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Old 09-10-2021, 06:41 PM
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Years ago I decided I wanted no-hassle sight options. While I have used the standard Patridge sights for a very long time I recognized that I might want something different sometimes. Plus with .357/.38 sometimes you run out of adjustment. Go from a 200gr .38 to a 110gr .357 in the same gun and you'll see what I mean. I did not want to keep having to take it for sight swaps.

So I had a DX front sight base installed on my 6" Model 66. I can go from Patridge to Gold Bead to Baughman ramp to fiber optic at will. It takes seconds to change. Now that I'm shooting indoors most of the time I too find the fiber optic (mine's a Dawson DX blade) desirable. If I go back outdoors I can swap back to the Patridge if I want.

Mine came from Weigand but they are out of business. Bowen sells one....

Smith & Wesson DX Front Sight Base [P411] - $45.95 : +Parts Store+, Bowen Classic Arms

$50 plus installation which I won't guess at but price it out. You won't regret it.

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