If you are a serious shooter you probably already know who Dawson Precision is; but if you don’t, you should. Below are two fine examples of why I recommend them first, and no, they do not sponsor me. Each time I have bought their products it has been with my own money, and been impressed time and time again. They have earned by business the old fashion way – Quality and Service.
Testing the Perfect Impact Promise
My first experience with Dawson Precision was with my XD Tactical. I had installed the Dawson Precision sight set and quickly found the sights were off. The XD was shooting 2.5 inches low at 10 yards. I called and spoke to them about their Perfect Impact Promise and they helped me pick the correct front sight and immediately shipped it out, free of charge. This was 6 months after ordering the sights (long story). I was taken back by their amazing customer service.
A Custom Rear Sight
Recently I was in search of a new rear sight for my S&W Shield. I had a set of Ameriglo Tritium i-dots installed and I despised the U notch rear sight. In fact, I despise all U notch sights! I know many people like them, but when it comes to sight picture I am a traditionalist. I did like the Ameriglo front sight and really wanted to keep it. Thus, I set out to find a rear sight with a 0.145″ wide notch AND a ledge for manipulation drills. As in the past, I checked out Dawson first. I quickly zeroed in (pun) on their Charger sight; but unfortunately it was only available with a 0.125″ wide notch. Over the next week I checked with several other manufacturers and vendors, each time finding nothing that met my requirements. During my search I got fed up with the U-notch sight to the point I removed it and reinstalled the original rear. This only confirmed my specs and fueled the desire to get a new rear sight. In the top photo on this article you can see the Ameriglo front and S&W rear combo, sorta.
Knowing Dawson Precision could make a custom front sight to meet their Perfect Impact Promise, I decided to call and ask if they could (or would) make a custom rear sight. After a short phone call with a pleasant customer service rep, I had ordered a custom Charger sight with a 0.145″ square notch. The custom sight up charge, over the normal sight, was a whole ten dollars. You read that right. Only ten bucks extra and I got what I really wanted! The wait was about a month and now that they are installed, I couldn’t be more pleased.
Readers with the eyes of a hawk will notice the rounded corner on the NDZ base pad. (Readers with the nose of a hawk are encouraged to seek out a plastic surgeon.)
If you need a set of sights I always recommend you start with Dawson Precision. If you like a style they make but need a custom height or width, give them a call. And if you want a Charger sight for a S&W Shield with a 0.145″ notch, you’re in luck; it is now in their CNC database and is just a phone call away.