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Old 08-12-2017, 07:58 PM
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What height rear sight do I need to have my M1911 .45aco print higher?
The original GI rear fixed sight has the weapon impacting lower than the POA.
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It depends on multiple factors - the sight height now, and how low its impacting being the main ones. A taller rear sight will work or slower heavier bullets will typically hit higher. Have you tried different ammo?
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Go to Dawson Precision dot com. They tell you how to calculate the proper sight height to make corrections. They can also fit /install a new sight for a very reasonable price.
p.s. Not that not all S&W1911's use the same sight cut. Best to be specific if/when talking to them.
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