I’ve mentioned a couple times that I feel that the Novak sights that come on the S&W M&P9 Pro are a little crowded. When shooting I feel like I’m not getting as much light through the sight picture as I would like.
The obvious answer would be to just buy new sights, but that is too easy. I’ve become a really big fan of my Sevigny competition sights that I have installed on my Glock 17, and I wanted to try to mimic the sight picture with the Novak sights on the M&P.
The first thing I did was to buy a cheap digital caliper, and some small needle files from Harbor Freight.
I measured the notch in the Sevigny rear sight, and it measured 0.146″ on my cheap calipers, and the Sevigny front sight measured 0.115″.
The M&P Sights measured 0.139″ rear, and 0.130″ front.
As you [...]
If you are buying fiber optic inserts for your sights by the inch, you are getting screwed.
If you are anything like me, you prefer a fiber optic front sight on your competition pistols. Being that the fiber optic insert is just a small piece of plastic, they tend to break fairly often. I recently noticed some cracks in the fiber optic insert on the front sight on my S&W M&P Pro, and decided to order a new insert. What I found was shooting related retailers were selling 3-4″ of the stuff for $5-$10 a piece!
What a ripoff! I started looking a little deeper and found a retailer that sells fiber optic rod by the meter, for less than the unnamed shooting related retailers were selling a measly couple inches.
After a couple google searches, I found that my M&P Pro uses a 0.06″ (1.5mm) insert, and my Glock [...]
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I did a little writing earlier in the week about competition pistol sights, and what works, and what doesn’t. I wanted to touch on a few other things that I left out of the article.
Here is a link to my earlier post on competition pistol sights.
One topic that has a lot of contention among competition shooters is the type of sights they like to use on their competition firearms. When shooting just about any type of pistol competition the sights on the pistol are nearly as important as the pistol itself. Competition sights, especially for action shooting games need to be quick to pick up, durable, and accurate.
I originally got into competition shooting using the sights that came standard on my Glock 17, commonly referred to as “ball in a basket” sights, referring to the white dot on the front sight, and the white U shaped outline on the rear sight. What I found was that the U shape on the rear sight distracted me from keeping my focus on the front sight, and the white dot on the front sight was not as fast for my eye to pick up as I would [...]