Author Topic: DB9 Fiber Optic Sights DIY  (Read 161 times)

depletedyourcranium

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DB9 Fiber Optic Sights DIY
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:32:21 PM »
Finally got all I needed together and finished this project tonight. I mounted a Truglo Long Bead universal fiber optic shotgun sight to the DB9 slide. The sight came with several different size threaded posts, but I used the 5-40 mossberg thread simply because I already had the tap.

https://i.imgur.com/447vyZU.jpg
DB9 Fiber Optic Sights DIY

The old sight was yanked out and the hole was drilled a little larger, then tapped.

https://i.imgur.com/O42dXXO.jpg
DB9 Fiber Optic Sights DIY

The post mounts almost perfectly flush inside the slide; no clearance issues with the barrel.

https://i.imgur.com/pZykydN.jpg
DB9 Fiber Optic Sights DIY

As you can see the fiber optic bead almost covers up the second hole with just a hair of it showing. I also torqued the hell out of it to get it to line up straight, way more than I was comfortable with but it never stripped or broke. However, you can see a slight line in the finish where it rotated.

https://i.imgur.com/etHVjj4.jpg
DB9 Fiber Optic Sights DIY

I also mounted a 3D printed rear sight that I'm working on, still trying to get it to fit snug without having to do too much fitting.

https://i.imgur.com/XbwRNmc.jpg
DB9 Fiber Optic Sights DIY

https://i.imgur.com/GdTlXGT.jpg
DB9 Fiber Optic Sights DIY

Here's the sight picture, picks up real fast. Probably will shoot a little high, though, so I still need to range test it.

https://i.imgur.com/iYQQDQ2.jpg
DB9 Fiber Optic Sights DIY

Here's everything  altogether. I'm also working on some different style 3D printed baseplates like the one there, but they're not quite ready just yet.

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Re: DB9 Fiber Optic Sights DIY
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 10:25:14 AM »
Extremely cool. Make sure you report back how it shoots.

depletedyourcranium

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Re: DB9 Fiber Optic Sights DIY
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 04:56:34 PM »
Finally got around to shooting it over the weekend.  It did shoot a little high, but not nearly as much as I was expecting.  POI was about 2-3 inches higher than POA.  In shooting I did struggle to get the sight alignment after recoil.  Not sure if this is just something like getting used to a different sight picture or if the geometry of the rear sight is a hindrance.  I'm going to design something similar to an XS sight rear sight, a wide shallow notch, and try that out next... I feel that will be much faster. 

 

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