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Old 03-11-2010, 01:11   #1
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Fixed vs. Adjustable Sights

Assuming one will not be changing to aftermarket sights or CCWing, would fixed or adjustable sights be preferrable on the Hi-Power? Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:11   #2
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I like the fixed...whether they be stock (current high profile 3 "line") Novak, Heinie...
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:31   #3
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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.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:07   #4
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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.)
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:51   #5
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Good responses so far.
Based on pictures, the adjustable sights look comparable in size to those on my 22/45.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:51   #6
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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?
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Old 03-12-2010, 14:09   #7
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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?
As long as you mean within the Mark III series of BHPs, yes...I think.
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Old 03-12-2010, 14:11   #8
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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.
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According to the browning website pictures, it appears the rear dovetails are indeed different.
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:24   #10
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For a carry gun fixed for sure. Range gun adjustable IMO.
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Old 04-20-2010, 17:10   #11
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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.
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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...
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:20   #13
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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.
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Old 04-27-2011, 21:34   #14
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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.
I prefer fixed.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:01   #15
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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.
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.


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I may change them over in the future.
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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.

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