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Thread: Does anyone know the diameter of the fiber rod in the RIA 1911 Match front sight?

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    Does anyone know the diameter of the fiber rod in the RIA 1911 Match front sight?

    I purchased a new RIA 1911 match today. When I handled it I was impressed with the fit of the slide/barrel/receiver. Considering the price here in California was $719 plus tax and DROS I consider it a very good value.

    One of the things I do plan to change is the fiber optic rod. It is currently orange and I prefer green. Does anyone know what the diameter is? I did not think to measure it while at the dealer and it is jailed there for 10 days until I pick it up.

    Here is the photographic proof



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    It's more than likely a 0.040" but could be a 0.060" rod.

    You could call the shop and they could measure for you or they know.
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    Thanks BHP9, It is .060.

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    Don't pay dollars per inch for insert material from a sight company, get a lifetime supply for a few dollars a meter. And they don't eat you up on shipping, either.
    http://www.fiberopticproducts.com/Archery.htm

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    If you can wait until you have the pistol in hand, it will probably come with spare rods, anyway.

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    Thanks Jim, That web site does look like it has what I want.

    Scattershot, I will be patient and wait until I have the 1911 in hand

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