View Full Version : Need Advice: Sights for BPS HD 12ga.
July 6, 2010, 01:23 PM
Gun: Browning BPS 12 HD Shotgun w/ 20" Barrel
I was thinking of having a Ghost Ring rear sight along with some type of bright front sight installed.
Frankly, I need some "hand holding" and advice as to specific sights that will work on my gun. Brands, models, etc.
I realize that the choices are fewer than for 870's and Mossbergs.:(
Thanks Much for your thoughts.
July 6, 2010, 01:34 PM
Here you go, everything you need.
July 6, 2010, 02:29 PM
Ghost Ring Sights & other adjustable sights are fine for accurate shooting at distance with slugs. A HD situation is not long range, unless your house is way bigger than mine. A front bead that can be seen in limited light is ideal for a HD shotgun. You need a sight that comes up fast & does not obscure your target.
Note that dangerous game rifles have very open sights & I consider HD as the same situation. I would see how the weapon patterns with the sights on it before making any changes to it.
July 6, 2010, 08:47 PM
Consider a few things:
Unless you don't mind collatteral damage, like kids & spouses, you'll need to ID your target - IOW, SOME light is gonna be needed, either ambient, room, or flash, or NO sights will be visible in pitch blackness, fiber-optic or not.
The ONLY kind of sights that operate in total darkness are the Tritium-types, etc.
Since you will hopefully have enough light (from something) to see, albeit dimly, I would posit that one of the best HD/night sights is a (renewable) 1/2" wide strip of bright white medical adhesive tape (NOT paper tape) - straight down the full length of the top of the gun, from the rear of the receiver to the front bead/muzzle.
If you test it, you will find that it WILL be seen, even with the gun held at hip level.
This is a quick/rough, and not a finish, representation of what I mean:
(same gun/room/lighting/time, both with & w/o white tape)
July 6, 2010, 09:24 PM
Cool idea with the tape.
The shotgun mounted ghost ring sight I looked through recently at a local shop really was unobtrusive.
I guess I should look at under-barrel lights also.
The Williams website is excellent, but my receiver has no "knotches" or vent rib on it, so I can't tell whether their stuff will work.
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