I've decided to purchace a Rough Country sight for my custom Blackhawk and possibly a S&W 629. I have never had V notch type sights. Can you guys help me understand when it is best. Can they be as accurate as a notch sight? I imagine is a little quicker to get on target but do you loose accuracy ? I sure would like to hear some opinions. By the way they are back ordered for a while.
Have the wide V-notch and gold bead on a 5" 41 Redhawk (stock item from Ruger). With just a little practice this is an excellent setup for running shots on deer jumped in tall grass or brushy terrain. Got lot of practice whacking running Jacks ..... I didn't hit many, but got a few and came really close a lot. This pistol wears Bear Hugs grips that are very usable SA or DA.
I outfitted my Rugers with Bowens rear target sight and after trying patridge ,Ken Oneils and gold bead I settled on a green fibre optic for the front. The round fibre optic in the square rear blade works!
I have a v notch that I requested when I got the pistol but I haven't liked it. I put a white line under the v and it helped precision wise but not completely. Rough Country builds some well made sights. With forum help I've decided on a square notch with a bead front. Thanks
I use the Bowen Rough Country Express ("v-notch") only on my SA ruger revolvers that I carry for back up as a secondary weapon, combined with a fiber optic, white bead or brass bead front sight. They do allow you to get on target faster for close shots where 1" groups are not important. For all my target or hunting SA ruger revolvers I use the square notch with white outline, usually with a ramp or partridge front... much more suitable for accurate shooting at longer distances where accuracy counts. Either way, I have a Bowen Rough Country on every single adj sight Ruger SA revolver I own... set it, and forget it. They have the benefits of being adjustable to regulate to a specific load, and once set they have the benefits of a fixed sight because they do not move (think lock-tite)...