Front sight on a Blackhawk?

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The Blackhawk Kid

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Would it make sense to alter the front sight so it matches the height of the rear? I know it is adjustable, but Is there a way to sight like you do with a fixed sight gun? Any suggestions?
 

Jimbo357mag

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You can lower the front sight with a file. You can raise the front sight by replacing with a taller one. (may or may not be difficult) :D
 

Hondo44

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The Blackhawk Kid said:
Would it make sense to alter the front sight so it matches the height of the rear? I know it is adjustable, but Is there a way to sight like you do with a fixed sight gun? Any suggestions?

If you mean so that you can keep the rear sight screwed down all the way, yes there is. But you'll lose some upward sight adjustment capability.

Shoot it with rear sight down and see where the point of impact is. If it shoots low, you need to file down the front sight. It will most likely shoot low.

But if it's high, you need a higher front sight which is easy on a stainless gun; drive out pin and install higher front sight blade. A lot more difficult to do on a blue gun. The best way, so you don't have to solder on a new sight and reblue the barrel:
cut off sight blade, have a slot milled into the sight base, install a Ruger front sight blade made for their stainless Blackhawk that's taller than yours and pin in place.
 

flatgate

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One more point of interest. Bullet weight and velocity definitely needs to be included in "Sight Adjustment".

I routinely install rather tall front sights at the get-go. It's a hell of a lot easier to lower the front sight than it is to
make it taller.........

JMHO,

flatgate
 
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