I was reading in a copy of Combat Handguns from 1992 that I had bought because it had an article about the Browning BDM pistol in it. The article noted that the pistol had just been introduced at the Shot Show that year and they wanted to review it, so in order to expedite the review for the magazine, Novak flew out to Colorado with his personal BDM, serial number 43.
For those not familiar with it, the BDM has some sights that I described as "early American Novaks sights," but I was just kidding. The fact that Novak himself seems to have taken an interest in the pistol is interesting. I don't know anything about the history of Wayne Novak or when he developed his trademark pistol sights.
Does anybody know when Novak first marketed those sights?
Is it possible the Browning BDM sights might have been, if not an inspiration, certainly a validation of a design for a triangular, no-snag pistol sight for Wayne Novak?
The Browning BDM sight:
Another thread about the Browning BDM 9mm pistol