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#200520 - 07/07/19 02:05 PM Good aftermarket sights for a Ruger Blackhawk
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Anyone have any good suggestions for replacement sights for a Ruger Blackhawk? Ruger has some fiber optic sights listed on their website that look nice, but I think they only fit the Super Blackhawk.
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#200521 - 07/07/19 03:00 PM Re: Good aftermarket sights for a Ruger Blackhawk [Re: Chance Weldon]
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FRONT SIGHTS OR REAR SIGHTS?
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#200525 - 07/07/19 03:30 PM Re: Good aftermarket sights for a Ruger Blackhawk [Re: 45MAN]
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Both.
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#200527 - 07/07/19 03:52 PM Re: Good aftermarket sights for a Ruger Blackhawk [Re: Chance Weldon]
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Pretty much only three aftermarket options available for the year as far as o know, Bowen?s Target sight, the Bowen Rough Country, and the LPA tear sight. LPA?s are inexpensive and available. Not sure about the availability of the Bowen offerings at this moment.
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#200536 - 07/07/19 08:37 PM Re: Good aftermarket sights for a Ruger Blackhawk [Re: Whitworth]
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FOR THE SINGLE SIX TYPE REVOLVERS WITH THE SCREWED ON FRONT SIGHT, FERMIN GARZA ("2 DOGS" ON ANOTHER SITE) MAKES A GREAT REPLACEMENT FRONT SIGHT, I HAVE 'EM ON 2 SINGLE SIX 22MAG/22LR's, A SINGLE SIX 32 H&R MAG AND A SINGLE SEVEN 327 MAG, GREAT SIGHTS.

THE LPA REAR SIGHT FOR THE BFR IS AVAILABLE FROM KAHR ARMS. IT WILL FIT ON A RUGER BUT THE 2 SPRINGS DO NOT MATCH UP WITH THE RUGER SPRING HOLES AND SOMETIMES THERE IS A LITTLE SIDE PLAY AS THE SIGHT MAY NOT BE A TIGHT FIT IN THE TOP STRAP. I HAVE THEM ON SEVERAL FULL SIZE RUGER BISLEYS AND THEY ARE A BIG IMPROVEMENT OVER A RUGER REAR SIGHT. THEY MAY BE OUT OF PROPORTION ON A SINGLE SIX SIZE FRAME.
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#200540 - 07/07/19 10:42 PM Re: Good aftermarket sights for a Ruger Blackhawk [Re: 45MAN]
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2 OTHER POSSIBLE ISSUES WITH THE BFR LPA REAR SIGHTS: 1) THEY MAY BE TOO HIGH EVEN WHEN SCREWED ALL THE WAY DOWN (I HAD TO FILE THE RS BLADE DOWN TO GET IT TO WORK ON 1 REVOLVER), AND 2) THE ELEVATION SCREW MAY PORTRUDE ENUFF THRU THE FRAME TO TIE UP THE CYLINDER, NECESSITATING FILING DOWN THE SCREW.

THE BOWEN REAR SIGHTS, WHEN AVAILABLE, ARE EXCELENT.
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#200542 - 07/08/19 12:23 AM Re: Good aftermarket sights for a Ruger Blackhawk [Re: 45MAN]
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Well, I did a little more research and figured out that the Blackhawk in question has a fixed front sight, not one of the pinned ones that's more easily removed. So, I guess we can disregard this question.
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#200543 - 07/08/19 07:10 AM Re: Good aftermarket sights for a Ruger Blackhawk [Re: Chance Weldon]
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FRONT SIGHT IS ONLY 1/2 OF THE SIGHTS. A GOOD GUNSMITH OR DIY'er CAN MILL A SLOT IN, AND DRILL A HOLE IN, THE FS BASE FOR A PIN IN FS.
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#200544 - 07/08/19 07:48 AM Re: Good aftermarket sights for a Ruger Blackhawk [Re: Chance Weldon]
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 Originally Posted By: Chance Weldon
Well, I did a little more research and figured out that the Blackhawk in question has a fixed front sight, not one of the pinned ones that's more easily removed. So, I guess we can disregard this question.


Why? Just get a gunsmith involved. This is something that should be really easy for a smith to handle and inexpensive as well.
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#200548 - 07/08/19 08:49 AM Re: Good aftermarket sights for a Ruger Blackhawk [Re: Whitworth]
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Warren Custom Outdoor. Aperture sights.
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