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Got this baby back from the gun smith today after installing night sights, and I am pleased to say that my modifications are finished. Mods include:

Wilson Combat Flat-Wire Spring Kit
Wilson Combat Elite Tactical Magazine
Wilson Combat 30 LPI 1-Piece Steel Main Spring Housing and Mag Well
Heinie Straight Eight Tritium Sights With Cocking Shoulder
Red Morrel Custom Wood Grips by Adam Brown
Torx Stainless Steel Grip Screws

To the range!
 

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Hey Ya'll!

Can I drool on it for a while? :eek::eek: I promise to wipe it down when I'm done!!!! :D:D
 
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Now that's what I'm talking about!!! A work of art and damn purdy too. I am drooling all over my iPad. Time for another glass of bourbon. GREAT job!! :)
 

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Very nice!
 

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Wow, that is one sweet looking gun, now we need a range report.
 
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Wow, that is one sweet looking gun, now we need a range report.
Hopefully that will be tomorrow.

Btw, here is a look down the sights. Sorry about the focus, the iPhone autofocus was going nuts focusing on the front sight, then the back sight. It didn't help that I was yelling expletives.
 

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Hopefully that will be tomorrow.

Btw, here is a look down the sights. Sorry about the focus, the iPhone autofocus was going nuts focusing on the front sight, then the back sight. It didn't help that I was yelling expletives.
Bet you won't have a focus problem at the range!
 

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Hopefully that will be tomorrow.

Btw, here is a look down the sights. Sorry about the focus, the iPhone autofocus was going nuts focusing on the front sight, then the back sight. It didn't help that I was yelling expletives.
Wait until you get to be my age. Rear sight, front sight, target, chose wisely you can only have one.
 
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Wait until you get to be my age. Rear sight, front sight, target, chose wisely you can only have one.
Haha. I must be "advanced" for my age. I already had cataract surgery this year, so focusing on anything close requires readers. I've found that with weak ones (1.0) I can see the sights and the target is not too fuzzy. The darkness of indoor ranges makes it worse too. I think these sights will help. As for choosing one...I have found that seeing the sights helps more than a sharp target and fuzzy sights.
 

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Hopefully that will be tomorrow.

Btw, here is a look down the sights. Sorry about the focus, the iPhone autofocus was going nuts focusing on the front sight, then the back sight. It didn't help that I was yelling expletives.
Are the dots on the Straight Eight sights tritium? I can't really tell in the photo.

I know that yelling expletives often helps complete difficult tasks!!! It reduces tension, too!!! I can speak fluent four-letter lineman talk, when required!! :eek::eek::eek:
 

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Are the dots on the Straight Eight sights tritium? I can't really tell in the photo.

I know that yelling expletives often helps complete difficult tasks!!! It reduces tension, too!!! I can speak fluent four-letter lineman talk, when required!! :eek::eek::eek:
I spent enough years with my tools on that I can translate his talk!
 

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Are the dots on the Straight Eight sights tritium? I can't really tell in the photo.

I know that yelling expletives often helps complete difficult tasks!!! It reduces tension, too!!! I can speak fluent four-letter lineman talk, when required!! :eek::eek::eek:
Yes, they are tritium. Here is a close up pic of the front sight top with Trijicon's logo. I know they are a company that sells tritium sites to the military.
 

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Haha. I must be "advanced" for my age. I already had cataract surgery this year, so focusing on anything close requires readers. I've found that with weak ones (1.0) I can see the sights and the target is not too fuzzy. The darkness of indoor ranges makes it worse too. I think these sights will help. As for choosing one...I have found that seeing the sights helps more than a sharp target and fuzzy sights.
I found that focusing on the front sight works best for me.
 

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Early Saturday and the wife just asks "so what have you got planned for today?"....sensing a honey-do moment coming on, I said "I HAVE to go to the range" as if my mental stability depends on it. Like Barney Fife says: "Nip it in the bud!";)
 

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Range Report

Ah.....refreshed. Nothing like blowin shit up!

So, range report: the smooth and shiny wood grips felt good. I never felt any loss of grip at all. (Haven't pistols had smooth wood grips for hundreds of years? I digress.) In fact, I like the feel of the wood. Just like sex, I don't miss the rubber at all.

The WC spring and mags continue to deliver rounds flawlessly AND the night sights were just what the eye doctor ordered. I can flat out see the sights better.

Did they help? Well, that is hard to quantify, but I'd say yes to the tune of about 10% better. I didn't keep score or anything, but most rounds are in a tighter circle. I still had the inevitable righty 8 o'clock stray or two, and about 5 more that were outside the smallest circle. So, by rough estimate, I shot about 10% better.
 

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You done good. The bad guy I'd dead and you're alive. Mission accomplished, stand down and have an adult beverage in celebration. :)
 
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