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Old 05-30-2011, 05:40 PM   #17701
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Why is it that the front sights on revolvers are always so high?
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:00 PM   #17702
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Why is it that the front sights on revolvers are always so high?
If you mean SA revolvers with a simple hog-wallow rear "sight", it's so you can file it down to suit your chosen ammo. If you find them too high for adjustable-sight revolvers, shoot heavier bullets. If you mean generally, aesthetically, I don't know what to tell you.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:04 PM   #17703
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If you mean SA revolvers with a simple hog-wallow rear "sight", it's so you can file it down to suit your chosen ammo. If you find them too high for adjustable-sight revolvers, shoot heavier bullets. If you mean generally, aesthetically, I don't know what to tell you.
Generally, I think...

I've just noticed of the revolvers I've shot (non adjustable) that the front sights were really high.

Didn't know if I was supposed to keep the top of the revolver level to my eye and put the front sight on the target or if I was supposed to angle the barrel down so that the top of the front sight peeked up in the middle of the "groove" on the top to make what looks like a normal sight profile.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:09 PM   #17704
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:15 PM   #17705
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Hello all, new kid here saying hi and thought I would share my CCW. I was debating a lot of different semi auto's, but the springfield XD9 SC won me over in the end for a couple good reasons.
1. I have heard nothing but good from the owners that had them.
2. They are small enough to conceal and carry, but have enough weight to them as to not kick like a mule when you fire it.
3. This was one of the biggies for me, there is not a saftey lever that you have to worry about in a dark situation, there is a safety built into the back of the grip and a saftey on the trigger, so you have to be trying to shot it, it will not fire unless both saftey devices are being pressed at the same time.
4. There is a little nub that sticks out of the back of the slide that when it is protruding tells you your weapon is cocked and then another ramp on top of the slide that will be in a raised position to let you know it is loaded.
All in all, it is a great CCW. I have added a crimson trace laser and XS big dot night sights to mine, and really like this setup. The 16 round clip is nice also!




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Old 05-30-2011, 06:54 PM   #17706
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:02 PM   #17707
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I have a couple of them.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:06 PM   #17708
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I have one of these in 45 Colt. Very accurate and pleasant to shoot.



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Old 05-30-2011, 07:08 PM   #17709
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Generally, I think...

I've just noticed of the revolvers I've shot (non adjustable) that the front sights were really high.

Didn't know if I was supposed to keep the top of the revolver level to my eye and put the front sight on the target or if I was supposed to angle the barrel down so that the top of the front sight peeked up in the middle of the "groove" on the top to make what looks like a normal sight profile.
The top of the front sight is aligned with the top ears of the rear sight.

Revolver front sights need to be higher than auto's because the revolvers tend to have more muzzle flip. They have a higher (in relation to the hand holding it) bore center and they shoot (generally, there are exceptions) heavier bullets. The action of an auto attenuates muzzle flip a bit as well.

Hope that helps.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:32 PM   #17710
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The top of the front sight is aligned with the top ears of the rear sight.

Revolver front sights need to be higher than auto's because the revolvers tend to have more muzzle flip. They have a higher (in relation to the hand holding it) bore center and they shoot (generally, there are exceptions) heavier bullets. The action of an auto attenuates muzzle flip a bit as well.

Hope that helps.
Makes perfect sense!

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Old 05-30-2011, 07:38 PM   #17711
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I have a couple of them.
I like it.


I thought the stock grips were actually pretty good, but at the range saturday I helped my girlfriend put 150rds through her new P250 and going from the thicker grip to the slimmer one on my RIA I noticed that it was moving around in my hand a little too much and I liked the thicker grip on the Sig.

This "Hogue" feels just right. Was a bit of a PITA to get on though.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:55 AM   #17712
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- That is just purdy..

Thanks. I think so too. :-)

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Old 05-31-2011, 05:55 AM   #17713
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Why is it that the front sights on revolvers are always so high?
Why are the front sights on automatics so low?

Ok, I'll quit being a smart ass and lend some light. Revolvers have less material around the barrel as opposed to automatics which have a slide surrounding the barrel. The sights are the same relative height, just on a wheel gun it looks like they're much higher.

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Old 05-31-2011, 06:00 AM   #17714
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Generally, I think...

I've just noticed of the revolvers I've shot (non adjustable) that the front sights were really high.

Didn't know if I was supposed to keep the top of the revolver level to my eye and put the front sight on the target or if I was supposed to angle the barrel down so that the top of the front sight peeked up in the middle of the "groove" on the top to make what looks like a normal sight profile.
If I understand your question correctly, it just boils down to basic geometry. Compare a typical semi-auto with a typical revolver (both pictured here). Notice that the slide on the semi-auto is straight along the top, meaning that the front and rear sight need to be the same height to line up properly. In the case of a typical revolver, there's a drop from the top of the frame to the barrel, so to get the front and rear sight to line up properly, the front sight has to be taller than the rear sight.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:26 AM   #17715
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