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Posted: 6/30/2003 2:23:14 PM EST
I’ve settled on getting a Kimber Custom Target II for my first 1911 style handgun, but I’m having trouble finding one. I found a great deal on a Custom II though. The big difference is the Target model comes with adjustable sights. So, my question is are the adjustable sights really going to make that much difference?

I plan on using the gun for IDPA/IPSC type stuff.

Thanks for your input.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 9:35:27 PM EST
Not really. You can certainly drift the rear sight for windage. IIRC, the front sight on a Kimber is also dovetailed so you can swap in a taller or shorter front post if necessary.

About the only time you'll have elevation problems is if you go from 230gr to 185gr or vice versa.

Some brands of ammo may also be a bit off on point-of-aim due to speed. PMC seems to be a bit faster than the other generic/cheap brands.

My .o2
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 2:00:09 AM EST
Thanks, Bob. That helps.
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 6:23:01 AM EST
If you're going to be competing with it, it makes sense to get a good adjustable sight like a Bo-mar. They generally present a better sight picture than something like a Novak, and are easier to adjust. You may not have to touch it very often but since you're not really going to be carrying it for defense, there's not much of a downside to having an adjustable sight.
Link Posted: 7/2/2003 10:10:01 AM EST
My stock Kimber shot 3-5inch groups and those look more like patterns offhand and so the adjustable sights weren't a big deal (drift the rear sight)

Then I accurized it and it shot 2.5inch groups offhand and that was when I realized I needed adjustable sights (it was shooting 7inches low and centered). So I bought a MMC rear sight.

If the pistol is accurized I would say yes the adjustable sights are neccassary.
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