I’m noticing something very strange. I had my sights changed on my 1911 not adjustable. I noticed the sights had to be more of a “triangle” top of back sight has to be at bottom of front sight with front sight covering up where I want to hit. I was thinking I just had a strange guns but then I went and shot my friend’s compact concealed carry gun and his sights have to be lined up about the same. I’m not an experienced shooter but this is really confusing me as everything I was tight was front sight needed to be inside and lined up with rear sight
First question - is your new sights set the same size as old one?
There are several factors that have to be taken under consideration when you change you sights.
- are the sights designed for your particular model. 1911 is one big Family of firearms… but there are so many variations that make them different.
- front sight comes with different height and this is something you may adjust / change
- sight radius (length of the slide) also plays role with proper sight aliment
- sights can be setup for different sight picture (combat, center, 6 o’clock) - but the rule remains the same - equal height on front and rear sight.
Don’t compare your pistol to others - each shooter has it’s own preferences. My recent setup was very similar - front sight had to cover the target and bottom of red fiber rod was leveled with top of rear sight.
But it was like this because I changed my optics. Even it was not OK, it worked fine for almost 1 year
Just know your pistols. If you don’t like your current setup, you will need to change your front sight.
Good luck !
A picture is worth a thousand words. Did you O.K. this? If you don’t like it.
Thanks. I will double check but when i ordered the sights I did they verified they was for my firearm.
I just emailed the company that makes my sights to see what they might suggest is the fix to this
The best what you can do is verify the Point of Impact (POI)
- Shoot the target at 10 yards, 7 yards and 5 yards (target distance)
- Verify displacement (up or down) in inches (impact distance)
- check pistols sight radius
Then use this formula
Did they confirm by 1911 model… or just “1911” pistol?
Some manufacturers don’t care about measurements, they care about sights cuts on the slide.
I’m trying not to ask too many questions on here
I checked my 1911 sights against your pic and they seem the same except the rear sight seems to be higher than ( thicker) than mine. Are these not adjustable?
I changed mine also from fixed to adjustable. Please ask away.
Just that it fit a 1911 but no exact model details
Ask as many questions as you want / need / like.
We are all (almost all) here to help each other.
Unfortunately no they are not
yeah… that’s the problem. 1911 model X is not the same as 1911 model Y… They may look the same, they may have the same trigger mechanism… but they won’t shoot the same.
They are TFX pro sights. I like the color mix they have so much easier on my eyes
I have gone with adjustable sights because the original (fixed) shot 2 1/2 inches high at 25 yards, I would go with adjustable. Just what I did.
You probably won’t be able to do anything with existing TruGlo TFX.
I recommend to verify the POI, then ask TruGlo what is the front sight’s height and try to find replacement.
If you look at TFX models they have .260 and .270 front sight for 1911. If you do your math and compare with existing front sight, perhaps you will be lucky to use the other one, keeping functionality of TFX sights.
Better to ask too many than not enough
As long as he doesn’t ask questions about .30 Super Carry… he is good
Have you measured the stock sights against the TFX to see the difference?