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I love my new shotgun that will be used for home defense, but the front sight SUCKS! I want to do something to improve it and make it faster and easier to find in a fight. The current sight is just a black peice of steel that sticks up through the barrel shroud. What suggestions do you have?





 

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the reason is that it is so unnoticeable is that you are not suppose to look at it when shooting the gun. it is not suppose to catch your eye. your vision and concentration should be on the target and nothing but the target with your perferial (sp) vision picking up the sight as fuzzy. you don't study the sight, target, sight, target as you do with a rifle/ pistol. you use a shotgun because the item you want to hit can be moving and you don't have time to get concerned with 'sights' just point and shoot.

i shoot competition skeet, trap, some sporting clays about 10,000 - 15,000 rounds per year. we don't use the front sight on shotguns.

the plain sight is as it should be and not an oversight. if you put a bright floursence sight on the gun it could hold your vision as the intruder is moving or reaching for something. don't look at the sight.
 

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the reason is that it is so unnoticeable is that you are not suppose to look at it when shooting the gun. it is not suppose to catch your eye. your vision and concentration should be on the target and nothing but the target with your perferial (sp) vision picking up the sight as fuzzy. you don't study the sight, target, sight, target as you do with a rifle/ pistol. you use a shotgun because the item you want to hit can be moving and you don't have time to get concerned with 'sights' just point and shoot.

i shoot competition skeet, trap, some sporting clays about 10,000 - 15,000 rounds per year. we don't use the front sight on shotguns.

the plain sight is as it should be and not an oversight. if you put a bright floursence sight on the gun it could hold your vision as the intruder is moving or reaching for something. don't look at the sight.
I like this answer !!!
 

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the reason is that it is so unnoticeable is that you are not suppose to look at it when shooting the gun. it is not suppose to catch your eye. your vision and concentration should be on the target and nothing but the target with your perferial (sp) vision picking up the sight as fuzzy. you don't study the sight, target, sight, target as you do with a rifle/ pistol. you use a shotgun because the item you want to hit can be moving and you don't have time to get concerned with 'sights' just point and shoot.

i shoot competition skeet, trap, some sporting clays about 10,000 - 15,000 rounds per year. we don't use the front sight on shotguns.

the plain sight is as it should be and not an oversight. if you put a bright floursence sight on the gun it could hold your vision as the intruder is moving or reaching for something. don't look at the sight.
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the reason is that it is so unnoticeable is that you are not suppose to look at it when shooting the gun. it is not suppose to catch your eye. your vision and concentration should be on the target and nothing but the target with your perferial (sp) vision picking up the sight as fuzzy. you don't study the sight, target, sight, target as you do with a rifle/ pistol. you use a shotgun because the item you want to hit can be moving and you don't have time to get concerned with 'sights' just point and shoot.

i shoot competition skeet, trap, some sporting clays about 10,000 - 15,000 rounds per year. we don't use the front sight on shotguns.

the plain sight is as it should be and not an oversight. if you put a bright floursence sight on the gun it could hold your vision as the intruder is moving or reaching for something. don't look at the sight.
Normally, I would agree with you. However, on this gun I wouldn't even notice the sight at something fuzzy in the foreground. I'm going to try my wife's nail polish (which is what I did on my revolver that had a bad front sight). That way, if I notice it being a distraction when I head to the range, I can easily remove it.
 

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I just had my wife put a couple of coats of white finger nail polish on the front sight and that seems to have done the trick. I'll have to see how it holds up when I shoot it and clean it, but I can always have her re-do it if it's a problem.
 

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Here's some different sights.

XS Sight Systems - Shotgun Sights

I don't really understand the idea of not using your sights just because it's a shotgun. I get it in regards to shooting clays, but not everything else. I've shot plenty of deer with a shotgun, some moving, and have always used the front sight. I don't see how it's different than with a pistol in a home defense situation. At close range, there is not much spread with a good defense load, and you shouldn't just point and shoot.
 
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