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Sights - New to competitive shooting

Discussion in 'General Competition' started by PettyOfficer, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. PettyOfficer

    PettyOfficer

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    I have a G30 for SD, but last night I bought a G17 for competitive purposes.

    I want to keep it as stock as possible for GSSF and if I get good enough I'll buy another for advanced options.

    So with that, I know I can change my sights, just no Ghost Rings.

    I'm looking for advice on sights, don't need night sights as this will be a range gun only.

    So, I ask all you Quick Draw McGraw's what sights you would suggest a newb to invest in?

    As well, are there trigger weight requirements in other leagues? What Glock factory trigger would you recommend? Again, I want to be GSSF legal.
     
  2. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    Warren Sevigny competition sights are pretty popular. Myself and my 3 shooting buddies all use them. I run the all black sights, they run a fiber optic front.

    For GSSF... the only thing trigger-wise you can change is to the '-' connector, unless you want to spend $225 or whatever for a Vanek trigger kit.

    For USPSA, I run a Ghost Rocket kit with springs. Around 3 pounds or just under.
     


  3. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr

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    It took me 10 IDPA practice classifiers to achieve "Marksman". During that time I put aside my G27 and bought a G17, changing nothing but a "-" connector &NY1 trigger.

    My advice is approach it slowly, see what the others are using, and pretty much keep it stock. Eventually you'll know for yourself what you need .
     
  4. waktasz

    waktasz Gamer Scumbag

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    I like the Dawson adjustable rear with a narrow black front. Either .100 or .090.

    I don't like the Sevigny sights...the front post too big...but that's just me. Try as many as you can before you buy them.
     
  5. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    ^^^ This is my next rear sight. I figure I can adjust the gun to me easier than I can adjust to the gun.
     
  6. Mike Bell

    Mike Bell

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    I have the Sevigny sights on my G35, with a plain black .115 wide .245 tall front. I just got a fiber optic today to try out and see if I can speed up my shooting. I'll put it on ASAP and start wasting ammo:crying:
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012
  7. PEC-Memphis

    PEC-Memphis Scottish Member

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    Doh ?
    For me, Dawson Precision - FO front, adjustable black rear. The rear sight was a FO. I found that the FOs didn't quite line up with the "tops" of the sights. In IDPA, I found that (subconsciously) sometimes I'd line up the FOs, and sometimes I lined up the "tops". This lead to inconsistency at >18 yards. I filled in the rear FOs with epoxy and painted the rear of the sight flat black.

    Sights are a very personal thing. Age and eyesight can be a factor as well. It is difficult to try someone else's gun for a few rounds to see how well a particular set-up is going to work for you; as it may take a little time to acclimate to a particular set-up so that you aim/shoot quickly. In general, a wider rear notch / narrower front post may allow you to pick up the sight faster - but may come at the expense of more precise alignment for longer shots.

    I'm 54 and eyes have changed over the last 3 years or so. This has lead me to make some adjustments in sights and corrective lenses. I missed SSP master by 2.93s on the last classifier.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012