I FINALLY GOT TO SHOOTING A RUGER GP100, 5 INCH, HALF LUG, BLUE, 327 REVOLVER, WITH A PATRIDGE FRONT SIGHT WITH A GOLD BEAD. DO NOT ESPECIALLY CARE FOR THE GOLD BEAD AND WOULD LIKE TO REMOVE IT. SO HOW CAN IT BE REMOVED? AND ONCE REMOVED, WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT ANY HOLE THAT IS IN THE FRONT SIGHT?
I DON'T LIKE THE GOLD BEAD. GOOGLED THE PROS AND CONS AND I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT DOES NOT CARE FOR GOLD BEAD REVOLVER FS's. REPLACEMENT SIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE BUT MAYBE I'LL HAVE A FRIEND TRY TO REMOVE THE BEAD.
Sounds as though your GP-100 somehow was born without the signature Redhawk inserts. What a shame. If removal of the gold bead from your sight would leave an unsightly hole, to file the bead into a ramp and draw-file fine serrations should provide a holster-friendly alternative.
The Gold Bead is meant for speed in low light----where any sight that attracts the eye is faster than a sight the eye must hunt for. POI (Point of Impact) challenges arise when sun glints the shiny brass. Sunlight normally draws POI toward itself. David Bradshaw
Post by x101airborne on Jul 19, 2020 9:23:42 GMT -5
There is a product called "brass black". I use it to darken the case heads of my subsonic loads for my 308's. Gives a dull black coating that does not come off easily. Even tumbling brass does not take all the black off the heads. Then if you ever want to sell it or return it to original gold bead, just buff it off.
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
I can relate to disliking a factory sight, and have some experience with the narrow-dovetail GP100s.
I couldn’t abide the fiber optic green blob Novak blade that came on my 3” Talo/WC 357, so I replaced it with the Novak gold (actually brass) bead blade, as I find the blade profile attractive. It worked well for me with the plain black Novak rear in a defensive DA revolver class in ’15.
Then I had to have a 3” 44 Special when they came out; again, with the green blob FO blade. I ended up buying a set of tritium Novaks for the 357, and swapping the ‘gold’ bead to the 44, which worked to good effect in a predator defense class in ’19.
Axe, that Kensight blade looks like a good option for a plain black, serrated blade.
BTW, if anyone’s interested in a 0.265” Novak FO front blade or two, PM me; I’ll make you a deal!
Never cared for a gold bead front sight, I've had a few but they went down the road fast! On game, many times they blend in with the hide on game, making it hard to get a good sight picture. Much better to get a good front sight from Fermin, 2Dogs.
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2020 20:04:54 GMT -5 by sixshot