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anyone try or use a weigand combat Enhanced Rear Sight Blade For SMITH & WESSON Revolvers ? imthinking about getting one ?

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i've got them on some of my guns, I think the bowens are a better sight. But if you are on a budget the weigand is good.

Lots of people complain of the rear sight having a bit of a wiggle to it, I've got some that are solid, and some that wiggle, all installed the same way, so I cant comment.

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I'm sure someone else with more knowledge will comment BUT I don't think the Weigand uses the S&W screw assembly?????...

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They are fragile. Mine was losing elevation, I determined it was being bent down to the rear. I don't know if it was happening in the soft case or in the race holster but after the second time I gave up.

When I went back to a factory rear blade I found that the Wiegand had cracked at the bend where it attached to the factory sight body. I'm glad it didn't fail at a match.

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I have those blades on both of my 686s. They wiggle a tiny bit, but they work fine.

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I have probably installed a hundred Weigand blades. They're OK. They would be better if they were made from steel instead of aluminum.

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The factory S&W rears are made from stamped sheet metal, rounding off the corners. Anything else is an improvement.

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Thanks guys that option is out how about lpa or Bowen not much of a price dif so what do you guys prefere and why

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I think Apex Tactical makes a replacement blade made out of steel. I don't know if it shows up on their website but give them a call and talk to Randy.

Edited by revoman

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I have Bowen rear sights on four or five of my guns and simply put they are the nicest aftermarket sights I have ever used. I like them so much I ordered another set for a gun I don't even own yet. The only factory sights I've seen of similar quality were on a Sig X5 Match. I use Bowen's on my 625 competition gun and all of my hard kickers in 45 Colt, 454 Casull, and soon a 480. Once you get it sighted in with loctite they DO NOT move. Guys have reported firing thousands of rounds with .475 and .500/.510 guns without problems. So now that we've clarified they are practically bullet proof, let's move to the sight picture. The notch is my ideal width for a combination of speed and accuracy at 0.125", and since I like a fiber optic front for all of my guns it's nice that the notch is deep enough to see the full dot even with a short 3-4" barrel. That is not the case with all rear sights and blades. I have the target-style blade on all of mine and when you look at the sight it's a crisp square rear in deep black. In case you haven't noticed by now I REALLY like this product and highly recommend it.

Edit: Added a picture of my 625 and Redhawk, both have the same sight.

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Edited by Alaskan454

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