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Night Sights

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Zombie-hunter1, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Zombie-hunter1

    Zombie-hunter1 Vancouver Member

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    What are the best night sights for 1911? Was thinking about replacing mine, but wanted some opnions first. Thanks. :thumbup:
     
  2. Crispy

    Crispy WA Member

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    Heinie Straight Eight night sites, I had these and love 'em.
     
  3. Dell_dude

    Dell_dude Vancouver, WA Member

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    Personally I like XS Sights.

    I have a big dot on my 1911.

    I'm also putting a big dot on my G23.

    If you're using it for target shooting though, as opposed to self defense, maybe consider standard dot (slightly smaller and doesn't dwarf the target at 20 yds).
     
  4. bnr32gtr

    bnr32gtr Vancouver, WA Member

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    I'll offer another plus one for the Big Dot. I have standard Trijicon night sights on my Kimber and the front sight is hard to pick up quickly in the day time.

    Honestly, if I had to do it all over, I'd just stick with stock or non-tritium Big Dot and buy a set of Crimson Trace laser grips. In a defensive situation, you most likely won't have much chance to get a real sight picture, especially at night.

    A good hand held light and some laser grips will do you much more good. This opinion of mine was formed after taking several defensive and tactical shooting classes against the timer.

    I thought otherwise when hearing my instructors, one is an active SEAL, and one is former Army Special Forces, saying they don't run night sights but prefer a light, and a good set of fiber optic sights. They also stated that if they were to run night sights, it would only be on the front as trying to align all three points and your adversary that fast would probably get you killed.

    At 7 yards, which is sort of the industry standard, you won't have time to pick up your sight picture with someone rushing you or shooting at you.
     
  5. 009

    009 Jellystone road sw Member

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    save the $. go trijicon n/s, w/stags.
     
  6. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Trijicon seems like the sturdiest.
     
  7. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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  8. MEP1000

    MEP1000 Milwaukie Active Member

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    I like Meprolight night sights over Trijicon. I like the fact that the front sight is much easier to pick up. Meprolights have a white outline around their sights and Trijicons don't.