what are some good sights for the 1911.. i have a GI and those low profile military sights are hard to use... especially at night!!!
thanks for the info, I may have to give SA a call in the morning.Two fairly cheap ways to go are...
Call Springfield and order a set of Mil-Spec 3-dot sights. They run about 15 bucks and fit right on the GI slide with no mods at all. This is the cheapest/easiest way to much better sights. For 15 bucks and 30 minutes at the gunsmith...you're in business.
Second...get a set of Kings Hardball sights for about 30-40 bucks. These are made to fit the tenon and dovetail on Springfield slides (that differ from Colt and others) and again....mount with no problems.
King's Gun Works - 1-800-282-9449
Other than that, yes, you can go for Novaks, Wilsons or some fancy night sights that run about 100-150 bucks and require light to medium smithing to mount up.
Your choice...I went with the Mil Specs on my stainless GI and they're fine for my needs.
Yeah, I tried restaking my front sight a couple times without a staker - definitely difficult to do. If you happen to have a gunsmith or machinist close, I would highly recommend looking into getting it dovetailed. It shouldn't cost much, won't require a reparkerization and is a permanent solution. Even a properly staked front sight will tend to shoot loose eventually. If you carry/holster it, that won't help at all.Yes, you need a front sight stake to properly stake a 1911 front sight.
From what I understand from just asking about sights for the RIA GI myself the RIA use a Colt 70's series cut so if you find sights that are ment to fit the series 70's gi sights cut they should work on the RIA GI.. I personally was pointed towards and will probobly purchase theseI have a rock island 1911, with the GI Sights (No milled grove) From what I understand, the Springfield GI's use a different front sight width then the 1911A1 clones?
And also, there is a special tool required to install them?
Does anyone know what options I have for upgraded sights?