Smith & Wesson E Series Adjustable Sights - 1911Forum
1911Forum
Advertise Here
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > >

Notices


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-20-2019, 07:52 PM
SimpleStranger SimpleStranger is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 7
Smith & Wesson E Series Adjustable Sights

Hello fellow 1911 enthusiast!
Do anybody know of a company that makes an fully adjustable rear sight to accommodate the E Series 1911? I've done a ton of research but haven't been able to come up with any answers. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-21-2019, 10:01 AM
tgt_usa's Avatar
tgt_usa tgt_usa is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,650
Yeah, I went through this ~3yrs ago

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimpleStranger View Post
Hello fellow 1911 enthusiast!
Do anybody know of a company that makes an fully adjustable rear sight to accommodate the E Series 1911? I've done a ton of research but haven't been able to come up with any answers. Thanks!
Yeah, I went through this ~3yrs ago, looking for +combat sights+. Posting a reply b/c thinking your best bet of finding target sights is with a maker -known- to make SW1911 sights ... at all. This thread outlines the experience:

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=687129

There’s a link to Heinie, which at the time anyway, -did- list sights with the correct cut as suited to SW1911. Using ‘Search’ you’ll find there’s [at least] another thread from ~1yr ago (maybe less) on the topic: search terms:

SW1911 SW1911PC sights


... will surely find it. Good news is: seems much easier to find SW1911 sights than three years ago. You could find sights on amazon.com if looking for fixed ... but I didn’t see any adjustable.

As you may already know, S&W uses a cut found on at least one (I think more) series of S&W semi-autos ... but not anybody else’s M1911 slide. Hopefully I wrote the series number in the thread linked above. But it’s a bit nerve-wracking to order sights made-&-marketted for a different pistol than that on which you want to mount them. / -; Heinie at least -did- market sights as fitting SW1911 ... as you’ll see I had to adapt the Heinie rear to my purpose.

Good luck! ... and if you find something, please post here ... you never know, somebody might get a government length “E” or “PC” and want target sights for it. Great! pistols.
__________________
NRA Benefactor; D.E. Handgun; Certified RSO and Instructor: Pistol, Rifle, PPItH, PPOtH, HFS
USAA: Level I Archery Instructor
Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.-J.S.Mill

Last edited by tgt_usa; 04-21-2019 at 02:05 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-21-2019, 10:16 AM
SimpleStranger SimpleStranger is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 7
Thank you so much for your help!!!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 04-21-2019, 02:26 PM
tgt_usa's Avatar
tgt_usa tgt_usa is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,650
Oh! You’re quite welcome

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimpleStranger View Post
Thank you so much for your help!!!
All in the title ... well, okay: glad to offer advice here ... extra glad if it’s actually helpful; more especially when thanked. You’re quite welcome ...

Oh! Out of self-interest, I looked to see if Novak lists SW1911 sights; they do:

https://www.novaksights.com/Products.aspx?CAT=9533


... and there were at least three adjustable models. This thread may end up costing me some actual $s.
;- j
__________________
NRA Benefactor; D.E. Handgun; Certified RSO and Instructor: Pistol, Rifle, PPItH, PPOtH, HFS
USAA: Level I Archery Instructor
Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.-J.S.Mill
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-23-2019, 05:31 PM
dakota1911 dakota1911 is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The Great American Desert
Posts: 22,845
Since the cousin of the E series from the Perf Center has them I would guess they exist.



These even have S&W stamped on the side.
__________________
NRA Life Member
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-23-2019, 09:27 PM
tgt_usa's Avatar
tgt_usa tgt_usa is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,650
For sale

Quote:
Originally Posted by dakota1911 View Post
Since the cousin of the E series from the Perf Center has them I would guess they exist.
...
Things -may- have changed in 2(?) years, but when I called and wrote to S&W: they would never predict a date for -having- sights for sale. The search engine on the S&W site -still- doesn’t produce any sights for a SW1911.
\ -:

[ed. Disregard the text below the tear-bar: of course the cut is different; the pictured target site -dovetail- might be the same but it also has the cut at the back of the slide. And my understanding of the O.P.’s search is a straight-up replacement with an adjustable sight, such as this one claims to be:

https://www.novaksights.com/Detail.a...00508&CAT=9533

================================================
BUT cannot tell for certain that the slide cut on that gov’t P.C. is different from the slide cut for the fixed sights. So if you -can- find that rear sight, it might be a straight up replacement.
__________________
NRA Benefactor; D.E. Handgun; Certified RSO and Instructor: Pistol, Rifle, PPItH, PPOtH, HFS
USAA: Level I Archery Instructor
Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.-J.S.Mill

Last edited by tgt_usa; 04-24-2019 at 08:15 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-13-2019, 07:52 PM
Oldsalt65 Oldsalt65 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,230
Quote:
Originally Posted by dakota1911 View Post
Since the cousin of the E series from the Perf Center has them I would guess they exist.



These even have S&W stamped on the side.
Those nice looking adjustable target sights will not fit the cuts on a standard E Series1911TA and would also require modification to the rear of the slide.

I was disappointed myself when first I saw them some years back.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 PM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2015 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved