10-8 Sights: Question

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Carolinaboy, Nov 23, 2011.

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  1. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

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    Sep 17, 2011
    I want to get some 10-8 Sights with the Brass Bead front sight.

    I am going to be putting these on my Kimber Warrior. Which rear sight do I need? I see they have Kimber Ones & Standard Low Mount RS

    Which ones would I need? I'm guessing the Kimber ones :lol: What size do most people go with ? .156" or .140"

    Then which corresponding front sight size? I'm gonna run the Brass Bead

    Thanks in advance guys....:thumb:
     
  2. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011

  3. AlchemyCustomWeaponry

    AlchemyCustomWeaponry Crabby Old Gunsmith

    Nov 4, 2011
    C.B. Your post tells me you are a candidate for the .140 rear sight opening. You will have extremely quick sight acquisition. You won't be shooting bullseye competition but let's face it, not everyone is cut out for that crap.
     
  4. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

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    Sep 17, 2011
    Yeah I run this gun as a strait range dog. I want to get into IDPA eventually.....always wanted to change to the Brass Bead front
     
  5. drcfirearms

    drcfirearms Forum Sponsor Sponsor

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    Aug 16, 2011
    That is the exact setup I am using now. I had Alex build my new Model 3 Bobtail (.50 GI) with a .140 U-Notch 10-8 Rear and Novak Gold Bead front....it is a very quick sight system for picking up the front sight.
     
  6. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

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    Sep 17, 2011
    Awesome that's what I wanted to hear! Think I may order it today....a Thanksgiving present to myself :D

    They're polymer drift/punch sets are out of stock :mad:
     
  7. bryanZ06

    bryanZ06 aka scooterhoohoos

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    Oct 26, 2011
    I have a .140 rear/gold bead front on my Delta, and a .140 rear/tritium front on my Baer TRS. I think the .140 is a good do all size.
     
  8. hogrider05

    hogrider05 Member

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    Sep 12, 2011
    I post this pic whenever this subject comes up. You can get an idea what the set up looks like.
    10-8 .140 rear - Novak gold bead front. Go with a gold bead, it doesn't tarnish.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

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    Sep 17, 2011
    Ordered! 10-8: flat trigger, grip tape, .140" rear, .200" front brass brad :)
     
  10. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

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    Sep 17, 2011
    Where'd ya get the gold one?
     
  11. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    he got a Novak, but you can also get one from SDM, though not sure on the Kimber fitment.

    http://www.sdmfabricating.com/Gold Bead.htm
     
  12. hogrider05

    hogrider05 Member

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    Sep 12, 2011
    Novak gold bead are flat, not sure about SDM.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Samcro

    Samcro US Army Retired 1911 Supporting Addict

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    Nov 19, 2011
    Love the sight Pic it is easy and clean
     
  14. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    SDM's are flat too.
     
  15. hogrider05

    hogrider05 Member

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    Sep 12, 2011
  16. ShootSuppressed

    ShootSuppressed New Member

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    Oct 24, 2011
    SDM's are a fraction of the price of the Novak's, are they near the same quality?


    edit: SDM is what Harrison uses, so it must be good. Also, I placed an order last night, and it shipped this morning. That is what I call good service. Now I just need to buy the pistol to put it on!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  17. wichaka

    wichaka Member

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    Sep 8, 2011
    I find the .156" has too much room for the front sight to move around.
     
  18. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Nice photo, thanks. I've thought about getting a gold bead, but I have a hard time talking myself out of a tritium dot.

    Andy
     
  19. hogrider05

    hogrider05 Member

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    Sep 12, 2011
    Your welcome. I'm going to put a 10-8 rear on my S&W sc bobtail and leave the tritium front sight to see how I like it.
     

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