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Old 09-04-2011, 03:05 PM
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Default 686-6 New front sight .250 or .300?

I'm ordering a pinned gold bead front sight for my 5" 686 Plus, 7 shot, non fluted cylinder from S@W. (Canadian model). Anyone know offhand which height I need. It will replace the common stock red insert front. I'm away for a while and can't measure it. Thanks.
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My 686SSR takes the .250 with the stock rear sight. But, that is a 4" barrel. I went from a green fiber optic to the gold bead. My older eyes really do better with the fiber optic than the gold bead.
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I'm older as well and have fiber optic fronts on my Sig 226, CZ Kadet, CZ Shadow and Ruger Mk 3 22/45. I ordered a Wilson 1911 in May with a gold bead but won't have it for a while. How do you find the gold dot? Thanks
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A .250" should work for any K/L frame except a Mountain Gun. For that you need a .300" height.
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Nominal front sight height for the 686's that have replaceble blades is 0.230 so your 0.250 should work fine.
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Thanks guy's. Question answered! Looking forward to the gold dot.
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