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Old 03-02-2020, 07:22 AM   #1
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Adjustable FO rear sights - thoughts?

My .460 Rowland long slide currently has a FO front and fully adjustable rear. I'll be doing some deer hunting with this and I'm considering a FO fully adjustable rear. My tired (old) eyes need all the help they can get.
I've used a MRD on previous hunting pistols, but I'm going with a KISS approach this time and see where fiber optics take me.
Has anyone replaced their adjustable rear with an adjustable FO? It looks like there may be 2 options:
Fusion Firearms/LPA (requires .472 dovetail; dont know what the Kimber is.)
https://www.opticsplanet.com/lpa-ful...sal-472-d.html
Dawson makes one specifically for the Kimber:
https://dawsonprecision.com/024-013/
Says it requires a .180 tall front sight. I havent put the calipers on the front sight to see what it has. I have a sight pusher and have installed others with minor fitting, so I'll be installing these.
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Just a personal observation, but after many years of hunting with handguns and now being somewhat "aged", if I was considering hunting game with a handgun, I'd put a one of the mini red dot sights on the weapon and be done with it.

Much faster, more accurate, and easier to pick up the sight picture in shaded areas where open irons would disappear. JMO, JME
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Just a personal observation, but after many years of hunting with handguns and now being somewhat "aged", if I was considering hunting game with a handgun, I'd put a one of the mini red dot sights on the weapon and be done with it.

Much faster, more accurate, and easier to pick up the sight picture in shaded areas where open irons would disappear. JMO, JME
I hear ya. My first 44 mag sported a 2-7x scope, the 2nd one got a MRD and I was much quicker on target. At 50 yards both gave me minute-of-deer. Yes, the shaded areas are the issue, so that's the reason for a fiber optic rear, but you cant argue that the MDR's work well.
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Originally Posted by medezyner View Post
My .460 Rowland long slide currently has a FO front and fully adjustable rear. I'll be doing some deer hunting with this and I'm considering a FO fully adjustable rear. My tired (old) eyes need all the help they can get.
I've used a MRD on previous hunting pistols, but I'm going with a KISS approach this time and see where fiber optics take me.
Has anyone replaced their adjustable rear with an adjustable FO? It looks like there may be 2 options:
Fusion Firearms/LPA (requires .472 dovetail; dont know what the Kimber is.)
https://www.opticsplanet.com/lpa-ful...sal-472-d.html
Dawson makes one specifically for the Kimber:
https://dawsonprecision.com/024-013/
Says it requires a .180 tall front sight. I havent put the calipers on the front sight to see what it has. I have a sight pusher and have installed others with minor fitting, so I'll be installing these.
If the height isnít.180, Dawson will make you one for the height you require. They custom build sights at a reasonable price. Dawson Sights usually need some fitting. They are a little oversized. Fiber optic sights are very bright in the light and easy to see.
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If the height isnít.180, Dawson will make you one for the height you require. They custom build sights at a reasonable price. Dawson Sights usually need some fitting. They are a little oversized. Fiber optic sights are very bright in the light and easy to see.
I'm sure the front sights are of a standard height, but if not it's good info that Dawson can fabricate what's needed. I wouldn't mind looking into a co-witness red dot setup. Having micro red dot and fixed sights would be best of both worlds. I'd have to send the slide out for milling.
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