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Old 05-13-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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Need new, IDPA friendly, sights for my Hi-Power!

I don't like the stock sights! I'm looking to put some new sights on my Browning Hi-Power .40! At first I was thinking about putting on some night sights(Meprolight, Trijicon, XS for example), but I don't think I need them if I'm not going to carry it! Also, I would like to eventually enter some competitions, mainly IDPA at this point. I like how well HI-VIZ sights show in the sight picture, but I really have no idea what to do!

What do I do?

Any help would be amazing!
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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Need new, IDPA friendly, sights for my Hi-Power!

brand - I shoot IDPA and my original BHP-35 had Novak's. I have had to replace it and I am thinking about going with Heinies this time. I don't care much for night sights and when I do, I just put them on the front sight. I think the new plastic light up things are rooney. I note the guys keep shooting them off in mid match. Many disagree but they are right delicate for serious use. The dictum from Jeff Cooper was "sights you can see" and the plain old black ones work just fine.

So, look up Novaks, Heinies, 10-8 and Scott Warrens and see which one you like best. I am not sure all of them have a specific sight for the Browning pattern gun.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:26 PM   #3
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Need new, IDPA friendly, sights for my Hi-Power!

Acting on advice from Oberstlt I put Novacks on my HP. Black on black with plenty of light around the front. For my eyes it's the way to go, other sights to me are less distinct .

The High Viz sights are looking for speed but they give up resolution to get it. Guess it depends on what you want. Night sights ? use a flashlight. Private citizen for self defence I need to identify targets before I shoot them. Night sights don't help with that at all.

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Old 05-15-2009, 01:51 PM   #4
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Need new, IDPA friendly, sights for my Hi-Power!

As far as I'm concerned there are two good sights, the rest get second place. Adjustable- Low mount Bo-Mar. Fixed-Heinie, can't decide whether I prefer the Straight 8's or the Slant Pro's. IMO, these sights give the best sight picture to be had.
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