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Guys which rear and front sight would you pick from the online store here??



Any of you guys have a front fiber optic?? do they show up as good as night sights?? I will use my 9C mainly as a carry gun with a little match use. My full size 40 the same



I have always had night sights front and rear but a lot of people talk about black rear with a fiber optic front.
 

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For carry it will always be warren rear(black) if available for the pistol in queston, and front night sight.



Target: Fiber optic is the only way to go.
 

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Fiber Optic is good for shooting during daylight.



Tritium is good for shooting during day or night.



Tritium/Fiber Optic sights have Tritium for night shooting and the Fiber Optic is preferred by some during the day.



Some use a black rear sight with one of (3) front sights 1. Fiber Optic 2. Tritium 3. Tritium/Fiber Optic.



M&P store has several options.
 

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Avoid Fiber Optics for carry. As previously mentioned, they work really good in good light conditions. In low light, they stink. They require an outside light source to work. Also, the light tubes tend to be fragile. They deteriorate in UV light and do not react well to cleaning solvents. No big deal for a game gun, since most shooters replace the fiber before a big match, and they carry spares in their range bag. If the fiber breaks in a match and you don't shoot well, you lose points on a stage. In the real world, you could lose your life. Use a tritium front for a carry gun, and leave fiber optics for game guns.



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I agree with the above posts regarding the use of a tritium front sight on a defensive pistol. All mine are set up this way.



For the rear sight, take a look at the 10-8 Performance rear sight. They are available from the M&P Store on this website or directly from 10-8 Consulting.
 

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If I had to use a night sight, Id go for a plain rear, and front tritium dot.

However, I think nite sights are way over emphasized in a defense pistol.

80% of the guys who have nite sights would have been better off putting the $ towards a defensive pistol class, or even some extra shootin ammo.
 

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I like FO for carry. In most situations there is enough light around to illuminate the FO inserts. It really doesn't take much to light them up. Anyway, that is just "my" preference. I have never really cared for tritiums, JMHO. Jester does carry great sights in any combo you could need, get what "you" like, not what everyone tells you to get.



And yes, I have used "my" sights in the dark, if it is dark then my flashlight comes out on the draw also!!
 

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Do you think keeping the stock SW rear and adding a fiber front would be good?



I'm just a poor guy, and don't see switching out the rear if I don't have to. I thought about just blacking out the dots on the rear sight.



I know people say a brass punch and a hamer is all you need to take the sights off, do they come off left to right? and go back on right to left?



Thanks mike
 

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Thats fine if U just use them at the range I think. In a dark situation, your fiber optic will be like a black sight. I have a fiber optic on my Buckmark 22. It is very nice. Not sure I would put it on a carry gun, though.



But what do I know - I prefer all white dot sights to night sights - in the day, I can see the white dots easier.
 

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Typically, most American made guns the front sight comes out right to left, and installs left to right. I like to CAREFULLY clamp the slide in a vise with PADDED JAWS. That just makes installation a little bit easier. The front sight is typically tougher to remove than the rear sight.



On the M&P, beware of the tiny little retainer plate and spring that operates the firing pin stop. It is in the bottom of the dovetail cut on the right hand side as you are looking at the rear of the gun. Try and keep your hand over it so that it doesn't launch into the deepest darkest reaches of wherever you are working on the gun. Trust me, I know from experience. If a part flies off of your gun while you are working on it, it either (a) vanishes into thin air or (b) flies into the hardest to get to area in the room. Otherwise, sight replacement is relatively easy.



Personally, for a plain black rear sight, I like the Warren Tactical series. They are pretty damn slick. The 10-8 is a close second. I have both on some of my personal firearms. My personal preference for a carry gun, however, is XS Big Dot tritium front with a plain white line rear, but I am biased-I work at XS. YMMV.



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