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sight modifications

Post by Ketchman » January 28th, 2012, 10:29 am

hey guys, well I have finished my sight mods. I bought a browning Buckmark Hi-Viz shotgun bead front sight, cut it off right behind the magnification tube and mounted it backward replacing the front sight after milling a .20 deep slot in the front of the slide which removed the front sight, then drilled and tapped the slide for the sight mounting screw of which 5 different sizes come with the sight, and secured the sight using locktight. The bead sight comes with red and green fiber optic tubes. I then opened up the rear sight blade a bit (SLOW careful filing). Then touched up the affected areas with cold blue and viola! Shoots to point of aim like before the changes and boy does that front sight show up in any kind of light. It does not snag on my Uncle Mikes IWB holster and I like it alot. Total cost including sight is $75.00 which I am more than happy with. What do you guys think?
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Post by Curly1 » January 28th, 2012, 1:51 pm

Nice work there.
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Post by normsutton » January 28th, 2012, 9:02 pm

Ketchman
excellent job

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Post by juniustaylor » January 29th, 2012, 1:49 am

Ketchman, that looks real nice. Very professional looking.
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Post by Gary2112 » January 29th, 2012, 9:43 am

That certainly is a unique setup. I like that you can change out the sight bead for a different color if you choose to. Good Job! It turned out really nice.
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Post by Dennis » January 29th, 2012, 12:11 pm

I am jealous. What I would give to have a horizontal miller. ‘Very professional job, by the way ketehman.
I don’t have a miller but I do have JB weld. I glued a fluorescent tube to my slide see attached photo. I did the same thing to one of my 1911 about 20.000 rounds ago and it has never fallen off.
If some of you try this, make sure the slide is clean with no oil on it and sand the side of the fluorescent tube where it’s going to sit in the JB wield.
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Post by billhac » January 29th, 2012, 1:25 pm

i love it. but for me i wanted to go with something bigger. those little sights suck a bit. heres what i did

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for me it works better than looking down the sights.

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Post by Ketchman » January 29th, 2012, 3:21 pm

Thanks guys. buy the way, the $75.00 includes what I paid to have the slot milled in the slide. Dennis, I gotta say for pure creativity with few materials used, yours is genius! And Billhac, yours is awesome, but I have learned the hard way from previous experience that switches and batteries fail at the worst f$%*&^% times! And with my luck it would be at the time I need this the very worst so laser sights are a no go for me. But don't think that I am not in admiration of your setup, cause I am. Anyway, next up is refinishing.
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Post by lklawson » January 30th, 2012, 11:37 am

Very slick looking.

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Post by dfunk » January 30th, 2012, 12:13 pm

I think it's awesome! Great work!

PS I updated your post to display the photos inline.

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Post by Ketchman » January 30th, 2012, 6:08 pm

Thanks for that dfunk. i wondered why they weren't showing online, guess I'll have to revisit picture posting 101!!
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Post by badgerjfr » March 2nd, 2012, 11:32 pm

ketchman,
sights look great. however one pic i see the safety off and in another i can see you have one in the chamber. yet you still took a picture of the business end of the gun. just sayin' :shock:
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Re: sight modifications

Post by Ketchman » March 3rd, 2012, 1:34 pm

badgerjfr, good eyes on the chamber indicator. However , that picture of the business end was the last in the stack and before I took that one the mag was dropped and chamber cleared. Glad you liked the sight though. and thanks for lookin out for a fellow's safety. :D
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Post by klink140 » March 7th, 2012, 4:42 am

That's a really great use of available parts. Beats the white model paint I put on the front site every couple months.

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Post by 2old2run » May 9th, 2012, 12:21 pm

DaVinci is credited with saying, "The supreme misfortune occurs when theory outstrips performance." No misfortune with your work. Great idea and great execution! I also agree with you 100% on relying on electronics and batteries when your life is on the line. No laser sights or lights on any of my defensive tools. I did get a cheap Tasco Red Dot for my M1A to check it out, but the iron sights are zeroed and the Red Dot comes off fast.

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