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1911 #2 Rock Island GI

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by DLL9mm, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. DLL9mm

    DLL9mm

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    I wanted to get a simple GI-style 1911. SO...I picked up a Rock Island yesterday at the gunshow. So far I like it. It does have one problem... The front sight is canted/crooked! It has the real small GI sights. Is there any way to fix it? Can it be replaced? I will take it to the range tomarrow and see if it makes a difference. I think it may just be a cosmetic issue. Anyways, the I didn't like the looks of the grips on it, so I bought some cheap ones at the show to give it a "Older" look. Heres some pics.....
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    And here's a pic of my RIA and my Firestorm....
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  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats! Hard to beat a Rock for the money. I love all of mine.
     


  3. Teddybear

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    DLL9mm,
    The front sight can indeed be replaced. The front sight on your RIA is staked, and requires a staking tool to install the new sight. Any qualified gunsmith can do it.
     
  4. krunchnik

    krunchnik THE CROW

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    Congrats on your RIA,I really like mine,its my EDC.


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  5. DLL9mm

    DLL9mm

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    Thanks for the info. What size staked sights do I need to order? I see there are a couple different styles.