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    Default Which sights for 1911

    My wife got me a 1911 for Christmas. YEAH!!!

    However she could not get the model I wanted (Springfield PX9109LP).

    +2 For New Holland Sportsman's Shop. Twice she has gone there to buy me a pistol and they have bent over backwards to work with her. Details will be in where to/not to spend money.

    Long story short is Springfield is not even making them right now so they sold her a RO model and said we can change out the sights and the only other difference is the non lowered and flared ejection port and no front slide serrations.

    I don't like the target sights and specifically DON'T want them. Looking at genuine Novak's and I can't decide between the regular 3 dot, fiber optics with green front and rear or green front and red rear and the Tritium night sights. I was originally thinking of the Tritiums, but the FO's at half the price are pretty tempting.

    Tritium sights are the gold standard, but realistically, if it's so dark that I need tritium to see the sights will I be able to see a target that's far enough away to need sights to hit? Said another way, If it's so dark that I need tritium to see my sights won't any target that I can see be so close that I won't need sights to hit it?

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    Default Re: Which sights for 1911

    What's this gun for? Competition, carry, bullseye or HD?

    Competition: FO front sight, black rear. done. Easy and accurate. Very fast once you learn how to use it properly.

    HD/Carry? I say Lo-Pro night sights. I thought the same way about night sights (If it's that dark I shouldn't be shooting) but it works if you're in a dark room and the target is back lit, by a window, in a bright part of the room, etc. Plus my 1911 with Tritium glows at night for me to find it on the bedside table.

    I hear people like all black sights for bullseye shooting, but I go too fast for this aiming thing

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    Default Re: Which sights for 1911

    By the way, Range Officer is better model then loaded.

    Its basically a TRP with out all the fancy stuff.

    And as far as your question about sight goes, you'll get more response from these guys...

    http://forums.1911forum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=29
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    Default Re: Which sights for 1911

    Quote Originally Posted by steviesterno View Post
    What's this gun for? Competition, carry, bullseye or HD?
    Reasons

    1. Everyone needs at least 1 1911 in their collection.
    2. Plinking
    3. HD
    4. Carry
    5. IDPA

    More or less in that order.

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    Default Re: Which sights for 1911

    Quote Originally Posted by Franchi20/28 View Post
    Reasons

    1. Everyone needs at least 1 1911 in their collection.
    2. Plinking
    3. HD
    4. Carry
    5. IDPA

    More or less in that order.

    Doug
    I understand you want to use your 1911 for everything but think of it as a tool. You can have a tool that is awesome for one or two things and okay for everything else or a tool that is okay for everything but not awesome at anything. This is why Stevesterno was asking what are your plans for it. I have 4 different 1911's in different flavors for specific tasks. 3in to 6in , 22cal to 45 acp... 7rds to 20rds capacity Just my 2cents...
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    Default Re: Which sights for 1911

    I'm partial to these, personally:



    http://www.heinie.com/information.php?info_id=6

    It appears that their site isn't working. I am a big fan of their Ledge sights.
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    Default Re: Which sights for 1911

    John Harrison makes replacement sights for the range officer. https://shop.harrisoncustom.com/
    Last edited by nomad48; December 27th, 2011 at 12:25 PM.
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    Default Re: Which sights for 1911

    Your sight options will be based on the dovetail cuts in the slide. IIRC, the RO has a Bomar style adjustable rear sight. That being said, your replacement options are very limited.

    Quote Originally Posted by nomad48 View Post
    John Harrison makes replacement sights for th range officer. https://shop.harrisoncustom.com/
    This is the only Bomar style replacement that I'm aware of.

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    I bought a RO a few months ago & loved it, but I changed the sights out for a Dawson Precision tritium front & a Harrison tritium I-dot style rear sight. I liked the adjustable rear sight for range use, but decided I wanted the gun more for carry than range use, so I changed to combat style sights.

    http://www.dawsonprecision.com/Produ...002-1132169459
    http://shop.harrisoncustom.com/produ...ear-sight.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    Your sight options will be based on the dovetail cuts in the slide. IIRC, the RO has a Bomar style adjustable rear sight. That being said, your replacement options are very limited.
    This is the only Bomar style replacement that I'm aware of.
    The Range Officer, unlike the TRP, uses a LPA cut, not Bomar. You need one of these:
    http://shop.harrisoncustom.com/categ...e-lpa-cut.aspx
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