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Be warned pictures not for the faint of heart!

Fellow addicts & esteemed Smiths attached are some photos of a colt LW Commander that I picked up in trading, got it very reasonably, the pistol shoots ok and runs well, as it is.
As you can see It has an abomination of a rear sight with a monster cut.
Dimensions on the diagram were taken using a pair of calipers. This pistol carries really nice & for a LW frame is sort of soft shooting.
Looking for thoughts or ideas?
Thank you

Initially when I first shot it the slide migrated left through the first 200 rounds, added some red locktite and it has stayed in place.

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Be warned pictures not for the faint of heart!

Fellow addicts & esteemed Smiths attached are some photos of a colt LW Commander that I picked up in trading, got it very reasonably, the pistol shoots ok and runs well, as it is.
As you can see It has an abomination of a rear sight with a monster cut.
Dimensions on the diagram were taken using a pair of calipers. This pistol carries really nice & for a LW frame is sort of soft shooting.
Looking for thoughts or ideas?
Thank you

Initially when I first shot it the slide migrated left through the first 200 rounds, added some red locktite and it ha stayed in place.

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IMO, your Colt is an excellent candidate for the NoMar Conversion!

https://www.1911addicts.com/threads/introducing-the-nomar-rear-sight.72805/#post-1134437

I've had 2 pistols converted, and have been totally satisfied with both!

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All great info again thank you
please keep the info coming,
I’ve placed a WTB in the classifieds for a slide, and am watching a few internet sights also. I have been carrying it and shooting it. (Usually a mag or 2 before work) Finding a nice slide opens another can of worms as slide fitment/barrel fitment etc, etc.

Ideally something robust in the form of sights? then comes the barrel & bushing fitting, new internals, Flat trigger and maybe a low lever safety, Accu rails?

An addicts rabbit hole.

Something on the lines of that NOMAR would prove interesting and workable.

With all of this I have grown quite fond of this pistol. Worst part of all this is seeing that huge cut and I say to myself what was that jack wad/jack leg thinking (dumbass) when they butchered such a sweet pistol. I’m sure the professionals on here see a lot worse. Rant over.
 

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I am Totally surprised that @tac45 hasn't chimed in with his offer to sell you some "Sight Shock Dampening" product..... Simply apply a thin layer between sight and slide to end harmonic vibrations.

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  • Can't believe someone ruined that slide cutting that deep in to the serrations, what a shame! Just wondering what was going through someone's head when they cut that deep into that slide. Time for a red Dot sight, if that will even cover it up.
 

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  • Can't believe someone ruined that slide cutting that deep in to the serrations, what a shame! Just wondering what was going through someone's head when they cut that deep into that slide. Time for a red Dot sight, if that will even cover it up.
Thank you, But I don’t think I’m ready for a optic on a 1911 yet.
 

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Yes and yes. Shoots ok, and runs well carries great.
For a carry gun I'm in the ain't broke don't fix! camp.
Peen the dovetail or buy an oversize sight. Kensight used to sell them if you made a phone call to them. They made a Bomar style for cuts that got to large etc.
FWIW
 
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