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gunnysgt68

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what is the best replacement front sight for a mark lll 22/45 regular barrel. thanks. gunny
 

contender

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Welcome to the Forum!
You'll have to be more specific about the barrel. There are fixed sighted guns, (tapered barrels,) bull barrels, longer barrels & shorter ones.
If your gun has a screw on front sight,,, then a replacement is fairly easy.
What type do you have & what type do you desire?
 

SGW Gunsmith

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Black on black sights can be difficult to pick up under adverse conditions. I've installed inserts like this on front sights going back to the Smith & Wesson revolver days when LEO's carried model 19's & 27's in .357 Magnum.



 

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Ok, you have a screw on front sight. Try Hi-Viz for a good quality fiber optic type. I have several of those on my guns.
 

edlmann

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gunnysgt68 said:
what is the best replacement front sight for a mark lll 22/45 regular barrel. thanks. gunny
If you want to experiment with something more holster friendly, you can try the front sight from the stainless single six:

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gb6491

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I have Browning Buck Mark front sights on a couple of my Rugers:
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Regards,
Greg
 

gb6491

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D A Wood said:
Is the Buckmark front sight steel or aluminum? Can't remember.
Steel or plastic.
The plastic one comes standard on the "Camper" model Buck Mark. http://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgwi/prod/buckmark-front-sight/B5152607
The "Standard" Buck Mark front sight is made of steel. It's slightly shorter in height compared to the plastic one. http://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgwi/prod/buckmark-front-sight/B5152689
I've used both without issue. That's a plastic one on the 22/45 above (I like the plastic, because it never gets shiny).
Here is the steel version on some of my Buck Marks:
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...and found a photo with the steel Buck Mark sight on my 4" 22/45:
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Personally, I like the MKIII front sight. Here's one that I put a white dot on (currently on my buddy's 6" Pac-Lite upper):
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Since, I'm posting photos, the HiViz Ruger Mark II/III and Browning Buckmark front sight probably deserves some exposure:
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Regards,
Greg
 

REB

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I think I'm going to try a set of Williams fiber optic sites. I have a muzzleloader that came with a set and it really helps with older eyes.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/821440/williams-fire-sight-set-ruger-mark-ii-mark-iii-bull-barrel-government-slabside-and-22-45-fiber-optic-green?cm_vc=ProductFinding
 

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