GI45 getting new sights

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by doug66, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. doug66

    doug66 New Member

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    Shipped my SA GI45 off to SA's custom shop yesterday to be fitted with their "mil-spec" 3 dots. $75 installed and includes shipping back to me. Have had this gun for 5 plus years and sights are my only complaint. Hate to ship my stuff, but the price is right. Kinda excited, needed to share...:)
  2. Shooter45

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    Those GI sights are awfully small. I don't understand why anyone would want to purchase a GI model if they intend to shoot the pistol as they usually end up changing to better sights. And who buys a new 1911 they don't intend to shoot. :D I understand wanting a piece of history, but for the difference in price, the Mil Spec is the way to go.

    Don't forget the range report with the new 3 dot sights as I know your accuracy will improve. ;)
  3. lonewolf204

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    I'd like to see what it looks like when you get it back. I have a SA 1911 A1 with the gi sights and been thanking about changing them also.
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    Me toooooo
  5. doug66

    doug66 New Member

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    I agree.... This gun was a Christmas present from my wife. Who knows I like 1911a1's but doesn't know why some are $400 and others cost $2000.
    Like I said in 1st post, sights are my only complaint. I don't mind old style ejection port. Trigger is descent. Eats all my reloads. I'll post pics hen it gets back home.
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    Your Wife's heart was in the right place and it will give you something to do as in making improvements. It's a win win situation. :D
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    Amen to that! I wish my wife would even buy me a box of ammo now & again...
  8. Shooter45

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    MIne will.....sometimes. She has also bought me a couple of 1911's. :)

    Doug, now it the time to buy and be ready to install a match bushing.

    Then maybe a trigger job, and then lower and flair the ejection port, a new set of TFF grips, etc. :)
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    Plus the Mil-Spec offers a lowered and flared ejection port, the raised sights with the dots, the stainless steel barrel, and has the Cocobolo grips that the GI does not.

    And when I shot both I always thought the trigger felt different in the Mil-Spec.


    I had a Wilson Combat match grade barrel and bushing fitted for me by a gunsmith my uncle knows and now I'm shooting significantly tighter groups than I did with my factory barrel & bushing. Having a good smith do some custom work makes all the difference IMO.
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  10. doug66

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    Got my slide back. Looks and shoots great. Excellent service from SA.
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