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Old 08-25-2004, 04:02 PM
TheWolf TheWolf is offline
 
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Night Sights Options?

Hey guys,

Iím considering getting some night sights to complete my SW1911 carry weapon. Iíve narrowed my choices down to the Novakís and Heinie s-8ís. Has anyone here placed either of these on their S&Wís? If so, were they direct replacements or was there some additional cutting required? The Heinie sights are interesting, but I have never used sights with this kind of setup. Any pics to see how they look would also be great. If I have to, Iíll just send my slide to whomever I decide to use.
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:58 PM
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IIRC, Novak makes a drop in NS for the SW1911. Check their web site to be sure.
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:26 PM
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N.s.

Are available from CDNNInv' at $70 per, S&W 1911's use 59/40 series NS. Part # at Smith is 191030000 at $167.53 per. Have NS on two of my three S&W 1911's. Harlie
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Old 08-27-2004, 05:20 PM
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I put the Trit Bar/Dot SW1911- Novak Tritium Bar/Dot night sight set

on my SW1911. Real close to the same during daylight.

At night, the rear bar is short and pretty dim. The front is just right. In fact to my eyes, they both look like dots at night. It DOES make it easier to tell the front from the back, but I'd like it better if the rear bar was longer and brighter.

Aren't those Heine 8's only available in adjustable? For carry, I only use fixed sights.
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Old 08-27-2004, 07:18 PM
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Heinie 8s are avaialble for most pistols in fixed format and are wonderful sights, two dots are less confusing than 3 for me.

Another option is the XS24/7 system which is a lollipop (dot on post). I like this a lot.

-- Chuck
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Old 08-27-2004, 08:27 PM
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Hey Chuck

How much did those XS run you for your smith? Were they hard to put on?
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Old 08-28-2004, 07:21 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I was thinking about the bar/dot setup by Novak, but everyone I talk to about them seem to concur that the bar is too small and dim so out goes that idea. Since Iíve never had the Heinie or XS 24/7 or used one of these I have decided to put those on my other weapons, a Glock 23 and USP 40. If I like them Iíll be putting them on my future (canít own just one!) 1911ís. For the SW1911 Iím going to send it to Novak for the 3 dot setup.
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Old 09-03-2004, 02:50 PM
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Chuck S, are those XS24/7 made by Heine?

I can't find them on Heine's website.

Are they fixed or adjustable?
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