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Posted: 2/3/2006 6:18:19 PM EDT
I was shooting my gun and found out the three dot white fixed sights are having place the rounds 8" low at 50 feet. I had someone else at the Gun Club who is a real great shooters of the Colt 45's and he was placing them at the same place - 8" Low.

So here is my question do I file the front sight down, buy a higher fixed rear sight or buy a adjustable sight. This is suppose to be my new carry piece.

Any suggestions.

Ammo was factory Speer 230gr FMJ Lawman
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:40:45 AM EDT
Some quick & dirty trig indicates 8" @ 600" would require 1/16" at 5"…

I would go with the adjustable rear sight as this will give you some latitude with other loads.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:03:28 AM EDT
Rather than filing the sight blade down, why not just put in a shorter front sight piece? Aren't the new ones dovetailed???????

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 2:10:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
Rather than filing the sight blade down, why not just put in a shorter front sight piece? Aren't the new ones dovetailed???????




Near as I can tell from Colt's pictures, no. I know my Officers model is not dovetailed.

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:47:08 PM EDT
if its not dovetailed a gunsmith can stake it no problem. Just get a shorter front sight or file down what you have now.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 6:00:06 PM EDT
The rear sight is dovetailed for sure - The front doesn't look dovetailed
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