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Old 01-07-2017, 12:56 PM   #1
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fiber optics for the Raptor II

My Pro Raptor II 9mm came with night sights and I want to change them to fiber optic sights. Does anyone have any recommendations for good FO sights for the Raptor and is there a market for the night sights when I remove them?
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Welcome to KT from St Lou...

At $125 for the night sights and many Micro 9's coming without them from the factory I would say that you won't have any issue selling them at all...
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Originally Posted by stev32k View Post
My Pro Raptor II 9mm came with night sights and I want to change them to fiber optic sights. Does anyone have any recommendations for good FO sights for the Raptor and is there a market for the night sights when I remove them?
I WILL buy them from you if the price is right!! No joking.
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Thanks for the feedback guys. In looking at fiber optic sights the prices range from about $30 to $150 (like a lot of other items). I want good sights but don't want to over pay. So what are the good brands and are there any brands to avoid?
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I don't have fiber optic sights on my Pro Carry II. Just the plain black ones that came with it.

But have you tried looking at Optics Planet?

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Originally Posted by Fredneck72 View Post
I don't have fiber optic sights on my Pro Carry II. Just the plain black ones that came with it.

But have you tried looking at Optics Planet?

Results for fiber optic night sights kimber - OpticsPlanet
Yes, I looked at Optics Planet, Brownells/Sinclair, Midway, and Mid-South. There is a ton of options to choose from and that is my problem - option overload LOL.
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Originally Posted by stev32k View Post
Yes, I looked at Optics Planet, Brownells/Sinclair, Midway, and Mid-South. There is a ton of options to choose from and that is my problem - option overload LOL.

Ahhhh! I see!
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:14 PM   #9
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I'll just add 2 of my 2 cents.

I like fiber optic, but there are a few that makes them and brags they are best. What to look for are sights that have a way of light getting in from the top or back. There are a few companies that just stick fiber optics in with no way for light to enter. Light cannot enter from the viewing side and work. Think of the old fiber optic lights. Light enters one end and out the other while the length just glows.

A good bad example is what Sig just did. They are marketing night sights called Xray sights with a Tritium vial stuck in a green fiber optic shell. The fiber optic is useless. Believe Truglo makes them. There is no place for light to enter. The tritium does not supply enough internal light to make a difference. A set came on my Sig P229 Legion. I ripped them off and stuck the best of the best Trijicon HD sights on. They use a luminous with a tritium vial in the middle. It is extraordinary and easy seen in both day or night.
Other than the ones they made for Sig, Truglo does have some nice ones.


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Old 01-07-2017, 06:21 PM   #10
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Here is one I'm looking at now:

Hiviz Litewave Front Sight For Kimber 1911 3-litepipes 58891 40% OFF

It is cheap compared to others I've looked at but the body is steel and the tubes are changeable from green to red. As I said before I know nothing about fiber optic sights except I like them. Any experience with these?
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