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I am loosing my front sight picture on the indoor range with dark targets. So I am shopping for an upgrade for my GI. Since its staked, I don't want to machine the slide quite yet. What size is the front tenon? Also I am guessing the rear is Novak style, but what angle/size? The Novak standard is 65 degree x .495 dovetail cut. Is it low mount? Any other suggestions for a Tritium sight?

Anyone using PT Night Sights?
http://www.mmcsight.com/index.htm

http://store.ptnightsights.com/index.php?p=product&id=16&parent=9
 

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I am loosing my front sight picture on the indoor range with dark targets. So I am shopping for an upgrade for my GI. Since its staked, I don't want to machine the slide quite yet. What size is the front tenon? Also I am guessing the rear is Novak style, but what angle/size? The Novak standard is 65 degree x .495 dovetail cut. Is it low mount? Any other suggestions for a Tritium sight?

Anyone using PT Night Sights?
http://www.mmcsight.com/index.htm

http://store.ptnightsights.com/index.php?p=product&id=16&parent=9
I switched my sights out for the same reason. I used MGW fixed sights from Brownells. I had to do some fitting to make the rear sight fit. The front sight is the Narrow Tendon. You'll need to use their front sight tool to peen it in place. The sight set costs about $40. I'm very happy with the setup.
 

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Try Painting the Front sight first with some bright nail polish .. if that don't work then go for sights
 

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The rear dove tail is not a Novak cut. (.496 x 65)
The best i can determine thru trying to measure mine with the wrong tools and searching for replacement sights for my RIA GI, is the rear dove tail is
.330x65 degree.
I "think" that's considerd the "standard" cut

I just installed a rear sight on my Rock.
The stock GI sight was .310 in the middle (it's longest)
The new one I fit, could be drifted in at .312

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PS..I've had good success with Testors model paint for the sights.
(apply it with a tooth pick)
For "me", I can see them better than nail polish

I've tried 3 different colors for the sights.
White, orange and floresant green.

I've found white to the best for the rear
I go back and forth between whether i like best the dot config or square out line like Glock.
For the front post, flo green is by far the best for "me".
White is "OK", orange was good too til the first time i put up a target w/red bullseye
Flo green doesn't get lost on anything


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Model paint is good to .. I always use nail polish as my niece always has something bright and outlandish and its free :)
 

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Thanks Richard-

I just picked up a set of Kings sights, any DIY'ers have some tips or tricks. I have the staking tool. Any possible problems to be aware of?
 

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Thanks Richard-

I just picked up a set of Kings sights, any DIY'ers have some tips or tricks. I have the staking tool. Any possible problems to be aware of?
Make sure you have a drill press vise or something similar to hold the slide in place when you peen the front sight. You can get one at Harbor Freight cheap. It's worth the investment.
 
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