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Old July 13th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #1
 
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New iron sights for the MKIII

Has anyone used the Williams "Firesights" on their MKII/III ? I am trying to avoid placing a red dot on my new MKIII Hunter, but I have old eyes and the stock Ruger rear V isn't working with my eyes. I thought the Williams fiber optic inserts might help?
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http://www.midwayusa.com/product/821...er-optic-green

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Old July 13th, 2012, 06:00 PM   #2
 
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I haven't. I installed the Hiviz front sight and kept the adjustable rear sight, works great.
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I haven't. I installed the Hiviz front sight and kept the adjustable rear sight, works great.
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My Hunter came from Ruger with a fiber optic front sight. But it is the rear V that I can't see worth a damn
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My Single Ten came with Williams Fire Sights. I like them so much, I put them on my Single Six. I have since installed a HiViz front on my LITE, but am thinking about the Williams Fire Sight set on my LITE also. They are great for my middle aged eyes.
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I don't have them on my MK II or MK III but I have them on my 10/22 (also Remington 597) and like them a lot. I also would be classified as old eyes.
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I have a set on my M111 22/45 and they are well worth the change!
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Old July 14th, 2012, 12:46 AM   #7
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I certainly like the idea of a fiber optic front sight. I'm not a fan of plain black front sights. You're supposed to focus on the front sight, which is a PITA when it doesn't stand out at all.

Not sure if I'd like a fiber optic rear though. I've never tried it, but I'd be concerned that it could be distracting. After buying a Glock I quickly found I'm not at all fond of the bold white outline they use on the rear -- looks like it was done by a guy who paints parking lots & it's just a distraction to me.

I'll likely buy a new Hunter myself. I'll definitely be putting a red dot on it. After finding how wonderful red dots are, I don't want to go back to iron sights.
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Thanks all,

I think I will give them a try.
If they don't work I will have to mount a red dot and while I like red dots in use, I don't like the look of them on a pistol
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On my hunter I use the hiviz for the front sight and use the rear sight with the square notch with the white outline. This works well for me. You can even paint in the white outline yourself on the standard rear notch. I did not care for the original V notch rear sight.

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Having moved past the half-century mark (despite all the best efforts of my youth), I've found it increasingly difficult to focus on iron sights. A few months ago, I put a fiber optic front sight on my Mark III, which I use primarily for Speed Steel and left the rear sights alone.

Changing just the front sight helped my times a lot, but since Speed Steel is largely about speed (it's in the name), I don't spend a lot of time trying to get a perfect sight picture - I put the (now glowing red) front sight on the target, get the rear notch lined up and squeeze the trigger (quickly). It works well enough to hit the target.

I'll have to look into the rear sight and see if that helps.

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I have the front hi-viz (green) on my 22/45. I will have to try the rear sight now.
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I painted my front blade sight with a fluoro orange auto paint aand left the notch rear sights as original. This combined with a merit optical attachgment on a pair of safety glases (the peep sight you have when you aren't having a peep sight) made my accuracy outstanding, with fast acquisition.
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I painted my front blade sight with a fluoro orange auto paint aand left the notch rear sights as original. This combined with a merit optical attachment on a pair of safety glases (the peep sight you have when you aren't having a peep sight) made my accuracy outstanding, with fast acquisition.
Interesting. I had not heard of the Merit attachment.
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Got my Williams Fire Sights today. Very easy install uses the same screws from the Ruger sights. They are very bright in the light and do have a better sight picture for my old eyes. But only shooting will really tell and of course the postman came only after I had returned from the range this morning.
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Well hurry back to the range; I am curious about how the rear fiber optic sight will work for you.
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