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    Default 442/642 Night Sights

    Does any one know of any options for night sights for the S&W 442/642?

    Are CT grips the only low light option for this gun?

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    While I have the CT grips on my 642 and love them, I still feel the best night sights on a snubby are no night sights at all...To me, the most effective tool for low-light shooting is becoming proficient at "point shooting" - no night sights - no sights at all are needed.
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    I've often wondered if it would be possible to mill the stock sight off, and then mill and drill a slot for the S&W pin on sights. I suspect there isn't enough meat there to pull it off. If so, you would have to change the barrel out to one with the pin on sights. I wish S&W would discontinue the old style and switch ALL of their guns over to the pin on sights.

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    Based on a bad experience with the S&W 622 (.22LR pistol with aluminum barrel shroud) where the scope mount screws stripped the threads a number of times, I wouldn't seriously think of milling/drilling and tapping a 642 to put anything on it! You might also weaken the top-strap with potentially catastrophic results.

    Just recognize the 442/642 for what they are . . . they're belly guns. If you're shooting something more than 10-20' away with these guns, you are using the wrong gun!!

    CT laser sights are the best bet for aftermarket sighting solutions on this gun, plus the rubber grips help absorb some of the recoil.

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    Thank you for the insight, everyone. My question has been answered.

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