Ed Brown HD XR Front Sight

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by azguy1911, Dec 21, 2018.

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  1. azguy1911

    azguy1911 Screw it, I'm buying more 1911's

    Oct 22, 2015
    Merry Christmas everyone ;)

    I just got a couple Ed Brown sights, the orange is for my DW CBOB 38 super build in stainless steel, which Keith say is virtually ready to ship, minus the front sight.

    And I think the yellow one will go on my Ed Brown CCO Lightweight, if I can find it :roll: (I hate that gun and I have it buried at the back of the safe and haven't shot (or seen) since like June :confused: anyway maybe a new pretty front sight will motivate me to resurrect it from exile.

    They are pretty bad ass, if you ask me.

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  2. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    I like the one on the left; of course I’ll have to buy another pistol...
     

  3. azguy1911

    azguy1911 Screw it, I'm buying more 1911's

    Oct 22, 2015
    My thinking was the orange will pop on the stainless steel and the yellow will pop on the black Gen 4 Ed Brown
     
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  4. NPV

    NPV Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2017
    While I’m not a tritium guy I’ve been waiting for trijicon to release these for 1911s. The standard .140 HD front is too wide these .125s are awesome.
     
  5. azguy1911

    azguy1911 Screw it, I'm buying more 1911's

    Oct 22, 2015
    Well, I'm sending my slide off to Ed Brown tomorrow so they can swap out the front site. $25 for labor, plus $35 for shipping (that's both ways). Lets hope it doesn't come back with tool marks all over it :o.o: they said turn-around would be several days, that's pretty impressive.

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  6. MikeEIB

    MikeEIB Member

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Does anyone know if these will fit a DW Valkyrie?
     
  7. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016
    I do like a front sight that is an attention whore.

    Wish I could still shoot tight, all black Heinie sights but those days are in the rearview mirror....
     
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  8. azguy1911

    azguy1911 Screw it, I'm buying more 1911's

    Oct 22, 2015
    Probably, the orange sight is going on my DW CBOB build that is being finished up at Dan Wesson as we speak, the person I have been dealing with there said it wasn't a problem and I sent them the sight a few weeks ago
     
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  9. rod442

    rod442 Well-Known Member

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    Mar 4, 2014
    Can you tell me how tall they are? Ive been needing to get a new sight for my guardian, and need one a tiny bit taller than oem. Shoots about 1.5" higher than I'd like.
     
  10. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016
    From what I read on the Brown site it look like these are standard Novak dovetail sized.

    Based on that, won’t these overhang the front of the slide on Springfields or DWs?
     
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  11. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Look forward to seeing it when you get it back!
     
  12. rod442

    rod442 Well-Known Member

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    Mar 4, 2014
    That's kind of what I was thinking too. didn't know the exact differences; but I did know that DW uses SA cuts for the front.
     
  13. azguy1911

    azguy1911 Screw it, I'm buying more 1911's

    Oct 22, 2015
    .180
     
  14. azguy1911

    azguy1911 Screw it, I'm buying more 1911's

    Oct 22, 2015
    I don't know what SA are but Keith at DW said they used Novak cuts and these would fit no problem. We'll see, I'll have it later today.
     
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  15. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016
    The dovetail is cut further toward the muzzle on Springers. Can’t say on DWs.
     
  16. MikeEIB

    MikeEIB Member

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Please let us know when you can.
     
  17. kc1911

    kc1911 Member

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    Jul 13, 2018
    Anxiously watching this thread. The HDs are by far my favorite sites for old tired eyes. I'd love to get a set on my DW Guardian.
     
  18. azguy1911

    azguy1911 Screw it, I'm buying more 1911's

    Oct 22, 2015
    Well Ed Brown has their sight game down, they turned it around in a week after getting it and it made its way back to be today.

    So much better than the stock --junk IMHO-- front sight

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  19. A45GUNNER

    A45GUNNER Well-Known Member

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    Jun 8, 2012
    That is a nice sight picture-it looks good on there
     

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