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Kahr night sights

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by steven07, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. steven07

    steven07

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    I have been contemplating putting night sights on my PM40 (CCW) for some time now. Karhs website has a set of Williams Firesights that are real comparable to the Hi Viz sights I have on all my glocks and at $50. Asides from Trijicon those are the only sights that I really like. Has anyone used them, or added non-factory night sights to a Kahr and had any issues??? Any input would be greatly appreciated because I'm ready to place my order for the firesites
    http://www.kahr.com/Sights/Sights.asp
     
  2. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    When I bought my PM9 the night sites were dead. I contacted Khar. They sent a replacement. I could not fit the replacement. They were too tight. I ended up send the slide to Khar to fix this.

    It should be noted that I have replaced sights on many guns. This is the first time I have sent the slide to someone else to do it. I would suggest either having the correct tool, or use a file or send the slide to them.

    As far as the sights you mentioned, I wouldn't go that way, but if that is what you like, that is what you like. I want my dots to glow on their own. Not pull in ambient light.
     
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  3. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    I have Tru Dot night sights on my MK9 and K9.
     
  4. awpk03s

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    Williams fire sights are great, but they are fiber optic sights, and not tritium night sights. They will be great for day shooting, not for low light as much.

    I like Meprolight nights sights on Kahrs.
     
  5. Z71bill

    Z71bill

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    My PM9 - purchased new - came with tru dot night sights -

    I want night sights on my SD guns - if nothing else makes them easier to find in the safe on a dark night.

    But I like the simple - basic styles - no fancy pants colors - no BIG dots - no oddball shapes -

    Just a front blade with a single green dot - and a back notch with two green dots.

    :dunno:
     
  6. steven07

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    Just as I was hoping for... a debate!!! Might have to hold off another week before I waste any money on an unnecessary purchase. This gun in question is my CCW weapon and I spent a little more on it than I had planned for because of that exact purpose. Knowing Kahrs reliability while still having the slim subcompact size- I was more than happy to paying an extra $200. While the chances of needing bright night sights in a situation are fairly slim, just knowing that they are there just seems to bring a bit of added comfort.
    http://www.kahr.com/Sights/Kahr-New-Big-Dot-Tritium-Sights.asp
    The price is a little steep to me... I also found the XS 24/7 sights but they were only $12 cheaper
    While disregarding price and focusing more on dependability which route would you take???
     
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  7. barth

    barth six barrels

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    My MK40 Elite came NIB with factory Kahr tritium night sights.
    I like them a lot.
    Have changed most of my guns to XS Big Dots.
    But the factory Kahr NS I'm leaving alone.
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Lampshade

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    I had some Trijicons put on a CM9 today.

    The gunsmith ended up milling the sight to get it to fit.
     
  9. cphilip

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    Not surprised. When I put a set on my G27, I had to file them. The rear one that is. kept taking off a bit and trying... removing and retrying... finally got it. Had to be patient. I was under the impression that its a fairly common process on many guns? I don't have a lot of experience enough to say that but it was my experience.
     
  10. sns3guppy

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    I like XS sights. Some really like the big dot, some don't. The standard dot front sight is good.

    What I like about XS is their contrast; even in bright daylight, the white circle in a black sight housing, around the tritium lamp means no matter what the background, that front sight is always visible.

    I can take or leave illuminated rear sights. A blacked out rear is probably one of the better arrangements. Your focus should always be the front sight.