Originally Posted by John_Deer
I own a Ruger 357 convertible and a Super Blackhawk. I don't like the fixed sights on the Vaquero. A 357 with a 6" barrel is a 100 yard shooter. I have yet to see anyone shooting any gun with fixed sights make long shots.
Just gotta know your gun.
If you sight in an adjustable sight gun at 75 yards you gotta use the same techniques as fixed sight guns to hit things up close.
Just gotta know your bullet drops for that firearm. I shoot steel with my ruger vaqueros but they are just as good aiming at further targets and do pretty good. My preference is for fixed sight handguns. They are less likely to snap off if abused a bit.
A lot of adjustable sight guns have delicate plastic parts in the rear sight. Out here in wisconsin in the winter if you got a adjustable rear in the cold bump up against something and its easy break those things.
Ive got adjustables on my colt python. Its easy to adjust for one load at one range but i still end up using holdover when i switch loads. I dont find it any enormous advantage over fixed sights for most shooting.
Where adjustables are really good is in bullseye competition at known distances.
Course all this is just my personal opinion.