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Anyone like GI Sights on 1911s?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by GeorgiaRedfish, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

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    I like them I find them to be accurate, and If I'm in a SD situation I will more likely be using point and shoot technique anyways. I like that they give your hand some purchase to rack the slide. I do plan on painting the front sight blade white to make it easier to see. Am I alone with my young eyes?
     
  2. glock2740

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    I've only got one 1911 with them. I find that they are pretty good if I can take my time, but for SD I find them almost worthless. Might as well just point shoot. I painted the front sight orange to see it faster, but it's still pretty small.
     


  3. FLIPPER 348

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    I used to prefer Nokaks but these days I like GI sights better. I just installed a set yesterday on this sweet Colt NIB (with box!) slide from the 50s, test fired the build this am. The slide had a few scratches but had never been installed on a frame.
     
  4. FLIPPER 348

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    lows, standard Colt GI
     
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  5. samuse

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    I don't have a problem with 'em, but the new sights are definitely easier to use. Especially if you're trying to be fast.
     
  6. craig19

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    That looks really nice.

    To the OP, the only 1911 I own has them. I don't mind them at all during the day, but if I shoot at a dimly lit range, I'm all over the place. I will say, I don't have 20/20 vision to begin with.
     
  7. Nickpisp

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    I like the sights that are on my G.I. now....:supergrin:
     
  8. GeorgiaRedfish

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    Well I got better than 20/20 so they work for me.:supergrin: I might possibly get a Yost Gi rear and a fron night sight possibly.
     
  9. Nickpisp

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    :thumbsup:
     
  10. FLIPPER 348

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    Yost makes a GI sight set?? outstanding


    I have a supply of milled Colt WW2 era GI sites 'in the white' still with the flash and edges as yet trimmed. I found them on Ebay a few years back. I will check into the Yost offerings if they are truly GI as I only have about 4 sets left!!
     
  11. GeorgiaRedfish

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    I think it will keep the looks a like, but be a little more practical.
     
  12. Nickpisp

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    I have a 10-8 NM and tritium front on my GI Champion. I have a Harrison retro to put on my Colt 70 Series repro. :supergrin:
     
  13. Nickpisp

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    They aren't GI.
     
  14. FLIPPER 348

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    bummer, oh well



    here is my test photo for 1911 GI sights:


    .......if you 'get' the photo than GI sights will do you just fine!!
     
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  15. GeorgiaRedfish

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    They are a High profile Gi type sight. Fits in the gi dovetail. 10-8 makes one too.
     
  16. GeorgiaRedfish

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    Mountain lion bottom slightly left? Laying down
     
  17. FLIPPER 348

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  18. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    .....as an old 1911 shooter (at the ripe old age of 47) I have found that with GI sights I point the 1911 at the target. With other sights I point the sights and align the 1911 accordingly at the target.