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Old 11-27-2010, 02:59 PM
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Remington R1 Night Sights

Who has put Tritium Sights in their R1? Fixed or adjustable? Can you provide brand and part numbers? Thank you very much for your effort.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:41 PM
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The Remington website FAQ page says that the R1 has novak cuts, so finding a set of sights shouldn't be too difficult. But if you want an adjustable rear you'll probably have to have the slide machined. I've been contemplating an R1 myself.

http://www.1911r1.com/pages/FAQs.aspx
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:11 PM
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remington says that they take standard novak cut sights. they do not. i just got burned with that. i THINK they take the 330x65 Original GI cut, but i wont know till i give it a try. the standard novak is .495 cut, way too large for the Rem. its a mess, and i called remington and they were no help. i called novak and they were helpfull. they claimed that the Rem sights were made by amscor and were the same as the rock island and dan wesson. i have not confirmed that. brownells were the ones that told me they used the standard GI 330x65. hopefully, i will have the answer soon.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:14 PM
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remington says that they take standard novak cut sights. they do not. i just got burned with that. i THINK they take the 330x65 Original GI cut, but i wont know till i give it a try. the standard novak is .495 cut, way too large for the Rem. its a mess, and i called remington and they were no help. i called novak and they were helpfull. they claimed that the Rem sights were made by amscor and were the same as the rock island and dan wesson. i have not confirmed that. brownells were the ones that told me they used the standard GI 330x65. hopefully, i will have the answer soon.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:30 PM
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yep i see that. i really want an adj sight. i am still on the prowl for one.
thanks

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Old 11-29-2010, 02:39 PM
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adjustable lok funny unless you get the slide cut for them.

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Old 11-29-2010, 02:43 PM
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where did you find an adj. or did you just photoshop one on. my R1 shoots low. i can file the front site but i dont want to. i would rather have an adjustable site that i can work with. i am not going to spend a fortune though, its not worth that much to me. before i go to the extent of cutting a different dovetail i will trade guns. although i love my r1.
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:07 PM
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http://www.galatiinternational.com/

you can also try Kensight (Champion) they make a lot of the sights used on 1911's (Ed Brown and Les Baer use them).

http://stores.kensight.com/StoreFront.bok

the Nowlin's Lowrider sight might be able to work with a little fitting

http://store.nowlinguns.com/merchant...Category_Code=
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:20 PM
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i will check these out....thanks

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Old 04-09-2012, 04:03 PM
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I called Remington about my R1 shooting low. Was advised that the R1 enhanced has a different dovetail cut so can not use the adj. sight from that puppy.
However! Remington is sending me two front sights that are lower than the one on my pistol. I believe that they have my fix. You guys that are shooting low with your R1 my want to check this out. I will try to remember to check back with the results.

P.S. This is my first 1911, and I love it.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:46 AM
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Older post with out a clear answer. Here it is straight from Remington's website.

https://support.remington.com/MODEL_...del_1911_R1%3F

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On the standard Model 1911 R1, the dovetail cut is a proprietary cut at approximately 700.
On the 1911 R1 Enhanced and 1911 R1 Carry, the the dovetail cuts are Novak style.

Novak sights can be installed on the standard Model 1911 R1 but the dovetail cuts will have to be changed. Paducah Shooters Supply and Ahlman's, two of our premier field service centers, can make the needed Novak sight cuts for the R1 for around $100. Going through our premier field service centers will not void your warranty.
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For the R1 Enhanced, order Novak cut sights .260 front/.450 rear. Personally, I'm going with the TruGlo TFO.
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:00 PM
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I bought a vial of phosphor paint and stimpled it into my white dots, Viola!! Night sights, as long as I charge them up with a flashlight first. Cost me $10. I used blue but the green phosphor is used on military equipment looks white in daylight more than my blue so you won't see as much difference..

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