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1911 Front Sights

  • Tritium
  • Fiber optic (roll pin hole is hidden under fiber optic tunnel)
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Product Description

1911 Dovetail Front Sight, .330"x.075"x65 degree (aka "Novak") dovetail, drilled for front roll pin. Our 1911 front sights are made from hardened 4140 bar stock for improved durability. Tritium and brass bead sights feature a narrowed front section to provide a clean sight picture even if the forward part of the blade is dinged up or dirty. All blades feature a 40lpi serrated front face for reduction of glare in all lighting conditions.

  • FITS: "Novak" .330" x .075" x 65 degree dovetail
    • WILL FIT: 1911 front dovetails from Nighthawk, Novak, Les Baer, Ed Brown, Rock River, Sig, Rock Island Arsenal and others. If you are not sure what height and dovetail dimensions you have, it is best to measure and/or consult with your pistol's manufacturer. Unmodified slides will require machining.  We do not guarantee exact fit in all the listed 1911s as each vendor cuts their dovetails to slightly different dimensions.  Please note that the roll pin hole location varies widely, and there may be a slight mismatch between our pin hole and whatever has been drilled in your slide.
    • WILL NOT FIT: Kimber, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat, Colt (all models, including XSE, Special Combat Government, Defender, Gunsite, Rail Gun, etc. - Colt has changed their spec so many times and ways that we cannot predict what is going on with your gun), Dan Wesson, STI, SVI, Ruger 1911, Magnum Research.  
  • Heights: .175", .185", and .195" blade height.
    • Measure your existing front sight if retrofitting or check with your gunsmith for height suggestions when scratch building.  
      • If matching "in between" sizes (.180" for example), use the next shorter size (.175") and it'll shoot about 1/2" higher at 25 yards.  
    • Please note that each manufacturer and individual guns will vary in regards to what height is used, and there is no set standard height.  
    • .007" of sight height equates to roughly 1" of elevation change at 25 yards.  
      • TALLER front = LOWER point of impact
      • SHORTER front = HIGHER point of impact
      • If you must guess what height to use, try .185" as a starting point.


Fiber Optic Sight has .100" wide blade, accepts .060" fiber optic rod (.075" diameter on blade face), black oxide finish. Includes stainless roll pin.  Comes with 1 each red and green fiber rods.

Tritium insert has a .075" diameter, green, plain without white outline. Black oxide finish blade, .125" width, includes stainless roll pin.


Read our article about selecting sights.


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  1. Fiber Optic - terrific sight 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jun 2017

    After installing the fiber optic front and all black rear sights on my 1911 and Glock, I wish I made the transition years ago. This combination is, by far, the fastest I've used. Easy to acquire from the holster, tracks well during recoil, and the narrow front post is a bonus on small targets at distance. Well done, 10-8.

  2. Bright Light, Great fit 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Dec 2016

    Theres nothing special about it, but this sight meets the basic requirements with perfection. Solid design to protect fiber optic so it's not constantly getting knocked out. Easy enough to change a light rod if you decide to. Front hole for Light rod is recessed to allow micro adjustment of how wide you want the front of your fiber optic. Dovetail is properly oversized to allow great fit to most 1911 Frames.

  3. Nice sight, but it doesn't fit. 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jan 2015

    The sight fits in the dovetail of my Sig GSR with no tension and the roll pin hole doesn't line up. Now I'm having a gunsmith drill a new hole in the sight base for the roll pin. So much for a quick DIY sight swap.

  4. Right Sight, Right Price 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Feb 2014

    The one biggest complaint about Rock Island Armory 1911's is the non-standard sight cuts they come with. So when I saw that 10-8 Performance's 1911 front sights were made to fit Rocks, I was anxious to try them. Sure enough, the 10-8 tenon is VERY close to a perfect fit, needing only a few strokes of a 65-degree file to get a proper insertion (make sure all the old adhesive cleaned from the slide mortise and the cut is as clean as can be). My slide didn't come with a hole for the locator pin but I'm glad they included it. In use, the sights are visible without being distracting and I feel confident in using them on both my EDC and home defense pistols. The fact that they were also very reasonably priced is another reason that I am extremely satisfied with my decision to go with 10-8 Performance sights.

  5. Perfect sight for EDC 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Dec 2013

    I have 3 1911's in service rotation now. All of them with the 10-8 U notch rear sights. 2 have the brass bead and one a white dot. All are top performers. The brass bead picks up any available light and shines like a beacon. If you are looking for a battle proven set of sights look no further. None better at any price.

  6. Great sight! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Dec 2013

    Awesome sight! My gunsmith installed it without a hitch on my Colt Series 70. It works perfectly with my 10-8 Low Mount rear sight ( .125", std height )

  7. All good parts 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Oct 2013

    I use 10-8 parts exclusively...all hold up great. My friends front sight of a different brand. I cut a small piece of card stock under size to the sight base, drifted it in doused in locktite. Helps tighten fit.

  8. Good front sight option 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Oct 2013

    Ordered this for my Ruger 1911. It fit the factory dovetail perfectly. Just had to file a very small amount under the rear edge to clear the slide. Nice sight picture with plain wide notch rear. Very satisfied!

  9. Very loose fit in my Les Baer 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Feb 2013

    We drilled out the pin on my Les Baer TRS front sight and drifted it out. Turns out the new 10-8 FO front sight was a very loose fit in the dovetail. We used green Loctite to help secure it and drove the new pin in. I wish the sight had been a tighter fit, but it seems secure now.

    It sure is bright bright green in both shade and sunlight!

  10. 1911 Brass Bead Front Sight 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2013

    Not being a fan of 3 dot sights I replaced the front sight on my AC Commander with this sight. The brass bead is an eye catcher and tends to draw your focus to the front sight (a good thing). Combined with 10-8's low mount rear sight (plain black - no dots) and you have it all.

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