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Old 11-09-2017, 08:55 AM
Craig Doherrty Craig Doherrty is offline
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Reflex/Red Dot on Baer

Who has one? Mount type? Brand of sight? Pics? Thinking of putting one on my Concept VI. Thanks in advance for responses.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:17 AM
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I'm getting ready to do the same thing, although probably not me Baer. Probably my Jim Hoag longslide, SA CS TGO1, or my Ed Brown. I would love to see any pics also. So far I am leaning towards a Ultradot 1 or 2 power, & variable mm red dot.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:44 AM
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Great pics in the Gunsmith Section on this forum of a RMR on a project that someone is widening the slide to match the width of the RMR. Alos Ed Brown section of this forum of a RMR mounted by Ed Brown Custom.

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=854785
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:17 PM
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Great pics in the Gunsmith Section on this forum of a RMR on a project that someone is widening the slide to match the width of the RMR. Alos Ed Brown section of this forum of a RMR mounted by Ed Brown Custom.

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=854785
Thanks for the link Gary. My hope is that I can add one to a Baer using the existing dovetail rather then milling the slide. My understanding is that Baer uses a Novak cut and a base for a reflex/red dot sight is available.
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:57 PM
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So far, the EB is the only place that I have seen that mills enough material out to use the original front sight height. Check out other pics on GlockTalk & other sites that make the front sight high & very ugly.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/709286293
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:41 PM
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I went with the latest Fast Fire III, and simply used the factory mounting hardware and drifted the LB sight out myself.



I did have milling work done on my Springfield TRP with a first generation Deltapoint, but now that I'm trying to sell it, it isn't that easy to unload.

I think the Fast Fire III is the best economical choice, and I haven't had any recoil problems. It has three brightness settings, AND the battery removes from the TOP, so you don't have to re-sight it when you change the battery.

The method of mounting doesn't cut the slide, and going back to factory settings is just drifting the sight back in.
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:07 AM
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if it's more for the range or bullseye shooting you could do a frame mount. they bolt into the frame through some holes that are drilled and tapped. the nice thing is the dot doesn't move on recoil, so it's much easier to track
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:47 AM
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Here's the way I see it. If you don't mill your slide - your reflex sight will sit too high on the frame for fast, accurate shooting unless you put in a lot of hours getting use to acquiring the "red dot". With the milled slide, when you bring the 1911 up, as you would with regular iron sights, the red dot is right there, where your former rear iron sight use to be - very fast and accurate.

I had my slide on the Baer PII milled by Dave Bowie several years ago.
http://www.bowietacticalconcepts.com/

I had him mill in a backup rear iron sight as well, which is on the money at 50 yards with 230 grain ball.

After I had the slide milled and found everything to my complete satisfaction, I had the 1911 Baer PII "modified" a bit with the installation of an oversized firing pin stop, Hammer/Sear/Titanium FP Ultra-Light Kit installed along with a trigger job reducing the trigger pull to 2.25/2.50 pounds, complete pistol received the "hard hat treatment" and I might add; the pistol shoots just fine with either 185 grain target loads or slightly over the top 230 grain reloads.

I also use electrical tape between the frame and the battery on the Leupold Deltapoint reflex sight, as it significantly prolongs the battery life in my set-up.

For those approaching "senior" status relative to age, or those with eyeglasses or not hitting the gym on a regular basis, you will appreciate not having to perfectly align your iron sights for that 10 or X ring accuracy - you still need all your shooting skills but you'll find it's much easier shooting the "red dot" accurately than with the iron sights - at least that has been my experience.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:22 AM
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Someday, I would like to do something like this to my PII.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:37 AM
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JoeJ, I really dig that setup with the rear iron installed in front of the deltapoint. Looks sharp!
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:40 AM
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Hereís my Thunder Ranch with RMR.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:54 AM
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JoeJ, I really dig that setup with the rear iron installed in front of the deltapoint. Looks sharp!
Yes, a very clean look. Donít think Iíve seen that before.
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Old 04-07-2018, 06:24 PM
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I went with the latest Fast Fire III, and simply used the factory mounting hardware and drifted the LB sight out myself.



I did have milling work done on my Springfield TRP with a first generation Deltapoint, but now that I'm trying to sell it, it isn't that easy to unload.

I think the Fast Fire III is the best economical choice, and I haven't had any recoil problems. It has three brightness settings, AND the battery removes from the TOP, so you don't have to re-sight it when you change the battery.

The method of mounting doesn't cut the slide, and going back to factory settings is just drifting the sight back in.
Ill have to find out what Burris mount to use a Fast FireIII on a PII or Heavyweight Monolith. My old eyes would benefit from that.

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Old 04-07-2018, 06:36 PM
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I sent my PII to Night Hawk Customs to have them mill the slide and install a trijicon site base app, mount RMR, and sight in. I’m still waiting to get it back. Will post when that happens
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:49 AM
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:57 PM
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Finally got my Fast Fire III set up on my Monolith Heavyweight. Much better on my eyes.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:19 PM
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I've been thinking about adding something like the Burris. What low profile mounts are being used that don't require milling of the slide? Also how do these red dots hold up?
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:53 AM
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Wow! That’s awesome. NHC did a really nice job on your LB.
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I went with the latest Fast Fire III, and simply used the factory mounting hardware and drifted the LB sight out myself.



I did have milling work done on my Springfield TRP with a first generation Deltapoint, but now that I'm trying to sell it, it isn't that easy to unload.

I think the Fast Fire III is the best economical choice, and I haven't had any recoil problems. It has three brightness settings, AND the battery removes from the TOP, so you don't have to re-sight it when you change the battery.

The method of mounting doesn't cut the slide, and going back to factory settings is just drifting the sight back in.
Only problem I had mounting a FirstFire III was the factor screws were not long enough and kept stripping out the dove tail insert. Bought some longer screws and cut them down, they work fine, after 5,000 rounds through my wife's IDPA gun they are still tight.
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