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I really like the pt1911 but can not stand the heine sights. I spent some time on my 24/7 sights to get them like I wanted with hi viz sights. I do not want to have to modify my next guns sights. For accuracy which 1911 what would you guys recommend. Nothing over 1000. I figured kimber custom or I also was looking at the paras. Looking for some people with experience with the guns for opinions. I have no loyalty to any specific brand as I have various branded guns that I like already. Thanks,
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Go find a gun that has the sights you like & buy it. Unless you want to custom order a gun, you'll have to take what the factory offers you. I like the Heine sights myself, My PT1911 can punch a ragged hole at 30' no problem...You can always look for a used 1911 & maybe get lucky with the sights you're looking for.
 

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If you really like the PT1911, buy it and have the sights changed. Simple.

You don't have to do it yourself even. You say you're limit is $1000. So, say $600 for the PT1911---$75 for sights you want----$30 for a gunsmith to install.

Total---$705 and a PT1911 which you REALLY like. ;D
 

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Ditto, What NYPD in AZ said!
 

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+1 On getting the PT1911 and having the sights changed out by a 'smith. Then with the extra money, stock up on .45 ACP ammo. :D The PT1911 is a quality firearm that's going to last a long time.

I've pulled this comment from another board that a PT1911 owner made. I recall this person from another thread months back where he had made similar comments in regards to the durability and reliability of the PT1911.


http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=279792

"30,0000 rounds through mine since November '06. Went through 20k with zero malfunctions. At about 23k, the I had to replace the sear. It is as good as anything that Springfield Armory built for me when I shot for them. For the money, it is the best buy around. You can get it for under $500 at: www.gilbertgunworks.com "
 

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You do know there are several variations to the PT1911 and some come with different sites, even night sites.
 

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There is no alternative.
 

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I think I am going to give the rock island armory tactical a try. Gun show this weekend. Hope they have one for a descent price.
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I really like the pt1911 but can not stand the heine sights. I spent some time on my 24/7 sights to get them like I wanted with hi viz sights. I do not want to have to modify my next guns sights. For accuracy which 1911 what would you guys recommend. Nothing over 1000. I figured kimber custom or I also was looking at the paras. Looking for some people with experience with the guns for opinions. I have no loyalty to any specific brand as I have various branded guns that I like already. Thanks,
Harry
Harry,

I have the Heine sights on my 24/7. I HATE THEM.

I don't post much. I guess I don't write a response unless I have something to contribute. In this case I do. I recently purchased a Kimber Custom II. My first 1911, but not my last.

Check out gunsamerica.com. I found a dealer within 50 miles of my house that was advertising my Custom II for $550. It is a fantastic pistol.
 
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