so you don't damage the sights.
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Don't have blocks, and would probably use wood dowels. Any other good way to hold the slide of a SR9 in place to remove the front site? Other than that, what do you think a 'reasonable' 'smith fee would be for the front site?
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Dunno about your neck of the woods, but a smith here in Denver quoted me $25.00 to replace the sights on one of my pistols, if I furnished the sights.
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What about the XS Big Dots? I posted asking if anyone had used them. They are available with tritium inserts.
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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.
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A4Guy said "What about the XS Big Dots?"

They are quite a bit more $$ than the $50 of the Williams. Not that they may not be better or anything, I wouldn't know as I have no experience with them. But as a cheap B@$#*%D, less money is better for my purposes.
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I still would like an answer to my original posting.
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You may be the first willing to try them on the SR's since you're getting the same (lack of) response at the other place.
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The sights are not going to be available for at least a couple of months.
I'll keep you posted.
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I have XS sights on my Glock 27. They work, and I love the big dot front sight. But the V back sight takes some getting used to since I don't have them on any other gun. I have the XS front sight on my Kimber 1911 and Springfield XD compact and love them. We're not talking about driving tacks here, we're talking self defense. They allow a much faster acquisition, at least for me. XS will sell the front sight alone, and since they are just over in Ft. Worth, I'm going to just stop by and ask them to drop a front sight in my SR9c. Spend the extra money if it's a sd gun.
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Question Fiber optic cleaning precautions?

Are their special precautions you need to take when cleaning your gun with Fiber Optic front sights installed? If so, does a particular make/brand of sight stand up to gun cleaning chemicals better than others?

I really like Fiber Optic front sights, but shied away from them on my XDm and went with Trijicon Tritium sights instead. However, when I shoot it at the range in the day time, I can hardly see the dots.
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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
I will let you know in a couple weeks, just ordered a set.
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