The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Competition Shooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 12, 2002, 06:29 PM   #1
Patrick Graham
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 18, 1999
Location: Kokomo, Indiana USA
Posts: 674
IDPA sight legality question

I've got Ashley Outdoors 24/7 Pro Express Sights on my Kimber Custom.

The IDPA rulebook says a "Change of sights to another notch and post type" is legal.

Do you guys think these sights are "notch and post"?


Here's some pictures of them. -

http://www.ashleyoutdoors.com/
Patrick Graham is offline  
Old May 12, 2002, 08:03 PM   #2
Jim Watson
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 25, 2001
Location: Alabama
Posts: 11,179
From the rules' FAQ section:

"CAN I USE EXPRESS SIGHTS? Yes, they are considered to be conventional notch and post sights."

So, while I don't consider them very conventional on a pistol, they are OK with the rules; so come on down and shoot over them.
Jim Watson is offline  
Old May 14, 2002, 01:34 PM   #3
Mayonaise
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 14, 2002
Posts: 6
Jim,

Good shooting at the GA state match last week. Guess I didn't get a chance to introduce myself. I was CSO for stages 3 & 4.


BTW, Ken Hackathorn highly recommended AO Express sights when I took his class last year. A friend had them and I gave them a try. I'd say they were very fast for 5-7 yard targets. I didn't like them for more distant 15+ yard targets. That front dot gets very big as the target gets smaller.

Mark
Mayonaise is offline  
Old May 14, 2002, 02:10 PM   #4
Ricky T
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 19, 1999
Location: ATL, GA
Posts: 197
Hey Jim

Mayonaise was the chief Nazi on stage 3 and 4.

Jim, Mikey has something of yours that you left behind at the range. Please contact him.

Ricky T
Rangemaster
__________________
"Less yacking and more cacking" SDH
Ricky T is offline  
Old May 14, 2002, 04:53 PM   #5
Jim Watson
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 25, 2001
Location: Alabama
Posts: 11,179
Thanks, guys, I had a good time. You always have a good match there - my 3rd Georgia State. I have contacted Mikey and will recover my stuff at his club's match the 25th.

A friend of mine put AOs on his 1991A1 a while back. His accuracy took a downturn until he learned how to use them, now he is hitting as well as before at all usual IDPA ranges, and is noticeably faster.

I am now running a Hi-Viz front and a black Bomar rear. It is fast, but a little coarse for half targets at 20 yards, but why should that matter? Right, Ricky, Mark?
Jim Watson is offline  
Old May 14, 2002, 05:05 PM   #6
Mayonaise
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 14, 2002
Posts: 6
I feel your pain on those 20yrd half targets. That was tough. I use EGW fiber optic front site on my Kimber. I like it. Small dot but still pretty fast.

Mark
Mayonaise is offline  
Old May 14, 2002, 05:09 PM   #7
Ricky T
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 19, 1999
Location: ATL, GA
Posts: 197
Mayonaise wrote:

"I feel your pain on those 20yrd half targets. That was tough. I use EGW fiber optic front site on my Kimber. "

Gamer ! Fiber optics are for cheaters.

Jim,
Those 20 yds half targets were tough on everybody. I had a miss, even with my 0.10 wide Heinie front. Hell, even one of the D-boys had a miss.
__________________
"Less yacking and more cacking" SDH
Ricky T is offline  
Old May 14, 2002, 08:56 PM   #8
John Forsyth
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 24, 2000
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 378
Quote:
Ricky T wrote:
Gamer ! Fiber optics are for cheaters.
Oh give me a break. I like the EGW front FO sight. I have one on my cannon 10mm that I shoot now in ESP (especially soft pistol).

I wish I could have made your match, it sounded like fun.
__________________
John
John Forsyth is offline  
Old May 15, 2002, 05:52 AM   #9
Ricky T
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 19, 1999
Location: ATL, GA
Posts: 197
John,
Everyone knows that ESP is the official cheater division.

Too bad you missed the match, Mikey made it and had a great time even though he got spanked pretty badly (not by me). He beat me by a few seconds.
__________________
"Less yacking and more cacking" SDH
Ricky T is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07314 seconds with 7 queries