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Old 09-14-2020, 11:25 AM
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Classic w/DeltaPoint Pro

I got the call from WC today that my Classic is coming home after a buried installation of a Leupold DPP reflex. They said it printed very well and I will like it. I can hardly wait.

As I've aged, I've had difficulty seeing iron sights well at indoor ranges where lighting is low. I've decided to equip a number of my guns with optics. This gun being the first 1911 that will get a reflex sight. I plan on a few others I'm building as well. Depending on our (wife too) experience with our range guns, I may equip our house guns with reflex sights as well.
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:16 PM
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I got the call from WC today that my Classic is coming home after a buried installation of a Leupold DPP reflex. They said it printed very well and I will like it. I can hardly wait.

As I've aged, I've had difficulty seeing iron sights well at indoor ranges where lighting is low. I've decided to equip a number of my guns with optics. This gun being the first 1911 that will get a reflex sight. I plan on a few others I'm building as well. Depending on our (wife too) experience with our range guns, I may equip our house guns with reflex sights as well.
You wonít regret it I have all my guns now with red dots the best thing I ever did.
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:59 PM
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You wonít regret it I have all my guns now with red dots the best thing I ever did.
Any recommendations or cautions about brands of red dots?
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Old 09-14-2020, 05:06 PM
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Any recommendations or cautions about brands of red dots?
Canít go wrong with Trijicon, Holosun and Delta Point.
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Old 09-15-2020, 10:34 PM
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It's back!

I was setting in the front yard, having a glass of wine with the neighbor, social distancing of course, when the UPS man showed up with my WC Classic modified with a buried Delta Point Pro. The target they provided looks like at least 4 shots touching at 15 yds.

I can't wait to get some trigger time with it again.
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Old 09-15-2020, 10:40 PM
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:44 AM
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Very nice roanie - they always shoot those targets with 5 shots!
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:41 AM
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I'm still fond of the classic two tone. Very nice. Looking forward to your range report.

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Old 09-16-2020, 08:00 AM
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Not familiar with red dots, what does "buried installation" mean on a 1911?

The 2 tone is very nice!
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:28 AM
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Very nice, is that the Delta Point’s rear sight and did you have WC install a taller front sight can’t tell by pictures? What was the turnaround time?
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:57 AM
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Very nice, is that the Delta Pointís rear sight and did you have WC install a taller front sight canít tell by pictures? What was the turnaround time?
Pat,
I went with no iron sights, since this gun is just a range toy but if I ever needed to put it into duty for defense, it also wears a set of Crimson Trace laser grips for sight redundancy.
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:13 PM
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I went with no iron sights, since this gun is just a range toy but if I ever needed to put it into duty for defense, it also wears a set of Crimson Trace laser grips for sight redundancy.
Ok great, looks like you have it covered then.
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:59 PM
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Very nice!
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:39 PM
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:26 PM
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You'll love it! Here are my two with Trijicons. The EDC X9L sports an SRO. The Carry Comp with the RMR is my carry gun.
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:12 PM
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:48 PM
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Not familiar with red dots, what does "buried installation" mean on a 1911?
Aaron, buried means they mill a slot into the slide so the sight sits lower. Wilson has a proprietary system they call True Zero: https://www.wilsoncombat.com/true-zero-optics/
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:16 AM
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roaniecowpony, after Wilson milled the slide did it have to be refinished? If so what is the finish on your gun?
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Old 09-22-2020, 10:47 AM
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roaniecowpony, after Wilson milled the slide did it have to be refinished? If so what is the finish on your gun?
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Yes, the slide needs to be refinished. Mine are Armor-Tuff which is Wilson's version of Cerakote. It looks like roaniecowpony's is Armor-Tuff too.
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Old 09-22-2020, 10:58 AM
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Somehow I missed this thread until today. Your Classic looks great and I would imagine that it will work very well for you.
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Old 09-22-2020, 11:27 AM
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Very unique spec with the red dot. I like it!
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Old 09-22-2020, 11:40 AM
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roanie, your pistol looks fantastic. My prediction is that in the not too distant future most guns won't come with fixed sights if they already have a red dot. The true zero sights are so reliable now and the batteries last so long that the tactical gurus will skip the irons. Your range toy would be a very viable defensive tool.
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