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Old 03-25-2012, 09:59 PM   #21
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Well, I have the Trijicons on a .40S&W P99, and it was the same as the stock sights for me. Again, that is the .40S&W and it was an early gen-1 model. Take that for what it's worth.
Thanks Mig, i have a .40 cal PPQ and i think im getting confused by what works on p99s vs what can be used on the ppq (many of these sights are interchangeable - i just dont want to alter my POA/POI)...

which front sight # comes on the PPQ?
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:29 PM   #22
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Ok, I went back and read about 19 Pgs on this topic, and I think the trijicons will work just fine w my .40 ppq...thanks to Mig for documenting all of this!
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:57 AM   #23
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Jonm61, check out the My Front Sight Fell Off thread:

That pretty much describes my sights too.

Edit: After this post I did a little experiment. I was loath to take the front sight off for obvious reasons despite having a 1.3mm Allen Head in my toolbox (I don't happen to have any blue Loctite). But the rear sight is easy, so I took that one off. It is very magnetic so it is certainly NOT polymer. And it is adjustable for windage.

Second edit: the point about leaving the drift screw in the rear sight while checking magnetic response I thought was a good catch. I had thought that little mass would make no difference. Took it out and sure enough, the sight is polymer and very little mass which is why the screw dominated the first response. Also took the front off and it too is polymer. The front is a #4, not #3, however, as originally stated.
I'm glad you did that and put that part to rest!

As far as the 3 vs 4, there was much discussion early on in the PPQs life about it coming with #3 vs the P99 coming with #4 and the different sight pictures to achieve the same POI. Perhaps Walther changed it somewhere along the way. I haven't really paid that much attention to it in a while.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #24
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Rear (The # on the rear sight designates the notch width, not height)
2710170 3.8mm #1 Steel
After reading the above, I contacted S&W and was informed that the sight is unavailable at this time. However if one were able to acquire and install it, the sight picture would tighten, and the light bars surrounding the front sight would narrow.

Item 2732106, the #2 steel sight was also unavailable. I was given no word on when/if this would change.


I also contacted Hi-Viz for sight dimensions if you would like to include it in the original post. Height = .180, Width = .125
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:11 PM   #25
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After reading the above, I contacted S&W and was informed that the sight is unavailable at this time. However if one were able to acquire and install it, the sight picture would tighten, and the light bars surrounding the front sight would narrow.

Item 2732106, the #2 steel sight was also unavailable. I was given no word on when/if this would change.


I also contacted Hi-Viz for sight dimensions if you would like to include it in the original post. Height = .180, Width = .125
I contacted earls repair service and he said it would be no problem to get them.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:01 PM   #26
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I really like the profile of the factory steel sights I have seen pictures of here. I am not even really interested in night sights.

So if I wanted the shortest rear sight with the smallest notch - that would be the 2710170. Correct? What would be the matching front sight?
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:13 PM   #27
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I really like the profile of the factory steel sights I have seen pictures of here. I am not even really interested in night sights.

So if I wanted the shortest rear sight with the smallest notch - that would be the 2710170. Correct? What would be the matching front sight?
The front sight selection would be the same for the #1 or #2 rear sight.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:49 PM   #28
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Just FYI - My new PPQ 9mm came with the #4 front sight (polymer) and was manufactured Oct. 2011. It has always shot just a tad bit high so I had to compensate with a sight picture that dipped the front dot ever-so-slightly lower than the rear dots on either side to get hits on point-of-aim.

I just recently replaced them with Meprolight 18800 night sights and after some bench rest testing I am pleased to report the hits are exactly center of the front dot when a proper sight picture of the 3 horizontally aligned dots are used. (The new front sight is also visibly taller than the original).

I have also noted that both the standard 115gr. FMJ ammo, and the 124gr +P JHP Gold Dots seem to hit very close to center of aim. However, the subsonic 147gr. ammo I got from Atlanta Arms for IDPA competition will hit the paper about an inch higher on average at 9 to 11 yards.

I have discovered that the slower moving bullet exits the barrel at a later point in time during the recoil cycle, and due to muzzle flip, will exit as the muzzle climbs from initial point of aim. This discovery leads me to believe that the slower velocity bullet, while decreasing felt recoil, has an equal disadvantage in that the hits will be inconsistent. I've found that during rapid fire when trigger control is slightly loose, there is slightly more muzzle flip and the shots land higher. Conversely, when I get a really good grip and stance to compensate for the muzzle flip, it's effect is minimal and the shots land closer to the point of aim.

All in all, I think the best ammo for IDPA might not be the more expensive, slower moving loads from Atlanta Arms. Rather, the cheaper 115gr. standard loads are more consistent - even with a varying amount of muzzle flip.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:49 AM   #29
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:16 PM   #30
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I am trying to match a rear sight to a Dawson front fiber optic sight. Dawson says their sight is .180 inch which my handy converter says is 4.572 mm.

Having read the sticky thread on Walther sight parts that was compiled from the parts list by our members, I believe the the sizes listed for the two rear sights they offer relate to notch width not the height of the sight. Does anyone have any idea what the two Walther and other rear sites are height wise?

XS sights tells me their rear sight, which is on my gun now is .220" or 5.588 mm.

If I read the info. in our thread correctly the #5, tallest steel sight, is only 4.1 mm.
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