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FAQs

How do I measure my front sight?
Measure from the top of the slide to the top of the sight.

Can you see fiber optic sights in an indoor range?
Yes, you should be able to see it better than a plain black sight.

Which width front sight do I need?   
Most action shooters go with a .100" to .105" wide front sight.

What rear notch width do I need?
Great to good eyesight should use .115" to .125" rear notch width. Average eyesight should use .135" to .145" rear notch width. Poor eyesight should use .155" rear notch width. Remember, the more light in the notch the the easier it is to see front and rear sight separation.

Is sight installation something I can do myself?
Yes, we include tools with our sights and have videos with step by step installation instructions. Click here to view our videos.

Which color fiber optic do you recommend?
Most people prefer red to green. It is our best seller.

What is the benefit to a fiber optic sight?
It is much more visible during the daylight and faster to pick up. 

Should I use an optic or black rear sight?
Optic rears are great for those of us whose eyesight is not as good as it once was, but are as good once as we ever were. Otherwise, we recommed the black.

I have a stake on front sight, will you cut my slide for a dovetail sight?
No, that is not something we do in our shop.

What does "CRP" mean?
CRP stands for Competition Ready Pistol.

How do I tell the difference between a LPA and a BoMar rear sight?
You can tell the difference by the location of the elevation screw.  On the LPA, it screws into the dovetail of the sight. On the Bomar, it screws into the slide (slide must be tapped 6-48 to accept elevation screw). 

What is the difference between a ramped and patridge sight?
A ramped sight will have the face of the sight lay away from you. This ramp makes it easier to draw from a tight holster especially leather ones. Ramped sights can potentially be brighter since light is easily allowed to hit the face of the sight. Most combat style sights will feature a ramped style front.  A patridge sight will have the face of the sight sit exactly vertical or lean towards the user. This allows less light to hit the face of the sight naturally blacking it out making it more crisp and defined. These type of sights are especially favored in shooting games were accuracy is needed for longer distances. But they are not as popular for combat/duty/defense applications were tight holsters are the norm. 

 

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