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Dirty Southpaw

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1911 painted sights
« on: June 29, 2016, 06:34:51 PM »
in the handbook it says the 1911 sights may be painted.... now I'm a rookie but I saw someone using neon green paint on there 1911 sights, is this kind of thing allowed, I know the rules are more specific for the rifle but on pistol its vague.... so are neon colors ok on your 1911?

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Re: 1911 painted sights
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2016, 06:43:42 PM »
Yes, if you shoot modern.  Not for traditional.
I used neon green until I went to a brass bead. 
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Re: 1911 painted sights
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 02:40:53 AM »
Hey Norfleet

Where did you find your bead 1911 front sight and what brand is it?

Thanks

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Re: 1911 painted sights
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2016, 04:12:36 AM »
Sam,
Missed you this year.
Here is where I got mine.
http://www.sdmfabricating.com/index.htm
Remember they are not finished.
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Re: 1911 painted sights
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2016, 04:24:25 AM »

Thank you
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Re: 1911 painted sights
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2016, 07:03:22 AM »
Samuel, Wilson Combat also sells finished gold bead sights. I like the SDM ones better.

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Re: 1911 painted sights
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2016, 02:53:29 PM »
thank you.

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Re: 1911 painted sights
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2016, 07:49:40 AM »
Sam,
There are a number of bead front sights.  The SDM is large and mounted with a .140 U notch rear sight made by 10-8 it gave me the sight picture I wanted.
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Re: 1911 painted sights
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2016, 10:01:35 AM »
Wayne Novak has made real gold front sights for years. (I've had one for about 10 years) Also has nice rear sights.
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Re: 1911 painted sights
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2016, 12:24:31 AM »

 Thank you my friends for all the good tips, think I'm going to try one

And Dirty Southpaw, sorry for hijacking your tread, but I belive you got your help too  ;)

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