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Good adjustable carry sights for a 1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by essayons21, Jan 28, 2010.

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  1. essayons21

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    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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    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?
     
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    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......
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Novak definetly..... Give them a call they are good people!! and make great sights!!
     
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    I love Bo-Mar (types) on target guns, but wouldn't be keen to carry with one-too many edges, IMHO.

    Larry
     
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    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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