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Old 02-13-2005, 09:35 AM   #1
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Drop In Sights For Colt Officers Model

I have a beautiful Colt Enhanced Officer's model wasting away in my gun safe because I find the factory blade type 3 dot sights to be too small and hard to see.

Are any of you readers familier with a company that makes drop in sights that would be an improvement for CCW?????

I am not interested in slide milling on this two tone staiinless gun..... so I'd like an altrernative that could be reversed should I want to return the pistol to "stocK' in the future.

Thanks for your thoughts???
 
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Old 02-13-2005, 01:19 PM   #2
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Your best option is to take a good look at Brownell's gunsmith supply.

They carry just about everthing made in accessories and sights, along with info on whether they need modifications to fit.

The catalog has about 10 pages of nothing BUT 1911 sights.

http://www.brownells.com
 
Old 02-13-2005, 01:38 PM   #3
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I did that this afternoon... and there are quite a few options in the catalog--

but about half require slide milling (which isn't going to happen) and all but

a handful offer only night sights for the officers model (with which I've had

miserable luck)....... So the search is still on!!
 
Old 02-13-2005, 04:48 PM   #4
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Chip McCormick makes a Novak-style no-machine style rear sight.....
 
Old 02-14-2005, 01:13 PM   #5
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Well........ I called McCormicks and spoke with two differnt individuals. I'd guess that their consolidated ages are under 40 and that their consolidated IQs wouldn't be a much larger number.

Neither could tell me if the "drop in"sight would fit the factory Officers cut. I was told that their sight fits a 330" X 65 degree cut.

When I checked that against the McCormick www site.. it indicated that the sight fits a 290" X 60 degree cut. When I called them back I was told "that www site has been wrong for a long time".

A Little Scary and Confusing Huh???


Does anyone out there know if the Colt Govt. and Officers cuts are the same??? Or what size the Officer's cut is????

Thanks for your help!
 
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Maybe try the Brownells tech line, they will take the time to make you happy! Good group
of folks there at Brownells!
 
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I agree their people bend over backward to compensate for what I'd have to call ..... shabby customer service...(or worse).... by many of their suppliers.

(are you listening McCormick---Novak-- Wilson-- etc????????)

The problem here.... is that Brownells doesn't sell the McCormick sights in question.

The search goes on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Does anyone out there know if the Colt Govt. and Officers cuts are the same???
Yes, they should be the same (assuming that yours is a GI-type dovetail and hasn't been machined for another type of rear sight).
 
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Thanks Mr. B... I appreciate you taking the time to "kick in" some feedback.


So do you know which of the two measurements that McCormick quoted should be right???????

My Officer's model is 100% "Colt stock".
 
Old 02-15-2005, 09:17 AM   #10
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Neither is correct for a 1911 rear sight. That dovetail is something like .340 x 65 degrees. AFAIK, McCormick only makes one "drop in" rear sight and it's supposed to fit 1911s. If they offer more than one, order the one that is for standard, unmodified 1911s.
 
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