Improvise and adapt (Read 1222 times)

oldfart

Improvise and adapt
« on: October 16, 2021, 07:06:47 PM »
You going to love this story...
I attended a pistol match today.
It is a semi-formal fun match.
After I fired my first stage of 10 shots, the front sight on my pistol disappeared.
It's probably sitting in the red dirt at Kokohead somewhere.

I discovered it missing when I started stage 2.
So I fired 20 rounds with no front sight.

After stage 2, I thought about it a little and improvised.
see the picture

Duct tape can fix ANYTHING.
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Flapp_Jackson

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2021, 07:09:54 PM »
Time to get a red dot.  Much easier to find when they fall off!   :rofl:

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eyeeatingfish

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2021, 07:30:25 PM »
Nice thinking! What range did it work at?

oldfart

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2021, 07:37:42 PM »
Time to get a red dot.  Much easier to find when they fall off!   :rofl:

 :thumbsup: :geekdanc:
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True that.
Coincidentally, as we were packing up I found a pair of glasses in the dirt.
It was very easy to see.LOL
This was on the action pistol side at KHSC.
BTW. I did not finish in last place.
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Inspector

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2021, 02:14:10 AM »
You going to love this story...
I attended a pistol match today.
It is a semi-formal fun match.
After I fired my first stage of 10 shots, the front sight on my pistol disappeared.
It's probably sitting in the red dirt at Kokohead somewhere.

I discovered it missing when I started stage 2.
So I fired 20 rounds with no front sight.

After stage 2, I thought about it a little and improvised.
see the picture

Duct tape can fix ANYTHING.
You gotta quit being so pake and buy some decent equipment!  :rofl: :P
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Flapp_Jackson

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2021, 08:43:54 AM »
You gotta quit being so pake and buy some decent equipment!  :rofl: :P

Maybe the sights realigned themselves to where all the shots were landing?

 :rofl:
Trust those who seek the truth but doubt those who say they have found it.

oldfart

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2021, 08:54:43 AM »
You gotta quit being so pake and buy some decent equipment!  :rofl: :P
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True to my pake side, I only used HALF a piece of duct tape.
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oldfart

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2021, 09:23:28 AM »
This is what it's supposed to look like. (pic is not my gun)
Mine still has the tape on it because my kids are dropping by for Sunday dinner and I wanted to show them what crazy old Dad did.
It's a somewhat rare Browning HP
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DEROS

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2021, 10:33:43 AM »
This is what it's supposed to look like. (pic is not my gun)
Mine still has the tape on it because my kids are dropping by for Sunday dinner and I wanted to show them what crazy old Dad did.
It's a somewhat rare Browning HP


"Does it shot.... Well Does it!  Ok then, enough said." :crazy:

oldfart

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2021, 07:20:43 PM »
Apparently this front sight is a part of the casting, not a staked or dovetailed.
Not quite sure how to fix this.
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changemyoil66

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2021, 07:23:28 PM »
Duct tape.

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macsak

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2021, 07:23:57 PM »
Apparently this front sight is a part of the casting, not a staked or dovetailed.
Not quite sure how to fix this.


you fixed it once already...

Flapp_Jackson

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2021, 07:26:31 PM »
Apparently this front sight is a part of the casting, not a staked or dovetailed.
Not quite sure how to fix this.
Contact the manufacturer.  Sometimes you get lucky and they stand behind their product.

Might get a new part, or ask you to send it in for repairs.

Worth asking.  Worst thing that might happen is they tell you. "Nope."   :shaka:

It's the pake thing to do!
Trust those who seek the truth but doubt those who say they have found it.

mrgaf

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2021, 07:59:14 PM »
This is what it's supposed to look like. (pic is not my gun)
Mine still has the tape on it because my kids are dropping by for Sunday dinner and I wanted to show them what crazy old Dad did.
It's a somewhat rare Browning HP


Yikes :shake:
Try calling numrich they just might have the part…..

https://www.gunpartscorp.com  ;)
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oldfart

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2021, 08:20:20 PM »
Haha
Everybody's a clown tonight.

My old shooting buddy and mentor offered me the service of his gunsmith in California.
I think he used to work for Bain and Davis.

The counterweight/sight is not hard to find. I got one coming in a few days.
My buddy is grabbing another one for me real cheap, I hope.
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aieahound

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2021, 09:29:38 PM »
Sounds like at least you shot minute of duct tape and didn’t come in last.  :thumbsup:

(One more clown comment)

Other than a combat sight like my revolvers I’ve never seen a fixed front sight.
Certainly wouldn’t think it could fall off.
It’s the recoil from your high pressure loads.  >:D

Not clown comment:
Hope you get it resolved.
Let us know.

Inspector

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2021, 01:05:47 AM »
Apparently this front sight is a part of the casting, not a staked or dovetailed.
Not quite sure how to fix this.

JB Weld? (Almost as good as duct tape)  :rofl:
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aaronc5362

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2021, 09:00:29 PM »
If its any kine of steel.. Tig or mig weld . if the welder is good he can make a decent- sized blob and that can be your new front sight lol.

Then grind/file til you find your perfect poa/poi preference. Lol. Then you can use any sort of paint and make it whatever color you want.  :thumbsup:

Flapp_Jackson

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2021, 10:33:43 PM »
Apparently the front sight is supposed to break off.  That's why they attached it to a small part you can quickly replace! 

Repeat customers.   :rofl:
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changemyoil66

Re: Improvise and adapt
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2021, 11:21:30 PM »
Instead of duct tape.

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