Sight Picture for Valor

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by Roju, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Roju

    Roju New Member

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    Mar 6, 2018
    What should the sight picture be for a Valor Commander 9mm?

    I currently am used to the combat sights of the P226 and P229.

    I’ve only dry fired the Valor but I can’t believe how natural it feels in my hand. It seems like I have better purchase on the Valor than my Sigs which have wider grips.
     
  2. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    The straight 8 sights that come on the Valor will lend itself to two different sight pictures. While I am not a fan of Night sights personally, I do like the idea behind the straight 8's.. So it's like this. Or at least this is what I found to be true on the Dan Wessons I have owned and shot with that particular sight set up on them. If you lift the front sight up out of the rear pocket and just lay the dots on top of each other and use a combat sight picture at 6 O'clock it should be on the money at about 10-15 yards. If you lift the front sight up further out of the rear pocket and line them up in a conventional sight picture then you should be able to shoot poa=poi.. At least this is what I have found on my guns.
     
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  3. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
  4. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
  5. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Pull the trigger, guns shoot different at different ranges. The gun will teach you.
     
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  6. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    When I cover it shoots high. It must be more of a 6 O'c hold at 35'. My other DWs shoot more of a tactical sight pic than my Valor for some reason at that range. Or just be old man eyes. That is my sight pic that you posted. Covering target.
     
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  7. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Every gun is going to differ and Most production guns they use a .180 front sight for Gov. And Commander So like my Pal Scarmouche said the gun will ultimately teach you where the sights hold. That hold he posted for me is a 6 oclock. And a low 6 oclock. then if I raise to even then it's poa=poi on my gun.. lock up, how much upper lug engagement, any variance of tolerance ect.. all gonna affect how the gun actually reacts to a set of sights on a factory pistol.
     
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  8. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    Jeeez! I can't remember what cereal I had for breakfast by lunchtime, guess I need a crib sheet for my pistols!! (That's like u-tube vids for you youngsters)
     
  9. InstiGator

    InstiGator Well-Known Member

    496
    Jan 21, 2019
    I didn't like the Straight-8 sights. My Valor has had a Dawson FO front and a black 10-8 rear on it for years now.
     
  10. tc215

    tc215 Well-Known Member

    286
    May 31, 2015
    If it shoots high or low, DW will replace the front sight with a different height sight for free.

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  11. tc215

    tc215 Well-Known Member

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    May 31, 2015
    The only guns I’ve bought from DW that had .180” front sights were two custom guns that I specifically ordered with those sights. The other 18 guns had .140” or .160” front sights.
     
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