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Posted: 10/21/2001 4:23:53 PM EDT
I've got a Springfield 1911 A1 that I'm making into a house "combat" gun. It's got Novak's low pro sites on it now but they are useless in the dark. What kind of nite sites do you guys use? I want to stay with a low profile to prevent snags on a draw if possible. With a few bucks invested, this gun has become a fantastic shooter and ultra reliable (not one jam in over 1K rounds). It is lacking in one area though, night engagement. Give me your thoughts
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 4:54:13 PM EDT
Well, I've got a Glock w/ Trijicons, another Glock w/ Mepros. I like the Mepros better than the Trijicons, they are brighter. And yes, the sights are approximately the same age. I have been tossing around the idea of putting some Heine Straight Eight [url]www.heinie.com/1911sights.htm[/url] sights on my Springfield 1911A1. Hope this helps Jamie
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 5:03:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2001 5:00:56 PM EDT by Utahshooter]
I just had the Novak sights on my stainless 1911-A1 replaced with Novak's with Trijicon night sights with the white donuts instead of the bar on the rear and I couldn't be happier. I also had the same sights put on a Kimber Pro-carry over a year ago and they are still bright as new. Whatever you do don't send your pistol back to Springfield for the "upgrade" because you won't get the white outline around the tritium inserts and they are also very dim net the the Trijicons. Also, the night sights that come on stock Kimbers... the ones everybody complains about, are made be Metprolight.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 5:03:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 5:24:44 PM EDT
I don't the know the brand of sites that came on the Kimber CDP, but I think they kick some serious butt!
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 5:26:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fijfi: Well, I've got a Glock w/ Trijicons, another Glock w/ Mepros. I like the Mepros better than the Trijicons, they are brighter. And yes, the sights are approximately the same age. I have been tossing around the idea of putting some Heine Straight Eight [url]www.heinie.com/1911sights.htm[/url] sights on my Springfield 1911A1. Hope this helps Jamie
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I've got Meprolites on a Glock and Trijicons on a Beretta. I like them both but, I like the Mepros a little better also. I've never seen Novaks with tritium inserts, anyone got a link?
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 10:10:35 PM EDT
Another vote for Trijis. FWIW - PTs blow. I have both Also have 2 sets of ashleys - they are worth a look too
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