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Ken O
March 25, 2006, 10:01 PM
I recently picked up a S&W 625 JM for IDPA and other competitions. It has the gold bead front sight, which seems to blend right in with the tan targets. I would like to try a glow type sight, anyone have a suggestion? Would it be too fragile pulling it out of the holster?

Jim Watson
March 25, 2006, 10:23 PM
SDM makes fibre optic sights for S&W.
http://www.sdmfabricating.com/
I think Brownells sells them and maybe another brand, my catalog is not handy.

MY holster is Kydex with a rigid sight track that does not touch the front sight and cannot hurt it.
www.pistolpacking.com

Ken O
March 26, 2006, 08:04 PM
Thanks Jim, I have a Bladetech on order which I believe the same as your Kydex, so I should be OK. I'm going to pickup a glow type sight, they snap in and out real quick if I dont like it.
I was wondering if anyone else had the "blend in" problem with the gold bead. Im 58 so maybe its an age thing.
Ken Orris

Jim Watson
March 26, 2006, 08:34 PM
Well, I am 61 and the fibre optic front sight is the greatest innovation in action pistol shooting like IDPA that I have seen in recent times.

I have not worked with a gold bead pistol sight, but the ones I have seen have the bead on the back of a vertical post where it does not catch the light for a glint on target the way you would think it should.