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I had cataract surgery a few years ago and while I have great distance vision I have lost the ability to use open sights.  Not a problem on rifles just switched to scopes. 
 
Revolvers are a different story.  I only shoot two, a Taurus Tracker 41 Mag and a S&W 34.
Both are 4" barreled and rather compact in size.  Any sugestions on scopes, red dots or holo sights that won't make these compact little  revolvers into cumbersome pieces of  iron.
 
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I'd think about having my machinest friend make me a ghostring rear sight insert...  The red dot seems to be the most pratical answer.
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  I'm going to suggest a laser.  Crimson Trace.
 


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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

 
  I'm going to suggest a laser.  Crimson Trace.
 


A good suggestion. Another option is fiber optic sights.

Do you shoot with both eyes open? Sometimes it makes a difference. I do and I found out I had to use a sight blocker on my left eye, I still keep it open but I can't see anything with it with the blocker IF you wear prescription lenses.

Merit and Lyman both produce the tool that you can use for this.

Best wishes, Bill
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I've had cataract surgery as well.  I can still shoot a handgun with open sights OK, but I prefer a scope if any distance (over 25 yards) is involved.  On your revolvers I would avoid optics if at all possible.  Have you tried shooting them?   I can't shoot a rifle either, but that rear sight is a lot closer than a handgun (I use a two hand grip, fully extended).
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