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Old March 15th, 2017, 02:31 PM   #1
 
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Gp100 sight questions

Hello, I recently got a gp100 3inch 357. For me, the sights seem to leave me wanting a little more. These are the trench style sights. Am I able to add rear sights? This is the standard model. Thank you all!



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Old March 15th, 2017, 03:37 PM   #2
 
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These are the Williams fiber optic sights installed on a gp100, I just purchased.
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An adjustable rear sight can be added to a fixed sight GP. It does require some work, though, in milling and drilling. Usually, a S&W rear sight is employed as it is easiest to add. A Ruger would require some welding to build up the ears for a Ruger rear sight. A possible upgrade would be to use a Bowen Target or Rough Country rear sight made for a S&W revolver. If an adjustable rear sight is added a taller front sight will be required, also.
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get a 3 inch adjustable sight.
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Have read that you can use washable colored markers on the front sights and rear channel outline to give it a trial. Have not tried it though. I am using my GP100 3" Model 1715 sights as is.
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Good looking sights rangedog. I will try marking them first and see what happens. Curious how much a smith would charge to install sights
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You may want to find a 1708 that has adjustable sights.
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I think your best bet is to trade for one with adjustable sights if that's what you now want.

While I understand your point about this style of sights, there are good reasons to keep them as well.

One being the rear sight can't get snagged on a shirt or pocket and slow you down when you least need to be slowed down.

Another being a 3" snubbie isn't really designed to shoot much past 10 or 12 yards so this type of sight may be perfectly adequate.

Paint the top 1/4" of the front sight a fluorescent orange and you may just find it to be perfect for your needs.

Trading it is probably the most economical way of solving the problem.
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Also on the 1708 the sights change out with the push of a button or whatever one calls it, not a pin like yours. I replaced the front sight with a night sight. You can even replace the sight with a FO one.
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I think your best bet is to trade for one with adjustable sights if that's what you now want.

While I understand your point about this style of sights, there are good reasons to keep them as well.

One being the rear sight can't get snagged on a shirt or pocket and slow you down when you least need to be slowed down.

Another being a 3" snubbie isn't really designed to shoot much past 10 or 12 yards so this type of sight may be perfectly adequate.

Paint the top 1/4" of the front sight a fluorescent orange and you may just find it to be perfect for your needs.

Trading it is probably the most economical way of solving the problem.
I think this is the best advice. Keep the gun and shoot several different types of ammo in it to check the POA vs POI with the fixed sights. Shooting distances of 20 to 75 ft should be easy to do with that gun and fixed sights, with the best ammo. Brightening the front sight will definitely help. The fixed rear sight is more durable and won't snag on anything.

For the 3" GP100, the fixed sight model (and partial underlug) is my favorite (photo is not my GP).
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Agree with comments from Tater and Firescout.

The fixed sights are good for no snag concealed drawing. And I find the 3" to be accurate out to 15 yards. Fixed sights on mine are dead on with 357 Mag or 38SP+P, but will drop beyond 10 yards with target 38SP. So I have to adjust.

The 3" GP100 is a good self defense gun that is fun to shoot and will keep you practicing. However, if looking for farther target accuracy a longer barrel is beneficial.

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