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Remove front sight when using optics?

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Post by corsara 9/14/2020, 3:27 pm

Hello - I'm a bullseye newbie from Canada Smile    Just staring with the sport, got a beginner's S&W Victory and will be installing a bunch of upgrades to it, one of which is a red dot (Sig Romeo5).  My question is if it is a standard practice to remove the front sight since it won't be used, or leave it on?   Is it a matter of personal choice, or there is something else I might be forgetting (e.g. barrel vibration, etc.).   Pls educate me, thanks in advance!

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Post by james r chapman 9/14/2020, 3:30 pm

Always need a can opener.
Leave it on if it doesn’t interfere with the dot.
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Post by John Dervis 9/14/2020, 4:54 pm

I would say most will leave it on for no other reason than it is work to remove it.  I like to leave stuff like that in place in case I want to return the gun to original and I don't want to hunt around for where I put the parts.  I'm with Jim so if it's not distracting to you when looking through the dot, go ahead and leave it in place. 

John.

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Post by -TT- 9/14/2020, 5:30 pm

Leaving the sight can give you a useful visual cue when raising the gun on-target. You can use the front sight as a centering mark, especially if you add a spot of white to the rear surface. Once aligned, the sight will vanish off the bottom of the lens, and you can turn your attention to the bull. And after a while, you'll be doing it automatically!

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Post by Allen Barnett 9/14/2020, 5:41 pm

I agree with leaving it on.  You never know when your optic may fail and you need to pull it off to finish a match.  This is also based on assuming you leave your rear sight installed and zeroed.  As stated it also helps in not misplacing the front sight and/or screws and not being able to remember where you put them so you don't lose them!  LOL

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Post by mpolans 9/14/2020, 8:34 pm

With your gun, it doesn't matter. For others, such as a 1911 with a frame mount, you might have to remove it, or the front sight will hit the scope mount.

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