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I like the idea of a bull barrel on a full size 1911. My dream gun is a Grey Ghost from Mr. Burns!!

I personally, do not care for a ghost ring sight on a pistol. Simply sticks up too high for my tastes. I prefer Heinie's or Novaks.
 

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A bull barrel will reduce muzzle flip somewhat. It will also eliminate the chance of a barrel bushing breaking (I've broken a few). Theoretically, the fit at the muzzle will stay tighter, longer, since there is more metal contact for lockup. You'll need to have a paper clip to use during dissasembly to keep the reverse plug contained. No biggie, unless you REALLY need to take the gun apart and don't have a paper clip.

Ghost ring sights are not the best way to go, IMO. They are bulkier/easier to catch on things, aethestically undesireable IMO, and not necessary. I think they are slower to acquire, and no more precise than a BoMar. They also clutter the sight picture. There are many other sight systems that are better. Stick to Heinie, Novak, BoMar, or MMC. Check out Heinie and Novak websites. You can view the sights on the gun.

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I suggest you consider Ashly Outdoors Express sights. My old guy eyes have trouble with the notch rear sight in quick shooting. The large dot is easy to pick up and aling. There are drawback though. The dot, the front sight, can obscure a small target at about 25m.
 

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A couple of things. First, I'll have to disagree with a previous post that said that Ghost Ring sights are no faster to acquire than BoMar / Novak. If your front ring is painted bright orange (as is the JP Enterprises ghost ring sight - I've only seen it on a Glock), they're probably the fastest, funnest sights I've ever shot. Now, as far as practicality, no way. They ARE easier to snag, but on the other hand many concealed holsters are being manufactured now with larger sightramps in order to accomodate larger sights such as the ghost rings.
Second, I'm with the previous poster about the Ashley sights. They make some great stuff, but it all depends on what you want to do with the gun. If it's concealed carry you're looking for, get the Ashleys - preferably Big Dot tritium pros - although pricey they're some of the nicest concealed sights I've seen. PT Night Sights are the only other reasonable tritium sights IMHO. If it's just a general plinking gun, possibly competition, BoMar or Novaks are fine, but then again it depends what kind of competition you're getting into. Argh! Short questions often bring long answers.
 
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