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1911 Front Sights

  • Tritium
  • Brass bead
  • Fiber optic (roll pin hole is hidden under fiber optic tunnel)
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$36.95
SKU:
0202
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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 for a scratch build, try .185".  


Brass bead insert has a .075" diameter, domed, polished face. Black oxide finish blade, .125" width, includes stainless roll pin.

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. Right Sight, Right Price

    Posted by Dave Bolin 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.


  2. Perfect sight for EDC

    Posted by Mike H. Indiana 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.


  3. Great sight!

    Posted by runnoah28@yahoo.com 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 )


  4. All good parts

    Posted by Unknown 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.


  5. Good front sight option

    Posted by Mark Mobley 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!


  6. Very loose fit in my Les Baer

    Posted by Michael Nelson 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!


  7. 1911 Brass Bead Front Sight

    Posted by Phil R, Lake City, Fl 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.


  8. 1911 Gold Bead Front Sight

    Posted by Rick - Las Vegas, NV on 1st Jan 2013

    I am a "BIG FAN" of 10-8 Performance products and the 1911 gold bead front sight is no exception. I finally received my Springer Mil-Spec back from the smith and "WOW" what a difference. I have it matched up with the 10-8 Mil rear sight and together they are awesome. Love those sights. Keep up the good work 10-8!


  9. Gold Bead Front _U Notch Rear for 1911

    Posted by Rick - Upstate NY on 31st Dec 2012

    At 50, my eyes aren't the best but they certainly can pick up the gold bead on this front sight in the dimmest of light. Since there's no light rail on my Les Baer 1911 and I would be using my Surefire in the weak hand, night sights weren't of no real benefit during the day over the gold bead. Love it. As with anything...practice! I go to the range at least twice a month to train with my firearms as well as perform home scenario drills with my wife. You don't want your first experience to be the with the bad guy. Buy this setup!


  10. Great All Around Sight

    Posted by Bob Henckel on 2nd Sep 2012

    I ordered the Brass Bead Front Sight for my Retro 1911 Build. Excellent quality. Works in a wide range of conditions. Helps older eyes in both day and night conditions.


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