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Chuck67
04-12-2011, 12:12 PM
I love my MKIII it's an accurate .22lr pistol. I can get a 10 shot group within 1'' @ 10 yards or closer but anything further my groupings start to open up. My problem is I have the standard sights on it and the black on black (rear/front) is hard to pick up and focus on. Especially with black or dark targets, I totally lose the sights. Could you guys recommend me some good sights for my MKIII that would help with this problem. Something simple that I could install myself and with a smaller front sight so that it doesn't cover my target at further distances. Thanks!

sudo
04-12-2011, 1:19 PM
Just get a small red dot sight like this one: http://www.tactical-store.com/ts-nc-rd-dp.html

Depending on your model, the MKIII receiver should be pre-tapped for a weaver base.

sudo
04-12-2011, 1:19 PM
double post

TreadonmenoT
04-12-2011, 1:43 PM
Type in Hi Viz Mark III sights on amazon, 30 dollars for the front sight, i cant copy paste right now.

BayAreaShooter
04-12-2011, 2:10 PM
Try these.

http://shopruger.com/Sights/products/14/

TreadonmenoT Nice avatar. I have that picture in my Avatar rotation. :D

Chuck67
04-12-2011, 2:20 PM
Just get a small red dot sight like this one: http://www.tactical-store.com/ts-nc-rd-dp.html

Depending on your model, the MKIII receiver should be pre-tapped for a weaver base.

I already have a tasco but i dont use it often because once I throw it on, it involves to challenge to hit whatever your aiming at & I get bored.

Chuck67
04-12-2011, 2:23 PM
Try these.

http://shopruger.com/Sights/products/14/

TreadonmenoT Nice avatar. I have that picture in my Avatar rotation. :D

Just what I was looking for, thanks. Now my next step is to find them for a lower price.

sudo
04-12-2011, 2:35 PM
I already have a tasco but i dont use it often because once I throw it on, it involves to challenge to hit whatever your aiming at & I get bored.

I know what you mean. That's why I don't plan to scope my MkIII. Yet, I'm so badly nearsighted that I can't focus on the target and sights at the same time.

I did some googling and found that there are special shooting glasses that you can get that takes advantage of the same optical properties as a pinhole camera to allow both the sights and the target to come into focus. This guy has a guide (http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/gear-gadgets-tactics-training/14824-custom-shooting-glasses-made-home.html) for whipping up a pair on the cheap. I'm going to give it a try this weekend.

Vacaville
04-12-2011, 2:37 PM
I bought a high visibility paint pen for sights at the gun shop and painted mine fluorescent red. Ended up doing it to all three of my handguns. Cheap and it works.

http://www.bb-guns.org/ProductImages/pyramydair8/AGE-BC-Pen-RdWt.jpg

vmwerks
04-12-2011, 2:58 PM
Try these.

http://shopruger.com/Sights/products/14/

TreadonmenoT Nice avatar. I have that picture in my Avatar rotation. :D

That's the sight that came with my Ruger.. I hate them! My eyes aren't what they used to be and it's hard to get the dot in the V. I'd prefer a square rear cutout and a white front sight.

Chuck67
04-12-2011, 3:31 PM
I bought a high visibility paint pen for sights at the gun shop and painted mine fluorescent red. Ended up doing it to all three of my handguns. Cheap and it works.

http://www.bb-guns.org/ProductImages/pyramydair8/AGE-BC-Pen-RdWt.jpg

If possible could you post a pic of your sights? I tried to do this with white out but failed and ended up just making a mess. Unlike most folks, I love my U notch glock sights and wish I could mimic them on the MKIII. I see that their is U indent on the rear sights but I couldn't figure out a way to get paint into such a small space.

Vacaville
04-12-2011, 3:35 PM
If possible could you post a pic of your sights? I tried to do this with white out but failed and ended up just making a mess. Unlike most folks, I love my U notch glock sights and wish I could mimic them on the MKIII. I see that their is U indent on the rear sights but I couldn't figure out a way to get paint into such a small space.

I just paint the front sight blade. I've tried to do the rear sight but ended up removing it for the same reasons.

chesterthehero
04-12-2011, 5:26 PM
the hi-viz front sights are WONDERFUL

uxo2
04-12-2011, 5:51 PM
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=27259/Product/RUGER__MARK_II___III_PICATINNY_RAIL_MOUNTING_SYSTE M

BayAreaShooter
04-12-2011, 6:17 PM
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=27259/Product/RUGER__MARK_II___III_PICATINNY_RAIL_MOUNTING_SYSTE M

Thats more than the gun cost!!!!

Chuck67
04-13-2011, 8:41 AM
Thats more than the gun cost!!!!

Haha yea that's a no go. For $200 bucks ill just stick to shooting 10 yards or less.

BayAreaShooter
04-13-2011, 11:20 AM
Haha yea that's a no go. For $200 bucks ill just stick to shooting 10 yards or less.

LOL seriously. Have you found the other sights for cheaper yet?

uxo2
04-24-2011, 10:04 AM
http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=318

fishnbeer
04-25-2011, 7:01 PM
I have the standard sights on it and the black on black (rear/front) is hard to pick up and focus on. Especially with black or dark targets, I totally lose the sights...........

i went into a gun shop asking about new sights because i had same issue. basically he said these are target sights, so you line them up at 6:00, sights at bottom of target. not on bullseye. combat sights you line them dead center on bullseye.

from what i understand i was just looking down the sights wrong. since then i have adjusted and i definately shoot much much better, but i still prefer to line my sights up on bullseye.

if you have held the mk 3 hunter, it has a hi-viz front sight and v-notch rear. much much much better and that is what i ended up ordering. you can get the set from shopruger.com