I have a new MarkIII Hunter and after only 100 rounds the front sight was loose.
Instead of starting a new thread I thougth I would just add to this one since I started it anyway and its apart of my intellectual property. At least thats what my lawyers tell me.
My Mark III came with a bull barrel with notch and post sights. Due to self abuse as a teenage my eyesight is poorly these days and I couldnt see the sights. I went to Rugers website and ordered fiber optic front sights and a V rear sight blade. Attaching the front sight and inserting different light pipes is easy and it comes with a nifty and stylish container for the extra light pipes. I went with green.
Attaching the V rear sight blade was a bit more problematic. Getting the old blade off was difficult and Im still not sure how I did it but after much blasphamy it came free. After more blasphamy and shooting the microscopic tension spring across the room four times I finally got it all back together.
I took it to my local range where the surly rangemaster was kind enough to accept money from me to use his range facilities. With a sneer he pointed me towards lane two where I set up to sight my pistol in. First I watched the amazing scene as a young man tried to introduce his obviously terrified girlfriend to the world of shooting. Despite the fact that my stepsons Walther p22 almost had her in hysterics the young man pressed on with her first lesson with a compact .45. Without firing a shot, she slammed the gun down, said something unkind to her soon to be ex-boyfriend and stormed out of the range. The shooting world loses another potential member.
The front fiber optic sits much higher then the stock sight. My first 5 shots were very high. I had to turn the rear elevation screw until it grounded out to bring the point of impact down. However, most importantly the front sight is really visible out there and it settles into that V-notch easily. I shoot much more consistantly now and I would highly recommend these to anyone tired of trying to get that blurry front post to square off against those even blurrier notchs. Equal light on each side! Yeah right!!
Bishop: I assume that like my Mark III w/ bull barrel, yours has a sight ramp on top of the barrel. If so, you may wish to go to the next step and check out the BSA Optic sights. They attach and detatch in about 30 seconds, provide four different sight pictures and 7 adjustments for brightness. Not a laser, but a big help for eyes that are not what they were 50 years ago. New in the box I paid $95.00.
Thank you Mitch. I had considered optic sights like that but I enjoy shooting iron sights so the ability to detach the optic would be a big plus. Good price too. Thanks.
PITA,recently just took mine apart to field strip it.Its hard.
I photo copied the pages from the Ruger manual then stood them up on the workbench and folowed each step while the pages were in front of me. Not only does it remind you what comes next, so you don't have to remember what you read, but it keeps the gun oil off the original pages.
After hearing all the remarks about how difficult it was to field strip, I put off breaking it down until yesterday and found that with the directions in front of me it wasn't that hard to do.