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Old 07-15-2017, 03:51 PM
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Just purchased a "new" 5946. It was tested at S&W 2/13/14. But when I was shooting it in questionable light the white sights just don't show up. Was wondering if this is normal. It is a honey of a weapon but on the heavy side too
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:07 PM
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You could always try installing XS Big Dot night sights if the factory Novaks are hard to see. I have them on a 5906TSW and absolutely love them, very fast sight acquisition.
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Sometimes they just get a little dirty and need some cleaning. Get a q-tip and some household cleaner and clean them. They may show up brighter and problem solved. If not, see above post. *s*
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Old 07-16-2017, 02:48 AM
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Try washing them with tooth brush. If they don't brighten up, you might get them replaced by S&W or the manufacturer. Three years is awful quick to fade, they should be under warranty.

Novak Sights offer a good selection.

You have a rock solid gun, easy to shoot, low recoil and reliable. They are a bit heavy. A good belt and holster are a must, look at Ritchie Leather.

I've had my 4586 for 24 yrs, still shoots great.
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I agree the 5946 is a great handgun along with my S&W 637.
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I dabbed some high impact acrylic paint in my front sight on top of the old white paint. I used some hot pink paint from Walmart for $2-$3 with a toothpick. Very easy to pick up the front sight for quick shots.
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