Now that machining the slide is no longer and issue, what sights do you recommend for a vision challenged senior who want to have a little local IDPA fun?
I looked at a gun with the orange fiber optic front sight, and it appeared brilliant.
what say you?
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December 19, 2009, 09:24 PM
Pair a .100 wide fiber optic front to a Warren rear and you're good to go.
December 20, 2009, 01:36 AM
Yep, a fiber optic front (you can change the color - orange, red, green, etc.). For a really intuitive and quick sighting system, mate it to a V-notch or Diamond rear. Here's a (poor) picture of this on a 1911 of mine. The front dot just cradles into the notch and makes for quick, quick alignment.
Oro, is the dot not in the pix, or am I just to blind to see? Is it the yellow spot to the top right?
I've read about the diamond shaped sights, but have never tried one. What else can you tell us about the sights? Maybe a couple of different angled pix? Thanks.
December 20, 2009, 07:00 PM
Yes, the green dot up front is the front post. This was in really low light, yet it's still very bright. Here's another picture, again poor, but it shows what you would see in a low light situation. The key is that your aiming is very intuitive as the 'dot' will cradle in the V. Any movement one way or the other will cover it, so it's instinctive to then re-align it. I have some other high quality photos of the gun, but none of the other photos focus on the sights. I took these years ago with a much lesser quality camera.
This particular rear unit is a Caspian made piece that is a BoMar low-mount copy. I think others also offer just a flat blade with a V-notch. S&W uses that, for example, on many of their newer guns - a fiber optic post with a V-blade rear.