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Old 02-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #11
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If you gun shoots POA with the ammo you use in it theres is NO need for adj sights -
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You are right. However most shooters will want to change ammo from time to time. No gun will provide the same POI with every load. The modern handgun unlike handguns of the past is a much more complex shooting platform. The pressures, veloicitys and power of these weapons will wreck handguns of the past. The Colt SAA got by with fixed sights and 2 loads for years. Military handguns today can use open sights as they are issued one load. Civilian shooters want more from their modern handguns than one load.

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Of all the handguns I've owned only my S&W 629 came with adjustable sights and honestly...I've never needed them.

Any quality handgun should hit POA/POI regardless of fixed vs adjustable sights. Perhaps I just don't experiment with enough different loads to make any difference but I've never found a need for adjustable sights on a handgun.

I'd rather put the money toward good night sights for low light situations.

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I had a Capt. who said he could shoot any Army 45 into roughly one lg hole as long as he got to practice w it first. He was very good at Kentucky windage but the military eliminated all the old 45s for the P9. So I never got the chance to see it.

Adj sights allow for variances in ammo, loads and tolerances. I've heard of the new fixed sights that use a set screw which must be fantastic but most require sight pushers ($120-$140) or worse, mallet & punch. Do this once or twice and you too will come to love adj sights.

Pass up the $20 differences now, and it will cost you $$$ to correct later. Its the old, you can pay me now or later.. A better query w/b how to attach the adj sights Bomar, Kimber or high vs low profile etc.

My HK is damn reliable and unbelieveablly consistent w 230 gr fodder of different manufacturers. But I got tired of aiming a bit this way or that to get the groups we are all looking for. Now I only have to make adj when I change ammo. - whatever's on sale philosophy.

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Of all the handguns I've owned only my S&W 629 came with adjustable sights and honestly...I've never needed them.

Any quality handgun should hit POA/POI regardless of fixed vs adjustable sights. Perhaps I just don't experiment with enough different loads to make any difference but I've never found a need for adjustable sights on a handgun.

I'd rather put the money toward good night sights for low light situations.

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True, unless you drasticly (sp) change your handloads it wont change POI that much-
Most factory loads are close enough
Besides, you go out a week or longer the next time you shoot you'll be asking yourself "now what load or factory brand did i have the sights set for last time"?
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Thank you everyone for your thoughts. Still not sure what fits me best but feel free to add to the topic. So many 1911's I dunno what to get!!!!!

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Thank you everyone for your thoughts. Still not sure what fits me best but feel free to add to the topic. So many 1911's I dunno what to get!!!!!
That's part of the fun of 1911s. You end up wanting them all! Met a guy on another forum that has over 200 1911s! I'll not live that long.
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