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Combat Sights

Post by haligan101 » 29 Oct 2011, 05:46

Hi brand new to forum and am getting ready to buy a five seven usg. Already own a PS90. Am curiuos if the combat sights are as good as the adjustable, dont like the way adjustable sights dig in when ccw. I also dont want to get the version that is a lot less accurate due to the sights. Any help will be appreciated THANKS

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Re: Combat Sights

Post by R-71 » 29 Oct 2011, 06:28

I am not sure which load the Fixed sights are regulated for, but given the difference in point of Impact between ss197 & 195 I'd go adjustable. Not to mention if you start loading your own ammo. I carry my adjustable sitghted 5.7 in an IWB holster with little discomfort.

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Re: Combat Sights

Post by blueorison » 29 Oct 2011, 06:54

R-71 wrote:I am not sure which load the Fixed sights are regulated for, but given the difference in point of Impact between ss197 & 195 I'd go adjustable. Not to mention if you start loading your own ammo. I carry my adjustable sitghted 5.7 in an IWB holster with little discomfort.
Fixed are zero for ss195.
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Re: Combat Sights

Post by haligan101 » 29 Oct 2011, 07:44

I guess my next question is are the adjustable as sturdy(not like revolver adjust sights) as the combat. or will I have to worry about CCW constantly changing where they are set(like S&W sights)

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Re: Combat Sights

Post by jgreenberg01 » 29 Oct 2011, 07:47

The POI difference can be substantially different, especially if you are using ammo from EA. Check out this thread to see:

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And FWIW, I CCW mine with adjustable sights pretty much all day every day and I barely know that's it's there. No digging occurs whatsoever. Of course YMMV.
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Re: Combat Sights

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ymmv??????

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Re: Combat Sights

Post by jgreenberg01 » 29 Oct 2011, 08:38

Your Mileage May Vary :D
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Re: Combat Sights

Post by Rapier1772 » 29 Oct 2011, 18:25

haligan101 wrote:ymmv??????
This may help you understand internet shorthand
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Re: Combat Sights

Post by haligan101 » 30 Oct 2011, 01:50

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Combat Sights

Post by Mister Freeze » 30 Oct 2011, 18:36

Is there a value difference between fixed and adjustable sights? I find myself needing to lower the profile of my FsN as much as 0.5". What is the height difference between the two? This would also be a ccw issue. How about night sights? Are they higher or lower than the factory fixed sights?

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Re: Combat Sights

Post by panzermk2 » 30 Oct 2011, 21:44

Our replacement rear night sight blade is the same height. They are higher of course then the fixed sight.

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Re: Combat Sights

Post by haligan101 » 31 Oct 2011, 00:26

I have never changed sights on a pistol. Is it something easily done or would I have to send it to EA. They look like they are sturdier than the stock adjustable. Are they or is it just how they look. Guess last question would be are they strong enough to be used to rack the slide using a pants pocket like on shouldered combat sights? :ponder:

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Re: Combat Sights

Post by Mister Freeze » 31 Oct 2011, 04:06

My stock adjustable sights are plenty strong, and quite accurate.

Would it be a fair trade, my slide for one with fixed night sights? The fixed sights do seem tobe short enough for my needs, especially if I remove the magazine.

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Re: Combat Sights

Post by DmL5 » 31 Oct 2011, 04:51

Mister Freeze wrote:Is there a value difference between fixed and adjustable sights? I find myself needing to lower the profile of my FsN as much as 0.5". What is the height difference between the two?
The version with the adjustable sights has a height of about 5.7 inches (per FNH USA), and the version with fixed sights has a height of about 5.4 inches, so the height difference between them is about 0.3 inches or so.

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Re: Combat Sights

Post by DmL5 » 31 Oct 2011, 04:57

haligan101 wrote:They look like they are sturdier than the stock adjustable. Are they or is it just how they look.
Yes, fixed sights should be more durable than adjustable sights; but durability shouldn't be an issue with either version.

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Target Sites to Combat Sites

Post by 96hmco » 04 Oct 2015, 16:25

Good day everyone, I apologize if this question has been asked before. Is it possible to swap from Target to Combat sites with the USG model (the model prior to MKII) Additionally - is there a source to purchase the combat sites from in order to make this switch?

Thank you kindly in advance.

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Re: Combat Sights

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Moved to relevant thread
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Re: Combat Sights

Post by DoubleJ » 04 Oct 2015, 20:11

Good luck, I've been trying to trade off my adjustable sights for fixed for years, no one has come through on a deal.

I am curious, when people say there a huge POI shift between 197/195/EA stuff, what sort of range are we talking about? I don't know about all of you, but I use pistols at 20 feet or less, anything more than that and it's rifle-thirty.

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Re: Combat Sights

Post by blueorison » 04 Oct 2015, 21:20

Noticeable shifts @ 15 yds,

Extreme POI shifts at 25 yds.

As in over 8 inches.

I consistently shoot 9mm pistols at 100yds+, so any pistol I own has to have adjustable sights. Even my G26 has adjustable sights.

Everyone's different; and if I only used pistols at 30 feet and under, I'd probably get fixed sights; less moving parts.
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Re: Combat Sights

Post by panzermk2 » 05 Oct 2015, 10:59

DoubleJ wrote:Good luck, I've been trying to trade off my adjustable sights for fixed for years, no one has come through on a deal.

I am curious, when people say there a huge POI shift between 197/195/EA stuff, what sort of range are we talking about? I don't know about all of you, but I use pistols at 20 feet or less, anything more than that and it's rifle-thirty.

Really we have had fixed nights sights in stock for years for MK1 and older pistols.
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