rear sight

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rear sight

[′rir ‚sīt]
(ordnance)
An item attached to the breech end and integral to a carbine, machine gun, pistol, rifle, or the like; it may be a fixed or adjustable cross blade with a U- or V-shaped notch or aperture, or it may have elevation and windage adjustment knobs, slides, and graduated scales and be provided with aperture disks.
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At the same time Colt was still putting V-notch rear sights on the SAA after they began to use 0.
The rear sight on all models is fully click-adjustable for both windage and elevation.
I just happened to have a Smith & Wesson N-frame rear sight assembly in my parts box.
The rear sight problems needed to be corrected because it was unstable.
Many common and popular rear sights on the market have a dead zone at the top of their range, about 12 clicks clear at the top.
A You might want to clean the rear sight with alcohol and then fill the rear sight with a black colored epoxy.
The Polymer Front Sight features diamond-shaped Upper Housing and the Polymer Rear Sight features dual same-plane long- and short-range apertures, and a 0.
Glock rear sights are injection molded plastic, and probably cost the Glock family a hundred bucks a ton to make.
Usually the rear sight is fitted into a dovetail slot in the barrel, and it can be drifted right or left with a hammer and brass or nylon punch to adjust windage.
Once you're accustomed to the weight of a pistol (39 ounces unloaded), the only problem would be the sharp edges of the rear sights.
Factory sight widths vary, but generally both front and rear sights measure 0.