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Old May 26th, 2021, 08:10 AM #11
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Any idea how it was drilled and tapped? If not done well/right the rear sight may not cover the holes so you may want to stick with the rail.

Ultradot is a good suggestion as well as other good dots. 2x scope is also a solid option but do seem harder to use (for me).
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I used to carry a Model 29 6 inch and switched to a Taurus Tracker for a shorter, ported barrel which made it faster to get into action. I initially put fiber optics on it but later switched to Bushnell Fast Fire III optic with a 2 MOA dot. After practicing, I found it was faster to get on target and gave me more than acceptable accuracy (minute of bear, pig).

If I was still hunting today, I would probably put one of the newer optics like the Trijicon RMR, Vortex Venom and the like only I would get a 6 MOA dot. The 6 MOA dots are more defined and you get less star effect.
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I’ve used scoped pistols in years passed. I still prefer irons, though. Much of it because holding the revolver lower due to the higher line of sight over bore isn’t as second nature as using irons. With today’s mini dots I wouldn’t see that being as extreme, though with the mount, adapter and mini-dot on I imagine line of sight is still pretty high.

As far as precision, using a two power scope long eye relief scope and no gunsmith Weaver Mount I was shooting 7/8” bench rested groups at 75 yards with handloads from my 7.5” Super Blackhawk. With irons at the time I was shooting about 2.0-2.5” rested at the same distance. I still greatly prefer iron sights on a handgun.

Question really becomes how svelte do you want the handgun?
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On the long eye relief scopes finding the eye box can be challenging, especially when hunting. I have a scope on my .44 and mostly shoot it off a bag so it's not too bad. I may go back to a red dot.
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From a cursory search on the internet I think you first have to determine if this is an older or newer model. Older had a square cut leaf spring whereas the newer has a rounded leaf. Older, equals harder to find.
If it were mine, I’d put a micro reddot like a Vortex Venom on it first. Then continue looking for a rear sight at some of the larger gun shows, and online vendors. It shouldn’t have to be model specific, any N frame sight should work, provided it is correct as to whether square or round leaf.
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Iron. 100% iron. Restore that gun to what it was (IMO) meant to be. It may take some time and maybe a little extra money to find the correct sight for it (have you tried the Mother Ship?) but it will be worth it to do it right and get it back to what it was.
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From a cursory search on the internet I think you first have to determine if this is an older or newer model. Older had a square cut leaf spring whereas the newer has a rounded leaf. Older, equals harder to find.
If it were mine, I’d put a micro reddot like a Vortex Venom on it first. Then continue looking for a rear sight at some of the larger gun shows, and online vendors. It shouldn’t have to be model specific, any N frame sight should work, provided it is correct as to whether square or round leaf.

So I was screwing around with stuff on my bench last night and attempted to
Put this holosun on it but it wouldn’t fit because of the bolt.


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Maybe it’s a Weaver slot and the Holosun has a Picatinny bolt. There are some differences. I’m not an expert, but it’s sorta like “round peg in a square hole”. If it is a Weaver mount you’ll need an adapter, or RD set for Weaver mount.
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Maybe it’s a Weaver slot and the Holosun has a Picatinny bolt. There are some differences. I’m not an expert, but it’s sorta like “round peg in a square hole”. If it is a Weaver mount you’ll need an adapter, or RD set for Weaver mount.
Yup, early bases were Weaver and Picatinny won't go into Weaver.


That Holosun is toooooo big anyway.
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