Adjustable Sights on your EDC?

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    Question Adjustable Sights on your EDC?

    What are you opinions on adjustable sights on you EDC. I mean aren't pistols supposed to be "point of aim, point of impact" with fixed sights. Once you set those adjustable sights, do you really ever need to change the setting?

    Anybody who has adjustable sights on your EDC, please weigh in with the pros and cons of them.
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    No, I now prefer XS big dots.....
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    I think adjustable sights are a bad idea on a carry gun.
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    As long as the firearm shoots to point of aim with fixed sights that's all you need,most adjustable bomar type sights can snag on clothing when drawing from concealment and one less thing I need to worry about if I need to employ my gun rapidly
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    Not at all necessary on a combat gun. If you ever use your gun to save a life, I'll bet you don't remember even seeing your sights!
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    Most fixed sights will hit point of aim, or close enough not to worry about it. Adjustable sights are nice for a range gun, but they can get bumped out of alignment, and if your relying on your sights being on that can be a deadly mistake. Of all my guns, the only 2 with adjustable sights are my Ruger GP100 and my Ruger Mark II.

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    The only adjustable sights on my carry guns are the CTC Laser grips.

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    Sights bumped out of alignment? Snagging on clothes? I've carried a lot of guns with a lot of different sights, I've never had an adjustable sight get bumped out of adjustment or hang on clothes.

    Have you guys ever heard of that actually happening? I've been to a lot of schools on shooting and I've never heard of a sight getting bumped out of alignment - well that wouldn't have bumped a fixed sight out as well.

    My G34 has adjustable sights; I don't think you could possibly hang it on clothes. Revolvers, I'm thinking of the S&W model 19, mine came with an adjustable rear sight and I don't ever recall hearing that it could be bumped out of adjustment.

    I took my 686 with adjustable rear sight through Gunsite's Advanced Tactical handgun course (5 days, over 1000 rounds) and it never once got out of adjustment or hung on anything.

    So if you know of a case where something happened to an adjustable sight that would not have happened to a fixed, dovetailed sight, I need/want to know about it. I may need/want to reconsider carrying adjustable sights.
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    What Tangle said! The snagging, bumped out of alignment schtick has been regurgitated for years, but I've never heard of it happening - I'm just glad that someone with some (a great deal it sounds like) practical experience has weighed in on the subject.

    The up-side of adustable sights on your carry gun is that many of the hyper-velocity defensive rounds achieve that velocity by using very light bullets. Fixed sights on firearms are regulated for common bullet weights for a given caliber; i.e. 230 grns for .45 ACP / 147 grns for 9 mm, etc. and when using the light bullets they will shoot well below POA. At combat distances it may be a moot point, but I prefer my guns to shoot where I point them.

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    Fixed sights for me thanks. Adjustable is for my AR.
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    I like fixed sights on my carry weapon for the reasons listed
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    If it happens to have Adjustable sight then OK but I don't go out of my way to find them.
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    I've had a set of adjustables move a bit on a Glock, and also on a 1911.
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    Adjustable sights on a carry gun are about as useful as the flashlight rails they put on the majority of plastic compact guns these days - STUPID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEA View Post
    Adjustable sights on a carry gun are ...STUPID.
    OK, opinions are one thing, but to infer that adjustable sights on carry guns reflect intelligence on the part of those that choose to use them - I'm gonna have to ask you to support that with the data that you base that on.
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