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  1. General 1911 talk
    When shooting for accuracy, is it better to have more "light" between the front sight post and rear notch or less? I've seen some sight setups were there is no gap at all and other where its very significant. From a strictly accuracy standpoint, is one better than the other?
  2. General 1911 talk
    The slide for my Colt Gunsite arrived today, thank you Novak! At first glance I like them, I'll hit the range this weekend to see how they work. An observation; the Trijicon (mistakenly thought it was from Novak too) front sight on my old gun have a much brighter/bigger orange circle. The...
  3. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Anybody know any smiths without long wait times that’d do: Trigger job Fit thumb safety & slidestop Replace sights (existing Novak sight cuts) Change grip bushings Probably doesn’t matter but gun is Colt Wiley Colt Govt. Thanks, Jim
  4. General 1911 talk
    Recently, the adjustable rear sight on my Wilson broke and the gun had to go back to the mothership. I just discovered this on the Kensight Bomar adjustable on my Dan Wesson. The leaf is cracked at the pivot pin. And while installing another Kensight Bomar the elevation detent broke off.
  5. General 1911 talk
    What is the best way to set up a red dot on my 1911 without a tac rail?
  6. General 1911 talk
    i would like to swap mine to fixed square rear sight and gold bead front on my 9mm trojan. how would i go about doing that and which parts do i order? wilson combat fixed rear and gold front? will this work and fit? is it the right height i would need...
  7. General 1911 talk
    What is the sight cut on ruger sr1911 target model there is very little found on this subject or very little available it say 's bomar style not bomar cut ? Just wondering if there are night sets or fiber optic rear replacement .
  8. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I now have my new production 70 series full size .45 Colt pistol. I will be changing both sights out, having the dovetails cut, most likely by Novak. Guys here on the Forum provided that guidance and it works for me. I like the rear I have on my Ed Brown so I may as well use it on the Colt...
  9. 1911 Gear
    Buster, I have some old stuff I'm getting rid of, some old jewelry that no one wants. Included in this stuff is an old ring with 5 small diamonds which look to be about the diameter of a gold bead. I'm going to take the stones out because the scrap gold places don't want or care about stones...
  10. General 1911 talk
    I'd like to send the gun off with some newer parts, it's been sitting around unfired for a long time. Sight set, 10-8 makes a heftier rear sight that will fit the Government cut, leaning that direction. Would like to have a fiber optic front sight which will require a cut, not a problem, but...
  11. General Firearm Discussion
    After the past few months, I've been struggling to understand why I tend to shoot high with my GI No Name, but not with my other 1911 pistols. I think the answer to my conundrum lies in the fact that my GI No Name as a U notch rear sight, whereas my other 1911's have a square notch. Before I...
  12. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Is there a difference between a Bomar sight cut and a Bomar hidden sight cut? Which is the BMCS? Do both cuts take the same sight?
  13. General 1911 talk
    I have two Dan Wesson (VBob & Valkyrie) and a Kimber Super Custom. The two DW’s have in line night sights and the Kimber standard 3 dot. Most everything else I shoot have (mostly SIG’s) have 3 dot either X-ray or Trijicon HD with the night bright orange front sight. I really struggle with...
  14. 1911 Gear
    I haven't been able to find which dovetail cuts Ruger uses for their SR1911. What are they using?
  15. General 1911 talk
    Looking for any info on aftermarket sights for COLT CCO, it is the 1997-98 version with the crazy C-MORE sight cut. Looking for like a low profile rear sight set like Heine etc. Thanks
  16. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hey all, I've taken the plunge and I'm now a dealer for parts and optics, and hope to have my FFL soon! That being said I am concentrating on representing high quality brands that I have personal experience with. I've been using Scalarworks Aimpoint mounts for years. I think I was one of the...
  17. General 1911 talk
    I'd like to order a BEC rear sight, however, they are out of stock on their website. A few days ago, I filled out a contact request form on the website asking for an update on availability, but I haven't received a response. Does anyone have any insight? Should I move on to something else? Thanks
  18. 1911 Gear
    I haven't been able to make it to the range as regularly as I would like, and dryfire practice just isn't enough by itself. I finally made it out today, and was having a lot of difficulty with shots landing low. I'm pretty sure I was my own worst enemy, as I was fighting an anticipation flinch...
  19. 1911 Gear
    Been looking at replacement sights for my wife's Staccato C. She really likes a 2 dot rear sight. It would seem that is something that's pretty hard to find for the Novak cut STI. I ended up ordering a set of Tritium sights from Dawson Precision. Anyone have these? Any other sights out there...
  20. AR Forum
    My rifle's rear sights are loose, or wobbly ever since I had it refinished. I know this isn't good because it'll affect the sight picture and accuracy. It shifts from left to right and seems kind of loose. Is there a way to fix this if anybody knows? It's your standard rear leaf sight. and it's...
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