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Tex77377
05-08-2017, 04:05 PM
Just got me a DE 1911G. Gun is great, only thing I can complain about is the front sight, I can't see it :(

I'm new to the 1911. Can I buy a front sight from say Wilson Combat and it fit ok?

I saw several sights on WC site but a bit confused on the sizes that range from .140 - .200. I assume this is the size of the dot?

If it's a lot of trouble to mess with I may just stick with a dab of white nail polish on the front post and be done with it.

Thanks,
Tex

gb6491
05-08-2017, 05:17 PM
Just got me a DE 1911G. Gun is great, only thing I can complain about is the front sight, I can't see it :(

I'm new to the 1911. Can I buy a front sight from say Wilson Combat and it fit ok?

I saw several sights on WC site but a bit confused on the sizes that range from .140 - .200. I assume this is the size of the dot?

If it's a lot of trouble to mess with I may just stick with a dab of white nail polish on the front post and be done with it.

Thanks,
Tex
The .140-.200 is most likely the height of the sight.

Unless the sight's description/specs says it is specifically made for the DE 1911G, you will need to know what the front sight dovetail dimensions of the DE 1911 G are to find a sight that will fit. For example this sight at WC says it fits a .300" x 60 degree dovetail: http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Snag-Free-Front-Sight-White-Dot-190/productinfo/367DF/

One would hope that Magnum Research could tell you what size that dovetail is.

You might even try Dawson Precision as they make a fiber optic sight specific to the DE1911: https://dawsonprecision.com/dawson-precision-desert-eagle-1911g-fiber-optic-front-sights/

Regards,
Greg