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Old 01-02-2013, 04:58 AM   #1
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Default Upgrade Sights on a C9?

I'm liking my brandy new 9 mm C9 quite a lot. The trigger's a bit of a challenge but I'm getting nice groups.

My only REAL worry is the plastic (rubber?) rear sight. And, I'm wondering if there might be a metal version out there somewhere. Spending $$$ to a gunsmith to cut a dovetail into the slide in order to mount a Novak or somesuch might not be in the cards.

Any thoughts? Anyone been down this road?

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google mahan sights! i think its $30.
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Hey Thanks Dave!

That Mahan sight looks like just what the doctor ordered! ...and I get to support a small business at the same time.!

My next search will be "best fix for the grips"

Happy New Year!

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Jim. let us know what you think of the sites.

There is a lot of god info on here about grips.

There are plenty of DIY fixes. There are also several different types of aftermarket slip on rubber grips readily available for $10-$15 that work well too.

Here's a thread I started with good info on the slip on grips

http://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/forum/f273/slip-grips-c9-380-a-295257/
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Jim. let us know what you think of the sites.
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There are plenty of DIY fixes. There are also several different types of aftermarket slip on rubber grips readily available for $10-$15 that work well too.
I had a nice email conversation with David Mahan, worked a bit of PayPal magic and his wife should be shipping out my new sight via the USPS.

David told me that his "Gen 3" sight has gone back to his "original" design which may (if I'm understanding correctly) be a more standard open rectangular/square notch vs. the sort of the modified, slotted, peep pictured Upgrade Sights on a C9? - General Firearms Discussion on his website Mahan Sights. That'll be just fine with me as that would be the same sight picture I have on my other semi-auto pistols without red dots.

I was not surprised that David has had to increase his shipped price to $40.00. I'm not a metalworker, but if you asked me to make you one of these sights out of hardwood I'd be charging you AT LEAST $40.00 -- think of all the separate steps needed to drill and tap all the holes, source the set screws, etc, etc. Hey! The sight comes with three hex wrench/keys. You can look at buying one of David Mahan's sights as buying three Allen keys, and the sight is just thrown in for free! LOL

Anyway, I'll post a report as soon as the Mahan is installed on my C9.

Meantime, thanks for the info/links on grip "solutions". The factory HiPoint grips are especially insufficient on a day like today (7 degsF) -- bad enough when holding the pistol with my bare hand -- really scary slippery if wearing gloves!
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Jim,

I just purchased the third gen sights a few weeks ago, it is a standard open design that's slightly wider than stock sights. Dave's craftsmanship is top notch and the sights are a very nice upgrade in my opinion.
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I really like the hogue cover. Real easy and cheap improvement.
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Here's a thread I started with good info on the slip on grips
http://www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/forum/f273/slip-grips-c9-380-a-295257/
I was just putting in an order at Brownell's for a mag storage pouch and remembered I also needed a grip upgrade for the C9. So one of the "full size" Hogue sleeves is headed my way. I opted for black over OD green.

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PS -- I'm hoping the Mahan sight will be in the mailbox this morning!
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I received my sight the other day. Easy to adjust, good quality. Best $40.00 I've spent in a long time.
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Cool about the grip.

I need to order one of these sights too.
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