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I'd like to install adjustable sights on my RIA 1911A1. What are my best options? There aren't any smiths in my area that I trust. Are any DIY options feasible?
 

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Unless you're set up with the machinery to dovetail a slide, I would think that a DIY solution would be more likely if you found an adjustable rear to fit the factory dovetail. I don't know for sure if the RIA shares the dovetail dimmensions of the original govt. model. There seem to be a few adjustable rears for the govt. dovetail, though they may also require staking a taller front sight.

As a fellow RIA owner, I'm curious about this as well. Anyone certain how the RIA dovetail stacks up to the original?

Edit: Most of what I've read says it is a G.I.-spec dovetail, but I haven't a G.I. gun to which to compare it to be sure.
 

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I had Meprolight night sights for the "Govt Model" installed on my RIA and the rear dovetail fit perfectly. However, the RIA uses a thinner front tenon so the Meprolight front had to be thinned to fit. HTH...
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