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Old 03-03-2017, 07:34 PM
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I have a recent vintage J frame (632 power port) with the stock adjustable S&W rear sight. I've replaced the front sight with a post & gold bead.

Does anyone know of an available Express style V replacement blade that will drop in replace the stock adjustable rear sight blade?

If not does anyone know of a gunsmith making something like this for J frames?

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Old 03-03-2017, 07:47 PM
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:09 PM
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I have a shallow Vee rear sight on my J-frame, 317-3 with a 3 inch barrel with a fiber optic front sight. Now on paper the shallow v sounds like a good idea. The fiber optic front is a winner, but the shallow V sucks rocks . It is very hard to shoot accurately. Just hitting cans at 25 feet is hard and I'm a decent shot. Before you go to the expense try shooting one and see if you like it.
I'm replacing mine with anything but a shallow vee.
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:33 PM
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Thanks gentlemen, I'll keep both inputs in mind. I like the gold bead front a lot and basically opened up the rear blade a little with a file to make sure I can see the whole bead. I'll keep looking for a V type sight but maybe something less shallow with a pocket for the bead where the V comes together. I am looking at this as a carry setup. I wish Xpress sights had a rear blade for the J and not just for the K,L and N frames.

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Old 03-04-2017, 10:29 PM
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I can't stand v-style rear sights either. I can't line up the windage accurately without some sort of sideways reference.

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Old 03-05-2017, 02:42 AM
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The windage issue at least with rifles I've shot with V type sights is to put a white, tritium or gold vertical line directly under the center of the rear V sight blade. You end up being able to use this like a post for the dot or bead on your front sight, if you have the time for maximum accuracy concerns. In a defensive situation you may only have time to get a decent flash sight picture anyway.
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Old 03-05-2017, 09:55 PM
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Face palm!

Why didn't I think of that! I prefer a square notch rear sight regardless but at least I know what to do if I happen to own a gun with one.

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