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Old May 25th, 2016, 07:05 AM   #1
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From those of you who have ported pistols

I have an M&P ported 5". After so many shots the front white dot gets dirty from residue and hard to see. I use red dot sight so not necessarily a problem. If I did want to shoot the iron sights I could see a problem with trying to get a good sight picture.
Any thoughts?
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Old May 25th, 2016, 09:26 AM   #2
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This is a known problem on ported pistols, the best solution is the one you use, a red dot of some kind.
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Old May 25th, 2016, 01:23 PM   #3
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You could always clean the fouling off.
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Old May 25th, 2016, 03:16 PM   #4
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bring a rag with you to the range
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Old May 26th, 2016, 08:13 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply G56. I'm glad I had purchased it for using an optic otherwise it would be a pain keeping the front sight clean.

Rickm and Bada, ha ha.
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Thanks for the reply G56. I'm glad I had purchased it for using an optic otherwise it would be a pain keeping the front sight clean.

Rickm and Bada, ha ha.
Seriously; that's what I do with my PC Shield.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 10:23 AM   #7
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not a pain at all.. 10 second wipe job.. I mean really.. how hard can it be. I have several ported barrels... just don't see an issue..
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Old May 26th, 2016, 11:29 AM   #8
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It was just something I didn't think about when buying ported. No, it's not hard at all to give it the "10 sec" wipe down unless you are in a timed competition and 10 seconds is too long.

I love the gun, just wasn't expecting that. Just saying.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 01:18 PM   #9
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Just go to the safe table and wipe it; it's no big deal. Or be done with it and replace the ported barrel with an unported one and go into CO division since it'll carry a red dot anyway. At that point the question is moot. I'm assuming you shoot USPSA and we know what assuming does.

Yes, it was a minor problem for me when the ported barrel was in place, now it isn't.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 03:34 PM   #10
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Black out all of the white parts and run with it. I don't think white dots came about until the late 80's. All of the old 1911's that I shot bowling pins with were black on black. I did have a Gold Cup that had a Wilson adj. rear sight with a white outline.
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OK guys. I get your point, but the only person who got my point was G58. I was just stating a fact and was looking for others observations.
Thanks for yours.
End of story.
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Black out all of the white parts and run with it. I don't think white dots came about until the late 80's. All of the old 1911's that I shot bowling pins with were black on black. I did have a Gold Cup that had a Wilson adj. rear sight with a white outline.
Yup, I find white on my sights to be annoying at best. I don't know why, but I don't find tritium sights to be anywhere near as annoying.
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Old May 27th, 2016, 02:31 AM   #13
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OK guys. I get your point, but the only person who got my point was G58. I was just stating a fact and was looking for others observations.
Thanks for yours.
End of story.

and you received our observations, and we even stated facts .... and we got your point....
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Just ran 300 rounds thru my new PC Shield yesterday. Really blacken the barrel but no problem with the sights.
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Just ran 300 rounds thru my new PC Shield yesterday. Really blacken the barrel but no problem with the sights.
imagine that, you must be using the wrong ammo...
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