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My Kimson (Kimber plus WIlson)

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Alaskapopo, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Alaskapopo

    Alaskapopo NRA ENDOWMENT

    Feb 6, 2000
    Well some people will hate me for this but after a few years of frustration with my Wilson in regard to its sights I found a solution. The problem was the Wilson the night sights that came with it. The front sights white outline wore out quickly and soon it was actually easier to see the rear sights than the front. I got a 10-8 rear sight later and I like it but the front sight was still a problem. I then tried an Ashley small dot and its not bad for close up work but its imprecise for longer work and my point of impact is 4 inches low with this at 25 yards. Wilson would not modify my slides front sight dovetail for me and install a Truglo fiber optic front sight. The local smiths would not either. I am open to suggestions to good smiths. The front sight dove tail on the Kimber is larger so it should be a simple matter of opening up the dove tail to fit the Kimber front sight. I imagine Wilson would not help me because they want to sell you their own sights. None of which I have found acceptable. The gun itself is excellent. I am also contemplating having the Wilson top end mated to the Kimber lower.

    I took the Kimson out and put a few hundred rounds through it without malfunction and it shot as well as the Kimber or Wilson did for me before. This combination is what I would want from Wilson right from the factory.
  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Dang Pat, long as it works for YOU, that's all that matters!
  4. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
    Frankenguns are sometimes the best shooters.
  5. That wouldn't appeal to me, but if it works for you...great!
  6. Where the hell is Hokie with the double facepalm? :tongueout:

    Just kidding man. Like someone wrote earlier if it works for YOU and YOU like it that is all that matters.
  7. rfe959


    Jul 23, 2006
    Nice, I like the it when a plan comes together.