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Fixed vs. Adjustable Sights

Discussion in 'The Browning Hi Power Club' started by g35doc, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. g35doc

    g35doc Admínistrator

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    Assuming one will not be changing to aftermarket sights or CCWing, would fixed or adjustable sights be preferrable on the Hi-Power? Thanks.
     
  2. I like the fixed...whether they be stock (current high profile 3 "line") Novak, Heinie...
    Bill
     


  3. Another vote for fixed sights. Revolvers also. Many years ago could not give me a fixed sight handgun, now just the opposite. Preferences change I guess.
     
  4. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

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    Circling the wagons.
    I prefer fixed as well on a BHP. I have much less concern than some guys do about the sights somehow getting moved during carry and presentation, but I am yet to see an adjustable BHP sight system that wasn't huge (except for guys that had a K-frame revolver rear sight installed.)
     
  5. g35doc

    g35doc Admínistrator

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    Good responses so far.
    Based on pictures, the adjustable sights look comparable in size to those on my 22/45.
     
  6. g35doc

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    Another question. Are the rear dovetails the same for the fixed and adjustable sight models, just in case I decide to get night sights in the future?
     
  7. Brian Dover

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    As long as you mean within the Mark III series of BHPs, yes...I think.
     
  8. Brian Dover

    Brian Dover

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    By the way, anybody seen the newest version of the adjustable sight for the Hi Power? Much lower profile, imo way better looking than those big high mounted honkers from the last several years. Check Browning's website, they show the new version nowadays.
     
  9. g35doc

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    According to the browning website pictures, it appears the rear dovetails are indeed different.
     
  10. stopatrain

    stopatrain Lifetime Member

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    For a carry gun fixed for sure. Range gun adjustable IMO.
     
  11. bobk538447

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    I like fixed sights because there is less things to go wrong:

    1) Screws falling out
    2) Someone else monkeying with the sights
    3) Temptation to "adjust the sights" to make up for poor shooting habits.

    Fixed sights are more durable.
     
  12. Ahmid

    Ahmid CLM

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    If I could have found a nice MKlll with fixed sights I would have bought it. I did find the new model Sport and the adj. sights. They are not too bad looking...
     
  13. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    Browning has selected several of the worse looking, over sized adjustable sights known to production handguns. I've got a pristine '73 BHP, beautiful bluing and red back grips, but the beer cans always make me cringe a bit.
     
  14. bac1023

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    I prefer fixed.
     
  15. 280Z

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    I was/am the same way!

    I wish this gun had fixed sights, but since I don't carry it and they are hard to find in my area, I made an exception.


    [​IMG]

    I may change them over in the future.
     
  16. vmr357

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    I like fixed sights in my hand guns. I really don't like the big, beer can sights that Browning or someone came up with. They don't look like they belong on any sort of gun.

    However, I'd be willing to but an adjustable sight on my Hi Power if it was the right kind of sight.

    [​IMG]

    Vern