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    1911 sights question...

    I am preparing to purchase a 1911 and thought it would be great to order it with higher end after market sights. After looking on the net, as usual I come back to this forum to ask for opinions. Can anyone help?
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    Personally, I prefer Heinie Straight 8 tritium sights but don't know if any maker offers them as an option from the factory. Novaks seem to be the most common and are also a great sight. Only real difference is two dots (heinie) vs three!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draco View Post
    I am preparing to purchase a 1911 and thought it would be great to order it with higher end after market sights. After looking on the net, as usual I come back to this forum to ask for opinions. Can anyone help?
    Production model 1911s usually come with slide cuts for one style
    of sight.

    Novak , Heinie , and Trijicon sights all require different cuts , so unless
    the Factory offers what you want , you will have to spend extra
    to have the cuts made and the sights installed.
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    I like novaks a lot of the higher end guns come with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    I like novaks a lot of the higher end guns come with them
    I'm with Bud..............get the Novaks, you'll find them well made..............or the Tru Glow...TFO......... fiber optic sights are a good choice also........(take a look at the Sig Equinox guns cuz that's what Sig installs on the gun)
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    My answer in a can would be the Novaks, but it would really depend on the intended use. Is it going to be a carry gun, a sock drawer gun target or just a plinker?
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    Have to agree with SIXTO, it would depend on the pistols primary purpose.

    On a carry piece, I like the Heinie-Trijicon front sight and the Yost-Bonitz retro rear.
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    I have to agree with torrejon224 - I have the Heinie straight 8 slant pro night sights and love them. The last set I bought were about $160 installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH View Post
    I'm with Bud..............get the Novaks, you'll find them well made..............or the Tru Glow...TFO......... fiber optic sights are a good choice also........(take a look at the Sig Equinox guns cuz that's what Sig installs on the gun)
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