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DLL9mm
02-13-2010, 11:46
I wanted to get a simple GI-style 1911. SO...I picked up a Rock Island yesterday at the gunshow. So far I like it. It does have one problem... The front sight is canted/crooked! It has the real small GI sights. Is there any way to fix it? Can it be replaced? I will take it to the range tomarrow and see if it makes a difference. I think it may just be a cosmetic issue. Anyways, the I didn't like the looks of the grips on it, so I bought some cheap ones at the show to give it a "Older" look. Heres some pics.....
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/dll1488/IMG_2897Small-1.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/dll1488/IMG_2890Small.jpg

And here's a pic of my RIA and my Firestorm....
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/dll1488/IMG_2902Small-1.jpg

glock2740
02-13-2010, 12:45
Congrats! Hard to beat a Rock for the money. I love all of mine.

Teddybear
02-13-2010, 16:46
DLL9mm,
The front sight can indeed be replaced. The front sight on your RIA is staked, and requires a staking tool to install the new sight. Any qualified gunsmith can do it.

bac1023
02-13-2010, 18:15
Congrats on the RIA. :thumbsup:

krunchnik
02-13-2010, 20:57
Congrats on your RIA,I really like mine,its my EDC.


http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx272/krunchnik/IMG_0967.jpg

DLL9mm
02-14-2010, 04:59
DLL9mm,
The front sight can indeed be replaced. The front sight on your RIA is staked, and requires a staking tool to install the new sight. Any qualified gunsmith can do it.

Thanks for the info. What size staked sights do I need to order? I see there are a couple different styles.