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Old 01-23-2011, 08:36 AM
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RIA night sights




I'm sure this has been asked before but I'd like to put some night sights on my RIA CS. I searched for the answer but I found a lot of "I sent it to Arnel" answers. I'd like to install them myself but I'm not sure which ones will fit. Any answers would be much appreciated
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:45 AM
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Copernicus, I have never installed any night sites but Champion Gun Sights is a good place to start looking for them. Sorry, I cannot give you a part number either. Someone will come along soon and give you some answers as some members have done it.

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Old 01-23-2011, 09:36 AM
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Is your CS a GI or tactical? The sights are different.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:37 AM
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I am going to be selling ( soon ) a like new RIA slide with Trijicons already installed by Arnel.

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Old 01-23-2011, 09:41 AM
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I had Arnel buy and install some on my CS (both front and rear dovetailed model). He returned the packages to me with my old sights. He bought them from Brownells so here are the numbers. Now I'm sure they needed a bit of fitting but not sure.

Novak Tritiaum Wide Notch Rear Sights 2 dot
Rear 662-000-029

Front (1 dot) 662-005-180
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:22 AM
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There you go Copernicus!!!

That will probably be your best choice!!!

Thanks guys for helping out, I knew that you would come through!!!
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:33 AM
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As SteelManCM said, you need to know what CS you have, the Compact TAC. or the one with GI. sights.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:36 AM
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Ive got the GI with the GI sights
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:38 AM
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As SteelManCM said, you need to know what CS you have, the Compact TAC. or the one with GI. sights.
BINGO!!!! Forgot about that NIGHT AL, thanks for posting that again!!!

Check that out first Copernicus!!

I see you posted before I did Copernicus!!!
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:32 AM
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You will need to buy the sights with the stake on Tenon, the Correct size for your pistol is the .055'' or Narrow Tenon. These can be put on by you but you will need to have some special tools or you can make them yourself. the nights them selfs have a Liquid Vile in them,one mistake means, buy a new part. I would pay a GS to do it, around here they charge about $40.00 for reg. sights, I would think it would be more for the Night Sights, they need the Special tool, for just them also.
if you go with the Night Sight get both front and rear, the people that have the Tac pistols can get by with just the front. this can make you
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:18 PM
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Copernicus, I also have a brand new set of Trijicon sights for sale that will fit on your RIA.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:31 PM
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as Al mentioned, it's easy enough to make a staking tool for the front sight

But you're dealing with a tritium vial with night sights ...which can break.
as i understand it, you need a special fixture to stake in night sights.

The cost of which would make your DIY sight change more expensive then having a g'smith install them


at any rate, as mentioned, for GI models, narrow tenon front sight.
The rear dovetail isn't a true standard cut, it's a shade smaller.
Standard is the size you need to buy, but they will require file fitting


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Old 01-23-2011, 03:31 PM
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You can make your own night sight mounting tool with some 1x1 steel tube, like this:







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Old 01-23-2011, 03:36 PM
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Pretty damn ingenious, Mike,
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:53 PM
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Awesome homemade jig.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:21 PM
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I know mine has the wide tenon, but just out of curiosity, how thick of a cut did you take out of the 1x1? looks like just barely bigger than a cutting wheel on a grinder to me though
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:54 AM
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I like that Mike

I'm a "McGiver" kind of guy too....

My Uhg-lee staking tool




I might try to duplicate your sight fixture with a solid block of cold roll steel .
I'm "thinking" with a carbide bit or cutting wheels in the Dremel I could cut the channel


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Old 01-24-2011, 05:59 AM
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Thats an awesome homemade jig. I think I'm gonna give it a try. I'll post pics and results
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:28 AM
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Thanks guys.

Details on how I did it are listed here.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:31 AM
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I know mine has the wide tenon, but just out of curiosity, how thick of a cut did you take out of the 1x1? looks like just barely bigger than a cutting wheel on a grinder to me though
I used a Delta miter saw with a metal blade, 1 cut the width of the blade.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:34 AM
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Thanks Cap.

What size chisel is that? and what size metal hole saw did you use?
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:59 AM
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:29 PM
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Thanks Cap.

What size chisel is that? and what size metal hole saw did you use?

the chisel is 2 1/4"
the hole is appx 1 3/8

don't try an cut it with a hole saw though
don't think they make a bi-metal saw hard enough to cut a chisel .
use a grinder
That's what I intended to use, but my friend cut it for me on a mill


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Old 01-24-2011, 01:22 PM
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You can make your own night sight mounting tool with some 1x1 steel tube
Dude THAT ROCKS! Improvise, adapt, overcome! Major Macgyver there Mike!
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:04 PM
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I had Arnel buy and install some on my CS (both front and rear dovetailed model). He returned the packages to me with my old sights. He bought them from Brownells so here are the numbers. Now I'm sure they needed a bit of fitting but not sure.

Novak Tritiaum Wide Notch Rear Sights 2 dot
Rear 662-000-029

Front (1 dot) 662-005-180
Hey guys - getting my RIA compact GI model tomorrow. First modification I want to do is night sights. Looking at the part numbers above - the front sight is a dovetail. The GI is a single post narrow. I assume the rear sight number above will work, but not the front sight. Anyone have a good number for it - or for the pair?

Thanks!
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