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Old 07-05-2010, 02:37 PM   #11
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I wonder if anyone knows what the Walther factory intended for the point of impact distance to be for each different front sight, i.e., is the number three front sight supposed to be dead on at 10 meters etc?
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:33 PM   #12
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I wonder if anyone knows what the Walther factory intended for the point of impact distance to be for each different front sight, i.e., is the number three front sight supposed to be dead on at 10 meters etc?
Don't be lazy. Drag out your high school trig and start drawing triangles.
You can calculate it mathematically.

I can't, because I have forgotten how.

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Old 07-06-2010, 09:35 AM   #13
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Don't be lazy. Drag out your high school trig and start drawing triangles.
You can calculate it mathematically.

I can't, because I have forgotten how.

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OK coach, I've forgotten too. The books were turned in about 40+ years ago. I did start the triangles but got stumped fast. I'll keep thinking.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:02 AM   #14
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Would the bullet shape, weight, and velocity have an impact (so to speak)? Must be getting old...used to know this stuff too...

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Old 07-07-2010, 10:09 PM   #15
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Would the bullet shape, weight, and velocity have an impact (so to speak)? Must be getting old...used to know this stuff too...

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Of course it does. The problem is that we don't know what load the Walther factory used in calibrating the sights to begin with.

Not that it really matters. Most people don't shoot precisely enough to tell the difference.

Especially at 7 yards. Every group looks good when you can see it with the lower part of bifocals.

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Old 07-25-2013, 02:19 PM   #16
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Complicating all those triangles is the fact that the gun is describing an arc as it rises in recoil before the bullet exits the bore...
Better some empirical data with your own gun.

Mike, understand your point from a practicality standard, but I'm way too fond of a traditional Walther sight picture without any weirdness. I have enough trouble seeing the damn sights without altering their relationship.
There is an even better sight picture for those of us with aging eyes; the Glock 'ball in the box' really works for me.
Ray Charles could win a gunfight with Glock sights.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:53 PM   #17
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There is an even better sight picture for those of us with aging eyes; the Glock 'ball in the box' really works for me.
Ray Charles could win a gunfight with Glock sights.
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Funny you mention Glock, Moon. I happen to think that Glock sights are the very best that any manufacturer puts on a pistol today. They make left-right sight alignment much easier for my old eyes -- so much so that I'm contemplating ordering some extra Glock rear sights to try on other guns.

A handgun that shoots high doesn't bother me at all; I just hold at 6 o-clock, and only if that's not enough to roughly center the group at 50 feet do I bother with a higher front sight. After all it's a handgun, not a sniper rifle. Holding a "short" front sight will also work but is not good, as it minimizes the part one really needs to see and focus on. On some guns it is possible to cut down (and sometimes re-notch) the rear sight, but that's the long way home. Changing out or building up the front sight is usually easier.

However, if the gun shoots low, that's a bigger problem because the gun obscures the POI and one can't see what he's trying to hit. So one either needs to substitute a higher rear sight, or file down the front. Such alterations always worry me, as a 80% of the time a low POI is the result of an undiagnosed flinch. At least if the front sight is set into a dovetail, one can always go back; not so with a file.

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Old 02-09-2016, 07:13 PM   #18
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The WII front sight was different than the post war P-1 front sight. Here are those measurements.The first set is for Mauser and Walther

Sight number height in mm
2 -------------------- --------6.2
3 -----------------------------6.3
4 -------------------- --------6.4 standard size
5 -----------------------------6.5
6 -------------------- --------6.6

For Spreewerk
Plus (+)-------------------7.0
Non (blank)------------ 6.7
Minus (-)-----------------6.4

Source P.38 collectors forum.

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