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GeorgiaRedfish
02-06-2011, 14:06
I like them I find them to be accurate, and If I'm in a SD situation I will more likely be using point and shoot technique anyways. I like that they give your hand some purchase to rack the slide. I do plan on painting the front sight blade white to make it easier to see. Am I alone with my young eyes?

glock2740
02-06-2011, 14:22
I've only got one 1911 with them. I find that they are pretty good if I can take my time, but for SD I find them almost worthless. Might as well just point shoot. I painted the front sight orange to see it faster, but it's still pretty small.

FLIPPER 348
02-06-2011, 14:48
I used to prefer Nokaks but these days I like GI sights better. I just installed a set yesterday on this sweet Colt NIB (with box!) slide from the 50s, test fired the build this am. The slide had a few scratches but had never been installed on a frame.

GeorgiaRedfish
02-06-2011, 15:06
are those the colt high or low profile?

FLIPPER 348
02-06-2011, 15:10
lows, standard Colt GI

samuse
02-06-2011, 20:01
I don't have a problem with 'em, but the new sights are definitely easier to use. Especially if you're trying to be fast.

craig19
02-06-2011, 20:19
I used to prefer Nokaks but these days I like GI sights better. I just installed a set yesterday on this sweet Colt NIB (with box!) slide from the 50s, test fired the build this am. The slide had a few scratches but had never been installed on a frame.


That looks really nice.

To the OP, the only 1911 I own has them. I don't mind them at all during the day, but if I shoot at a dimly lit range, I'm all over the place. I will say, I don't have 20/20 vision to begin with.

Nickpisp
02-06-2011, 20:20
I like the sights that are on my G.I. now....:supergrin:

GeorgiaRedfish
02-06-2011, 20:22
That looks really nice.

To the OP, the only 1911 I own has them. I don't mind them at all during the day, but if I shoot at a dimly lit range, I'm all over the place. I will say, I don't have 20/20 vision to begin with.
Well I got better than 20/20 so they work for me.:supergrin: I might possibly get a Yost Gi rear and a fron night sight possibly.

Nickpisp
02-06-2011, 20:25
I might possibly get a Yost Gi rear and a fron night sight possibly.

:thumbsup:

FLIPPER 348
02-06-2011, 20:27
Yost makes a GI sight set?? outstanding


I have a supply of milled Colt WW2 era GI sites 'in the white' still with the flash and edges as yet trimmed. I found them on Ebay a few years back. I will check into the Yost offerings if they are truly GI as I only have about 4 sets left!!

GeorgiaRedfish
02-06-2011, 20:27
:thumbsup:
I think it will keep the looks a like, but be a little more practical.

Nickpisp
02-06-2011, 20:29
I think it will keep the looks a like, but be a little more practical.

I have a 10-8 NM and tritium front on my GI Champion. I have a Harrison retro to put on my Colt 70 Series repro. :supergrin:

Nickpisp
02-06-2011, 20:29
Yost makes a GI sight set?? outstanding


I have a supply of milled Colt WW2 era GI sites 'in the white' still with the flash and edges as yet trimmed. I found them on Ebay a few years back. I will check into the Yost offerings if they are truly GI as I only have about 4 sets left!!

They aren't GI.

FLIPPER 348
02-06-2011, 20:31
bummer, oh well


Well I got better than 20/20 so they work for me.:supergrin: I might possibly get a Yost Gi rear and a fron night sight possibly.


here is my test photo for 1911 GI sights:


.......if you 'get' the photo than GI sights will do you just fine!!

GeorgiaRedfish
02-06-2011, 20:31
They are a High profile Gi type sight. Fits in the gi dovetail. 10-8 makes one too.

GeorgiaRedfish
02-06-2011, 20:32
bummer, oh well





here is my test photo for 1911 GI sights:


.......if you 'get' the photo than GI sights will do you just fine!!
Mountain lion bottom slightly left? Laying down

FLIPPER 348
02-06-2011, 20:33
you are good2go for real GI sights!!

GeorgiaRedfish
02-06-2011, 20:35
Score

FLIPPER 348
02-06-2011, 20:36
.....as an old 1911 shooter (at the ripe old age of 47) I have found that with GI sights I point the 1911 at the target. With other sights I point the sights and align the 1911 accordingly at the target.

ctfireman
02-06-2011, 20:45
I do. I was surprised at how well i shoot my GI.

bac1023
02-06-2011, 22:20
I enjoy shooting GI 1911s.

The sights are small, but I'm not looking for great accuracy with these guns anyway.

GeorgiaRedfish
02-06-2011, 22:22
I enjoy shooting GI 1911s.

The sights are small, but I'm not looking for great accuracy with these guns anyway.
True plus in a SD situation I believe i will be doing point and shoot. As I don't want to cut my field of vision in half, and get rid of my depth perception by closing one eye in SD scenarios.

samuse
02-07-2011, 02:34
bummer, oh well





here is my test photo for 1911 GI sights:


.......if you 'get' the photo than GI sights will do you just fine!!


Could somebody please circle what I'm supposed to see in this picture??:faint:

Nickpisp
02-07-2011, 07:07
Could somebody please circle what I'm supposed to see in this picture??:faint:

Read post #17.............

A6Gator
02-07-2011, 07:38
When I first saw this thread, I thought you were talking about no-kidding GI issue 1911s. When I first went in the Navy in the 70's, we had to qual with .45s that had these tiny front blades and a notch in the back that you couldn't drift with a sledge... The GI sights now are a quantum leap over the old ones. It really made me appreciate what the guys in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam had to go through with those crappy sights.:drillsgt:

FLIPPER 348
02-07-2011, 07:58
When I first saw this thread, I thought you were talking about no-kidding GI issue 1911s.



we are talking about those

BicycleDay43
02-07-2011, 21:27
To me the GI sights are pretty useless. JM Browning must have had great vision to put them on the 1911 and original BHP.

fowler
02-08-2011, 18:14
ditto stock GI sites,stock GI no extras!