Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Dogsoldier is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    9

    filing the site?

    I have a 9 mm beretta and I dont like the sites on it...for some reason they made the front site wide and square with a red dot in the center...I think that a fine thin front site is much more accurate...Do you agree?...I'm even thinking of filing it down on both sides to make it thinner...Have any of you done this?

  2. #2
    BeefyBeefo's Avatar
    BeefyBeefo is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    2,873
    Welcome to the forum.

    How would a thinner front sight make the gun more accurate?

    I guess if it would make you more accurate, than go for it. I just don't see how that would make any difference as far as lining up the sights is concerned.

    Maybe consider purchasing different/new sights and having them professionally installed?

    I doubt many, if any, people have done this...

    -Jeff-

  3. #3
    Dogsoldier is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    9
    well with a smaller finer site to me is much more accurate then a wide site...you can just draw a finer bead...at least to me

  4. #4
    kev74's Avatar
    kev74 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Orange County, NY
    Posts
    985
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsoldier View Post
    well with a smaller finer site to me is much more accurate then a wide site...you can just draw a finer bead...at least to me
    A smaller (thinner) sight is also going to be harder to acquire, which becomes more of a detriment in low light situations, during rapid fire, or when your eyes start to get old and tired.

    Also, if the front sight gets thinner and the back sight stays the same, there will be more space on either side of the front sight which would likely lead to more inaccuracy.

    Are you that good of a shot that the thickness of the front sight is the limiting factor to your further improvement? If not, I would suggest more practice to make sure you know what you want before you trash a perfectly good slide (assuming the front sight is not replaceable).

  5. #5
    BeefyBeefo's Avatar
    BeefyBeefo is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    2,873
    Quote Originally Posted by kev74 View Post
    A smaller (thinner) sight is also going to be harder to acquire, which becomes more of a detriment in low light situations, during rapid fire, or when your eyes start to get old and tired.

    Also, if the front sight gets thinner and the back sight stays the same, there will be more space on either side of the front sight which would likely lead to more inaccuracy.

    Are you that good of a shot that the thickness of the front sight is the limiting factor to your further improvement? If not, I would suggest more practice to make sure you know what you want before you trash a perfectly good slide (assuming the front sight is not replaceable).
    All of the above.

    -Jeff-

  6. #6
    DevilsJohnson is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    3,373
    the more of a difference in the width of the front site and the notch in the rear the more apt you are to corner your sites. Be off a hair sighting adds up to inches over distance.

  7. #7
    Mike Barham's Avatar
    Mike Barham is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Arizona, baby!
    Posts
    5,081
    9mm Berettas are fighting pistols, not bullseye guns. Fighting pistols should have big, blocky sights that are easy to see at high speed, and that is what Beretta provides. If I wanted a target pistol, I'd choose something else, rather than trying to make the Beretta into something it was never intended to be.
    Employed by Galco Gunleather - www.galcogunleather.com / Veteran OEF VIII

    Donate to the Christian and Stephanie Nielson Recovery fund: http://www.nierecovery.com/.

    All opinions, particularly those involving politics and Glocks, are mine and not Galco's.

  8. #8
    TOF's Avatar
    TOF
    TOF is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Northern Arizona
    Posts
    3,015
    If the sight is replacable and you think it would work better for you then grab that file and have at it. If it doesn't work as you expect put a new set in. You will never know if you don't try.

    I filed my M&P sights to suit me and they work much better "for me"
    I don't like the three white dot approach so filed them off then installed a fibre front.

    It's your tool or toy customixe it to suit your needs.

  9. #9
    JeffWard's Avatar
    JeffWard is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    St Pete Beach, FL
    Posts
    1,932
    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    If the sight is replacable and you think it would work better for you then grab that file and have at it. If it doesn't work as you expect put a new set in. You will never know if you don't try.

    I filed my M&P sights to suit me and they work much better "for me"
    I don't like the three white dot approach so filed them off then installed a fibre front.

    It's your tool or toy customixe it to suit your needs.
    TOF,
    Come stand in line with me for the new M&P9 Pro Series... It comes with a green fiberoptic front, and a rear-slanted, flat-black, long sight radius rear, on a 5 inch slide... Not white dots... Sweet trigger... Buds will have them on sale in 1 week...

    Jeff

  10. #10
    TOF's Avatar
    TOF
    TOF is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Northern Arizona
    Posts
    3,015
    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard View Post
    TOF,
    Come stand in line with me for the new M&P9 Pro Series... It comes with a green fiberoptic front, and a rear-slanted, flat-black, long sight radius rear, on a 5 inch slide... Not white dots... Sweet trigger... Buds will have them on sale in 1 week...

    Jeff
    I am thinking real hard in that direction Jeff. I would prefer a long barrel .40 but price of 9MM ammo is appealing also.

    Those sights are more in line with my preference although I have been using red front.

    I have a good friend that is an FFL and sells a lot of guns. I may have him order me one for Christmas.

    You can purchase one and write up a report for us any time you wish though.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

file thin front sight
,
filing front sight thinner
,
filing thinner
,

making a front sight thinner

,
making front sight skinnier
,

making glock front sight thinner

,
thinner front site for 1911
Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Springfield Armory

» HGF Sponsors

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1