Wilson 38 Super CQB Rear Sight Change

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by Mike0251, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 25, 2016
    I don't carry this gun so I wanted tighter sights as the battle sight to quote someone from another forum "you could drive a bus thru it". The front is gold bead already, but the .165" wide battle rear the front just gets lost. I shoot for accuracy and competition with most of my guns so I did tons of research and settled on the adjustable rear Kensight. This one is .125" wide like most sights. I spent 2.5 hours fitting it and it came out great. It was definitely oversized as the measurement across the base width was .497" which is per spec, but the Wilson sight measured .473" and drifted out very nicely. So I had a bit of work to do to make this fit without touching the slide of course. Can't wait to get it to the range and I'll report back. I expect much tighter groups now! Also in fairness the battle sight is just that, close quarters protection and it does work quick. 20190128_162933.jpg 20190128_162052.jpg 20190128_162107.jpg
     
  2. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jan 17, 2013

  3. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    Nice, and it matches the gun better than the WC sight.
     
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  4. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 25, 2016
    Lol I caught that too! Thanks guys.
     
  5. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    One of my few dislikes about WC is the sights not matching the slide finish. No big deal, but sometimes small things bug me.
     
  6. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 25, 2016
    The ball cuts can be hit or miss too. All good, they still make a very fine firearm.
     
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