View Full Version : Need RIA rear sight recommendations

AV nick
05-21-2009, 1:11 PM
I have a RIA Tactical and I was hoping you guys could recommend some adjustable Novak style rear sights that can be fitted with little to no filing. Thanks.

05-21-2009, 9:32 PM
Why not a Novak adjustable.

05-21-2009, 9:33 PM
Why not a Novak adjustable.

05-22-2009, 12:36 AM
Why do you want adjustable sights? They're pointless.

Get good fixed sights.

I actually own those Novaks and hate them. If you want to buy me some Heines, I'll trade them :) The slide would need machining anyways.

05-22-2009, 12:54 AM
According to Advanced Tactical in Nev. (the importers of the RIA line) the Tactical (I love mine but am wanting to replace the sights as well) uses a Novak cut and they recommend Champion sights.

YMMV but I want to see pics when you get them changed out.

05-22-2009, 8:20 AM
There's guys on the m1911 forum who have done detailed measurements on the sight cuts, you may want to research here a little:


You might start here with this thread:


AV nick
05-22-2009, 11:26 AM
Thanks for the recommendations and the links. I wanted to get some adjustable rears because as it is now my tactical shoots incredibly low (at about 7 yards I aim an inch above the top of the target and hit close to the bottom) but it gets fairly nice groups. I had purchased some Springfield Armory sights (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=721189) and they were about .02" big and I didn't want to file out too much metal from the slide. Sorry for this rather pointless response, but your input is much appreciated.