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10-8 sight installed

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Quack, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    just installed my 10-8 rear sight.
    it's oversized, so i had to do a little filing to the sight in order for it to fit the dovetail.

    here's a quick pic.
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    and here's what it looks like from the shooter's perspective.
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  2. jedi573

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    Thanks for sharing. Most folks post it with the focus on the rear sight; your photo does a good job of giving an idea what it's like. :)

    Andy
     

  3. john58

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    Looks great. Nice pics!!
     
  4. MD357

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    Hey Quack, you left the stock front sight in correct? Also which thumb safety is that? Let us know how it shoots, I'm going to order a set and switch out both my EMPs soon.
     
  5. Quack

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    stock front sight.
    Ed Brown single sided safety

    reason for me switching the rear sight is because i'm more used to solid rear and a dot (tritium or FO) in the front like my other 1911's.

    trying it out on my EMP and if i like it, i'll do the same on my Kobra Carry.
     
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    Very nice my friend:supergrin:
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Looks sweet,.......

    On a side note, I ordered the wrong flat trigger. Need to order the Wilson.
    Thanks again with that! :supergrin:
     
  8. Eyescream

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    So…realistically, how difficult is it to install new sights and not screw it up?
     
  9. ajgranda

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    Looks good. Is it a .140 or .156 notch?
     
  10. Quack

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    depends on the person's ability.
    it just took some filing on the rear edge of the sight base.
    the 10-8 has a base that is .500" while the dovetail opening is .495", so not much needs to come off.
    i filed at the angle of the rear just enough to get the sight started.
    used a hard rubber hammer to start it, then used my sight pusher to install it the rest of the way.
    there also a set screw on top, but the fit is so tight, i don't think it will shoot loose.
     
  11. Quack

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    Thanks!

    Wilson flat trigger for the EMP?
     
  12. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    only the .125" is available in the tall sight which is the correct sight for the EMP as well as my Kobra Carry.
     
  13. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Very nice. It is amazing what most folks can do at home if they have patience and a will.
     
  14. Quack

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    Thanks!!!
    I prefer to work on my own things (cars, motorcycle's house, gun's, etc...)

    i think i'm going to flush cut the slide stop pin today. LOL
     
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    Whiskey Six Marine 0369 Platinum Member

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    I installed the same 10-8 sight on my Valor. I replaced the Champion adjustable. A little filing and I installed it with a plastic mallet and oak dowel.

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  16. Quack

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    so i played a little more today and slimmed down my slide stop.
    it's not completely flush yet (still have .012" to go), but here are some progress pics.
    thought i had some cold blue here, but can't find it.

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    I'm pretty handy –*work on my own cars and such. I'd just never installed sights before and was curious.