Changing sights on 1911 gi

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The sights as issued work, depending on your eyes, but for "quick", precise match or combat work a different set is in order. When the 1911 was designed, those were considered OK for a gun whose biggest use was going to be point and shoot. Re: new sights on a springfield gi 1911 I owned a Mil-spec model and had similar plans for it. I quickly realized selling it and buying an SA loaded was a better option. The sights you suggest are sold by Novak. They quoted me ~ $300 for sights and labor. They would have to mill the slide for the front sight. Has anyone replaced a staked on front sight on a 1911 GI model? I have a Rock Island Armory 1911 compact, and just learned that there are stake-on night and fiber optic sights available. I just wondered how big of a deal it is, and what to get.
 

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Trijicon Bright & Tough Night Sights are three-dot iron sights that increase night-fire shooting accuracy by as much as five times over conventional sights. Equally impressive, they do so with the same speed as instinctive shooting - and without the need for batteries. My MilSpec Springfield is GI cut as well. There are not a ton of options but I have Trijicon night sights in mine. The rear sits up higher and has nice crisp green dots and the front will have to be staked, as long as someone that know what they are doing stakes the sight, you should be fine. Guncrafter Industries is proud to be the maker of the family of Official Front Sight 1911's. Every detail of the Official Front Sight 1911 has been carefully selected by the expert Range Masters at Front Sight for enhancement of the 1911's usability and combat effectiveness. Some 1911 copies have GI-style front sights made from bad castings and to make matters worse, they are barely staked in place. The predictable result is that some will depart the gun in the middle of a magazine. Also, many simply prefer high-profile sights on this pistol. I dont have a Gi but i have these 2 Paras Tac-s and LTC, excellent firearms that have yet to fail , but bear in mind that thet are the second most hated 1911's right behind Taurus. There are people on here who will tell you with a strait face that primitive RIA is better than a Para. I wouldnt hesitate to get another one. I'm interested in upgrading the sights for my 5" Rock Island Armory 1911. The factory sights are the 1911A1 low sights and I find them fairly difficult to acquire, particularly after becoming accustomed to the high 3-dot sights of my CZ-75B.
 

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Get the best deals on 1911 Front Sight when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com ... BRAND NEW COLT 1911 Style Front Sight GI M1911A1 Smooth FRONT SIGHT ... I purchased these sights for my Rock Island Armory/Armscor 1911 compact 3.5, it is an amazing upgrade to the GI sights, the rear sight went on with out issue. The front sight is a tenon style and must be staked which I did with a vice, padded jaw protectors and a Brownell's 1911 front sight staking tool. Jun 22, 2016 · How to do 1911 sights install yourself, the easy way, with simple tools. Expert gunsmith Mark Stein of MSI Guns of California, shows you how to install TruGlo TFO Novak Dovetail sights on a 1911 ...

A government sight on the 1911A1 pistol is the stock sight that came pre-installed on the top of the frame. Replacing the front sight is not difficult to do but you will need a 1911A1 front sight tool specific to your brand of 1911A1. The model 1911A1 is one of the most popular pistols on the market and has been for decades. May 07, 2012 · For the sights, get the ones you want, and let a gunsmith do the work. You said you had the military model, which probably has the standard GI sights on it, so a gunsmith will have to mill out sights cuts in the slide for the sights to fit into. I just ordered a GI govt model. This is strictly range and target use. I'm thinking of a fiber optic front sight. I was wondering what options are out there for the back, I'd really like target type rear sights don't have to be adjustable, but something that requires no mods or cuts to the slide.

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Some 1911 copies have GI-style front sights made from bad castings and to make matters worse, they are barely staked in place. The predictable result is that some will depart the gun in the middle of a magazine. Also, many simply prefer high-profile sights on this pistol. Jan 24, 2013 · I needed a new gun for night stand duty, so I picked up a RIA GI 1911. I figured I would keep it CMP legal in case I ever want to do that. What can I do to the gun to keep it CMP legal? I'd like to put better sights on it, what are my options there? Thanks! dsd