J-Frame sights - Page 2

J-Frame sights

This is a discussion on J-Frame sights within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Sorry - not J frame but this is my R9 with Brightsights paint used - it seems to have help up pretty well. The pic ...

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 21 of 21

Thread: J-Frame sights

  1. #16
    VIP Member (Retired Staff) Array P95Carry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    South West PA
    Sorry - not J frame but this is my R9 with Brightsights paint used - it seems to have help up pretty well. The pic is very slightly enhanced - as the dots and front sight do not have quite such clean edges - but you get the idea.

    Chris - P95
    NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.

    "To own a gun and assume that you are armed
    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."

    http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.

  2. #17
    Distinguished Member Array snowdoctor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    i point and shoot my 642. I have Crimson Trace grips and they take care of most sighting situations, But I tend to agree with Frank Mako. 642 or similar is a close range point and shoot gun. With practice it becomes pretty easy.

    --people ask why I carry, and I show them this picture. I think it says it all.--

    NRA Certified Instructor--many disciplines

  3. #18
    Member Array Blackhawk6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by frankmako View Post
    you don't need to see the sights on a j-frame. it is not a target gun. it is made for close up defence, not long range. 5 yards and in, all you need to do is point and shoot. i carry a s&w model 60 as my "bug" on duty and i don't use the sights. on "q" days i point and shoot the gun untill we get to the 25 yard line phase. then i use what sights the j-frame has.
    Quote Originally Posted by snowdoctor View Post
    ...I tend to agree with Frank Mako. 642 or similar is a close range point and shoot gun. With practice it becomes pretty easy.
    Point and shoot is all well and good unless, of course, in the process of defending yourself or your loved ones you need to deliver a precise shot. Then the sights would be invalueable and anything that improved my ability to see them would be greatly appreciated.

    I rarely carry a J-frame, so I will defer to those who carry them on a more regular basis with regard to the manner in which they are best employed. I will say that given handgun calibers are relatively poor at incapacitating people and that there is virtually universal agreement that shot placement is paramount, were I using a firearm with a fairly limited capacity (5 rounds), firing the weakest of the service calibers (.38 special) out of an extremely short barrel (1 7/8"), I would want to be as accurate as possible with every shot. That would seem to indicate using the sights whenever the circumstances allowed.

  4. Remove Advertisements

  5. #19
    Senior Member Array sheepdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    I just know that if I have time and can pick USE the sights or DON'T use the sights, I want to USE them. Point shooting is fine if you are close enough and can, but I figure they put sights on for more than just resale value. There was a LENGTHY thread over on the S&W forum about how to make J-stainless sights show up. I wish I had bookmarked it. There were lots of great ideas of various price ranges, but right now my black Marks-A-Lot on the serrated front sight works okay. Guess I need to try out some of the paints though, so the back sight could benefit too.
    Last edited by sheepdog; August 24th, 2006 at 06:41 PM. Reason: clarity

  6. #20
    Member Array Jungle Work's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    South of Ol' Tascosa, two miles from water, twenty miles from Hell
    As a young LE Officer in the first 15 years of my career, I used Appliance White Paint, its an extra hard enamel, and paint the back of the front sight, serated side. I tapped the sides so it would look nice and not slopy.
    The white paint will pick up and reflect light and give you a better sight picture especially at night. And the Appliance Paint will last months and months, not just one day.
    It worked for me.

    Jungle Work

  7. #21
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Moderator Central

    Ditto The Above Suggestion

    If you have decided that the S&W J Frame is going to be your daily carry then I sure would spring for the Crimson Trace Laser Grips.

    You'll say OUCH! when you see the price of them but, for older eyes they just cannot be beat for saving your hind end & putting a projectile EXACTLY where you want it to hit.

    Heck...you don't even have to look at the gun & you can concentrate on keeping your eyes on the intended target.

    They are a Super Hot Advantage for aging vision and absolutely worth the money spent on them. They also hold their resale value decently well should you ever decide (at some future point in time) to switch carry guns.
    Liberty Over Tyranny Μολὼν λαβέ

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. wtb 3in j frame with adjustable sights 38 or 357
    By steyrsdad in forum Member Buy, Sell & Trade
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 26th, 2009, 07:37 PM
  2. J Frame sights
    By semperfi.45 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: February 13th, 2008, 03:20 PM
  3. HEY! I Can't See The Sights On My S&W J Frame
    By QKShooter in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: August 12th, 2007, 10:13 PM
  4. BRIGHT SIGHTS ghost glow paint for sights
    By artz in forum Related Gear & Equipment
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: November 11th, 2006, 12:38 PM

Search tags for this page

birchwood casey sight paint

birchwood casey super bright sight paint pens

color notching s&w j frame front sights
front site paint for j frame
glow on paint j frame

j frame sights


j-frame sights

painting j frame front sight
s&w j frame sights
sights for s&w j frame

super bright sight paint pens

Click on a term to search for related topics.