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    Sights You Can See --

    If you're interested in a sight you might be able to see better and faster, have a look at my new article in our E-zine at http://ezine.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=39

    And please use this thread to discuss the article.

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    Frank,

    That was an excellent article. Thanks for sharing your experience with sights.
    All of that would have taken me several years of experimentation, which I will probably still do, but will have an easier time making choices.

    Also could not agree more with your assessment of John Harrison. He did some work for me that was nothing short of superb. He also took the time to teach me quite a bit along the way.

    Again Frank, very nice job on the article.

    Regards,

    Jeff

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    Thanks, Jeff.

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    Well done Frank. Congrats.
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    That's a nice piece of work, Frank - and knowing it's experience gathered over a year means a lot, too.

    Only problem is, I just bought a gun with a fiber-optic up front...
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    Lynnie, thank you.

    Spyros, thank you. Of course I suspect that your primary use for your gun will be competition, and the FO front sight should serve well.

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    Frank for your next sight maybe you can try one with the vertical gold bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank
    Spyros, thank you. Of course I suspect that your primary use for your gun will be competition, and the FO front sight should serve well.
    That's correct, but in practical shooting, instant sight pictures and the effects of overcast skies still apply. We'll see...

    I was interested in some comments I read recently, about the short-term effects of changing sights. Some people (mostly in practical shooting) seem to suggest that a change from, say, a red to a green fiber-optic rod (or vice versa), can actually help draw the shooter's attention to the front sight a little better - until he/she gets used to it again...

    Of course, applying such a concept to a defensive pistol, has some practical limitations...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joni Lynn
    Frank for your next sight maybe you can try one with the vertical gold bar.
    Great minds think alike Lynnie. When Frank commented about the curvature of the bead distorting the sight picture, the Yost vertical stripe front sight was what came to mind for me as well.

    Good article Frank. I noticed the same thing with the fiber optics indoors on our ranges rental gun. Bright like a laser in the showroom but looked like the end of a well used crayon in the shooting booth.
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    One question on sight sourcing

    Thank you for the excellent article. Did Mr. Harrison create the 14kt bead sights for you? Brownells shows brass sight beads for shotguns, but not 14kt beads that would be corrosion resistant like you have. Is there another source beyond Mr. Harrison.

    You certainly have good taste in pistols, too.

    Thanks.

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