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    jrwalter1 is offline Junior Member
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    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.

    Jeff

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    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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    jrwalter1 is offline Junior Member
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    Thanks for the help.

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