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What do you folks think of the new Nighthawk Interchangeable Optic System?
I've been considering trying a red dot due to my declining eyesight. Esthetically I hate the idea of putting one on a 1911 but I think it might result in getting better hits. Of course the other issue is if I like it then what happens to all the cool 1911s I have in the safe, are they rendered obsolete?
 

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I don't know much about Nighthawk, but I think optics on pistols is the future.
 

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I like the AOS/IOS concept. It is a smart idea that allows versatility to future optic footprints that direct milling cannot accommodate. I have RDS's on my carry Glock's, and for me, it did help with accuracy due to a simplified focal point.

I had been considering ordering a Firehawk with the IOS once I get some priorities handled.
 

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[QUOTE Of course the other issue is if I like it then what happens to all the cool 1911s I have in the safe, are they rendered obsolete?[/QUOTE]

No need to worry, just send 'em to me!

Problem solved.

You're welcome! :grin:
 

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...but I think optics on pistols is the future.
Absolutely, the way forward. I chose a pistol that I wouldn't cry over (if I didn't like the concept) for my first RMR install. I had NH do the machining for the Trijicon adapter early last year. The RMR might not be the optic of the future, but it's undeniable that MRDS equipped pistols are.
 

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I really like the idea of the IOS. I want to know if they can mill one of my STIs & put it on?
At this time we are only offering the IOS on new builds. We are hoping to offer it on other slides in the near future.


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I have two 1911s with red dots on them. I first bought a Kimber KHX OR and put a Vortex Venom on it. Loved it and the gun shoots great. I liked it so much I had the slide for my Dan Wesson PM9 milled for the Kimber optic plate system and mounted a Leupold DPP. I’m far sighted and red dots allow me to shoot well at all ranges. I don’t want to own a 1911 without one.
Almost forgot - I have a custom 1911 with a .22 conversion unit and an UltraDot.
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According to their website it cost $350 for the milling. It doesn't say what plates that comes with. I am will probably send a 1911 or two their way to have it done. Biggest issue I see right now is there are no duty holsters for them.

I really like the idea of the IOS. I want to know if they can mill one of my STIs & put it on?
 

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It looks like it comes with the fixed rear sight and you would have to buy another plate for you optic. Certainly looks like the best system out there for both ease of use and rigidity.
Jeff
 
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