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1911 sight install

Postby ROADGUY on Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:26 am

Hello all , can anyone recomend a gunsmith in the metro that would have sights in stock & install for a 1911 . Besides J & S in Lakeville or whatever there new name is thanks in advance.
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1911 sight install

Postby gun_fan111v2 on Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:31 am

I tend to do it myself or send to Dawson Precision, but I have contacted Ahlman’s before and they were more than willing to install a set I bought online.

If you end up finding and using somebody local, please share your experience.
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Re: 1911 sight install

Postby Holland&Holland on Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:53 am

I would check with Bills. They did have an onsite gun smith who had some instock parts and 1911 sights seem like something they would have on the shelf.
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Re: 1911 sight install

Postby Ghost on Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:56 pm

Guessing your experience at J & S is similar to mine but I’ll ask anyway. Why not J & S?
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Re: 1911 sight install

Postby ROADGUY on Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:03 pm

To answer your question ghost, I called them a while ago to make sure they were open and headed that way . They said they had plenty of sights in stock and could be installed while I wait. When I arrived 1 front sight in stock & was educated by all sights are the same hmmm. And to think someone said they used to do custom work on 1911s. Well after looking at a catalog . Here comes the girl with takeout . Obviously lunch was more important. Understandable , I picked out a set of sights and said I would leave a deposit . I was told that wasnt necessary. I said Ok & they would contact
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Re: 1911 sight install

Postby ROADGUY on Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:08 pm

To answer your question ghost, I called them a while ago to make sure they were open and headed that way . They said they had plenty of sights in stock and could be installed while I wait. When I arrived 1 front sight in stock & was educated that all sights are the same hmmm. And to think someone said they used to do custom work on 1911s. Well after looking at a catalog . Here comes the girl with takeout . Obviously lunch was more important. Understandable , I picked out a set of sights that i coulda ordered online myself and said I would leave a deposit . I was told that wasnt necessary. I said Ok & they would contact me when they came in 2 weeks no call . So I gave them a call on hold for 20 minutes not in yet and click. Called a week later nothing. No big deal I knew there reputation, & just called to hear his bs . Not to mention on my first trip there were no sights and the smith wasnt there. Long rant but maybe this will save someone some future aggravation.
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Re: 1911 sight install

Postby Ghost on Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:20 pm

Yeah, sounds like them.

I thought I ordered a few thousand in guns over about a years time and I never received a single call that one had arrived for pickup.

Found all the guns elsewhere eventually.
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Re: 1911 sight install

Postby Holland&Holland on Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:02 pm

I’ve heard that about them. Stopped in once, not impressed.
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