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Old 04-24-2018, 09:02 PM
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I have a 586 revolver with no dash. It is shooting high, I have lowered the rear sight as much as possible. What can I do?
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:33 PM
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First, make sure it's the gun, not you. Then trade out the rear blade for a lower one. Or, put a higher front sight on.
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:44 PM
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Thx but where do I find a lower rear sight and how do I know it’s lower?
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:45 PM
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I would install a taller front sight, it's about a 15min job if you feel up to it. You will need a 1/16 pin punch, 1/16 drill bit and a suitable drill, smooth jaw pliers some loctite and a small hammer. Punch out the pin and use the pliers to grip the sight, wiggle and pull at the same time as the sights are pretty tight even with the pin removed, it will start to move and a little patience will have it out in about a minute or less. Next clean out the sight groove/slot getting rid of any compound that may be there. The new front sight will have to be drilled by you for a pin in order to be fit to your revolver. This is done from both sides of the barrel( left and right) by this I mean that you drill half way through the sight once seated in its slot from one side then the hole is finished from the opposite side to prevent the hold from being ovaled. Then remove the sight carefully so as not to scratch it, and apply loctite to the sight groove/slot and reinstall the sight with the pin and punch..or take the revolver down to your local smith with the sight you want installed and wait till he gets good and ready to help you.

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Old 04-24-2018, 10:06 PM
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I don’t see any pin on my front sight, it looks fixed to me
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:17 PM
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How do you find a lower rear blade? What’s standard?
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:45 PM
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Yeah I believe the 585 no dash revolvers have a fixed front sight and an adjustable rear. First before anything, have a experienced shooter take a shot at it and see that it's not the shooter. If it still shoots high then I would consider replacing the rear sight for a new stock replacement rear sight.

But I have a question. At what distance are you shooting and which ammo?

Leave the front sight alone.
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:50 AM
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How high is it shooting?

The 586 no dash (with red ramp) indeed has a front sight milled with the barrel, there is no pin like the later models.

You could try experimenting with lighter bullet weights which may shoot lower.

It is possible to replace the rear sight blade. Perhaps the rear sight or blade isn't factory as it sits now? I've never seen an older L frame have such an issue with factory sights.
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Standard rear sight blade is a .146. You can get blades at .126 and .101. I do not like blades less than .146, but you might find them fine.

The front sight on my 586 is integral to the barrel, so no changing it without lots of expensive milling and drilling time. If you cannot regulate by the way of bullet and velocity, you might have to resort to changing the rear blade. Having someone else shoot it first is good advice.
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How do you find a lower rear blade? What’s standard?
Midway USA usually has these in stock.
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Just a thought here, how tightly are you gripping the gun? I ran into this with my Ruger Redhawk in .44 Mag, it was shooting high with the rear sight all down. Turned out I was gripping it like my SA Blackhawks, a slightly loose grip to allow the gun rising up and slipping a bit in my hand to reduce felt recoil. However this did not give the same results in the DA Redhawk, A tighter grip fixed the shooting high thing.
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I had a few revolvers that shot high then I realized that I could see what I was shooting at better by holding low. Now everything I own is sighted for a 6 o'clock hold.
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Perhaps you could let someone else shoot it before you change anything. Assure they are an experienced, good shooter.
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