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    Default DE 1911G replace front sight

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tex77377 View Post
    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-Fre...uctinfo/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-p...-front-sights/

    Regards,
    Greg
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