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Old 03-20-2013, 10:37 PM   #11
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Hello,
I look forward to any results obtaining night sights for the Girsan. I just got a Girsan MC1911S and The front sight is too tall. It's accurate but 4" low at 25yards. It's my first 1911 and I'm in love with everything else.

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Kryptoglo......i have pulled the rear sight and it is .330" X 65 degrees and the front is the same. Just pulled it to be safe. If you find sites that work let me know, i have been looking but no sets offer the same dovetail on both front and rear that i have found anyway.

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Kryptoglo......i have pulled the rear sight and it is .330" X 65 degrees and the front is the same. Just pulled it to be safe. If you find sites that work let me know, i have been looking but no sets offer the same dovetail on both front and rear that i have found anyway.
Thanks for the info. Were half way there I'm going to call that XS sights company that was linked in another thread. I'll update with my findings.
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Thanks for the info. Were half way there I'm going to call that XS sights company that was linked in another thread. I'll update with my findings.
Well dude i am finding no one makes a rear night sight with this dovetail and may have to order one a lil bigger and work it down to fit or machine the slide.
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I do like the gun but man....

First, standard grips do fit but the screws don't. That's just ignorant of the maker. I ordered a standard 1911 tap from midway and new bushings/screws
Second, They say it takes standard colt sights....but I guess it doesn't? Strike 2

I really am impressed with the fit/finish and performance. I would still recommend it but I would be a spokesman for them if they would just fix some of these points.

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Agreed, I had to really spend some time and CAREFULLY use the dremel to hollow out my new Wilson Combat sunburst grips for my Girsan. Now it fits like a freakin glove and I love it but yeah that pissed me off. Standard 1911 grip screws WILL NOT WORK!

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Krypto and Stainless you guys hit it on the head. Still waiting on my new screws so i can put my new Marilyn grips on. And seriously why wouldnt they use a common dovetail for the rear sights instead of using the common front Novak dovetail on the rear site as well? Bet it was for the cost why have a tool change when they can just use one tool for both sights? Damn turks lol

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Ok so i just ordered some novak sights and a dovetail cutter and i have a machinist lined up to do the mill work, so hopefully by next week i will have them installed. Got tired of the back and forth with all the sight manufacturers trying to get sights just over .330" with 65 degree cut so i could work the site down to fit.

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Advise the company.

One of the companies in the PI had the same problem when they started out. Enough complaining from the US got them to change.

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Will try Dan, the problem is i emailed the company asking about their sight options they have since they have night sight options on their website and asked if any night sights they have are a direct replacement and they never answered back tried 3 times. I love my Girsan but wont buy anymore for the terrible customer service i have received. But i am going to standard Novak incase i ever lose a sight or want to sell it, it will be easy for anyone to find replacements.

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