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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:10 am 
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After a thorough cleaning and installing a 30 oz. Wolff trigger return spring (trigger pull is now 2 pounds with just a little creep), I got to the range yesterday with my new Single Six Bisley .32 H&R. The gun shoots very tight groups (1.5” @ 25 yards with .32 S&W long 98 gr. LRN). Unfortunately, every load I tried (Federal 85 gr. JHP, Hornady 80 gr. Critical Defense, Aguila 98 gr. LRN .32 S&W long) shoots 5.5 to 6 inches high at 25 yards with the rear sight bottomed out.

I measured my front sight height at 0.425” from barrel to the top of the sight blade. By my calculations, to raise the point of impact 9 to 9 1/2” (allowing for elevation range with the bottomed our rear sight), the front sight should be about 0.512 tall:

Sight radius x point of impact error
——————————————————-——— = front sight correction
Distance to target

8.25” x 9.5”
——————- = 0.08708”
900”

0.08708” + 0.425” = 0.512

Does anyone have a front sight this tall as installed by the Ruger factory? I plan on calling Ruger to see if they will send me a taller front sight.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:38 am 
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Speed that bullet up ,,,,a bunch.
That gun will shoot a 32 long but the sights were designed for a much faster 32 mag.
Slower bullets impact higher .


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:16 am 
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If Ruger doesn't help,, contact our own 2dogs. He, (Fermin) has some EXCELLENT front sights for a 32 Ruger.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:15 am 
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contender wrote:
If Ruger doesn't help,, contact our own 2dogs. He, (Fermin) has some EXCELLENT front sights for a 32 Ruger.



Second that. Great guy producing a great sight.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:28 am 
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Ruger does not have a taller front sight available.

Needsmostuff- The gun shoots high even with the 2 .32 H & R loads indicated above.

Contender – Thanks. I called Fermin this morning and spoke with him. I’ve got a new taller front sight on the way.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:33 pm 
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That run of .32 mags had short sights. I called Ruger and they said no different sight was available. Called Lipsey's and let them know. Since I did not know about the 2 dogs sights I had to settle for an aluminum one made locally. I have had problems with other recently manufactured Rugers with the sights being wrong.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:49 pm 
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You will love Fermin's sight!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:49 am 
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Another HECK YEA for 2dogs (Fermin Garza)’s sights!!
He can also get your cylinder throats cleaned up if you start shooting cast and need it.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:46 am 
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I just installed Fermin Garza’s front sight on my Bisley yesterday. I was quite impressed with it at the range, so much so that I ordered another one for my .22 convertible. If you missed the article about the Bisley and Fermin’s front sight in this month’s American Handgunner here is the link:

https://americanhandgunner.com/handguns ... -a-bisley/


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:52 am 
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:D :D :D

Told ya!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:37 am 
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Yup, you were right. Here is another American Handgunner article if anyone would like more information about Fermin’s sights:

https://americanhandgunner.com/our-expe ... er-sights/


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:13 pm 
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the fermin is a better answer, but when this happened with my single six i installed the front sight from a mk3 auto ... ta da, problem solved. looked a little different though.


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