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I have a Classic Royale that I want to turn into a Range Queen with FO sights. I need recommendations on
1. who's good? (preferred brand)
2. do I need a set or can I just replace the front sight?
3. Color? Red or green?
4 Any reason I shouldn't do this? (I'm 52, myopic) just like to punch paper with this gun.

Thanks for your thoughts, M2
 

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I like the Dawson Precision FO front sight. Mine is a .090" as opposed to the .125" standard. The thin sight is easier to shoot fast with IMO (having tried them both). The FO insert is inset into the sight so you end up with a squared front post like a standard unit. Because of this, speed as well as accuracy is attainable. I personally seem to pick up the green color faster than red so that's what I use. One big benefit of FO sights is surprisingly their cloudy day performance. All this for the amazingly low price of $39...
 

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I have the Caspian on my PO but I wish I had the Dawson model. I believe it is the best. As for colors I think the red/orange is better than the glowgreen. I see no reason for the rear to also be FO.
 

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Do you all prefer white dots or nothing on the rear sight? Can a three dot sight help to speed target acquisition?

I hope to start shooting IDPA soon and would like to have my 1911 prepared.

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Thanks for the input. I've found the Dillion website, but it doesn't display much (frames?) beyond the home page and some categories. Guess I'll give them a call and see if I can find them anywhere locally. Thanks, M2
 

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Originally posted by Mike in VA:
I have a Classic Royale that I want to turn into a Range Queen with FO sights. I need recommendations on
1. who's good? (preferred brand)
2. do I need a set or can I just replace the front sight?
3. Color? Red or green?
4 Any reason I shouldn't do this? (I'm 52, myopic) just like to punch paper with this gun.

Thanks for your thoughts, M2

1) Both of my competition pistols have FO front sights. I like the the one from EGW.

2) They make one to fit the Kimber dovetail. Remove the old and install the new.

3) I prefer green. All I am shooting right now is IDPA. As almost all of these matches are outside, the green dot shows up most excellently against the targets. If you shoot mostly indoors, I have found that the sights does not work that well. Not much light for it to pick up.

4) Other that what I said in 3) above, nope.


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Try the Hi Viz front sight sight set for Kimbers from Brownells. It's on 15 bucks and comes with six various red and green inserts. My two have held up for two years.
 

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At 47, I can tell you, it's the best single thing I've done to improve my hitting and sheer fun in shooting since I started reloading in the late 70s...It makes that much difference. May I suggest Brazos Custom?



http://www.brazoscustom.com/
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Mike,

There is a bunch of info on fiber optic sights, and fiber optic in general on my sight. I sell almost equal amounts of red and green and now stock some yellow/orange also. Each person's eyes pick up different colors better than others. My sights come with all three colors to try out. They are also longer and thus brighter. I do have them in the Kimber cut.

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Check out the ProSights of D.R. Middlebrooks. He's in Virginia. The front sights are dovetailed front to rear and are easily changed. They come in FO, white dot, and Tritium. www.tacticalshooting.com
 

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Thanks some more for the input. I've ordered a sight from Brazos, will get it installed and report back. I'm going to stick with the stock Kimber rear for now, may need to consider an adjustable rear later. This is part of my on going education, and as I said, this is going to be a range gun, so we'll see what's next.
Best regards, M2
 

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Progress report -
I recieved my new sight via Priority Mail in sohort order, came with complete instructions and three light pipes - red, yellow/orange, and green). Bob will put the color of your choice in the sight when you order, so I started with red. The red is quite visible, but the yellow/orange and green are brighter still. I shoot mostly at indoor ranges, so I'll see what works best for me.

Had it installed by Sandy Garrett at No VA Gun Works, but haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. Bob mentioned that it was a bit taller than the stock Kimber sight, and Sandy confirmed this upon installation .055" taller), so it will likely shoot low (Sandy calculated 7.5" at 25 yds).

Anyhow, a bunch of guys from TFL are meeting at the NRA range next Friday (1911 fans are welcome, the more the merrier), so we shall see if my next purchase is an adjustable rear sight . . . More later, M2
 
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