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Old 12-12-2010, 12:05   #1
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1911 Sights?

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?

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Old 12-12-2010, 12:11   #2
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Do you know what kind of sight cut you have?
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:15   #3
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hmm I am not sure what you mean. Explain?
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:18   #4
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Show us a pic.

I'm not sure what the smaller RIAs use.

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Old 12-12-2010, 12:40   #5
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Sorry if they aren't that clear! Damn Iphone!

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Old 12-12-2010, 12:52   #6
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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.
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Old 12-12-2010, 13:58   #7
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I see how I can replace the rear sight, how do I replace the front?
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Old 12-12-2010, 14:00   #8
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the front sight is staked on, i'm not sure what size tenon they use.
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Old 12-12-2010, 14:03   #9
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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.
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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.
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Old 12-12-2010, 14:04   #11
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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.
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Old 12-12-2010, 14:14   #12
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It's easy to do with the tool and complete instructions are included. The gunsmith will charge you about what the tool costs.

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Old 12-12-2010, 14:16   #13
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Whats the cost on the tool?
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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
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Old 12-12-2010, 14:26   #15
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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.
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Old 12-12-2010, 14:34   #16
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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.
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Old 12-12-2010, 14:47   #17
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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.
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Old 12-15-2010, 17:32   #18
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The GI sights suck for fast target acquisition IMO but they are actually quite good for slow fire.
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