Good adjustable carry sights for a 1911?


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essayons21
January 28, 2010, 02:18 PM
I've been tinkering with a RIA Tactical 1911 that I mostly use for IDPA and target shooting at the range, but I carry it every now and then.

I stumbled across low-recoiling 200gr load that is giving me outstanding accuracy, and nearly duplicates the ballistics of 200gr +P out to about 15yards. Problem is the gun has fixed sights that are calibrated for the standard 230gr load, and the 200gr shoots 2 inches low at 7yds, and about 1 inch left.

So now I'm looking for a good set of adjustable sights that are also suitable for IWB carry, and I have no idea where to even start since this is the first set of sights I've every replaced on a handgun. I'd like them to be fully adjustable for windage and elevation, but low profile enough to comfortably carry and draw from an IWB holster. Tritium or other night sights would be preferred.

Any suggestions?

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The Bushmaster
January 28, 2010, 03:05 PM
Novak Sights

www.novaksights.com

essayons21
January 28, 2010, 03:21 PM
Wow that is a poorly designed website, and their online store is down.

Any other options that fit my criteria or are they the only game in town?

The Bushmaster
January 28, 2010, 04:58 PM
www.novaksights.com

I have not found a better sight for 1911 or any other semi-auto.

Be patiant and figure out how to move around on the site......

Jim Watson
January 28, 2010, 06:24 PM
A Novak ADJUSTABLE Low Mount sight will require an additional flat to be cut in front of the dovetail. A Champion sight will not. They are adjustable only for elevation but can be drifted for windage.
http://www.championgunsights.com/proddetail.asp?prod=860%2D626

And they have a corresponding front night sight.
http://www.championgunsights.com/proddetail.asp?prod=Tritium%5Fblade%5Fcontoured

Oro
January 28, 2010, 07:18 PM
The long-time standard for good adjustable sights has been BoMar and the clones of them. The low-mount type (BMCS1) is a great dual-purpose sight for carry and competition. And it sits low on a custom cut in the slide and doesn't ruin the lines of the gun like the Ski-jump types.

It also requires machining the rear. Copies of quality are made by Caspian and others, and just about anyone can make a rear cut to install it. I think it requires a .185" front sight, so depending upon what's on your gun now that may require changing, too.

SwampWolf
January 28, 2010, 08:06 PM
Wilson makes a fine, fully adjustable sight for use on a 1911 and they have a fairly low profile. I have one mounted on my Smith & Wesson Model 945 and I like it a lot. I'm pretty sure it requires some machining for installation.

whiskey3
January 28, 2010, 11:12 PM
Novak definetly..... Give them a call they are good people!! and make great sights!!

earlthegoat2
January 29, 2010, 10:12 AM
Here you go

http://www.novaksights.com/extreme_duty_adjustable_sight.htm

Wow that is a poorly designed website.

I have never thought about it in the countless other times I have been there but you are right. I should email them some decent graphic desgners names....

DT Guy
January 29, 2010, 10:14 AM
I love Bo-Mar (types) on target guns, but wouldn't be keen to carry with one-too many edges, IMHO.

Larry

Oro
January 29, 2010, 06:12 PM
I love Bo-Mar (types) on target guns, but wouldn't be keen to carry with one-too many edges, IMHO.

The BMCS (Combat Sight) addresses those issues - it's what makes them excellent dual-purpose sights. Wilson and others offer even more "melted" designs. No need to compromise.

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