Replacing Commander front sight

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by smlranger, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. smlranger

    smlranger New Member

    Mar 26, 2011
    Smith Mountain Lake in VA
    The originial GI front sight on my 43 year old Colt Commander fell/broke off yesterday. This pistol has already had some 'custom' work done to it so I realize it will appreciate only so much if at all.

    If I send it to Novak for thier low profile sights (will require machining the front of the slide for their sight), will I be committing some sort of 1911 sin?

    Or, should I see if Colt can replace the original front sight? The previous owner had a Millet rear sight added.
  2. Brass Tacks

    Brass Tacks New Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    NW Arkansas
    me, I would retain the GI type sight. A competent gunsmith can install the sight and be good for another 40+ years
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