Steyr Trap Sights - Guide

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by babj615, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. babj615

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    May want to STICKY this one, and/or add it to the main menu with Steyr M Manual and Parts Diagram.


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  2. Soverign

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    I agree with Babj's on that +1!!
     

  3. SELFDEFENSE

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    Very helpful for people who seem to be befuddled by trap sights.
     
  4. rayrevolver

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    Thanks!!!

    I am ashamed to say I still cannot get a consistent sight picture. My friend just bought a brand new USP 40 Compact and I shot 5/5 DEA dots at 12 yards. This is something I have a hard time doing with my M9A1. The sights really put the voodoo hex on me.

    Hopefully this will help.
     
  5. ThaiBoxer

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    I am embarrassed to say that my 3 game-gun Steyrs have fiber optic posts and notch rear sights, and the carry/house gun has 3 dot night sights. Just put a fiber optic on the most recent purchase, last night.
     
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  6. Soverign

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    How easy/hard was it for you to get the sights changed out?
    Did you do it yourself, as it sounds like it from your post.
    And hows about a picture please. I think you had posted one before, but I dont see it now.
     
  7. ThaiBoxer

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    Looks pretty much like this:
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  8. babj615

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    Awe, come on Ben, we wanna see the finished product!!!

    What brand sights did ya use?

    Show Us!

    :D
     
  9. ThaiBoxer

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    Alright, dern it. I'll try to get around to taking some pics. After all the work of shooting pics, loading onto comp, cropping, loading onto website, I expect to hear, "Why yes, it looks remarkably similar to that shown on the XD picture." Because, a Dawson fiber optic sight for an XD that is placed in a Steyr DOES look very much like a Dawson fiber optic sight for an XD that is placed in an XD.
     
  10. ThaiBoxer

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    No, wait! Thru the miracle software app known as "Microsoft Paint", I have created a work of art sure to satisfy all, without the tedious need to set up camera, backdrop, lighting, get in the gunsafe, download, upload, etc. Behold the wonder:

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    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008
  11. ThaiBoxer

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    Now, is that not the greatest thing since a syringe tube of TW25b, or what? I tell ya, sometimes I even astound myself. If you want to throw coins (or tomatoes), send them to my agent BigTaco, at BigTaco, c/o Swedish Gay Porn Shop and Delicatessen, 940 Bubits Rd, #MA1, Cedar Falls, Idaho.

    Best,

    Ben
     
  12. rayrevolver

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    I was under the impression that the only replacements we had were 3 dot night sights.

    What works, without modification, on these MA1s? I would really like to try Straight 8s or Warrens.
     
  13. ThaiBoxer

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    I believe that you can buy plain black fixed sights from PT/MMC in sets or as singles. My set ups are PT rear sight and a Dawson fiber optic front blade that is made for XD. I do not modify the gun at all. I do have to fit the sight by removing metal from the bottom of the sight. This unvolves laying metal file down on a bench, and rubbing the bottom of the sight's dovetail on the file. I think I removed at least .020", just be careful and test as you go, and expect to "file fer a while". The .180" height works with the PT rear sight on my .40s in all ammo, I needed to go to the .205" height for my 9mm with 147 gr ammo. You could probably send it to Dawson, but they take 6-8 weeks to get to stuff.

    So far as I currently know, there is nothing that will fit the rear sight dovetail in the Steyr, and no way to chop an existing rear sight to work. I think PT is the only option there, maybe Trijicon

    HTH,

    Ben
     
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  14. babj615

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    Ben, we really do appreciate all your hard work.

    And remember, no good deed goes unpunished!!!!

    :D:D
     
  15. SELFDEFENSE

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    I can picture it in my mind's eye. ;)
     
  16. ThaiBoxer

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    Ya know, I'm not hearing too damn much praise for my Paint simulation. Starting to feel a leeeetle unappreciated.....;)
     
  17. SELFDEFENSE

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    When I clicked I got the spiral loading window. After watching it a while I started feeling sleepy and could put pins thru my hand without feeling pain.
     
  18. ThaiBoxer

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    Hmmm. Dern cache. Now....behold!
     

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  19. SELFDEFENSE

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    I'll be doggone, you're right. It DOES look very much like a Dawson fiber optic sight for an XD that is placed in an XD. :p