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Old 09-08-2017, 03:54 PM
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I'm contemplating putting a FO front sight on my newly acquired 66-8. The front sight is a little wide for my liking. I'm a big fan of blacked out rear and fiber optic front sights. It's what I use on my duty weapon.

I'm looking at the Dawson precision options but I'm new to replacing sights. I would like a thinner front sight post, but not sure on width or height option to keep it close to dialed in for my gun.

Anyone have any recommendations?
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:00 PM
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I would get a matching front and rear (brand). Maybe a Warren Tactical, 10-8, Wilson Combat, etc.

Basically what I'm saying is I would call them and see what they have to offer. I know a lot of companies have stuff that isn't listed.

Also I'm a big fan of the earlier 3" 66 FO edition and I would probably find out who made that one and go that route.
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:05 PM
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Use a .100 front fiber optic (Dawson) and a Bowen Rough Country rear sight with a .125 notch.

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I used a hiviz fo for a 686. I think the 66 and 686 are the same. Mine was. Dont remember the part#. Just the difficult part is drilling the hole on the sight. Its pinned.

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Old 09-08-2017, 04:40 PM
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Which barrel length? It may make a difference.

I've got the 66-8 2-3/4" barrel and I didn't like the very shallow rear notch. The factory rear sight blade for this model is .106" tall. I stuck with S&W design but switched to a taller .146" blade.

For the front sight I went with the Dawson Precision .110" wide by .270" tall sight. For reference, the S&W factory front blade is .125" wide.

This gives me a much improved sight picture.
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Thanks I also have the 2.75 barrel
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I've gone with HiViz FO sights on my 686-6 3", the NM 66 4.25", and the latest NM 66 2.75". To dwhite, thanks for posting your info about the stock rear sight height, that's been driving me crazy for a good sight picture on the 66 snub. I have ordered the .146 rear with white outline, and hoping this gives me a better picture as it did for you.

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