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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/25/2005 1:23:34 PM EDT
I am looking to purchase a Ruger GP100 .357 magnum. Use would be CCW.

I would like to know what other people's experiences are with fixed and adjustable sights.

As I see it now, the major advantage is obvious, the POI can be adjusted to POA.

A disadvantage would be complexity, or more parts to break.


Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:40:14 PM EDT
If you're looking for a carry gun I would strongly suggest fixed sights. This will prevent the possibility of the sights being knocked around through the routine in and out of a holster, but more importantly the fixed sights have a lower profile which makes it easier in and out of a holster. Some adjustable sights have a higher profile, especially the front sight which may make it more difficult to get out of a holster.

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:36:04 AM EDT
In the GP100 line, the revolvers with fixed sights are lighter than the ones with adj. sights. The top strap is much thicker and squared on the adj. models. For carry, I like the fixed sighted ones, but switch the grips for the full sized ones. I also have an adj. 4" with Bowen Rough Country rear sight. That sight is as tough as a rock, so I don't worry much about it being banged around.
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