At that point, I had a couple choices:
- I could switch to carrying the backup M&P357, which has the same sights on it as the 9, in its own holster.
- I could move the CTC Lasergrip and Lightguard to the M&P357 and carry it in the same Dark Star Gear holster as the 9.
- I could drive over to Premier Arms and buy a fresh set of Ameriglo I-Dot Pros, have the front sight installed, send my old front sight off to Ameriglo to be fixed, and now have a spare sight set just in case this ever happens again.
So, all in all it was a handy reminder of the maxims "Two is one and one is none," and "'Common' is not a pejorative term for pistols."
*It's also an advantage of having a local gun store switched on enough to keep I-Dot pros in stock, at least for Glocks and M&Ps.