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Anyone know if there are no-gunsmith-required drop in tritium sights for the Hi Power Practical? What I want is something that doesn't require maching or milling.
 

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Ray,

Curious as to whether or not you've had the chance to shoot with the new sites...how did it go and how does point of aim/point of impact differ from the original sites?
Any adjustments required?

Thanks in advance. Very nice pictures of a very nice gun.
 

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Since the new sights go into dovetails left behind by the adjustables, of course there was some adjustment necessary. Brass hammer and brass punch...

Impact is a shade low with +P 125 Cor Bons now, but not enough to matter for a combat weapon.
 
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Gents,

Drop in sights are a joy to use and generally do a fine job. Used a set of Heinie's on my G36. What a difference!

Whoever designed those sights on the Practical model needs to be taken out and horsewhipped! I'm replacing mine with Heinies, but these will have to be machined. I prefer non tritium/flat black. My favorite is the front sight installed by Cylinder and Slide. The do it as part of their "buried Bomar" installation. Put a gold bead on the back side and it rocks...

Luckily, I'll be getting my lathe soon and will have an attachment so I can use it has horizontal mill. The big mill will have to come later.

By the way, that HP is beautiful! I've always disliked the adjustable sights models. The darn things just don't look right with that space under them. Not to mention a front sight that is tall enough to be named and have an elevation sign posted... ;)

Luckily, there is a dearth of aftermarket equipment and we CAN "have it our way"!

Will try to get some pics of my HP's in the next day or so and post...

All the best,

Wes
 

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Wes said:

"Not to mention a front sight that is tall enough to be named and have an elevation sign posted... "

I always figured that with a front sight like that, you'd need a "ladder" sight in the rear...


You may groan now.
 

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There's not much to choose between the Trijicons and the Meprolights. I have Trijicons on a carry gun, and Mepros on another. Mepros are/were a wee bit cheaper.
 
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