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    Night sights for 740 slim

    Looking for some night sights for my dad's 740 slim. Stock sights will not adjust anywhere near point of impact with 5 different shooters. So I figured I'd buy him some night sights. Anybody got a good suggestion on some? I have the tfx pros on my cz p01 and like them. But not looking to spend $110 on sights for a $200 gun

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    I will never understand that logic.

    Here's a darn good pistol, accurate (for me, anyway), reliable, hard-hitting, light, great concealment.... yeah, making it better makes no sense.... How much will a lifetime of ammo cost? Do people limit themselves to $200 of ammo on a $200 gun?

    But having ranted all that, I'm not sure if anyone does make them. I'd start with Lakeline. Or eBay.
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    There's a couple things with this logic. He already has the crimson trace laser guard. The pistol doesn't get carried much he carries his pt111 g2 mostly and the fiber optics of the tfx pros are not needed. You can still make it better with sights that don't cost $110

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    Before investing too much money perhaps some controlled testing is in order. No mention was made as to the experience level of the 5 "other" shooters. Also not mentioned was the shooting conditions; supported vs unsupported, distance from target, type of ammo. I agree with Ghosthorse's comment "Here's a darn good pistol, accurate, reliable, hard-hitting, light, great concealment". I might add that it's pretty "snappy" due to relative light weight. The felt recoil of the first shot may cause the shooter(s) to employ poor marksmanship technique in anticipation of subsequent shots. I would set up a pistol rest that would allow for a steady repeatable hold on this gun while firing at 7 or 15 yards. If the bulk of the shots are tightly grouped (even if not at the point of aim) one should be able to "adjust" the rear sight to compensate. If all of the shots seem to be "flyers" then maybe there is a problem with the firearm. Night sights aren't going to fix this problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flex View Post
    Before investing too much money perhaps some controlled testing is in order. No mention was made as to the experience level of the 5 "other" shooters. Also not mentioned was the shooting conditions; supported vs unsupported, distance from target, type of ammo. I agree with Ghosthorse's comment "Here's a darn good pistol, accurate, reliable, hard-hitting, light, great concealment". I might add that it's pretty "snappy" due to relative light weight. The felt recoil of the first shot may cause the shooter(s) to employ poor marksmanship technique in anticipation of subsequent shots. I would set up a pistol rest that would allow for a steady repeatable hold on this gun while firing at 7 or 15 yards. If the bulk of the shots are tightly grouped (even if not at the point of aim) one should be able to "adjust" the rear sight to compensate. If all of the shots seem to be "flyers" then maybe there is a problem with the firearm. Night sights aren't going to fix this problem.
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    Hey flex. With my father shooting he gets flyers all over the place even on a rest with his medical conditions it's hard for him to hold steady . But with me shooting even on a rest they all the shots are in a tight group but at 7 yards there is not enough adjustment in the sights, sighting in the crimson trace to hit bullseye the closest I can get the sights it is still 1 ft high. Using the crimson trace I can hit bullseye or close every time . The sights simply will not adjust to where poa=poi

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullet936 View Post
    Hey flex. With my father shooting he gets flyers all over the place even on a rest with his medical conditions it's hard for him to hold steady . But with me shooting even on a rest they all the shots are in a tight group but at 7 yards there is not enough adjustment in the sights, sighting in the crimson trace to hit bullseye the closest I can get the sights it is still 1 ft high. Using the crimson trace I can hit bullseye or close every time . The sights simply will not adjust to where poa=poi

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    Since you can't adjust the rear sight any lower to bring the POI down, you may have to add some height to the front sight. I don't exactly know how the front sight is fastened to the slide but I imagine that the sight has either a peg or a threaded stud on its base and is epoxied or screwed into the slide. I sorry to admit that I'm too lazy (at the moment) to take mine apart and verify 🙄. Regardless, I would think that it wouldn't be too hard to fabricate (or perhaps even purchase) a suitable front sight blade to replace the current one. I'd error on the side of it being too tall (POI low) in which case you could compensate with the rear sight or by shaving / filing the blade down some. Another, perhaps less glamorous method might be to epoxy a short piece of fiber optic rod to the top of the existing sight. Since the front sight slants down toward the muzzle, I would make sure that the angled cut on the fiber optic rod was perpendicular to the plane of the slide. The difference in height between the white dot in the current sight and the "dot" formed by the fiber optic rod may be enough to bring to POI down. Worth a try.
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