View Full Version : Scope or red dot
12th October 2004, 07:43
I am considering mounting either a scope or red dot to my SA. I need some input on the best way to go about it. Some say weaver rail mounted to the slide, and some say tap the frame, while others tell me to go with the grip mounts. I am looking for the most precise set up.
14th October 2004, 22:03
15th October 2004, 07:14
I was considering either that or super glue.
16th October 2004, 11:06
I personally don't care for scopes, but you have to ask what you can afford, how bad you want it, and if you want to alter the frame/slide of the weapon....
tap the frame and the whole frame is shot, ever change you have to change the frame. Mount the slide and if you ever want to change then all you have to change is the slide. Grips I wouldn't really trust. Seems like they could move to me, even if its just a minute amount it would be a change in precision.
17th October 2004, 08:34
Les Baers are proof tested for accuracy with a Leupold grip mount from what I'm told. I haven't done anything to the gun and don't believe I'm going to now, but it makes for interesting conversation.
17th October 2004, 18:46
ya it does make a good conversation, so I take it you didn't like the bubble gum idea. And Les Baer does test for accuracy? I might have to check into those grip mounts, thanks, all I needed to do was want to spend more money :D
17th October 2004, 20:55
Nice user name. I read in a gun magazine once upon a time about the grip mount used by Les Baer and a friend and fellow competitor told me as well, so there must be some substance to it. As far as red dots go, I've scrapped the idea. The distances I'll be shooting regular sights will work just fine.
P.S. I have four future 1911 owners myself.Three boys and a baby girl. The boys already can identify a 1911 from other pistols.
18th October 2004, 07:08
Good that your boys know quality when they see it. How old, and congrats on the little girl. What kind of sights do you use, I keep hearing about mil-spec, novaks, tritium, night sights etc. I still have standard WW2 spec on mine and they seem to work fine for me for now. I don't use sights on pistols anyways, was trained NOT to use sights on a pistol. I guess if I ever got into competition I would use sights. Would like to eventually get into competition too. Just want an opinion why sights are that important on a pistol.
P.S. My girls will know what a 1911 is, and will know how to use it too. They aren't scared of gunfire now which is a good thing I think.
18th October 2004, 15:02
9 yrs, 6 yrs, 5 yrs and the baby is 2.
I use the stock sights on all of my Colt's. My springfield mil-spec is going to get a standard set of Heinie's finest. As far as using the sights go, I use them only when the shot allows. Point shooting works great for distances under twenty yards and that's about all the farther I'll be shooting in competition and on the street. Opinions vary though. I'll probably gets some replies on that last remark.
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