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Old May 17, 2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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fiber optic sights for ruger MKIII 22/45

got another 22/45 today and i am thinking of going with fiber optic front and rear sights rather than another fastfire or scope as my others are setup... havent done too much reasearch yet but it seems like williams is about the only front/ rear setup ive found. has anyone used these? or another brand? open to reccomendations. any pics of what you have mounted are great too
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Old May 17, 2012, 01:58 PM   #2
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My Henry rifle has Williams FireSights on it,,,

And they do live up to their name,,,
Very bright and crisp.

I can't imagine anything else being brighter,,,
But this is what I have personal experience with.

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Old May 17, 2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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thanks Aarond, thats what ive been looking at and probably what i will go with, i'm seeing them for around 50.00 for front and rear from Cheaper Than Dirt.com
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Old May 17, 2012, 02:10 PM   #4
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Let me know how the installation goes,,,

I have a pair of 22/45's I might upgrade.

I still think fiber optic sights are somewhat unsightly,,,
But there is no denying their practicality over straight iron sights.

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Old May 17, 2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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Great option, for "vintage" eyes !!!

Some of the MK-III's come with these already installed and the last time I looked, you could get these from Ruger, Midway and I'm sure there are others. I installed a set on one of my MK-II's and I like them. My eyes are not as good as they use to be and these work great for me. Good enough that I don't need to go to a RedDot. I retained the origianl rear sight blade which is squared off, as oppose the the V-blade that comes with the fiber optics. .....

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Old May 17, 2012, 03:28 PM   #6
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Hello Pahoo,,,

Do you have a picture perhaps?

How was the installation?

Was it simply remove and replace?

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Old May 17, 2012, 11:40 PM   #7
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Nice fiber optic front. I have one on my buckmark. http://www.dawsonprecision.com/Produ...FF3-1304980668
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Old May 18, 2012, 02:00 PM   #8
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Not a problem !!

Aarond
Sorry to take so long to respond but have had to be away from the forum for honey-do's. Here is the link from Midway and as I said, you can also get them direct from Ruger. It's a direct replacement for the ones on the Bull barrels and not the standard. It's really a no-brainer. Read the application guide and was surprised to see that it also fits, the Buckmark. It also says that a gunsmithing is reccomended but I sure don't see why. You may want to do an additional search for the V-insert blad on the rear sight. I kept the original. As you can see, they don't look much different than than the originals ...

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/531...ble-lite-pipes

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Old May 18, 2012, 03:01 PM   #9
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I thank you very much Pahoo,,,

Even though you just cost me some money.

I just ordered a pair of the sights for my pair of 22/45 slab-sides.

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Old May 18, 2012, 04:06 PM   #10
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What's that old punch-line about; It's not always your friends that will help you and not always your enemies that will hurt you ?? !! ....
Ya just can't take it with you but I'm still looking for a way. ....


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