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1911 Sights?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glock21xxx, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. glock21xxx

    glock21xxx

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    I have a RIA Officer's size 1911. I want to change out the sights as the sight picture is not what I am used to. Any recommendations on the best bang for the buck?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MD357

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    Do you know what kind of sight cut you have?
     


  3. glock21xxx

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  4. bac1023

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    Show us a pic.

    I'm not sure what the smaller RIAs use.

    James?







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  5. glock21xxx

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    Sorry if they aren't that clear! Damn Iphone!
     
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  6. skipsan

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    Suggest you consider a gold bead mounted in a staked front sight (no slide cut required), and a 10-8 blade all black rear sight--also no slide cut required.
     
  7. glock21xxx

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    I see how I can replace the rear sight, how do I replace the front?
     
  8. Quack

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    the front sight is staked on, i'm not sure what size tenon they use.
     
  9. MD357

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    +1 to this, excellent combination.
     
  10. FLIPPER 348

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    You need a special tool. Easy to use but a bit pricy at around $90 with shipping. But then you have the tool for future use. Let me know if you need one as I make them.
     
  11. glock21xxx

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    Would it be better to take to an armorer and have him do it? I don't want to mar this thing up!

    Hey Quack

    Any recommendations for someone in NE Ohio? I am in Strongsville.
     
  12. FLIPPER 348

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    It's easy to do with the tool and complete instructions are included. The gunsmith will charge you about what the tool costs.
     
  13. FLIPPER 348

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    $90 shipped
     
  14. Quack

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    i would call Pro Armament in Cuyahoga Falls, they might be able to do it and they are 1911 guys there.
    there's also Drake Oldham in Cuyahoga Falls, but he's a few months backed up.

    i'd do it for you, but i don't have any staked on sights.
     
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    You can get a set of 3 dot or night sights made for a COlt series 70 at Brownells that'll work. I got that straight from Arnel, the head gun guru at Armscor. I've got that same model RIA and the factory sights SUCK ASS! I just haven't gotten around to getting a set yet, or I'd post a picture of it. It's not the preferred sight set I'd like to have, but I don't want to drop the coin to have the dovetail work for a better set of sights.
     
  16. FLIPPER 348

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    I used to prefer larger sights/3-dots on 1911s. But after over a decade of shooting 1911s I have found the small GI style sights to be perfect for me.
     
  17. Brass Nazi

    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

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    The GI sights suck for fast target acquisition IMO but they are actually quite good for slow fire.