Shooters Forum banner

Picatinny rail for S&W 19 revolver

1064 Views 4 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  HarrySS
I recenly purchased a red dot sight for my air pistol. My shooting experience with that sight has made me a believer in red dot sights. So I am considering getting one for my S&W Model 19-3 revolver. But I want to keep my iron sights on the revolver. (You never know when a battery can go dead.)

Before you ask, yes, I know I'm going to have to take it to my gunsmith to get it drilled and tapped, or whatever, to mount a picatinny rail. What I would like to know is if there is a rail solution that allows me to keep my notched rear sight on my revolver while a red dot sight is also mounted. I want to be able to quickly revert to using my iron sights should the red dot sight fail. Which means the sight line between the front and rear sights cannot be blocked.

What I've read so far involves removing the rear sight and using that area for part of the mount for a picatinny rail. I would like to avoid that. Any ideas, anyone?
1 - 1 of 5 Posts
NSB +1.

You could just remove the sight and tap it. done that.

Regarding Red Dot sights. I use theem on rifles/shotguns/x-bows/and pistols. I like them and they really have advantages in low light, that last great 15 minutes of legal hunting.

My Red dots have lost battery power on hunting trips. So I have a spare duct taped onto the turret. wish the turret was just a little bigger to hold one batt inside. BUT, my red dot sight get weaker before total lose of battery power...sort of like telling me 'get a new battery you idiot'. When I fine myself on 10 power rating with just a small dot, it is time to change.
1 - 1 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.