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xibunkrlilkidsx
07-19-2009, 5:15 PM
Ive been looking at getting better sights than the thin blade on it now. but i do not know what the difference between a wide tenon and narrow tenon, but i also want something that is going to be visable at night since it is a HD weapon for me. And if anyone could recommend a good gunsmith, since im pretty sure im going to ahve to pay extra for tools in san diego, NOT DUNCANS, looking to keep them semi ow profile so they dont get caught in my holster, its just a cheapy nylon condor thigh holster for now.

not really sure on a budget, lets just say. full time college student working part time. so cheaper the better.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=357574 - Trijicon
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=182643 -LPA sights
(http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=182643)

HCz
07-19-2009, 5:37 PM
The other night sight that I would recommend is Meprolight. There is one more company, but the name escapes my mind right now.

Can't help you much with gun smith since you are in Escondido, but there is someone in Riverside county named Will O'Hara (or something like that)

Hoepfully you have a nice flashlight too. A night sight is a must in my opinion, but you also need a nice flashlight too.

xibunkrlilkidsx
07-19-2009, 5:47 PM
The other night sight that I would recommend is Meprolight. There is one more company, but the name escapes my mind right now.

Can't help you much with gun smith since you are in Escondido, but there is someone in Riverside county named Will O'Hara (or something like that)

Hoepfully you have a nice flashlight too. A night sight is a must in my opinion, but you also need a nice flashlight too.

where at in reverside. im not opposed to driving to riverside if i can contact him and know i will have them done while i wait, if that is ever possible. and i looked at the meprolight and maryland gun works sights as well.

HCz
07-19-2009, 5:54 PM
Will's Gunsmithing
Corona
(951) 371-4971

I don't think you can wait while he installs it, but you can always ask him.

Bird of Fire
07-19-2009, 7:12 PM
Ive been looking at getting better sights than the thin blade on it now. but i do not know what the difference between a wide tenon and narrow tenon, but i also want something that is going to be visable at night since it is a HD weapon for me. And if anyone could recommend a good gunsmith, since im pretty sure im going to ahve to pay extra for tools in san diego, NOT DUNCANS, looking to keep them semi ow profile so they dont get caught in my holster, its just a cheapy nylon condor thigh holster for now.

not really sure on a budget, lets just say. full time college student working part time. so cheaper the better.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=357574 - Trijicon
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=182643 -LPA sights
(http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=182643)

I'm actually rocking the trijicons on mine. Great sights, nothing too obscene height wise, but the lamps sold me on it. Very bright in low light, and they work great during the day too with the white silicone surrounding the lamp itself.

Only bum deal is that a smith has to do it that has the specialized staking tool for the front sight. RIA's are narrow tenon front sight's too. So far ~1000 rounds out the tube of mine without a hiccup.

And here's some pics. :)

http://files.getdropbox.com/u/186463/guns/IMG_2929.JPG
http://files.getdropbox.com/u/186463/guns/IMG_2932.JPG

I think the local smith charged 60 bucks to install em which is retardedly overpriced I know, but the wife got em for me for christmas as a surprise. :D

Bird of Fire
07-19-2009, 7:14 PM
Oh and if it's a HD weapon, this is JMHO, but fixed sights are the way to go. I'd rather not worry if my adjustable sights lost their zero, or if I may break them should I need to rack the gun on my belt or a door frame.

Target shooting = adjustable
Fighting shooting = fixed

xibunkrlilkidsx
07-19-2009, 7:25 PM
Oh and if it's a HD weapon, this is JMHO, but fixed sights are the way to go. I'd rather not worry if my adjustable sights lost their zero, or if I may break them should I need to rack the gun on my belt or a door frame.

Target shooting = adjustable
Fighting shooting = fixed

im not overly oppsoed to either as i am new to pistols, been shooting rifles for a few years. but i really just want something plai, and simple. function over form is my preference. if the fixed sights arent going to move i can just learn how my gun shots and compensate, its not like im going to be trying for 1/2 moa at 100 yds with it. unless we get bored.

and that is one slick 1911 to bird.

Bird of Fire
07-19-2009, 7:31 PM
Thank you. She's a baaaaaaaaaaaaad beyotch if I do say so myself :D

http://files.getdropbox.com/u/186463/guns/IMG_2943.JPG

Just giving ya something to think about is all in regards to the fixed vs adjustable. The low light advantage of the triji's is what sold me.

xibunkrlilkidsx
07-19-2009, 7:59 PM
have you ever tryed shooting with them in broad daylight. typically where we shot is out in the desert so there is a lot of light plus the sand reflecting light back.

Bird of Fire
07-19-2009, 9:04 PM
Yup. I'm not too far from BLM land (rosamond area) and it does just fine there. Just looks like your typical 3 white dot setup during the day, and when it gets dark(er) the green lamps start to take over.

HotRails
07-19-2009, 10:55 PM
Nice shooting with that RIA Bird. I have an RIA tactical myself and sure as heck can't shoot like that.

cactustactical
07-19-2009, 11:26 PM
I really really like Heinie sights on a 1911... every 1911... Did I mention I like Heinie sights on a 1911?

Oh, and Crimson trace if you absolutely dont want to miss :D


http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/TBG35/PT1911/1227.jpg


8.5 x 11 printed target at 10 yards / 30 feet

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/TBG35/PT1911/DSC_0046.jpg

15 yards / 45 feet

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/TBG35/PT1911/DSC_0047-2.jpg



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www.SecondAmendmentTaskForce.com
Former USMC RRT MARSOC


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Bird of Fire
07-19-2009, 11:28 PM
Wilson combat sear and hammer help with the pull and lighten it up and smooth it out a bit. :)

But mostly lots of practice with my MKIII 22/45 pistol.

Axewound
07-19-2009, 11:32 PM
i think iron sights has a gunsmith on sight every monday night