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glock21xxx
12-12-2010, 12:05
I have a RIA Officer's size 1911. I want to change out the sights as the sight picture is not what I am used to. Any recommendations on the best bang for the buck?

Thanks!

MD357
12-12-2010, 12:11
Do you know what kind of sight cut you have?

glock21xxx
12-12-2010, 12:15
hmm I am not sure what you mean. Explain?

bac1023
12-12-2010, 12:18
Show us a pic.

I'm not sure what the smaller RIAs use.

James?







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glock21xxx
12-12-2010, 12:40
http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b466/glock21xxx/photo2-1.jpg

http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b466/glock21xxx/photo1-1.jpg

Sorry if they aren't that clear! Damn Iphone!

skipsan
12-12-2010, 12:52
Suggest you consider a gold bead mounted in a staked front sight (no slide cut required), and a 10-8 blade all black rear sight--also no slide cut required.

glock21xxx
12-12-2010, 13:58
I see how I can replace the rear sight, how do I replace the front?

Quack
12-12-2010, 14:00
the front sight is staked on, i'm not sure what size tenon they use.

MD357
12-12-2010, 14:03
Suggest you consider a gold bead mounted in a staked front sight (no slide cut required), and a 10-8 blade all black rear sight--also no slide cut required.

+1 to this, excellent combination.

FLIPPER 348
12-12-2010, 14:03
I see how I can replace the rear sight, how do I replace the front?

You need a special tool. Easy to use but a bit pricy at around $90 with shipping. But then you have the tool for future use. Let me know if you need one as I make them.

glock21xxx
12-12-2010, 14:04
Would it be better to take to an armorer and have him do it? I don't want to mar this thing up!

Hey Quack

Any recommendations for someone in NE Ohio? I am in Strongsville.

FLIPPER 348
12-12-2010, 14:14
It's easy to do with the tool and complete instructions are included. The gunsmith will charge you about what the tool costs.

glock21xxx
12-12-2010, 14:16
Whats the cost on the tool?

FLIPPER 348
12-12-2010, 14:18
You need a special tool. Easy to use but a bit pricy at around $90 with shipping. But then you have the tool for future use. Let me know if you need one as I make them.


$90 shipped

Quack
12-12-2010, 14:26
i would call Pro Armament in Cuyahoga Falls, they might be able to do it and they are 1911 guys there.
there's also Drake Oldham in Cuyahoga Falls, but he's a few months backed up.

i'd do it for you, but i don't have any staked on sights.

glock2740
12-12-2010, 14:34
You can get a set of 3 dot or night sights made for a COlt series 70 at Brownells that'll work. I got that straight from Arnel, the head gun guru at Armscor. I've got that same model RIA and the factory sights SUCK ASS! I just haven't gotten around to getting a set yet, or I'd post a picture of it. It's not the preferred sight set I'd like to have, but I don't want to drop the coin to have the dovetail work for a better set of sights.

FLIPPER 348
12-12-2010, 14:47
I used to prefer larger sights/3-dots on 1911s. But after over a decade of shooting 1911s I have found the small GI style sights to be perfect for me.

Brass Nazi
12-15-2010, 17:32
The GI sights suck for fast target acquisition IMO but they are actually quite good for slow fire.