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Is it me? I just can't figure out is 1911's should have target sights. Unless your shooting matches, it just doesn't make a whole lot of sense. These are carry guns and target sights just get hung up in cloths and holsters.

Did John Moses Browning intend them to have honkin' big windage and elevation adjustable rear sights on them :D

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No he didn't. I'm with you on this. If its not a match only pistol, it only needs good combat sights. Thats what it was designed for!!
 

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I like the Yost-Bonits retro rear sight myself... :cool:
 

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On my carry 1911's I use the commander style for carry. On my gold cups, They would look plum naked with out their elisions. :)
 
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I have an early Wilson Combat. It's used for plate shooting and has all the oversize components that go with it. A Bomar rear target sight was melted into the slide. Amazing workmanship. At anyrate the gun will never be a CCW gun as it would cut you to pieces with all it's sharp edges...

But man, can that puppy shoot! :shock:

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I don't know, I've been using an MMC rear for a few years now and it hasn't ripped out my spleen yet.

 

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I have carried this Gold Cup on occasion and the rear sight was never a problem but the sharply hooked front sight did catch on leather and clothing.



I have packed this modified Government Model a lot and with the ramped front sight I never had any trouble.



Agreed, a carry gun is smoother with fixed sights but adjustable sights aren't a killer if well designed.
 

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I was never blessed with good eye sight and I need all the help I can get. Put a Millet fully adjustable rear sight on my Springfield last night. It has a gold bead front and sight in is in the morning. Took off a Novak low mount that was about worthless to my eyes.
 

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Wilson combat sights on my Colt Combat Elite Bobtail. They're big so I can see 'em but they're also snag resistant. I've never had a problem carrying it on my right hip either iwb or in my El Paso Street Combat holster.



 
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Yes Sir...that bob-tail is a eye catcher! That is one pretty gun.

Hey, and another fan of RIG to boot.... :mrgreen:

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I like the stock sights on my series 70
 

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My Govt Model .38 Super just has factory non adjustable sights. Nice handling semiautomatic.
 

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I like target sights on my guns. For a great long while I wouldn't buy anything that didn't have 'em. That includes 1911s. Now, since I can't see past my nose, it doesn't matter too much. For carry purposes, I prefer fixed sights.
 

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Colt Custom Shop installed Micro Machine sights on Electroless Nickel Series 70

 

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Ok, I'll be the odd guy out and say that I like Bo Mar sights when they're lowered and blended into the slide. Those MMC sights look pretty spiffy though....

I really prefer adjustable sights whenever I can get them.
 

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Well, not exactly target sights on my Colts but not like the originals either. The sights protrude a bit more but serve a functionary service without giving me any hang-ups so far. The Colt Government has a MMC white outline rear sight and a white center stripe on the front that gives a wonderful sight picture.


The Trijicon sight on my Commander sticks up more than the MMC on the Government, as shown, but it hasn't given any hang-ups, the edges have been rounded off. I appreciate the Trittium sights when it is dark.
 
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