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Ruger SR1911 down-up grade
« on: October 25, 2017, 02:20:43 PM »
Really like my SR1911 10mm.  Runs like a top and easy to conceal.  But that rear "BoMar style" sight is not the thing for CCW.  Snag free it ain't.

Problem is the bomar cut is not completely standard, and there aren't a bunch of options for a fixed, snag free sight.  I ended up ordering a Harrison Design HD-001S:



The other option I could identify was the 10-8 Precision Modular Rear Sight.  And while I saw some possible advantage to that sight, it was nearly twice the money, and I didn't see it being even 10% better.

I will post some updates when the sight arrives and some after pics once I get it installed on my Ruger.

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Re: Ruger SR1911 down-up grade
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 06:43:29 PM »
Looks Great on that Pony   ;)

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Re: Ruger SR1911 down-up grade
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 07:57:52 AM »
I’m curious as to how this works for you.  Ruger has pigeon holed the 10mm as a target pistol. I’d be mightily tempted to buy a second one if they offered a Novak sighted model.
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Re: Ruger SR1911 down-up grade
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 09:47:12 AM »
I will post a picture tonight, but it hangs off the back of the slide a bit.  Not sure I am thrilled.  If I had a milling machine I would true it and then trim about .125" off the back and then dimple it for some white dots, but I have no milling machine.

Pictures later today.

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 05:20:37 PM »
I will post a picture tonight, but it hangs off the back of the slide a bit.  Not sure I am thrilled.  If I had a milling machine I would true it and then trim about .125" off the back and then dimple it for some white dots, but I have no milling machine.

Pictures later today.

I look forward to seeing how it came out, sqlbullet.  I think this is a better option than the Bomar if I ever get the chance to hunt with mine.

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Re: Ruger SR1911 down-up grade
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 06:47:30 AM »
Dang...I forgot about the picture.

I actually couldn't stand the way it looked and changed it back.  I will put HD fixed back on this weekend and snap a shot.

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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 07:02:20 AM »
Maybe it’s a “kit” and they left enough metal so you can machine it to look like the stock photo you posted?
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Re: Ruger SR1911 down-up grade
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 07:32:59 AM »
I like it.

When I post the photo you will see that what I actually need is to remove some material from the back and add it to the gap at the front.