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Take a Sharpie to your rear site?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by xjer, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. xjer

    xjer Sharpshooter

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    I came across Gun talk on KTOK 1000 AM radio this morning.
    The host said he takes a Sharpie and colors in the dots on his
    rear sites. He said with the site colored in he was faster on target
    and more accurate with his handguns. Anyone try this?
     
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    I haven't tried this yet but it would more than likely work if you don't have the $'s for aftermarket sights.
     
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    When I got older those white triangles on Winchester rear rifle sights only make it more blurry than it is. I just flipped the little adjusting piece around so its all plain black. Helps for me.

    I can't take credit for this idea. That belongs to everybody's favorite crazy man Hickok45.
    He said on one of his vids he Cowboy action shoots and colored sights are not allowed. He said that his eyesight is not like it used to be and making them all black helps blurriness by reversing them around to all black. I tried it and it helps.

    For a front bead I like shiny brass, shiny silver or white in that order. Not for any reason other than I am a hunter and a bright brass against black seems to show up better against a variety of backgrounds and lighting conditions you encounter in the field.
     
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  4. hunter966

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    On my carry gun my rear sight is total black, the front sight has white on the top 1/3rd and I can pick it up real quick.

    My front is also narrower and this seems to help when I’m on the target.
     
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    Fan of black out rear sights on carry guns. Also Ameri-glo pro I dots are very good if you want something on rear to line up with.
     
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    I am a fan of just a little color on the front sight of my carry gun and black rear. At typical gun fight range you are only using the front sight to get on target fast anyway.
     
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    I blacked out the rear sight on my Glock 43X with a Sharpie. Have always done this and it works just fine for me.
     
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    Love blacked out rear and bright front. Makes acquisition much faster for these old failing eyes
     
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    I have a 5” M&P setup for idpa that has those sights. I bought it that way but it seems to work very well. All the other M&P units have red dot or truglo tfo sights with green front and yellow rear that work well too. Never had those “on the clock” against the long slide.
     
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    Been doing it for years.
     

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