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helpme
10-06-2011, 1:14 PM
Alright so I just got my Kimber last week(Custom II) from a 2 month trip back to the factory for a repair and some upgrades. I've shot the gun 3 times now and the point of impact requires a six o'clock hold.

I spoke with Kimber and all they suggested was that I ship the slide back to them and they could change the POI to "combat" style by replacing the front sight with a taller one for $48.

Does Meprolight have different height options for their front sights? A Kimber representative said that they did but I cant find any information pertaining to it online... Let me know what you experts out there think.

rshoemaker
10-06-2011, 1:48 PM
Have a local smith upgrage the sights.

Dannicus
10-06-2011, 1:56 PM
What kind of hold are you guys using? A 6 O'clock hold may be in order.

helpme
10-06-2011, 2:00 PM
What kind of hold are you guys using? A 6 O'clock hold may be in order.

The 6 O'clock hold is effective with my gun but I prefer combat-style sighting. The gun's original sights were combat-sighted, meaning the point of impact was that point of aim. Now that I have the Meprolight Wedge Sights on it the sights have effectively been rendered "target-style", with the point of impact above the point of aim, which I HATE.

fullspeed1
10-06-2011, 2:10 PM
Change out your sights, My Custom II is a 6 o'clock hold.

helpme
10-06-2011, 2:20 PM
Change out your sights, My Custom II is a 6 o'clock hold.

Different Mepros or different sights all together?

jessegpresley
10-06-2011, 2:29 PM
A(The only custom work I didn't have them do was install the night-sights, I'm an idiot:facepalm:, I know).


If you check out the Louder Than Words website, you'll see that many of the high end 1911 'smiths are eschewing night sights for gold bead front sights and wide notch black rear sights. Something to think about.

redcliff
10-06-2011, 5:02 PM
To determine what height change you need, you need to shoot a target at a known distance, measure the change you want and know your sight radius of the handgun. Then you can use this sight calculator to see how much change in height you need: http://www.sdmfabricating.com/sightcalc.html

jfa25
10-06-2011, 8:35 PM
My Kimber shoots a lil bit high also which for me is preferable to shooting low

tacticalcity
10-06-2011, 11:42 PM
I changed my sights before I even fired my Kimber Custom II to Ameriglo Sights (actually made by Trijicon which is written on them). When I finally got around to shooting it the point of impact was perfect with your standard modified weaver and isololese techniques.

HighLander51
10-07-2011, 5:08 AM
helpme, are you running 230 grain bullets? Most 1911s are sighted to point of aim/point of impact with that load.

helpme
10-07-2011, 10:32 AM
helpme, are you running 230 grain bullets? Most 1911s are sighted to point of aim/point of impact with that load.

Yes sir, 230gr full-time.

negolien
10-07-2011, 10:35 AM
Yup mines like an 8 I kinda like it that way myself. That way my targets not obscured by the blade. I use 230 Fmj and isololese at the range.

JaeOne3345
10-07-2011, 10:53 AM
Dawson precision has a guide on how to properly order/determine which front sight height you need. Check it out.

Or, get an adjustable rear. They come in the Bomar and Novak style cuts.

JaeOne3345
10-07-2011, 10:54 AM
http://www.dawsonprecision.com/images/Instructions/FrontSightHeight.pdf

bohoki
10-07-2011, 11:30 AM
you could lower the rear or try lighter loads group it using many different brands and styles and fine what your gun likes

i have the opposite problem my 45s all seem to shoot low so to actually hit where i want i have to aim high

helpme
10-07-2011, 4:22 PM
Would this rear sight (http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=41894/pid=41869/Sight+Color_1054=Tritium/Product/Rear-Sights--TR-fits-Colt?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase&mc_id=10000&gdftrk=gdfV21820_a_7c187_a_7c3466_a_7c625000011_d_ 100001521_d_10586#skugrid) be compatible with the meprolight front sight?