06-29-2005, 04:56 PM
I got the JB Weld applied and hardened to build up the front sight height. Got it all shaped with a small file and took it to the range today. I got it to point of aim at 25 yards with only 3 shots and felt really good about it. The JB Weld held up really fine for about 35 shots then kinda disappeared somewhere. When I got home I did some investigating at the Ruger web site. The 7 1/2 inch and 5 1/2 inch Super BlackHawks are supposed to use the same identical front sights. I did some measuring on both my 7 1/2 and 5 1/2 inch guns and the front sight on the 5 1/2 inch barrel is 40 thousands lower than the 7 1/2 barrel. I called Ruger and they said to send it in and they will take care of it if it is wrong. I should have done the comparison before this. The old hind sight thing I guess.