Greetings, Herr Bubits
I was immediately able to appreciate the Steyr Triangular Trapezoid sights. For me, they allow for a quick target acquisition and my point of impact from their use is naturally accurate and effortless. <shrug> The only downside to this sighting system for me has been the absence of any after market front night sights, to my liking.
So, I set about trying to construct a suitable replacement for the OEM front sight, with varying degrees of success.
This was the result of the use of a factory front sight assembly, with the injected plastic material removed, and a slightly larger hole drilled to accept a light-pipe made for the front sights for shotguns.
I had to grind away some of the upper front sight housing to allow for additional light for the light-pipe.
By heating both ends of the light-pipe and smearing them, it was held in place and the triangular shape was formed. The problem, of course, was that this crude method of fastening with heat also smudges the surfaces and disturbs the refracting properties of the ambient light.
If I could have simply drilled the hole larger to accommodate a tritium light vial, and secured it with a triangular lens, I think the results would be very much improved, and I would have my Triangular Trapezoid front night sight, tout de suite.
My question is, "Can you find any fault with my line of reasoning?"
And, if its really that simple, why not bypass the plastic injection stage of the factory front sight assembly, add an appropriate tritium vial and cover and secure it with a triangular lens?
The rear sight, well...that's another story. I can't tell you how many Triangular Trapezoid rear sight housings I have mangled, without any favorable results. *sigh* I simply haven't the patience nor resources for that project, but then again, I'm not sure that I would need the rear sight in most night fight pistol scenarios. <shrug>
Please pardon my crude drawing. I never could keep my colouring inside-the-lines nor my penmanship decent.
Vielen Dank für Ihre Zeit, Herr Bubits