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Old 02-06-2011, 15:06   #1
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Anyone like GI Sights on 1911s?

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?
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Old 02-06-2011, 15:22   #2
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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.
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Old 02-06-2011, 15:48   #3
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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.

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Old 02-06-2011, 16:06   #4
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are those the colt high or low profile?
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Old 02-06-2011, 16:10   #5
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lows, standard Colt GI

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Old 02-06-2011, 21:01   #6
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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.
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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.
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I like the sights that are on my G.I. now....
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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. I might possibly get a Yost Gi rear and a fron night sight possibly.
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I might possibly get a Yost Gi rear and a fron night sight possibly.
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Old 02-06-2011, 21:27   #11
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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!!
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I think it will keep the looks a like, but be a little more practical.
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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.
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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.
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Old 02-06-2011, 21:31   #15
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Well I got better than 20/20 so they work for me. 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!!

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They are a High profile Gi type sight. Fits in the gi dovetail. 10-8 makes one too.
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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
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you are good2go for real GI sights!!
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.....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.
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