If you are very handy with tools, you could build one yourself. Look through Brownells catalouge or website. I know they have the plastic pipe used in
fiber optics. Drill the right size hole through the site, glue in the color pipe you choose!!!!! Maybe an intersecting hole drilled from the top or sides to gather more light.
I know this is an old thread, but I've been thinking long and hard about fiber optic/tritium sights for my Mini. I've found the Meprolight and XS front blades, but I'm looking to keep the "winged" front sight, so those options are out. In addition, I would like to have FO/Tritium on the rear sight, as well -- nobody makes tritium for the rear.
So here's what I've come up with:
Williams WGRS Rear Peep Sight (WGRS MINI-14/30), with a Fire Ring Ghost Aperture (link)
.040" (1mm) Fiber Optic Sight Rods from Brownells (link)
I'd have a local 'smith ('cause I have neither the experience nor the correct tools) drill the front sight for the FO rods and cut a "relief" out of the top center, leaving just enough material to secure the ends of the rods.
Anyone have opinions about this setup? Suggestions/experiences to share?
I went through the same problem, so I "Bubbafied" my own fiber optic sight. I have the Masen M14/M1 style muzzlebrake on my S/S Mini. I filed down the front post, then I got a Hi-Viz Shotgun front post with different fiber optic inserts. A little work with a Dremel and file, some JB Weld, and a home made front fiber optic sight post. Of course with my eyes, I usually rely on a scope.
This thread was more about the mount system in general, from Mounting Solutions Plus, but the fiber optic front sight set-up looks like just what I have been wanting. Here're the pics:
There're still some issues. The SHOT show items appear not to be on MSP's regular web site yet. Also, not clear exactly how you get their mounting system on your barrel/muzzle. I want this for a Mini-30, which is another kettle of fish. See discussion at the other thread...
I am kind of new to the Mini but have been using the Marble Arms "Bulls-Eye" and front fiber optic bead set-up on a lever gun for a long time, and I love it:
The Marbles has double rear ghost rings, which is great for rapid acquisition of sight picture. I doubt I'll figure out a way to get this on the Ruger Mini, and it may be a bit gangly and not so rugged. The little red bead shown is the front sight out on the muzzle. The Marbles Bulls-Eye comes in several styles, but all require a 3/8" cross-wise dove-tail slot on the receiver or on the barrel back near the receiver. Is there such dove-tail adaptation available for the Mini?
That MSP mount looks good. I'd seen the threads about it, but couldn't really tell much from the couple pictures that were posted. I, too, went to MSP's website, but didn't find the mount.
It looks like it pins in place. I like the idea, but I don't need a muzzle brake. I'd end up buying a thread protector and calling it good. I also like the Mo-Reaper SKS front sight setup, but, again, I don't need a muzzle brake. I just wish someone would produce an SKS or M14/M1A sight adapter for the Minis without a brake/hider/threading...
But, as my old man always said, "Son, wish in one hand and sh!t in the other. Let me know which one fills up first."