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Specter1975
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Posted: 4/16/2013 4:27:48 PM EST
I'm looking to add a fiber optic front sight to my M&P .45C.

I'm thinking of going with a plain blacked out rear sight and red fiber optic front sight.

Can anyone recommend an appropriate front and rear sight?

Also I noticed that many front sights come in different heights. Can someone give me some guidance on choosing which height I need to be looking at?
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Posted: 4/16/2013 8:12:36 PM EST
10-8performance sights
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Posted: 4/16/2013 8:15:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By ynot333:
10-8performance sights


First post and all.

.160 height and the fatter the width, the faster it is, the smaller the width, the more precise you can be with it.

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Posted: 4/16/2013 8:35:50 PM EST
awesome...thanks guy
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Posted: 4/16/2013 8:54:52 PM EST
I'm thinking maybe .115 in the front sight? Would that be a good compromise width?

This is a ccw piece, not use for competative shooting.
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Posted: 4/16/2013 10:07:54 PM EST
Dawson precision has the best selection of widths and heights fore the MP.
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Posted: 4/17/2013 2:29:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By Wash-Ar15:
Dawson precision has the best selection of widths and heights fore the MP.


This.
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Posted: 4/17/2013 4:51:20 PM EST
My preference is the Hi-Viz Overmolded sight.
They are much more durable and snag-free than any others I've seen.

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Posted: 4/17/2013 6:05:51 PM EST
Ok I am having a little trouble figuring out the dimensions, since there are so many.

This will be a CCW gun and I'm looking for a good all the way around combat vs. precision shooting sight. I'd love to get some suggestions on the correct dimensions. Help me fill in the blanks

Rear Sight:

Best Notch Width ____ ?

Front Sight:

Best Width _____ ?

Best Height _____ ?
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Posted: 4/17/2013 7:39:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By Specter1975:
Ok I am having a little trouble figuring out the dimensions, since there are so many.

This will be a CCW gun and I'm looking for a good all the way around combat vs. precision shooting sight. I'd love to get some suggestions on the correct dimensions. Help me fill in the blanks

Rear Sight:

Best Notch Width ____ ? As wide as you can get U-notch. Larger rear notches are better if you even get a chance to get sight alignment in a defense situation. 10-8 rear is great. Not sure about height.

Front Sight:

Best Width _____ ? HiViz' standard green.

Best Height _____ ? See above. HiViz SW2007.


I really like the HiViz overmolding as it protects the fragile fiber.
My teaching and 'smithing partner has these on every gun he can. Never a problem.
On sights that don't have this feature, I use clear silicone to protect the fiber and keep it from coming loose under recoil.
On a fighting gun, the small amount of error from a slight sight height mismatch should not be a deal-breaker.

HTH,
Lee
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Posted: 4/17/2013 11:07:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By TheTacticalCoyote:
Originally Posted By ynot333:
10-8performance sights


First post and all.

.160 height and the fatter the width, the faster it is, the smaller the width, the more precise you can be with it.

http://imageshack.us/a/img59/2946/mpartsy010.jpg


Amen. 10-8 makes solid sights. Have them on my HK P30 and just ordered a set for my M&P Shield. Blacked out rear and brass bead front.