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Old 01-13-2016, 04:03 PM   #1
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Switched to Night Sights Anyone???

I bought the version without the night sights, but I bought night sights from Kimber and am having a local gunsmith switch them out. Anyone do this to theirs? I heard they can be a pain? I don't want my pistol coming back with any type of marks on it!!!

I just note this because I think I read somewhere that Kimbers, especially micro Kimbers, can be a pain.
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Old 01-13-2016, 04:20 PM   #2
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The sights on most Kimber 1911's are very difficult to push out but I haven't really heard anything about the Micro Carry. The problem with the night sights is the possibility of breaking the ampule and ruining the sight.
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I have mine at Kimber to have the sights installed. They charge $35 to do the work. I would expect if the gunsmith doing the work for you knows his craft you should be fine. The Micro sights are small compared to other guns I have so I'm expecting the new set will be a big help.
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Simply no, have never had nor installed any night sights on my Kimber's. Decided early on night sights was something I really wanted on my Kimber's (main reason eyes aren't as good as they once were) luckily they were already on the pistols I wanted. One big exception was the last one I bought. Just wanted a "shooter'' in 9mm and got the Stainless Ultra Carry, previous owner had changed the front sight to a Bomar, I didn't like it at first, gun was cheap enough I took a chance. Now that I have it in hand and have shot it I found it to be OK probably won't change it since I plan on putting a Laser grip on it anyway.
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Re: A laser grips...
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If you don't have a good sight pusher and have never done this then bring it to a gunsmith. If you damage your sights the $20-$40 the gunsmith charges is going to be a bargain.
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I have never done it, but may consider night sights on my Micro. Let us know how it goes. Pics are requisite.
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:39 PM   #8
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I don't have a Micro so I can't help you there. I have however had "dead" night sights replaced on a couple guns. A competent gunsmith should be able to do the job without incident.

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Worth it fellas. Worth it!
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My tactical ultra has them on and I like them a lot. Going to the range today as a matter of fact
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