"Drop in" Adjustable front sight for Kimber?


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Fatelvis
September 26, 2005, 09:44 PM
I have a Stainless Classic series 1 w/ fixed sights that I would like to change to adjustable. Does someone make a quality adjustable rear sight that slides right in Kimber's dovetail, without machining the slide, or drilling and tapping? Please say yes, I dont want to send it to a 'smith! Thanks-

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dmftoy1
September 26, 2005, 10:08 PM
Do you mean like this?

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=413258

I think Kimber also stocks/sells them.

Have a good one,
Dave

Fatelvis
September 26, 2005, 10:44 PM
Thanks, but that replaces Kimbers Adjustable sights. Im looking for an aftermarket sight that will replace a fixed sight, without needing milling.

Longbow
September 26, 2005, 11:08 PM
An adjustable rear sight would be better, IMO.
I don't think there's any adjustable rear sight that would fit w/o machining. Although its original cut is very close to Bomar, it would still need a few more cuts. Sorry.

Jim Watson
September 26, 2005, 11:39 PM
I didn't know of one, either, but recently learned that MMC makes an adjustable sight to replace a Kimber fixed.

Souris
September 27, 2005, 10:37 AM
I have a Kimber officers model that shot low and left. I replaced the stock fixed sights with MMC adjustable sights for Kimber (http://www.mmcsight.com/kimber.htm). It shoots point of aim now and I really like the sights. :)

I had a positive experience with the company.

Fatelvis
September 27, 2005, 12:20 PM
I realized I had adjustable "FRONT" instead of "REAR", on my post. I edited it and made it correct. Thanks for pointing that out Longbow!

Fatelvis
September 27, 2005, 12:21 PM
Jim and Souris, THATS what I'm looking for!! Where did you see these for sale? Thanks again-

Souris
September 27, 2005, 04:11 PM
http://www.mmcsight.com/kimber.htm

railroader
September 27, 2005, 04:34 PM
http://www.novaksights.com/extreme_duty_adjustable_sight1.htm You can get novak adjustables here for your kimber. Mark

Longbow
September 28, 2005, 11:20 AM
I think MMC is your best bet. They are known to be durable. I don't know about the Novak's.

NMshooter
September 28, 2005, 08:17 PM
Have fun installing it! :evil:

(see related posts in gunsmithing section)

:D

cxm
September 28, 2005, 09:00 PM
Meggar makes a very nice adjustable sight that will fit the "normal" .65 dovetail on the slides of 1911s.

This sight is very similar to the adjustable sight used on Browning High powers.

The price is very reasonable and usually will allow the use of existing front sights.

CDNN has them from time to time at really good prices.

FWIW

Chuck

Jim Watson
September 28, 2005, 10:09 PM
Kimbers aren't "normal."
A .65" dovetail isn't "normal."

Rockstar
September 28, 2005, 11:45 PM
MMC rear sights aren't truly "adjustable" either, in the sense that you drift the sight for windage. (Well, that's for Glocks; could be that's not the case for Kimbers.) The one that I tried had a very coarse elevation adjustment...far too coarse for my tastes.

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