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srv656s 05-10-2012 08:00 AM

Apparently I'm too stupid to find the right XS sights... any help?
 
I love my Ed Brown Kobra Carry, but not the sights. I put XS sights on the Kimber I had prior to owning the Kobra Carry and I loved them. I would like to put the same sights on the Kobra Carry, but not sure which XS sights to put on it. There are a number of different sight options, but none specifically say they will work with the Kobra Carry.

I have emailed XS sights and got no response. I emailed Ed Brown and asked which sights would work. I got this response today:
Our rear sight dovetail is 65 degrees x 0.495.
Our front sight is 65 degree dovetail, .330 base, .075 depth, .180 sight height.


Well, that is useful, but I still don't know which sights would work...

These look like them:
http://media.midwayusa.com/productim...827/827047.jpg

Unfortunately, there are a bunch of sights for different 1911's that look like they'd work, but I can't find the measurements for them anywhere.

For Sig Sauer:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/350...-big-dot-front

For Springfield:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/827..._vc=S016350633

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Shawn

CastleBravo 05-10-2012 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by srv656s (Post 3863322)
I love my Ed Brown Kobra Carry, but not the sights. I put XS sights on the Kimber I had prior to owning the Kobra Carry and I loved them. I would like to put the same sights on the Kobra Carry, but not sure which XS sights to put on it. There are a number of different sight options, but none specifically say they will work with the Kobra Carry.

I have emailed XS sights and got no response. I emailed Ed Brown and asked which sights would work. I got this response today:
Our rear sight dovetail is 65 degrees x 0.495.
Our front sight is 65 degree dovetail, .330 base, .075 depth, .180 sight height.


Well, that is useful, but I still don't know which sights would work...

These look like them:
http://media.midwayusa.com/productim...827/827047.jpg

Unfortunately, there are a bunch of sights for different 1911's that look like they'd work, but I can't find the measurements for them anywhere.

For Sig Sauer:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/350...-big-dot-front

For Springfield:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/827..._vc=S016350633

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Shawn

Ed Brown uses the Novak cuts. The XS site can tell you which of their sights fit that cut.

thearmedrebel 05-10-2012 08:49 AM

They use the standard Novak's dovetail dimensions. It's the second one in this list.

Robert

srv656s 05-10-2012 10:47 AM

thearmedrebel- Thanks! I ordered the one you indicated. Looks right based on the measurements.

jst1mortym 05-10-2012 01:19 PM

They look to be an excellent sight! I like the big white ring around the front tritium barrel. I wish that TruGlo made a similar pair for the 1911, but none yet so far..

jst1mortym 05-10-2012 01:26 PM

Shawn, also if you do get them installed can you post up a quick pic of them on your pistol? They look great. I just pulled out my KC and looked at the Novaks that they installed on mine and the tritium barrels are still pretty bright so no need for a real quick change yet..

srv656s 05-10-2012 02:55 PM

I'll post some pics once I get them put on the gun. Brownells is fast and already shipped out today, so I should have them soon. I had these on my Kimber for a few years and loved them. When shooting standard post 3-dot sights, I find that it's possible to "lose" the front sight behind the rear sight and have to wobble things around to find it. With the Big Dot, you can't miss it or lose it. Just drop it in the rear sight trench and you're on target.

jst1mortym 05-10-2012 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by srv656s (Post 3863903)
I'll post some pics once I get them put on the gun. Brownells is fast and already shipped out today, so I should have them soon. I had these on my Kimber for a few years and loved them. When shooting standard post 3-dot sights, I find that it's possible to "lose" the front sight behind the rear sight and have to wobble things around to find it. With the Big Dot, you can't miss it or lose it. Just drop it in the rear sight trench and you're on target.

I agree about the 3-dot. I've already had built or installed on 2 of my 1911's a plain black with either a gold bead or a fiber optic. Much easier sight picture to pick up. Much improvement over the 3-dot imo..

Bluesjam 05-10-2012 07:03 PM

This is great info to keep, Thanks.

Harley Rider 05-10-2012 09:44 PM

have you called XS?

srv656s 05-11-2012 08:03 AM

I did call them yesterday before placing the order. Talked to Justin and he showed me the following selections on their site to find the right sight. I ordered through Brownells in the end, but it was good to get confirmation.

http://i.imgur.com/eFhR8.png


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