I'm really considering buying a 1911 blued with bulls head walnut grips, and I have been doing a lot of reading about what a great gun the pt1911 is. My question is this: what type of sights are currently being used? I looked at the Taurus page and it looks like it's the Heinie straight 8. But, I have read several posts where people talk about being able to tell the difference between early models and later models by whether or not it has the straight 8 sights (early ones had them and later ones apparently do not). To add even more confusion, the Taurus sight talks about the Heinie sights and how great they are, but the picture that you can enlarge shows some other type (Novak?). Any help would be greatly appreciated. As a side note, I have yet to handle a pt1911 (not for lack of trying... no one in my area has one), but I am already completely sold on the gun! This is only my second post, but I have done a ton of reading on this forum and have gotten great information. So, thanks to all of those members that contribute their experience/knowledge. It really helps.