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Old September 18, 2012, 02:02 AM   #1
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Alternative sighting systems for revolvers.

As some will know I have a 4" Redhawk.

A long time ago I had queried fitting a scope to it. Needless to say I soon realised this was not really a good idea on such a short barrel.

Subsequently, I ordered (but didn't pay upfront for) some FO sights for the same gun. That was 9 months ago and they still haven't arrived. For some reason getting stock from the States is a herculean challenge for some shops...

So... Instead would one of those small red-dot reflex sights be an option for where the rear sight sits?

I mean one of the small (SMALL!!) systems where there is a single lens perpendicular to the firearm that the red-dot shines onto.

Are they ever used? Worth investigating further?
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Old September 18, 2012, 06:35 AM   #2
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I have several on auto pistols, but none on a revolver yet... but I know alot of speed shooters ( bowling pin shooters & the like ) that put them on compition revolvers, so I see no reason you couldn't... would this type of sight be easier to get ( actually ) than fiber optics ???
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Old September 18, 2012, 02:12 PM   #3
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would this type of sight be easier to get ( actually ) than fiber optics ???
Truthfully probably not one to fit the Redhawk specifically.

Thing is the FOs are still somewhere in a US warehouse, but there are a few people who stock those small red-dots.

The biggest issue is getting one that will complete the recess of the original rear sight...
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Old September 18, 2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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http://www.mountsplus.com/AR-15_Acce...WVR-48648.html

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/2-BU300236

These might work or if you have a blued gun ther are bases to match as well.
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Old September 18, 2012, 08:27 PM   #5
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I like these http://www.warrencustomoutdoor.com/ohs-ruger.html
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Old September 19, 2012, 02:49 AM   #6
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All nice ideas so far!!

Thanks!
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