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SA Range Officer

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by donsls6, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. donsls6

    donsls6

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    Bear with me guys on this one. I am a really big fan of the Range Officer and wanted one for HD but not a fan of the adjustable sights. Wanted to swap out for some Trijicons or XS big dots. Would this be a problem and if so why?
     
  2. skipsan

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    Because the rear slide cut on the Range Officer is non-standard, I think there's only one option for an aftermarket rear sight and that's from Harrison Custom. It's available in all-black for sure and maybe night sight.

    Options for the RO front sight are wide open.
     

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    Very interesting that there aren't more options than that. Love the gun, hate the sights. If that's the ONLY option then I might have to consider something else. How practical are adjustable sights on a HD gun?
     
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    Sorry. Didn't comprehend what you said. If the front sight can be taken out that is the most important thing for me. The rear I can live with.
     
  5. skipsan

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    My personal favorite for a front sight is the gold bead. A gold bead could be installed on the existing RO sight--the sight would have to be removed for the installation and then the sight assembly re-installed. Another option would be fiber-optic for the front sight. I think Dawson is a favorite for these.

    As far as the rear sight goes, it's worth noting that SA sells the TRP Operator which is supposed to be a combat pistol, with an adjustable rear sight.

    The adjustable rear sight on the RO could be tacticalized with some appropriate rounding of the sharp and protruding edges and corners. A little cold blue would restore the black finish.
     
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    As far as practicality of adjustable sights on a HD gun, they're fine. They're not my preference, however, I prefer fixed sights.

    The TRP has the option of adjustable sights, and it's one of the best defensive 1911's out there:
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