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Old January 22nd, 2017, 06:48 AM   #1
 
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Took my Ruger Mark III Competition to the range yesterday and put 380 rounds through it. 150 were Goldens and the rest CCI Mini Mags. Two stovepipes, (one with each type of ammo) which I call nothing, otherwise everything was great. This is a VERY accurate-shooting gun. So accurate that I have not hung a laser on it; I get really good groups just shooting iron sights.

Query: should I restore the original Ruger sight? Thinking of doing that and painting the blade bright white, to help with target acquisitions. That FO sight presents a really nice sight picture, but the dot is kind of large when shooting at 15 yards as I was yesterday. I wonder if the standard Ruger front blade sight would result in tighter groups. Thoughts?




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Old January 22nd, 2017, 08:17 AM   #2
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I will give FO sights their due for visibility and there are times when they are a huge advantage. For formal target work, though, using a six o'clock hold on bullseyes, I much prefer a good sharp blade front sight. For that kind of formal target work, I find the FO element too indistinct. Both types of front sights have their place; mostly a matter of the type of shooting I'm doing.
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I will give FO sights their due for visibility and there are times when they are a huge advantage. For formal target work, though, using a six o'clock hold on bullseyes, I much prefer a good sharp blade front sight. For that kind of formal target work, I find the FO element too indistinct. Both types of front sights have their place; mostly a matter of the type of shooting I'm doing.
Yes. FO sights are great for quick target acquisition and quick sight picture placement. But I may give your suggestion a try.
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I have the stock Ruger front sight on mine and it is best over a light pipe sight.
As stated the light pie sight gives you quicker acquisition but the gaps between the sides gives room for sloppier groups.
For precise target work the stock Ruger front sight is the best.
My MKlll is amazing when I do m my job.
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nice. the only reason I might get a mark 4 is the ease of disassembly. If you can take apart and reassemble a mark 3 or prior first time every time you are made of better stuff than me.
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nice. the only reason I might get a mark 4 is the ease of disassembly. If you can take apart and reassemble a mark 3 or prior first time every time you are made of better stuff than me.
I doubt I am made of better stuff than you, but I can easily disassemble and reassemble any Mark pistol. Trust me, with a little practice you can too. It is a fun, and not terribly difficult, skill to acquire.
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