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Dawson Precision (www.dawsonprecision.com) (866-300-1911) is now offering a red fiber optic front sight for the PT1911. Their home page shows a red fiber optic, front sight, Part#020-067 for $39.00. It is .090" wide and .130" high and is designed to work with the existing fixed rear sight. Be advised that under "Front Sights" there is a second sight set, Part# 020-069 for the Taurus PT1911 that is .090" wide and ".180" tall. That's a .050" difference.

I've got a set on order (.130") but I'm concerned about the (unseen) part that Taurus call the "front sight insert" as shown on their schematic and parts list. It it fits and works then my other two PT1911's will be so equipped. I have yet to find an adjustable rear sight that will fit the Hiene dovetail cut on the slide. I think Cimarron found a set listed by AjaxGrips but had issues with the height of the front sight and the adjusted height of the rear sight. Cimmaron will the .180" height be of advantage with the AjaxGrip sight set??

Found fiber optic sight sets for that PT24/7 and PT145 pistols also, but go to that site for info.
 

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I've seen this listed on the schematic, but when I took it off the first time I was careful to look for any spare part and found none.

The rule of thumb is the shorter front sight raises the POI. Most complain that the PT1911 shoots low, so the .130 should help with that. I adjusted my MilPro by replacing the .200 with a .150 and it shoot on target now.

I didn't keep the Ajax set so I can't say, but you are breaking good ground! Do the pics when you get it decked out
 

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Cimarron,
I saw the previous post on the Ajax adj. sight by you, but have been unable to find it in the archives. In a previous post you noted that the front and rear on the PT-1911 are not on the same "plane" I. E. the front dovetail being higher than the rear dovetail. What were the issues with the Ajax? I think it was out of rear adjustment range in relation to the height of the front sight. Would the DP sight at .180" have provided a solution for the Ajax? At least the Ajax could be made to fit the existing dovetail. I just can't live with fixed sights on a pistol especially if it doesn't shoot to POA in regards to elevation at 25 yards. Left/right isn't a problem, I can fix that. All of my other match/target 1911's have adj sights. The M&P does pretty good at 25 yards and will do better when Burwell's does a trigger job on it. That leaves me with three PT-1911's a 24/7 and 145 to reequip without throwing the Taurus warranty in the trash.

Any help would be appreciated.

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#1 Keep the original sights and unless you have something pretty spectacular done you should just swap out sights for warranty work.

#2 The Ajax sights were the TPU PSI sights where are a pretty cheap variation. I would be tempted to choose a better quality rear and then do so measuring for a front sight. With the popularity of the PT1911 series, I can't imagine that someone isn't going to respond to the market. These guns shoot tight groups... someone is going to provide adjustable sights to meet this need.

Until then, I think my remarks have been pretty well left in the dust :???:
 

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are these sights easy to put on?aline?on my pt1911
 

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By all means let us know how the installation process and shooting results are. I really would like sights that are easier to see without going laser.
 

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Hi Power,
I was looking at the sight and it looks like the 020-069 is .125" x .180" and not .090 x .180, or am I looking at the wrong thing?
 

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Be careful when you loosen the allen set screw. They put a lot of thread locker on them. It took me a while to find the right size for the front one. My front sight was loose and I needed to tighten it. Now, I am interested in the fiber optic sight to help my ageing eyes.
 
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