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Old 06-27-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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Have a question. I just recently bought a RIA compact. Am wanting to change the sights they suck in my option. Any suggestions?


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Old 06-28-2014, 01:20 AM   #2
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What do you want to do with it?
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Want to carry it


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hard to beat a good three dot set of sights.

check out Brownells and MidwayUSA, as both carry a lot of different sights for 1911 style pistols. Brownells even lists the specs of the sights and carrys almost all the various different sizes and styles of the sights for the 1911 pistols.
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Xpress sights (sp?) An oversized luminescent/tritium front, very quick. Rear is plain or 2-dot. This setup is durable for carry, unlike most fiber optics, and won't snag like some target sights.
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Look into Novak. If you don't do your own work, Novak will do it for you if you send them the slide. If you send them the whole gun, they will sight it in for you.....sort of pay and play .

http://novaksights.com/novak.html

YMMV but I have always liked the Novaks.
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A good set of Tritium night sights like Trijicon.
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What I am seeing the compact has fixed sights that are part of the slide. When shooting a gun with fixed sights the rear sight is just an aid to center the front sight (unless you have a glock. If you have a glock the sights work) But you really shoot with the front sight. That is the way you have to shoot any 1911 with fixed sights. They shoot accurately and quickly. There is nothing wrong with your sights. The problem is the nut behind the bolt.

Is this your gun?
http://us.armscor.com/products/1911-compact-gi-45acp

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from looking at the pictures of the sight cuts on the slides of the Compact, they look to be using the same cut, just different sights.

without having them sitting side by side and measuring them, it's hard to be certian hey are the same sight cut for sure.

another member last year ran into a problem with his 1911 when he wanted to upgrade to better sights, and IIRC his was a Girsan 1911 and i believe he ended up having his slide cut to a different type so he could use some different aftermarket sights as nothing would fit what was currently in his slide.

might need to take it to a compentent gunsmith and have him measure and check the bevel to see what type of sights will fit the slide or if it needs to be modified.
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My slide don't have a cut on the front it is a post sight.


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