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Quack
03-04-2010, 17:32
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.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_1459.jpg

and here's what it looks like from the shooter's perspective.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_1470.jpg

jedi573
03-04-2010, 18:23
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

john58
03-04-2010, 19:07
Looks great. Nice pics!!

MD357
03-04-2010, 23:53
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.

Quack
03-05-2010, 00:04
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.

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.

okie
03-05-2010, 01:54
Very nice my friend:supergrin:

faawrenchbndr
03-05-2010, 06:49
Looks sweet,.......

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

Eyescream
03-05-2010, 07:19
So…realistically, how difficult is it to install new sights and not screw it up?

ajgranda
03-05-2010, 08:02
Looks good. Is it a .140 or .156 notch?

Quack
03-05-2010, 10:13
So…realistically, how difficult is it to install new sights and not screw it up?

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.

Quack
03-05-2010, 10:14
Looks sweet,.......

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


Thanks!

Wilson flat trigger for the EMP?

Quack
03-05-2010, 10:16
Looks good. Is it a .140 or .156 notch?

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

HAIL CAESAR
03-05-2010, 12:18
Very nice. It is amazing what most folks can do at home if they have patience and a will.

Quack
03-05-2010, 12:24
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

Whiskey Six
03-05-2010, 13:07
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.

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/166/img3796k.jpg

Quack
03-05-2010, 14:05
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.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_1497.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_1496.jpg

Eyescream
03-05-2010, 18:09
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.

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