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Sig 1911 Night Sights

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by Hanko B, Mar 30, 2015.

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  1. Hanko B

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    I just picked up a NIB Sig 1911 Spartan Carry. I love the gun, but would like to put some night sights on it, as the ones out of the box leave a lot to be desired. Finding the right ones isn't as easy as I expected. Anyone able to offer a little help??

    Thanks in advance for your knowledge & time.
     
  2. RustyShackelford

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    Trijicon ....

    A popular night sight line is Trijicon's HD, www.trijicon.com . They aren't cheap but the HDs can hold up to duty or harsh conditions if required. I like the orange-green format but many pistol shooters/CCW holders say the all green types work best.
    Wayne Novak, www.novaksights.com are well liked too. Novak pistol sights work very well for CCed guns.
    Brownells, www.brownells.com offers a few SIG 1911 pistol night sight choices.

    From what I know, SIG's factory night sights are good too. You can ship the slide directly to SIG's main shop in NH.
     
  3. Hanko B

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    Thanks Rusty! I appreciate the help.
    Hank
     
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    We shoot in an indoor range on occasion that has lighting that is not very bright. Not dark but daytime in a house with no lights, only window light type bright. Picking up the sights of my Daughter's carry pistol without night sights is difficult and in fact with a black rear sight and front sight on a revolver she inherited it's impossible.

    I am a firm believer in night sights and "Dim light sites " might be a good name too.

    I second your putting them on your Sig.

    I like all the brands so far over the years...I especially like the two color configuration.

    Good luck...Bexar
     
  5. RustyShackelford

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    TruGlo TFX .....

    Id check out the new TFX series from TruGlo.
    I'm not sure which style might fit the SIG 1911a1 model but they have a few choices. TruGlo TFXs are available for Kimber 1911s but I'm not sure if those sights could also fit the Spartan .45acp pistol.
    I'm not a huge supporter of fiber optic sights but I like the design & features of the TFX series. The sights are coated for extra protection & TruGlo states the new fiber optic inserts hold up to cleaning products, oils, etc.
    Cabelas offers TFXs for about $129.00 USD which is around $40-50.00 less than Trijicon HDs. ;)

    I may consider the TFX sights for my M&P Shield 9x19mm later this summer.
     
  6. Hanko B

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    Thank you!

    Rusty & Bexar, thanks! The Spartan has night sights out of the box, but not what I want or feel comfortable with. When I go to bed I leave my weapon on the nightstand. I want those sights glowing all night so I can find it in the dark without problem. Until I find the right sights for the Sig, the Glock 30 fills that role nicely ... so I'm not in a frenzy over it!

    I'm going to check out the TFX. Those sound like what I'm looking for. Thanks again fellas!!

    Hank
     
  7. RustyShackelford

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    No problem ....

    I like the FTX concept because the sights can be bright and easy to use quickly in bright sunlight/daylight conditions too.

    As many gunners & CCW license holders know, most lethal force events take place at night or in dim/low light conditions.
    To add FTX sights or steel Trijicons is a smart move. ;)
     
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    I'd keep a flaslight bedside too.

    Seeing your night sights is good, but are worthless if you can't see what you're aiming at.

    I also agree that the sig night sights are mediocre.
     
  9. Hanko B

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    Lights ...

    I've got flashlights stashed all over the house, including the night stand!

    Thanks!!
     
  10. Bexar

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    When our Daughter bought an H&K 45 when she first turned 21 and shot for her CHL the box said "night sites" well apparently there is a Tritium restriction for Germany (?) and their night sites are those luminescent chemicals that have to be charged with a flashlight. Sig may have the same restrictions. The H&K was made in the USA so I don't understand the reason they couldn't put real sites on them.
     
  11. Hanko B

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    H&K and Sig

    You're right, I need them on my H&K as well. The Sig will take priority ... the H&K has a rail with a light attached, so for now, that works. Eventually it'll have night sights too. I think I'm going to try the Truglo discussed earlier on the Sig - and if they're to my liking, pick them up for the H&K down the road.

    Hank
     
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