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les snyder

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MK IV with open sights for Steel Challenge
« on: October 16, 2022, 08:53:11 AM »
I'm a gun game player at heart, and haven't shot a fixed sighted pistol in serious competition in about 4 years now... the range I shoot at most of the time does a Rimfire Challenge match with pistol (first) and then rifle on the same stage one match a month... I typically use optics on both guns (red/green Holosun 510c) but I want to work with the fixed sight pistol for actual Steel Challenge matches for a while...

so... I stuck a fiber optic front sight on the MKIV as well as a shortened barrel for the rifle... and now I find that I'm faced with the fact that I don't know how to shoot a fiber optic front sight... I shot fixed black sight for 35+ years for USPSA, and don't get a consistent elevation hold with as fast a sight picture that I want... when shooting the FO as I find it hard to be consistent with how I locate the dot with the rear notch....

so got my bottle of Testor's Fluorescent Pink out and put a dab on the fixed front sight... I don't have the problem with the rifle as I used a carry handle rear sight for the AR with aperture sight (that I've opened to .156"_...wish me luck...sighting it in today... Les

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Re: MK IV with open sights for Steel Challenge
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2022, 10:28:24 AM »
You have problem with a FO front sight but a fluorescent pink is better?

I’m no where near the competitor you are but I love my FO sights over blacked ones.  I can concentrate on that shiny FO so much better than plain ones.
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Re: MK IV with open sights for Steel Challenge
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2022, 12:07:25 PM »
Alf... not so much the color, but the shape of the top of the front sight... I can hold elevation much better with a flat top... regards... sighted it in this morning, will shoot a match Friday and give some feed back... regards Les

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Re: MK IV with open sights for Steel Challenge
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2022, 08:07:15 AM »
+1 for Alf... immediately replaced the painted front sight for the fiber optic... opened up and deepened the rear sight notch...though I think I'll concentrate on the Optics pistol... a little 11 year old girl shoots in the Irons division and well you know the outcome  ;D... regards Les

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Re: MK IV with open sights for Steel Challenge
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2022, 11:09:51 AM »
Never compete with kids if it involves vision, fine motor skills, coarse motor skills, fast movement or slow movement.

I'm just sayin'....
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Re: MK IV with open sights for Steel Challenge
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Re: MK IV with open sights for Steel Challenge
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2022, 10:00:17 PM »
Rastus... sage wisdom...

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Re: MK IV with open sights for Steel Challenge
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2022, 09:01:22 AM »
you would think that after 40 or so years of gun games, you would have the cognitive ability to seat the magazine in a pistol, but noooo.... anyway, shot well enough to get a B card in both RFPI and RFPO with the MK IV... I haven't shot the AR9 PCC since Covid, so stuck the spare 510 on it and will give it a try... some of the primers I loaned out are being replaced so will see if I can remember how to pull the handle on the S1050...ordered a couple of short 4-40 flathead cap screws and will stick the 507 on the G17 slide that was cut for the RMR (same footprint)and possibly give Carry Optics a try.... a Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas, and wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year to all... regards Les

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Re: MK IV with open sights for Steel Challenge
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2022, 05:32:56 PM »
Les, just when a person starts getting good at something....old age slaps them down. 

I bought three torso steel silhouettes a month and a half ago....still not up.  You are doing much better than I am!
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Re: MK IV with open sights for Steel Challenge
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2022, 06:23:39 PM »
Rastus... Steel Challenge  has been a haven for old guys that still like to pull the trigger.... on matches that save for one stage do not require movement under time... I'm finally figuring out the best sequence order for me to engage the targets

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Re: MK IV with open sights for Steel Challenge
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2022, 06:47:09 PM »
Assuming the stop plate is in the middle, I just do 1, 2, 5,4,3.  Of course doesn’t work on some but for most of them just makes life simpler.  Then again I’ll probably only ever make B while you’ll end up GM.
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