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I am looking for an easy way to replace a rearsight of a 1911 with a rmr mount. I know that NHC has the IOS as an option.I was looking to just have a rearsight swapped from a NHC or wilson or maybe a DW. I am aware that not all rearsight cuts are the same and that presents an issue.in finding the right rearsight mount for the gun
The decision of just replacing the sight with a mount vs the IOS will come down to cost.

Rmrs are new to me. I would like to try one. I prefer NOT to damage the rearsight mount or have the slide changed unless it is necessary.I see dovetail mounts available andam aware that some rearsight cuts( wc especially) do nto accomodate these. So I am searching for suggestions,experiences...

suggestions for a rearsight mount that is easily installed without changing my slide? favorite mounts? rmrs?

the finaly option would be either order a new gun with am rmr( 4 grand) vs just having NHC install their IOS( over 800 dollars with a rmr included)

I love NHC and am leaning toward this option( IOS installed on a NHC that I have already) unless you members suggest something less costly or a better option
 

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I would do this mount first to see if you like a optic , not the best for long term.

 

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I would do this mount first to see if you like a optic , not the best for long term.

good suggestion.nice long list of guns it fits too

I know that I enjoy the rife red dots that I have. I am figuring a pistol rmr would be fun to use too
 
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I’m not a fan of how they look, but it should tell you want you want to know, without any permanent mods.
EGW makes RMR plates that fit in the rear sight cut for many makes. Here is one for a Novak cut.



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I would also suggest either taking an RDS training class or a least watch some on-line video's on how to use one. Then go out and practice acquiring the dot.

I'm of the opinion that you don't just throw on a dot & you're all good to go. It requires you to train and familiarize yourself with it. But once you've done that, most people swear by them.

I'm still somewhat in the training phase. I'm not sure I shoot with mine enough to make it advantage's. I'm to busy buying different guns & tinkering with my old guns to really go out and train with it.
 

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I agree with @boatdoc and @Whiten, the only issue is going to be the “height” of the optic on the pistol, I can tell you that a plate cut or direct mount is going to be much better than the dove tail plate, with that said it will give you the “80%” solution to see if you like a optic.

If you KNOW you want a RMR/SRO my recommendation is going to be Vulcan Machine Werks.


they use the Trijicon plate and mill it deeper into the slide to the height over bore is less and make sure to mill it with metal in-front and behind the plate which will make it more secure.

they charge 400$ and that with the plate, the cut, and recoating the slide in a solid color and it won’t take the 6 months to put in the IOS that NH is taking!!

they currently have one of my TRS that Bob is doing the cut on!!

this is just one mans 2 cents!!
 
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To add to the good advice above, dots on pistols are really mostly for dedicated shooters. If I wasn't going to train with my gun a lot, I would go back to irons. That said, there are advantages to the dot that will apply to most people, regardless of training level, and if that fits your needs, then gtg. The issue really comes up on a carry or duty gun, where the advantages of the dot are mostly nullified by the real world requirements for a pistol.

And as mentioned above, the lower the dot on the gun, the better. The more 1911 like the grip angle (in this case, it is a 1911), the better. Glocks tend to be the worst offenders in making shooters fight to find the dot. Some of that is poor training or lack of training, but some is definitely the grip angle. TDA Sigs, Beretta's and HK's are also excellent hosts.

make sure you get a type 2 rmr and not the older ones. I surely do like the IOS setup, and will get one shortly.
 

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I've got 3 guns with over 10K on each with EGW mounts and either Leupold DPP or Holosuns..
Mounts are good to go IMO

I've also got a bunch of guns with milled slides but for the more classic or expensive guns I use the EGW mount so I can return it to classic 1911 style
FWIW
 
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Go buy a cheap glock mos and slap a rmr on it. This will at least get you started but you give you an honest attempt while keeping costs down. The rear sight option is too high and may dissuade you.
 

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Go buy a cheap glock mos and slap a rmr on it. This will at least get you started but you give you an honest attempt while keeping costs down. The rear sight option is too high and may dissuade you.
I agree with the rear sight being too high, but shooting a Glock MOS could also dissuade him as well. The first gun I shot with a RMR was a Glock 19, and I didn’t like it at all. It wasn’t until I got a shadow 2 OR in a trade that I really liked it.
 
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I agree with the rear sight being too high, but shooting a Glock MOS could also dissuade him as well. The first gun I shot with a RMR was a Glock 19, and I didn’t like it at all. It wasn’t until I got a shadow 2 OR in a trade that I really liked it.
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I would also suggest either taking an RDS training class or a least watch some on-line video's on how to use one. Then go out and practice acquiring the dot.

I'm of the opinion that you don't just throw on a dot & you're all good to go. It requires you to train and familiarize yourself with it. But once you've done that, most people swear by them.

I'm still somewhat in the training phase. I'm not sure I shoot with mine enough to make it advantage's. I'm to busy buying different guns & tinkering with my old guns to really go out and train with it.
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Go buy a cheap glock mos and slap a rmr on it. This will at least get you started but you give you an honest attempt while keeping costs down. The rear sight option is too high and may dissuade you.
saw one posted on the forum the other day.took too long to think of it as a good option and it was sold
 

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I agree with @boatdoc and @Whiten, the only issue is going to be the “height” of the optic on the pistol, I can tell you that a plate cut or direct mount is going to be much better than the dove tail plate, with that said it will give you the “80%” solution to see if you like a optic.

If you KNOW you want a RMR/SRO my recommendation is going to be Vulcan Machine Werks.


they use the Trijicon plate and mill it deeper into the slide to the height over bore is less and make sure to mill it with metal in-front and behind the plate which will make it more secure.

they charge 400$ and that with the plate, the cut, and recoating the slide in a solid color and it won’t take the 6 months to put in the IOS that NH is taking!!

they currently have one of my TRS that Bob is doing the cut on!!

this is just one mans 2 cents!!
I can adjust to the height issue during the trials with a rmr.

I just do not want to cut a slide . Then I am stuck withthe rmr. THat is why a dovetail mount r the IOS is a better option for my purposes.

I am not a competition shooting. JUst someone hwo enjoys shooting all types of guns and options
 

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I can adjust to the height issue during the trials with a rmr.

I just do not want to cut a slide . Then I am stuck withthe rmr. THat is why a dovetail mount r the IOS is a better option for my purposes.

I am not a competition shooting. JUst someone hwo enjoys shooting all types of guns and options
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Shoot a little far from me, due to blue label, I collect glocks, 2 a year for me and 2 for the wife, and was going to offer to loan you a 19 or 17 MOS with an optic.
 
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