Dead Ringer Sights
If you are an antique hunter then you know how important Dead Ringer Sights can be when it comes to hunting. There is nothing more embarrassing than having your shot hit nothing but air. If you were to have the correct Sight modification for your gun then you would have every confidence that your next shot would make it into its target. But, with many older guns it can be difficult to find the proper hardware to attach sights to.
Often times when someone goes to restore or fix their gun they will cut off the old sights as well as the screws that keep them in place. In these cases they will either sell the entire set (as they are getting shorter anyway) or they will try and go get the proper hardware to put on the sight. This is where knowing how to upgrade sights can come in handy. Here is how you would do it.
First you would have to get new Dead Ringer Sights. Now, you would want to make sure that you get ones that match your original sight. There are plenty of companies out there that make this type of sight and you should be able to find one easily enough. Once you have the new sights attached to your gun you will need to remove the old sight. This can be done in a couple of different ways.
First you can simply take off the screws that hold the sight in place on the gun and pull it off. You will probably have to get a helper to help you as it is a very heavy piece. This is your first option and it will give you a good idea of what you are dealing with. If you do this and get a chance to look at the sights in person then you will probably want to use the replacement one as it is easier to install.
Second you can install new shorter screws that will attach the sight to the gun. This is the second option and is a little bit trickier than the first. The short screws that you need to install are usually located on the bottom side of the sights and are longer screws. If you do not know how to install these then you may want to call for some help from the local gunsmith or try to install it yourself.
The best thing to do is get someone to help you and get the job done right. Once you have installed the longer screws you will have to put the sight on the gun. If you have already put the longer screws on then you will have to slide the sight over and then attach it to the side. Once you are sure that the sight is on the gun then you can test fire it to make sure that it works as it should.
Sometimes you may run into a problem where you cannot get the sight to fit properly on the gun. This does not always mean that you need to get a new one, in fact, many times you can get a new sight that will fit exactly with any kind of gun. Most of the time the longer screws that you need to attach to the sight will be labeled differently than the shorter ones. In order to get the correct sight you will have to determine which type of longer screws are needed to attach the sight to the gun.
Installing dead ringer sights may take a little bit of work but in the end you will be glad that you installed a sight to help protect your pistol. You will have no problems with using your firearm while hunting and shooting. Having a good sight on your gun will ensure that it works when you need it most. The money that you spend on getting a sight like this will be well worth it in the long run.