Noob with a question
I am new to this sight and to handguns and I have what is probably a dumb question...but I've always heard the only dumb question is the one not asked, so here goes.
I am looking to purchase a Sig 226 online but have a question about the sights. I have seen both a 3 dot and a 2 dot sight and would prefer the 3 dot sight if possible.
So my question is how can I tell the difference when I am looking online if there are not pictures of the sights posted? Is there a way to tell?
Also, I have seen the term "contrast sight" and am wondering if this is a way to make the distinction.
Thanks for the help.
The term "contrast sight" is SiG's standard offering. To clarify when you use them, you "dot the i". The front sight is a dot, and the rear sight is a notch type sight with a single solid vertical line centered. You "dot the i" by superimposing the "dot" where you want the impact to be (not like a six o'clock low style hold). Then you line up the front and rear sights by making it appear like a lower case "i"......*bang*.
If it doesn't say "3 dot sight", it will not have them. SiG currently uses Meprolights as it's night sight vendor and they are a 3 dot configuration with tritium vials that illuminate in low light/dark conditions.
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